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. ;-)


A Simple Life, Quilts inspired by the 50's May 31 2016, 1 Comment

Above are my blocks from Shelly Pagliai's Book, A Simple Life!  I LOVE this BOM quilt of hers, and I have to make my own as she won't share...  ;-)
She's my friend, I can give her guff!  
I LOVE the quilts in this book, perfect scrap quilts!  I am using all Mostly manor Fabrics in my quilt, which you can purchase in my shop!
and also Hazelsdiary.wordpress.com  for an upcoming quilt-along!

Home again! May 04 2016, 0 Comments

This past weekend, I drove to Virginia, (8 hour drive) to teach at the Virginia Consortium of Quilters!  200 ladies, all at the 4H camp in the Mountains.... Yes it was beautiful!  I taught my Florid Blooms quilt pattern, getting the quilter's used to curves, and I can say, that they all achieved success! I was quite impressed with the amount of work they got done in one day!  Way to go Ladies!

 

Not only did they get their quilts into shape, but I now have yet another Double Wedding Ring quilt! I was at 60ish a while back, then I quit counting. I think I'm near 65 now(!!) Every time I teach this class, I get another double wedding ring quilt.

 

Below you can see I finished my 4th Christmas quilt for this year... I dug through my scrap bins to fussy cut the fun fabrics to highlight in this version.  I took liberties with the 6.5" squares that fit the melons, to drop in some Drunkard path blocks to make those cool dots, and also the Saw Tooth Star in the center of the quilt!  I will go back in an appliqué some red dots, inside the big green dots, and I plan to piece an interesting border around it. I have not decided what yet... but probably something intense and small pieced... That seems to be were my head is these days...and in solids.

 

 

 

 

I also taught my 15 Minutes of Play class, and talk about being impressed!, Everyone was working fast and furious to have their items to show at Show & Tell on Sunday morning!  Many beautiful projects got started. I was inspired as well, and now have an idea to finish a very old project of mine, that is sitting in a box, in my storage bins!  So it was a WIN WIN for me!

 

 

 

So now that I'm home... I'm catching up on things on social media! It' see so much fun to see what you are all making with MOSTLY MANOR!  My friend Maureen, made this super adorable mini dresden. LOVE IT!!

 

And I am Finishing up the ALS quilt for the Quilters Dream Auction. These blocks were hand pieced at QuiltCon, by those of you who swung by to help me out!

 

Remember my posting about all the blocks being made?  Here, Shelly and I, and a few peeps, were sewing blocks together at Quiltcon. OK, maybe we just finished sewing... and we were gabbing away... ;-) any who!

The top is nearly finished! It will be up for auction sometime later this year. 

 

 

Can't wait to show you the finished quilt!

 

Have you gotten Mostly Manor to play with yet?

 

Hop on over to my website quick!

 

We ship everywhere!

 

Be sure to request your LQS (local quilt store) to order 

Mostly Manor (out now)

 

Meadow Storm coming in August to your LQS. Have them order it now!

 


NEW! Coming to LQS August! May 04 2016, 0 Comments

 

 

Because I know you need to get inspired early, here is a sneak peek at what will be available at your Local Quilt Shop in August!

 

Please be sure to ask your LQS's to order the line! This way they know that you want it!

The line includes the Black and White MANOR STRIPE that was high in demand from Mostly Manor. I was saving it for this line! ;-) Sneaky of me, huh?

 

More colors are in the line, this is just a wee sneak peek....

 

Add it to your list of must haves for fall!

 

Marcus Fabrics has it up on their blog with some insights into the line.

http://marcusmentions.com/2016/04/victorias-fabric-sneak-peek/

 

 

 

DOn't forget if you need ANY mostly Manor fabrics, you can purchase at my website, 

VFWquilts.com

 

Patterns, Templates Bundles, Oh my!

 

Mostly Manor available at my website.