Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
Ever since I got back from Lancaster PA (AQS Show) a few weeks ago, I have been itching to try some techniques from two books I bought there.
The first book is Cotton Theory by Betty Cotton. Using this technique you end up making 2 quilts (reversible) and quilt one block at a time. Looks complex but is supposed to be easy. It certainly looked that way at the demo.
The second book is Friendship Strips and Scraps by Edyta Sitar. Some of the patterns here combine appliqué and…Continue
Added by Bobbie McClure Long on March 30, 2011 at 4:17pm — No Comments
Clark County Quilters 36th annual Quilt show
"It's a Beautiful Day" April 7-9,2011 10am-5pm
Vancouver Church of Christ
9019 NE 86th St
(Padden Parkway east off I -205)
Added by Gerrie Thompson on March 30, 2011 at 10:45am — No Comments
My blog is Quilt Stories, located at http://quiltstoriescynthia.blogspot.com. I have some readers who are not quilters and would never see my blog if I only wrote here at My Quilt Place. Please check it out.
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I have sure enjoyed looking at the pictures of the Lancaster quilts. Has anyone w/AQS realized though that when you click on Diane Johnson's name it shows her living in Colorado Springs, CO instead of Pahrump NV? The man who won 2nd place lives in Colorado Springs so apparently someone just inadvertently put his town next to her name.
Added by Ruth Weir on March 23, 2011 at 6:41pm — No Comments
Does your quilt guild hold a show? Are you looking for ways to advertise your event?
You can list your event right here at My Quilt Place at no charge? The only requirement is that you need to register for My Quilt Place and you have complete access to this site. It's the place for everything related to quilts and quilters.
Just click on Events in the burgundy navigation bar above and click the "+Add"…Continue
I had a lot of fun making "Hop to it" pictures are posted on my profile. The inspiration for the colours in this quilt came from the sashing fabric. The fabric is brown with a small soft turquoise geometic in it. I used the embroidery background to correspond with the sashing fabric. I then used a brown/black and light brown stripe for the border which I mitered matching the corners 99% perfect. I then echo quilted around the designs getting progressively looser as I moved around the…Continue
Added by Marian Vollans on March 23, 2011 at 1:16am — No Comments
I will have the pattern for Super Nova ready for puchase soon. The fabric kit will be supplied by Cherrywood Fabrics. Check it all out here and sign up for the newsletter to be the first to know when it is released.
Added by Carl Hentsch on March 22, 2011 at 4:52pm — No Comments
Good morning from Maine,
Is it really Spring? I suppose it is, somewhere. We could finally see our driveway and our front yard after most of the snow melted from this winter. THAT didn't last long. Last night we had about 5-6 inches of snow fall, and we're supposed to get another 1-3 inches today. Here are some pictures that I took earlier this morning (about 7:00 am). Have a great day.…Continue
The once quiet office is now bustling with activity since the Lancaster crew has returned. They are tired, but it is a good tired. I’ve already heard stories about how nice the Lancaster area is to visit and how they enjoyed being at the Lancaster County Convention Center. Great stories about the quilters they met and helped at the show, the funny things that happened and lots more.
But it’s not all fun and games as we start right in on the Paducah show. All the last minute things…Continue
Added by Sylvia Thomas on March 21, 2011 at 12:47pm — No Comments
There was such a crazy happening at the introduction to my new book "Wonderful 1 Fabric Curves" at the Capital City Quilt Guild in Lansing, MI. The cover quilt, made by Jan Gagliano, and "Medallion Daisies" were just shown when a bat flew into the building and 150 quilters had to evacuate SSSSSSSOOOOOOOO the presale book signing was postponed. What an omen to crazy fun times coming.
Added by Pam Bellis on March 19, 2011 at 3:19pm — No Comments
It has been very odd around the office this week with almost everyone in Lancaster, Pa., for our second show & contest there. We have had good reports and everyone seems to be having a great time. The show wraps up tomorrow at 5 pm. Our crew will head back home on Sunday and we wish them all blessings and safe travel.
Next week we will start the finishing touches on the Paducah show scheduled for April 27th - 30th. Not only is Paducah Quilt City USA® but it is…Continue
Added by Sylvia Thomas on March 18, 2011 at 4:43pm — No Comments
I have started a new group on My Quilt Place called Little Stitches. This group is dedicated to young quilters ages 15 and under so they can share their quilting journey. Anyone who would like to encourage young quilters and show off their work is welcome to join. Let’s work together to bring up the next generation of…Continue
Added by Sylvia Thomas on March 17, 2011 at 11:16am — No Comments
Good Morning Quilters!
As you know, the AQS Quilt Show & Contest in Lancaster PA is running full steam. The halls are buzzing, people are learning and everyone is having a great time.
The show has gotten some local press, and we thought it would be fun to share this with you. See a few amazing quilts and hear from Bonnie Browning, Executive Director of the Quilt Shows.