MQX recap! April 12 2017, 0 Comments

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 Play Class 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!

All of these items are available at my website, Vfwquilts.com

 

I had to tease Kim, as my bed, I thought looked better than hers....  hehe. Cheeky huh?  This quilt was made using my Victory Block template set

I will be showing you the rest of my weekend, tomorrow where we were making quilts using that template set!

 

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I'm back! March 30 2017, 0 Comments

I'm home!

What a wonderful trip! Check out the video to see some of the goodies I brought back from Japan!

The Mirror Ball quilt behind me is a newest pattern and kit!  Be sure to get yours before they are gone!  The Market street hand bag pattern and kit have also been super popular as is the Variety pack templates!!  I will be exhibiting at MQX next week, and will be vending as well! Be sure to swing by the booth to get you VFW goodies!

Here's a few pictures of our trip to Japan... I took a zillion photos, of course... I selected a few favorites to share with you! Don't want to bore you touch with vacation pictures!

Mt. Fuji.

 Fushimi Inari Shrine, Kyoto

 

 Kasha Taisha shrine, Nara

 

 Todaiji, a great temple in Nara

 

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove 

 

Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park,

 

 ryokan in Hakone

 

Best surprise?

Arriving at the foot of the entrance to walk a mile up the mountain to see the snow monkeys... 

A bus pulls up and off jumps my friend Linda from Ohio!

Can we all sing together.....

It's a small world after all....

 

;-)

 

Actually, I had another friend in Japan at the same time as well, but what are the odds you run into each other?  Even better, my daughter spotted two fellow school mates in Kyoto... randomly in the lobby of our hotel, having no idea they were in Japan...

 

It IS a small world after all!

Happy to be home, and had a wonderful birthday!


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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Road trip!! February 20 2017, 0 Comments

NEW PRODUCTS FOR QuiltCon!

BOOTH #338

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!

VFWquilts.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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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. ;-)