Preparing for QuiltCon January 30 2017, 0 Comments

Laura is busy cutting BUNDLES to take to QuiltCon!

The VFW Quilts Staff is hard at work getting all our inventory ready for vending at QuiltCon! Fabric bundles, and bolts and all my templates and goodies will be available for you there! Road trip! We will be Booth #338!  Will you be there?  Come by and Say Hi! Not going to  QuiltCon? That's OK, you can visit my webshop or my NYC STORE! ( and get your goodies now!) 

 

Laura and Kim will be working the booth, I'll be around, but will be teaching all day Thursday and Friday... I'll sneak in at lunch time to say hi. Saturday I will be in the booth, before I fly off to California to Empty Spools Seminars to teach a five day Double Wedding Ring Class.

 

 

Besides finishing up NEW quilt patterns and products for QuiltCon, I am finishing up this customer quilt. It's so much fun! I just love this quilt. She loves all color and Black and White, so... Here's my interpretation of that! It has all kinds  of crazy-fun-fabrics inside of it... I'll have this wrapped up by Thursday.  These larger shapes go together so nicely and get big fast!   Then work on a border... Stay tuned!  This quilt is a version of my Bright Lights Big City Quilt... pattern is in my Double Wedding ring Book

 

I wanted to thank you all for you thoughtful comments on The Quilt Show Episode. I asked that question to see what rings true for people. So thank you for sharing what you tips you picked up on. It's helpful to me as a teacher!

 

And I suppose you are awaiting the Winner of the Double Wedding Ring templates, right??

The winner for this post, is: Jennie B!

Congrats Jennie!

And thank you for your comments! It encourages me to blog more, if I hear your thoughts. ;-)


HOLIDAYS! December 11 2016, 0 Comments

 

Ahhhh! A  few quiet moments at home before everyone is awake!  The house is all decorated for the holidays, and I am taking a few minutes to write a few Christmas cards and have my coffee and nosh.

 

Today we are having SAQA members over for a December meeting/holiday event for a bit before I head over to the Store, and work for the day.  So  I you are in NYC, come by the store from 12-6 and say hi!  ;-)

 

 

Speaking of Christmas cards... I posted on Facebook this week about weather or not people still send them.

There were a whole lot of NOPE!

And a few yes's.

The answers are all quite funny and it seems many have very strong ideas about them.

From:

no, it's a waste, 

to no it's a silly tradition, 

to no, it's a waste of money, 

to No, to busy.

 

To yes! and I send them early, 

to Yes, I love sending and receiving them!,

 to Yes, but not as many as we used too. 

 

 

Well, I am still a card sender... We send 250+ cards out every year... I actually prefer cards to gift exchanges!  I love getting a card in the mail at the holidays, I know we get busy, so this is a quick,

"Hi friend! Thinking of you over here!"  I miss letters, mail etc... I think that whole personal letter from someone who thought to care to stop and do that, I still really special, and  is a tradition I really love.

 

Christmas shopping is one I can do without... I prefer to go out as family and find things to do together. If we have need, we take acre of it, but ultimately, we all have enough stuff... The pressure of finding the best gift or the right gift, is highly over rated.  Christmas for me is about being together, with my family, snuggled up on the couch, watching a silly movie and eating good food.

 

I did, by the way, also ask if I was the only one who had not started Christmas shopping on FB, and had MANY VERY FUNNY (155) responses...  

Best ones:

Is it Christmastime? Uh oh...

Nope I'd rather be quilting.

I spent all my money in Houston (Quilt festival) , so....

No time and I hate crowds and long lines....

No shopping but I've made Fruit cakes...

No I'm a professional procrastinator

You mean we were supposed to start by now!!!

 

Apparently, I am not alone!

 

 

Speaking time... My tree skirt that has been under my tree for the past three years, with it's binding unfinished....

 

 

BTW, the winner of the CROSS & CROWN set is Christine!  Congrats Christine!  Here's to making More Christmas quilts!  ;-)  


I just finished it! YAY!!!   haha!



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