Tuesday, August 27, 2013
In the Baltimore Area? Join us for Jacquie Gering's Trunk Show sponsored by the Baltimore Modern Quilt Guild! Jacquie Gering Lecture/Trunk Show Quilting Modern: Honoring Tradition Monday, October 21, 6:30 - 7:30 PM, Seminole Sampler, Catonsville Cost: $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers Jacquie shares her journey from being a maker, to becoming a quilter, and now a modern quilter, designer and author. Jacquie tells about her Mennonite roots, how her family inspires and influences her work, and shows through her quilts how she has developed her unique voice in modern quilting. Learn what makes a quilt modern from one of the leaders of the modern quilting movement. Payment can be submitted through paypal: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please note that we are unable to offer refunds for this workshop. However, we will make available a waiting list and you can transfer your class purchase to someone else. A little about Jacquie Gering The co-author of Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts (Interweave, 2012), Jacquie is a contributing designer and author for Stitch, Modern Patchwork, Quilter's World and Quilter's Quarterly. Her quilts have been featured in other national and international publications. Jacquie is a leader in the modern quilting movement, serving on the Board of Directors of the National Modern Quilt Guild. She teaches and talks quilting across the country and shares her designs and quilting knowledge on her popular blog, Tallgrass Prairie Studio. Questions? E-mail: email@example.com.
Thursday, August 15, 2013
I just finished a cute little project for my granddaughter. My daughter in law says that baby towels aren't absorbent enough or big enough so.... I made these two machine embroidered appliqué towels. They are so fun and my DIL loves them. They use a bath towel, half a hand towel (cut in half lengthwise), and a wash cloth. Always fun to change things up from time to time!
Friday, July 26, 2013
So many times I start a project only to get distracted by another project, a class sample, a customer quilt that needs quilting, but not this week. I made great progress on my UFOs. Such a feeling of accomplishment. As I look at these projects it is just crazy that I didn't just finish some at the time. One just needed a label... done.
Monday, July 22, 2013
I recently co-taught a class with my friend Lisa. We both fell in love with Shabby Fabrics "Blessings of Summer" pattern. It is a great Block of the Month. As we started to review the pattern we noticed that one block had dimension but none of the other blocks. Well that was it, we took each block and tried to see where we could add texture and dimension to the block. It was so much fun! I am going to post tutorials here on what we did. Now remember, we taught this as a block of the month class and it was great to see how creative folks could get. I think the first block everyone did EXACTLY what we did. But then they caught the bug too. It doesn't matter what machine you have, or how many decorative stitches, you can do it! I am going to start with one of the filler blocks, Pinwheels.
Monday, May 13, 2013
Lots of followers and comments on my first giveaway.thank you all for participating and making this giveaway such a great success. And the winner is...... Jacklynn Very cute fabric! Thanks for the give away! Please contact me via email with your address and I will send out your fat quarter bundle. I have been posting very infrequently on this blog but am working more diligently at it now. Working on many new projects. So watch for more great projects to come. I have been working with hexagons lately and working on a new design with those so keep an eye out for photos and progress on that project and many others. For Mothers Day we came to visit my mom and while here she pulled out two quilt projects that she started but hadn't finished. Both are coming home with me to complete. One, is a mystery from many years ago and the other is a project she saw in my favorite quilt shop near her house. I worked a little bit on the mystery quilt yesterday and got some of the blocks together. She has all but the last of the directions so this really will be a mystery as to what it turns out to be. I have some ideas I am thinking about. Will post pictures as soon as I get a little more together. Have a great week! And please feel free to share...What are you working on this week?
Thursday, May 9, 2013
Here is my very first giveaway. Become a follower or leave a comment and be entered to win a Fat quarter bundle by Maywood Studios called Warm at Heart. This bundle contains 16 fat quarters from this line. http://www.sewmamasew.com/blog2/march2013/GiveawayDayMay6.jpg Check here for more giveaways. http://sewmamasew.com/blog2/2013/05/giveaway-day-is-may-6/
Friday, May 3, 2013
Monday, April 29, 2013
Well, I am away for a weeks vacation with my husband. He was not even surprised as I put the sewing machine and a few projects in the car. What a good sport. It is my hope to finish a few projects this week that have been crying out to be completed. This is the first project I am working on. Such a fun scrap quilt. Need to use up some of my scraps and this is a great quilt to put the fun, bright prints in. What are you working on this week?