I have joined a group of bloggers on Facebook – the goal of the group is to inspire each other to set goals for blogging. I set a goal to post on Monday and Thursday of each week. Today my post is short and sweet!
I may have missed the boat on this one, I should’ve posted it on Valentine’s day, but I didn’t! Do you still love me?
This beautiful quilt uses a technique called “reverse appliqué” It gives a little bit of extra dimension to the piece. Another term used here is “cutwork appliqué” Cutwork appliqué reminds me of when we would paper and then make cuts for snowflakes….do you still do this sometimes? Have you ever done it with fabric? To add additional dimension I used 2 battings, cotton and then a layer of wool.
I hope you enjoy today’s share – even though it is a few days late!
PS – if you would like to see this quilt in person; it is part of the “Best Little Quilt Show in Texas” Fayette County Fairgrounds – La Grange, TX. February 26 & 27, 2016
2015 was a busy year for us. We had just moved into our new home.
In the studio we had shelving to build, peg board to hang, cabinetry to place. Lots of rearranging as I decided to tweak things, 256 sf of design walls to put up.
Join local groups; Luling Fiber Arts. Create new groups; Settlement Magnolias. Just to name a couple…
My travel included a cruise where I was teaching, NQA in Little Rock where I was teaching and vending, Montana for a tune-up and so much more. My treasured time is when I am quilting with long-time friends and we are enjoying each others company (or when I am with my hubby!)
48 Retreat/Quilt To You Wilt/Cruise days, most of these where a taught, but a couple where I was a lucky participant! 6 visits to guilds to provide lectures and workshops! 22 workshop days at various shops usually involving 2 or more hours of travel each way! 6 shows including NQA in Little Rock. 1 Guest Artist appearance at a show where I was a vendor had a special exhibit and daily bed-turnings.
4 days of Farm Camp for the Grandkids, 7 days of Camp Dee-Dee with the Grandkids! Enjoyed 2 plays that my granddaughter was in, baseball games for the grandson as well as other family time events!
And along the way I finished a few quilts, a couple of them were started prior to 2015, but many were started and made it to top stage in 2015. I also quilted several quilts for customers (but not as many as I used to!)
I am so excited to be a vendor with the Coastal Prairie Quilt Guild this weekend. Today was setup day and with a lot of help from my mentors, Cynthia England and Ivy – I think we did them proud. When Cynthia found out I would be vending a few months ago she immediately offered the use of some of her metal panels to use in the booth. Ivy took over from there and found pieces and parts that might be helpful to me in setting up my first booth. She also checked to be sure I had the proper items in my toolbox.
My trusty side-kick Marilynn had offered to help with the show and setup – she and I are so compatible! She has been helping me in the quilting room for several years and we just get along!
Well here are a few photos of the booth – let me know what you think! If you stop by the show at the Stafford Center be sure to say HI! Also – check out the quilts in the show with quilting by Karen Shively – AWESOME!!! There are several other awesome quilters represented in this show and you will also get to see a few Judy Niemeyer Quilts, some of which even have ribbons! Maybe I will get some time to photograph those over the next 2 days!
Also of note: Winnie Fleming is the featured artist for the show. Winnie and I will both be teaching on a cruise next year!
I have patterns by Cindi McCracken, as seen in Keepsake Quilting! Books (autographed) and Kits by Cynthia England! And of course a plethora of Judy Niemeyer patterns!
If you are unable to stop by the show – I hope you are doing what you love!