Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Fiber & Fabric 2014

Port Gamble Fiber & Fabric 2014
April 26 & 27, 2014
Saturday 10 am to 5 pm, Sunday 10 am to 3 pm

Enjoy the juried Fiber & Fabric show in the scenic Hood Canal Vista Pavilion Building.The art pieces are shown off beautifully in the light that reflects from the water of the Hood Canal that comes in through the large windows and french doors in this amazing space.

Quilts will also be on display in the historic St. Paul's Church at Port Gamble. The old varnished, wooden pews are covered with quilts for the show and provide a striking display of color and geometry.
Visitors to the show will have a chance to shop at the booths of several local fiber and fabric artists and vendors who will be in Port Gamble for the show as well as visit The Artful Ewe I & II and Quilted Strait for demonstrations and supplies for weaving, knitting, quilting, embroidery, spinning and wool applique. Attendees can also enjoy visiting the other shops and the restaurants in Port Gamble. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

The Roof

I'm ready for it to be done. The guys have been great. Careful and courteous. The noise is awful!
The last time the roof was done, the workers ran up a 2x12 board. This time it was a lot more efficient, and much safer. They should be done today! Hurray!

Friday, April 18, 2014

The New Roof

After years of 'fixing' the roof, we are getting a new one.
This morning early a very large dumpster arrived. Then materials showed up in, you guessed it, the rain. After the beautiful spring days the rain was a real let down. Work starts tomorrow in earnest, lots of the racket, I expect. I hear they are working Saturday, hopefully not Sunday. The family is coming for Easter dinner. If I am very lucky they will finish on Monday. I hate the idea of the noise, but love the thought that the roof will leak no more!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

It Must Be Spring

I've been sitting a my machine trying to sew. But spring has finally arrived here at the lake. The door is open, has been all day. Smells like spring, looks like spring, and I'm really ready!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Quilted Straight

I spent the day at the Quilted Straight in Port Gamble WA. Great day! Wonderful students! We finished quilt fast!

Busy quilters.

Equals happy quilters.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Quilted Straight, Port Gamble WA

I'll be at Quilted Straight in Port Gamble on Sunday April 13 teaching my Fast Finished workshops. There might even be an opening. Call the store to check. 1-855-GOQUILT

Joining the Blocks: Quilt-As-You-Go Style
Learn to join pre-quilted blocks using several innovative techniques. Go home ready to make larger machine quilted quilts without all the work of trying to get it into your machine. The Quilt-As-You-Go method allows for more detailed quilting using a standard sewing machine since you're only quilting a small section at a time.

Super Fast Binding and Piping! 
Is binding the quilt your least favorite part?  Bindings and piping are a snap with this no-fail completely machine-stitched method.  In this class you will be making a sample to take home to keep as a ‘how to’ example for your own quilts. Binding will never be the same again!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Quilting Design Ideas

Seems like I'm always working on a new project. Probably because I am. I take lots of pictures all the time. The sanding joke in my family is "film is cheap". (Yes I take digital pics).  Any way I love this idea. I just need to figure out a way to make it work for me.
I must figure out a was to quit these spines with this wonderful back light.

I'd like to add the lines too.