Around the Net: Stitched the Film (257)

I’ve had this sitting in my email to blog about for a while but just haven’t had a chance to get to it:

Stitched is a fun-filled documentary following three quilters racing to complete their entries for the International Quilt Festival, the largest quilt show in the nation. The Houston show draws more than 50,000 quilters including three artists who created some controversy with their work. Quilting legend Caryl Bryer Fallert was the first to win a major prize for her quilt made with a sewing machine. She mentored Hollis Chatelain who caused a stir when she won an award for a painted quilt. And Hollis mentored Randall Cook who sparked controversy with his quilt of a male nude. In this 72-minute documentary, these quilters create their pieces to compete in the 2010 quilt show.

Sew grab a cup of Quilters Tea and sit back and enjoy the show:

 

Around the Net: Stitching the Night Away (256)

Have you heard of Lynn Terry? She’s an online guru when it comes to marketing and social media networking, plus she’s young, upbeat and in the “know”. Get to know her and you’ll be ahead of the online social media game if you want to call it that.

My hubby found this article: Online Success Story: Stitching the Night Away and I thought it was worth passing on to all of you 🙂 For those of you who blog or who love to read blogs this article may entice you to make your blog better, blog more often, find more interesting content and just be inspired.

Stitching the Night Away in Illinois by Eva is such a nice friendly blog to read and be drawn into by her personality, enjoy from one blog writter to another:)

Until next time, stay happy and creative.

Block of the month Ideas for 2012 (255)

Since we’ve been complete this one by Crabapple Hill called HocusPocusVille only one month left…a great combo of imaginary houses and shoppes with adorable patchwork…changed it slightly from the original but I LOVE their style and creativity.

What do you think of this new one from Meg called Calendula Patterdrips Cottage?

This is an interesting project, playing with crayon’s, tonal fabrics, irons etc, check out her blog posting on it here to give you more details. I think it would be neat to learn but finding the white Crayola crayons could be our challenge 🙂

Would you like to try this one?

or Maybe you’d like to try this crayon technique with a smaller project from her called 

Which Witch’s Boot? So stunning, could you have pictured a better witch’s boot? How perfect Meg!

Block of the Month Ideas for 2012 (254)

Since Journey of a Quilter in 2010 was such a huge success…remember this one? I still sell this pattern kit almost weekly, isn’t that amazing. It was the first one I chose because the name just spoke so clearly to me I had to have it as my first block of the month.

Another option by Leanne Beasley is this one: Butterfly Garden

The blocks are slightly smaller, more detail in the patchwork, a lot of scrappy and whimsy. Still incorporating some embroidery and a good use of so many colours – good project for beginner and advanced.

Do you LOVE this one?

 

Block of the Month Ideas for 2012 (253)

How about something else Vintage? This Vintage Valentine quilt I’ve seen many times over my last 10 years of quilting and have always want to complete a project like this. It’s sew pretty, there’s sew much detail. Not sure of the colour scheme I’ll pick for it it this one is chosen but I’m sure it’ll be in these super pretty pinks, red, I’m thinking wools, silks, cottons and linens to make it more textural…

Do you like this one?

 

Block of the Month Ideas for 2012 (251)

Yes I know it’s only August, but a girl needs time to plan and time to connect with her current and future members on what would one like to see and do for next year project(s). Sew over the next few posts I’ll give you some of the ideas that have come in and see what you’d like to do…how does that sound?

How about this one: H & F Wagtime by Lynette Anderson?


Open House 2011 (250)

So my 2nd Annual Open House was again a huge success this year. We had sew much fun meeting and visiting with everyone. 
Changed my studio layout so it was more Open and Inviting. I put up strips of cork (with a little help from my hubby) to get my block of the months up for everyone to see including myself. Some we only have a couple of months left and they’ll be finished!! I can’t believe we are already on month 8 boy oh boy does time fly by. 
Thanks to everyone who made the time to come out and have some iced Quilters Tea and yummy goodies plus having a nice visit with like minded Quilters – made the day totally worth while:)
Loved the day!!

 

Lakeside Quilters Guild WindUp (29)

This was such a fun gathering of Quilters from my Lakeside Guild thanks to Danielle for organizing everything and to Laurie for Opening up her home to all of us and what a beautiful home you have Laurie:)
With the pin cushion challenge to be voted on here’s the entries. Also some fun photos of the night:) what a treat to have all of us together. For those ladies that missed it, hope this post helps you feel included. 

 

Flying Needles Wind-Up (28)

I always love a good windup party the food, the friends and the inspiration is always the draw. This year was no different with my Flying Needles Quilt Guild.

With all of our challenges and pin cushions galore it was so hard to choose my favourites 🙂

Thanks to all who contributed to this fun day and making something delicious for us to snack on.