Road trip!! February 20 2017, 0 Comments
NEW PRODUCTS FOR QuiltCon!
MIRROR BALL quilt pattern, templates and KIT!!
Come by to see : New Aurifil Light Work Thread, patterns, templates, & other New quilt Kits! Will be available soon (not yet) in the shop, as we await more fabric!
We are ALOMST finished packing, although it seems not one more thing will fit into my car! Except for Laura and I of course! Follow us on Instagram, where we will be posting our road trip all the way to Savannah GA!
A few other things to mark down on your QuiltCon Calendar!
**I am doing a BOOK SIGNING at the C&T booth #118 Saturday from 1-2pm
**You will also find books in my booth, #338
**I will be in the Booth Saturday all day, and over my lunch on Thursday & Friday 12:30-1:45
(I will be teaching all day/night Thur & Fri)
Kim, Laura & Susan will be in the booth, be sure to stop by and say hi to the VFW quilts crew!
DON'T FORGET THE BOOTH HOP!
$1,000 VFW prize package
Stop by any of the 5 participating booths to get your post card, visit all booths for your stamp. Fill out and drop off at the last of the five booths you visit, to enter!
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YAY!!! QuiltCon is coming soon!
I am hosting a QUILTCON BOOTH HOP with my other companies that I design for!
Included in the HOP is:
JUKI Booth 405
MARCUS FABRICS / STUDIO 37 FABRICS Booth 549
SIZZIX Booth 324
AURIFIL Booth 1056
VFW QUILTS! Booth 338
So how does a BOOTH HOP work?
1. Stop by any of Booths on this list to pick up a Postcard.
2.Visit each participating booth.
3. Collect a Stamp from each on the back side fo the post card.
4. Fill out the contact section, and drop off at your last booth you visit on the list.
At the end of QuiltCon, one Luck winner will be going home with a $1,000 of VFW Quilts prizes! You do not need to be present win. We will contact you and it will be announced here.
$1,000 in Prizes!!!
From AURIFL THREADS:
12wt set fresh timeless modern. And my new 50wt light Work set (releasing soon!)
Juki HZL-LB5020 Computerized sewing machine
From Marcus Fabrics:
Full bundles of Mostly Manor and Light Work
A Big Shot die cutting machine and flower die
A Signed copy of my Double Wedding Ring Book and a set of my Acrylic
Double wedding ring and Full melon templates!
An $1,00 dollar PRIZE PACKAGE!!!
So, be sure to swing by any of the booths listed above, at QuiltCon, fill your card with ALL your stamps, and turn in your lucky postcard fo your chance to win this awesome prize!
OOOOH! It's going to be so fun!!!
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Many of you know me, but a few newbies maybe be popping in from reading out about me at the Aurifil blog today! Pop over to read a interview about my work, and my current collections with Aurifil! Enter the giveaway at the Aurifil Blog.
Click here for Aurifil link.
I do adore my Aurifil threads. A product that consistently gives me the look I want in my work is very important to me. I love having thread that match with my fabric collections. I collect thread like I do fabric...so many lovely colors! Behind me is my STAR STORM pattern and other blocks made using Meadow Storm Fabrics. All available in my website shop. Please stop back at the webshop or my
VFW Quilts NYC STORE!
325 West 38th St Suite 811
LIGHT WORK (my newest fabric line) to the shop in just a few weeks!
Heading into a Holiday means I want play time!
Here's what I'v been prepping for this week, so i can play and make more this coming week:
I'm continuing to make my scrap Yellow Pink and Blue Victory Block quilt. As I get a new pile of scraps, I cut parts out and leave them stacked up, then when I have free minute to play, I put together one more new block. Only thinking about designing the block to be different then the last one I made.
It's fun relaxing project... No pressure, just make. When it's time to put them together into one quilt I will look to see how the blocks start to connect... This is what I love about this options you have for this template set. You have many choices in the design of the block, and can make some very interesting connections between pattern, and blending of patterns across the block lines! I will be showing you more of the blocks make over the holiday break!
*Any orders placed at vfwquilts.com during our holiday closure, will be shipped January 2nd, 2017
Holiday week! December 18 2016, 1 Comment
It's been so nice to be home for this long stretch of time!! I am getting so much done in the studio, it feels so good to start new projects!
This quilt above, is a group quilt, made by myself, Kim and Laura, and beautifully quilted by Shelly Pagliai. It's called Fade to Purple, and it will be a pattern soon. (Stay tuned, we are all on Holiday until Jan 2nd)
This quilt was made using my Victory Block templates! Isn't it fun? We hit the solid scrap bin, and I played with the various shades of purple for a modern gradation of color and graphic punch.
I loved the play on positive and negative space with in a traditional pattern. We entered this quilt in QuiltCon 2017, and it was rejected.
Oh well. No biggie, because you will see this quilt in out booth at QuiltCon! We are vending, and I am teaching as well. In fact I am teaching aversion of this template set using improv! Go figure!
So why do I enter quilts if rejection is a part of it?
(These are my personal feelings, take it or leave it...)
Big deal if it gets rejected! I can't take that stuff personally.
Three people juror in quilts. (usually) That is three people's opinion, who are selecting quilts from a large pool, which has to be sifted through to put together a selection of quilts, that are not all the same, varied enough, and feel like a interesting group. Not everyone gets in. That's a part of the process.
I enter my quilts into shows, not to win anything, but for the chance for the work to be seen.
This can happen in many venues! QuiltCon is not the end all of your creative journey!
Support your local quilt events, State and County fairs, local Art centers, local galleries & larger quilt shows! I suggest only submitting your VERY BEST WORK. Some shows, allow you only two entries, some allow 3-4, some allow 10, (usually those that except more the 4, are so they can grow their FUNDS to support the show)
I never enter for examples 5 quilts in one show...
Do I have 5 quilts that fit the criteria? My money is best spent on quilts that fit criteria well.
Are they all my best work? Submitting best and less then best, can take away from your "best work" visually.
If I am entering things that I kind of "know" do not really fit the criteria, then I am only adding my dollars to the shows "funding," with my entry fees... and I should not be surprised if it does not get in...
I entered three quilts into QuiltCon. One I had a strong feeling about, (it got in) and another I am quite proud of its complex construction, (and it did not get it), and this group quilt, (Which did not get in.) One out of three... We all get rejects.
Getting rejections does not stop me from entering shows. It's not a personal affront to me. If they say no, I enter it elsewhere, (already have entered the others elsewhere) or not, I can post it here and have it seen, by all of you!
Why else do I enter?
It pushes me creatively.
My skills get better, when I focus on making a better made quilt, so that the quilt is the best I can do.
It pushes me to think outside my own box.
It forces me to grow, and hopefully inspire myself, or you, to try something new.
Lastly, I have more quilts to make to fill my creative desires! I won't let one (or two, or more!) rejections stop me from submitting...
Be smart with your entry fees...
Read the entry/category info carefully.
If you don't want to be judged, then enter it in the non-judged category so it can be seen!
Because ultimately, we all want to OOH AND AHH one your beautiful work!
Just keep making!!!
Because quilting is so fun!
See? Look at our smiling faces!
This is the fabulous VFW Quilts team! Kim, Crystal, myself and Laura. You may have met them working in the VFW QUILT NYC store. If not yet, come by and say hi!
Clearly we are all having fun! Laura is making a double wedding ring from the Meadow Storm line, Isn't it lovely? Blue Perennial, Coral Misty, Mint sun shower dots, and a white on white...
Holiday STORE hours!
I am working the store all this week.
So come on by to say Hi to me!
We are closed Dec 24th Through January 1st. We all need a break!
Monday through Thursday
Dec 19 - Dec 22, 10 -1 pm
Dec 23rd, 12-6pm
CLOSED DEC 24th- January 1st.
Then we are back to our normal hours:
Monday through Thursday 10-1pm
Friday and Saturday 12-6pm
VFW QUILTS NYC STORE
325 West 38th St, Suite 811.
Heads up: January means LIGHT WORK will be in store! Most likely mid month... Stay tuned for new fabrics, and a few new template sets, patterns and thread!
Be sure to get your fix of my Aurifil thread sets where are on sale! Four spools are $30!!