Home from AQS Quilt Week! April 30 2017, 2 Comments


 

This Amazing quilt "Captivated By Nature" is by Olga Gonzalez-Angulo, from Spain.  I have no words to explain how much I love this quilt. It's quite amazing... Just absorb the photos... check out the detail shots, (and yes is the answer.... All hand cut dots...) Congratulations Olga on your win fo this beautiful quilt.

 

 

 

These are a few others that I quite enjoyed.... "Z is for Zinna, C is for Cosmos" by Kathie Kerler, Portland, OR

 

 "The Elephant in the Quilt Room" by Elizabeth Owens, Defunak Springs, FL

 

 I love this mini quilt so much.... "Copper Pennies" Amy Pabst, Le Roy, WV  

( guessing it's about 24" X24" ?? ) Just elegant, and I love the one bottom right corner... perfect.

 

Mikyung Jang, from South Korea. her quilt is painted surface, and quilted and embroidered/beaded etc... So much to look at, and I love all the color!  I met Mikyung last year at Houston, and that quilt was so different, it's fun tot see more work by her.

 

 

 

I also taught a Double Wedding Ring Class, (and gave demo's & several lectures) and I had exceptional students!  If you are in my Instagram page you will see nearly all for them from class... Here's just a few... It's always inspiring to see what fabrics people bring to class, and then I have to go buy my favorites... Yes, That's who I shop, by looking at other peoples stash!

 

 

 

 

I had some fun with people taking photos at my quilt "A Garden for All Seasons." I may or not have photo bombed a few when they weren't expecting it!

 

This quilt was made using my Large 10" and Small 5" Hexagon templates available at my website vfwquilts.com

 

You may also see at my Website, that Pre-orders are available there, for my new book 
which will arrive late August early Sept!
Please note, if you pre-order, you can NOT combine that book with other items on your order...Please order it on it's own.

 

Thank you!

There will be more info coming shortly, now that I am home! YAY!!

 

I can't wait share this book with you!!

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What's new from Paducah? April 26 2017, 0 Comments

 

It's up!! "A Garden for All Seasons"is up and hanging at AQS Paducah in the Dome Pavilion!

9' X 30'

Quilted by Shelly Pagliai

 

aprox info:

It weighs 28 lbs.

462 Large 10" hexagons ( my large and small hex template were used, purchase here )

about 38.5 yards of fabric for the top

27 Yards of Fabric for the backing.

30 yard roll of Polyester batting

 

Made as a Public Art Piece,

Inspired to make it, because my bank just redid their lobby, and I really thought they needed a  great quilt hanging on the art free walls...

Meant to submit a proposal for it to hang as Public Art...

Found its home, in the new Simplicity Creative Group- EZ Quilting offices which are now in....

 

wait for it...

 

In my Bank building that inspired me to make it in the first place... so it will live where it's meant to be!

 

 

 

 

I won an Honorable Mention Ribbon on my quilt "Negative Space, Positive Attitude, Quilted by my friend Shelly Pagliai from Prairiemoonquilts.com

 

Here is Myself, Shelly and her sister Katy. Sharing in the JUKI love!  


Paducah Quilt Week! April 23 2017, 0 Comments


It has been a BUSY month!  

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 Creative Group 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.

 


Wed 6-8 pm is the All Star Review:  ( tickets here)

I'll be doing a 10 minute demo on Double wedding Rings, then a book signing and will have some double wedding Ring templates with me...

Saturday 1-3 All Star Review: (tickets here)

I'll be talking about 15 Minutes of Play and changing shapes! Come by!

 
 

ALSO, I will be in the JUKI booth each day except Friday and Sunday.  I will do a book signing in the Juki Booth Saturday 10-12, Come say hi, try out a JUKI and I'll show you what I love about them!

JUKI Booth 1208/12010
9-11 Wed April 26
11-1 Thur April 27
10-12 Sat BOOK SIGNING! April 29
 

I think I color-coded that for myself! Hard to keep it all straight! Print out, come by and say Hi.  I look forward to having some fun! 


 

See you in Paducah!

 


Catching up! March 09 2017, 0 Comments


 

Snack set Variety Pack available here.

 

New Videos up at my website!

You knew I had videos at my website right? I'm also on youtube for ages... follow along with me to see what's up!

 

VFWquilts.com  click on VIDEO link at the top of the page...

 

I added two new videos on using my super cute new 4" SNACK SET templates!  Did you know you can MACHINE piece or hand piece?

 

You know people still hand piece right?   LOL  I love it on the airplane or car rides..small projects I can take along with me...  So much fun, with these easy to piece cuties! I have two quilts in the works right now... These little gems are quite sweet, and can be used as the start of a larger block or a whole quit just with the 4" size... Possibilities are endless!

 

 

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I realize I still need to show some QuiltCon photos! We really had a lot of fun vending and being able to say HI to so many people!  Here's a few fun photos for you to see of our VFW Quilts booth. I also will be sharing pictures from my classes!  Amazing students doing some very fun things! Stay tuned!

 

If you look closely at the bunting, you will see they are my SNACK set blocks set in a  square in a square... SEE! Super cute!!

 

 

They also make great name tags, and mug rugs! (Did you see my last post?)

 

 

 

BTW, are any of you going to Paducah? 

 

I will be there! As will my "Mr. Swirl E. Bones", and this quilt, "Negative Space, Positive Attitude"! which I found out yesterday have been juried into the Paducah show!    YIPPEE! ( both quilted by my pal Shelly, at Prairiemoonquilts.com

 

(More details on Paducah to come! I have lots of exciting stuff going on at Paducah, including 30 Double Wedding Ring Quilts, and one 9' X 30' quilt! (yep!) (follow me at Instagram to see what's been up!)  and I hope to see you there!

 

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Meadow Victory! September 05 2016, 0 Comments

 

HOME!

I'm always a bit sad when we leave our house, where we stay all summer, to head back to NYC. I love NYC, don't get me wrong, but it's so nice to have that break...  I love my summers at my home on long island.  BUT, good news is, we missed HERMINE!  YAY!  We bailed early as traffic is a nightmare as it is, and bad weather just makes it even more intense getting back to NYC... So we came back a day early.  But not before I got my tomatoes canned!  More salsa this year, as requested by my family!  So all is right. LOL! I'm whipping up a Meadow Storm in my studio anyway!

 

 

 

I came back to a clean studio! (Very Briefly! I fly to Paducah Wednesday!)  So I had to break into my MEADOW STORM fabrics!  Time to play! My Victory Block set is my current FAVORITE to play with.  SO many options with this block, today I was playing with piecing all the parts... ( you also get a full triangle if you didn't want to piece the bits...)

 

 

I cut random pieces, then I laid them out on my designs wall... Looks pretty good to me. 

Time o sew the V's!  (My walls are covered in Meadow Storm!!)

 

 

Having the dog eared templates makes for such fast easy piecing... I can chain piece these very quickly.

 

 

Next into halves, then, pin that center, and finish!

 

 

Four done!  I'm to sure what I'm making yet... Waiting for inspiration to strike! Yes, that's how I work! I never really know how a quilt will turnout... I just start making.... You can too! This is a perfect template set for scrappy quilt! SO many options! VICTORY!!!!!!

 

Here is another quilt I have in the works. Just scrappy blocks with a pink yellow blue and white palette, every one  a wile I just make another random block. I will figure out what happens to them later... For now. Just make.

 


National Quilt Museum Exhibit! August 30 2016, 0 Comments

Here and There: Works by the Manhattan Quilt Guild

August 12th - November 15th, 2016

This exhibition is the result of an invitation extended by the National Quilt Museum to the Manhattan Quilters Guild to present their work without regard for theme, size, or year of completion in order to examine their "sense of place."


I will also be teaching there very soon!

I can't wait to see the exhibit, My LACE quilt and LUMINOUS VIEWS quilt are on display. I so honored to be among my Manhattan Quilters Guild group, hanging at he National Quilt Museum.

 

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