Friday, April 26, 2013
Sew Day and tying up loose ends with the Pioneer Modern talk...
Greetings! Here is the lovely photo I promised many of you during the Pioneer Quilt Show talk. This incarnation of a double wedding ring was pieced by Victoria Findlay Wolfe and quilted by Lisa Sipes. If you could just see the quilting... and to see it in person, it would blow your mind. There is nothing new... except what we bring today to what has been done before. The other link I promised was to dear Jacquie's blog. Her book (along with co-author Katie Pederson) is Quilting Modern, it is a lovely book of technique, a good one for people wanting to explore what all this "Modern Quilting" is all about.
1) Just a happy reminder that tomorrow you can bring a quilt down to hang at Our Sewing Room, details here.
2) This Saturday (April 27) is our SEW DAY!!! Whoop! 10-5 @ Our Sewing Room!
I am so excited about getting to go to the SEW DAY this month, that I want to issue a challenge to any of you and all of you to make a St. Louis 16 patch with me (Jessica). I have been moving my sewing space and realized that I have been COLLECTING and COLLECTING FQs and I hardly ever use them... at the very same moment Katy Jones, of Imagingermonkey fame, was making the most simple, beautiful quilt from her online friend, Steffani K's tutorial--- long story short... I need to start something (it is always more fun with friends), this quilt is simple with a great graphic effect, and we all have more FQ than we need!
What it can do for you:
--give you a taste of the flavor of an online quilt-along via flickr.
--Make me finish something---I mean, make YOU finish something.
--Use up those cute cute cute FQs you have been hoarding.
Tutorial is here, courtesy of Steffani of skburton designs.
Flickr group is here, courtesy of Katy, imagingermonkey.
(I am bringing my computer to the SEW DAY... I will show you what all this is about, should you desire)
Finish your top (you choose your own dimensions) by the June 12th meeting (my goal is to finish the whole shebang)
See you Saturday!
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