Saturday, October 18, 2014

Meet Rebecca from Connecituct

Tonight I was waiting to have some fabric cut at JoAnn's in Waterbury and I met Rebecca, owner of Rebecca's Dorky Designs on Etsy. She designs and makes superhero/Star Wars/Hello Kitty dresses. One even glows in the dark. Pretty creative. Way to go, Rebecca!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Rock Pillows

I found these rock pillows among the new trending items on Etsy. They are offered by GlassandBrassCo located in Hong Kong. The listing is for 6 pillow cases for easy shipping. Then you fill them yourself. Pretty clever for a playroom.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Fancy Four-Patch Tutorial

This is my 6th year coming up with the Block of the Month designs for my guild Empire Quilters in New York City. 
The current block for November is the Fancy Four-Patch, shown above. This is a quick and easy block. You start with four 6" squares: 2 reds and 2 whites. See the instructions here.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Carolyn Wenzel's Ferris Wheel Quilt!

This lively Ferris Wheel quilt was made by Carolyn Wenzel from Wisconsin. It won Viewer's Choice for the "Black Quilt Challenge" recently at her local guild quilt show. The red centers and the light red block are brilliant, aren't they? And the red binding too. Nice nice job, Carolyn!

It's fun to make these fans. View the Ferris Wheel quilt pattern.

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Fall Festival Quilt Exhibit

Today we had the Fall Festival at the First Congregational Church of Litchfield, CT. I had the honor of exhibiting 32 of my quilts in the sanctuary. One of the highlights for me was meeting two young sisters who want to learn how to quilt. They are going to spend an afternoon with me in my quilt room to make a small quilt. Can't wait. 

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

See Victoria Findlay Wolfe in Connecticut Oct. 20!

"Lost and Found in Translation" by Victoria Findlay Wolfe (above).

Victoria will give a lecture at the New Britain Museum of American Art on October 20th at 1:00. 
It will be a real treat to hear her and see all the quilts. I plan to be there. I hope you can come.

Her quilt is part of an exhibit called "Let Me Quilt One More Day" which runs from Oct. 12-Jan. 4.
The opening reception is this Sunday Oct. 12 from 2:00-5:00. Curator's remarks at 4:00. 

Monday, October 6, 2014

Extended Granny Squares

Here's a great idea for crochet fans: make a row of granny squares, then extend them in both directions. If you know how to crochet granny squares, you can see how easy this is. Clever!

Visit the source for this colorful baby blanket at Buscand Comienzos.