What’s new in our beautiful, slightly warmer (then when I posted last) corner of the world?
-A guild meeting! this Wednesday! (unfortunately i can’t be there AGAIN, so y’all have fun without me. boohoo!)
-A new post by Sonja on Carding Vermont on the Parkinson’s Comfort Project
-Annette found this wonderful opportunity to see the Lowell Quilt Festival up close and personal through Road Scholar.
-Check out this fun and easy way to make a patchwork quilt pattern from a photo from the V&A museum. way. cool.
What’s new with you? What are you working on? Post it in the comments below.
But, wait! there’s more…
Journal Cover – You all asked for it, and our own Peggy Notestine is going to make it happen!! We’ve got her booked for Friday, May 16, 2014 beginning at 6:00 pm. A supply list will be sent to those who attend the class in plenty of time to gather your belongings.
AND you get to choose! Let Joanne Lendaro or Jeanne Woodward Poor which of these you would LOVE to take! They are scheduled for June 14, 2014 10:00am – 3:00pm.
“I have chosen four of my most popular one day workshops. I believe that workshops should be fun and stress free! I also believe that most students want to actually finish something that they can take home after the class.” – Mary Derry
This is a flip and sew – quit as you go technique. Most students leave the workshop with a ready-to-bind placemat. Some leave with it completely finished. With just two different fabrics this makes lovely gifts.
Super Simple Stained Glass:
Both the loon and the stained glass window wall hangings are made using my technique using purchased bias tape and a double sewing machine needle. It can be done with any machine with a stitch plate for zig-zag sewing. In other words, no featherweights. Can be finished in one day if students purchase a kit with some pre-work already done. The wall hanging is constructed and quilted at the same time.
The project will be a guest towel – again a basic but beautiful technique which can be used to make many lovely projects. Ability to sew a straight and consistent seam allowance is all that is needed.
Not your Grandmother’s Tumbling Blocks:
Now this classic pattern can be made with no diamonds and no set-in seams! If you can choose three fabrics with high value contrast, you can make many different settings of this dramatic 3D block.