Monday, September 29, 2014

Celebrate National Coffee Day!

Who knew September 29 was "National Coffee Day?"
I found out when my friend Shannon Shirley challenged her quilting buddies to create celebratory quilts for her book, Celebrate the Day with Quilts: An Art Quilt Challenge.
Since coffee fuels me each morning, I decided this was a day I could honor in fabric. Here is my effort, now published in Shannon's book. Thanks for the opportunity, my friend!
The book is available at the following link: Celebrate the Day

Monday, September 22, 2014

Perfection... it really IS overrated!

big stitch
I'm hand quilting again and enjoying the process. But, I first had to get over the fact that I'll never master small, straight, even stitches. Oh, I still prefer machine quilting for its speed, but there's something to be said for having this portable work. And, for accepting my hand work for what it is. 

Friday, September 12, 2014

Quilters' Gathering quilt registration submitted. Check.

I need to get my work out there more, so I'm hoping Brush Strokes might be accepted for the QG show in November. It's a piece made in 2012 for one of our Fearless Designers challenges. It's a fabric interpretation of a watercolor exercise done while dabbling in that medium. I had fun doing the tiny "pebble" quilting in the background. Close up: 

Monday, September 1, 2014

Sharing the (Fabric) Wealth

I admit I'm a packrat. Especially when it comes to fabric. Even through recent downsizing, I couldn't part with some leftovers. Although, I DID sell and donate many bags of fabric - that's another blog post. Later.

THIS, however, is from a bin labeled: pre-cut strips, blocks, etc. The whole pile will be called into service this week when I attend 'Fiber College' in Searsport, Maine. I am taking a 2-day workshop with the Gee's Bend Quilters and the supply list includes: fabrics to share. I can definitely do that! 

More info on Fiber College of Maine: