Friday, March 30, 2012

Eye Candy Quilts

I thought I would start the new year off right an sew a few Eye Candies! Eye Candy Quilts are mini-marvels of glitz that can be as small as 2-1/2 by 3 inches and still deliver a big message with pizzazz. Easy and fast to make, they invite creative innovation. Whether you make totally unique and personalized gifts, share or display them, Eye Candy Quilts make embellishment so much fun, it should be declared illegal!

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

News from Association of Pacific West Quilters

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The Registration Guide for the 2012 Pacific West Quilt Show presented be the Association of Pacific West Quilters APWQ, Is now available.

I'll be there Friday at 11 AM with my lecture Quilt Toppings: Wanted quilters seeking new ways to express their creativity. This lecture taps into the strong emerging trend toward embellishment of quilt surfaces. Paint, foil, paint sticks, thread, crayons, buttons, ribbons and beads are all fun, easy ways to add that final design element to traditional and non-traditional quilts.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Pacific West Quilt Show: Call for entries

Juried and Judged Quilt Contest
Entry Deadline: April 20, 2012
Juried and Judged Contest Info

Entries in the 2012 Pacific West Quilt Show will vie for over $25,000 in cash & prizes!
April 20, 2012 is the deadline to enter. Images and entry fees must be received by this date.

Permanent residents of the following states & provinces are invited to enter the Juried and Judged Contest:
APWQ Members: $15 per entry
Non-members: $30 per entry
Limit of two quilt entries per person
Entry Deadline: April 20, 2012. Images and Fee must be received.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spring is in the Air

Wikipedia describes Spring as one of the four temperate seasons, the transition period between winter and summer. Spring and "springtime" refer to the season, and broadly to ideas of rebirth, renewal and regrowth. The specific definition of the exact timing of "spring" varies according to local climate, cultures and customs. At the spring equinox, days are close to 12 hours long with day length increasing as the season progresses.

Boy am I ready!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Durham Orange Quilters

Durham Orange Quilters play with Simple Surfaces

Friday, March 16, 2012

Road Trip - Island Quilter, Vashon Island WA

It was just time for a road trip. SO off we went to the Island Quilter. It is on an island in Puget Sound so the first stop was the ferry terminal.

Then on to the quilt shop. Nice shop LOTS of fabric, to day was the community sew for American Hero Quilts, lots for sewing going on!