Monday, October 7, 2013
Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Friday, July 26, 2013
As all quilters know, when ya make a quilt ya also make leftovers (scraps). The pattern, Tokyo, can be found in the Fons and Porter Easy Quilts Scrap Quilts Fall 2011 magazine. Once the project was complete my leftovers included nine blocks (cuz I made my quilt smaller than the pattern called for). This quilt was so FUN to make I just had to do something with the leftovers!
So I drug out my graph paper (yes I am one of those kind of people that draws it out first). I decided I needed to make a few more block and an alternating block to make a nice size quilt.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
A little later in the morning I noticed CARROT was hanging out by the cat bowls.
Sunday, July 21, 2013
Yesterday I attended the monthly meeting of the Phoenix Modern Quilt Guild. It was held at Scrapbooks ECT, in Mesa and it was a meeting not to be missed. The guest speaker of the day was none other than quilt extraordinaire, Sharon Schamber. Sharon brought with her several BIG suitcases filled with her quilts. These aren't JUST QUILTS, these are BEST OF SHOW award winning quilts that have hung in national shows all over the country. Many of her quilts have also been published in national quilting magazines. I just gotta say... the woman makes some AWESOME quilts!
This is the third time I have been privileged enough to see her trunk show. Her skill and talent is such that you just don't get tired of seeing her stuff. AND she is one of most down to earth people you'll ever meet. She is very engaging, funny and sharing. She has developed several techniques for accomplishing exquisite workmanship in time saving ways and she shares all of her tips and tricks with the audience. If you ever get a chance to view her trunk show DO IT!
Sharon will be at the Rim Country Roundup Quilt Show in Payson, AZ in October this year. She is teaching five classes (at very affordable fees) in conjunction with the show. Here's a great opportunity to learn from one of the best.