Home pretty much to unpack and repack, I am now off to Paducah to prepare for a fun Quilt-y week! I hope to see many of you there! I have never been to the Paducah Quilt Week Show, although I have been to Paducah to the Museum in the fall which was great. So, this will be an all new experience for me to see what happens in the town for this week of quilting inspiration!
I have another first happening this week, when I Emcee the Awards Presentation...4:30pm Tuesday. Wish me luck!
I'm most excited about my exhibit of quilts that will hang in the "Bubble" Pavilion... Yes the Double Wedding Rings quilts will be hanging, BUT... So will my "Garden For All Seasons"Quilt! The 9' X 30' quilt will be hanging and that will be my FIRST time seeing it up vertical (finished) !
I have news about the quilt as well... It was made to be a "Public Art" piece to hang somewhere in NYC. It's now been finalized that it will be hanging in the New Simplicity CreativeGroup Office, (EZ Quilting is one of their brands) after Paducah....only a few blocks away from me in NYC. I'm thrilled!
I have a very full schedule. I hope you will come by when I give a "walking tour" of the quilts: (meet at the 30' quilt at the stated times below )
Walking Tours of My Quilt Exhibit Wed April 26th at 2pm Thurs April 27th at 2pm Sat April 29th at 3pm
Lecture on Play and Creativity #32803
Wed 12-1pm at the Eisenhower room, Advance tickets available click here.
MQX New England was a lot of fun! The Exhibit of Double Wedding Rings was so lovely to have! I took my classes to the exhibit and related all the things we talk about in class, to the quilts we were looking at... Its such a treat to have that many pieces of work available to share! If you have my Double wedding ring book, you will have seen many of these quilts! Although I did have quite a few pieces that are not in the book. So the next time you can see them is at Paducah the end of the month! Come by as I will be lecturing at the exhibit several times that week Hours will belated in the catalog... I have to look that up yet. I am also Lecturing on Play and Creativity! Don't miss it!
I taught a 15 Minutes of PlayClass and a Double Wedding Ring pillow class. When I only have one day to teach DWR's, we really only get on ring made in that time frame. But that ONE ring, is all you need to know to make an entire Double wedding ring Quilt! Did you know that? All the tricks you need for success happen within the ring, and then you constantly use those same tricks through the entire quilt. The students made some really fun pieces! Here are just a few of the pieces... My Double wedding ring templates are available here!
It was nice to see some of my 15 Minutes Players at MQX! They even brought in their lovely pieces that they made! I love seeing what you've done with your 15 Minutes or your double wedding rings! Keep those emails and pictures coming!
Kim was with me, as we also vended at MQX. it was so nice to see so many of you there!
So after you see the quilts, please stop by the booth! Kim will be working the booth as I am teaching Thursday and Friday, But I will pop over to her during lunch break. I will also give a talk with my DWR class on the exhibit near the end of the class time on Thursday, you can tag along! Probably around 4:45.. swing by and ask Kim as I will know better that day what time... I'm so looking forward to it! See you there!!!
This quilt above is a variation on my Bright Lights Big City Quilt. The pattern is in my Double Wedding Ring book. It's quite large, no there is no acrylic templates for it, but I may do a special pre-order, so stay tuned.... ( but know I make all my quilts from paper patterns, so you can certainly make it with paper too. ;-)
What did I do this weekend? I hand stitched all weekend!
First I finished up the mini quilts for our booth using the 4" Variety pack templates that are new in the store. ( below) Then I embroidered and sewed the binding on the Little 4" block above to be used at a name tag at QuiltCon. All of us at VFW Quilts made new name tags using the NEWsnack set templates. Kim, Laura, and Susan and I will all be in Savannah! I can't believe in one week we will be road tripping to GA! Will you be there?
The little "Variety Pack" quilts are looking so good! These blocks are so addicting!!
Easy to piece, and super cute!
I also had been working on quilting this new DWR quilt this entire past week... I finally finished it Sunday morning! I immediately trimmed it, made the bias binding, sewed it on, took it home so I could binge watch and hand bind all day. Yep. It's done... Now to do three quite sleeves this week, Class samples as I seem to have lost them from my Craft Napa trip... (I'm sure they are hiding and will turn up as soon as I finish new samples...) Above I used my Double wedding ring set and my Full Melon template all in one quilt!
I need to get this up on the wall today and photograph it... It was a fun one to make!
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Behind the scenes shots. (Literally!) ;-)
Getting the segments sorted out pre-show!
Still contemplating the rings!
...And having waaaaay to much fun with Alex! Alex is here with us at CraftNapa. We celebrated her Birthday today with some seriously yummy ice cream. ;-)