Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Is this quilt bright enough for you?
This is one of the quilts I will show in Whitinsville, MA tomorrow night. I will be visiting the Blackstone Valley Heritage Quilt Guild to present "Tickled Pink," a trunk show of 40 or so pink-themed quilts. Some are from the 19th Century and some are brand new. Several are for pure entertainment value - as in, "what was THAT quilt maker thinking???" 
This one is a 1960's or 70's era polyester/cotton number. And it's all hand quilted! 

Included in the trunk show are several beautiful newly made pink quilts that are available for purchase. 

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Another finish, only a few days late for my self-imposed monthly challenge! Pickup Stix was created for a modern quilting workshop I taught last week in Topsfield, MA. The wonderful women of Essex County Needleworkers Guild invited me to present a morning lecture/slide show about the development of modern quilting. Then, in the afternoon workshop a group of Guild members tried their hand at improvisational piecing --- with great results! Maybe I will get to share some of theirs in a future blog. 
This picture is the sample I made to demonstrate one improv method. I like the quirky and playful qualities of this design, and I think the participants enjoyed the liberating technique. I know I had a great time!