Saturday, July 16, 2016

Have A Wonderful Summer!


It is time for a Blogcation! 
Have a wonderful summer, see you in September.

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Till We Quilt Again,

Saturday, June 25, 2016

If You Are In The Neighborhood!

Tomorrow I will be speaking on 
"Re-purposing Fibers From The Past" at the Cape May Historic Cold Spring Village.

Join us if you can!


Below is a list of speakers.

Cape May Quilt & Fiber Arts Show, June 25-26

The Village’s 29th annual Quilt Show has expanded into a full-scale event celebrating all forms of fiber arts. In addition to voting for your favorite quilt, guests can take in workshops and demonstrations on knitting, crocheting, wool dyeing, sheep shearing and more.
Schedule of Speakers 
SATURDAY
11:00 AM  Knitting In The British Isles.  Victoria Ervine is sharing 30 years of professional knowledge.  Proprietor of the Knitting Niche in Ocean City Vicky has taught individuals the joy of knitting.  See how American knitting has been influenced by the “Isles”.
12:00 noon History of Quilts in America as demonstrated by a “Hand turning” of sample quilts.  Kathy Tweed, a life- long quilter brings the history of quilting to life in this presentation.
1:00 PM Sewing demonstration by Diane Dunwoody and what to do with a fat quarter.  Diane Dunwoody has been an instructor in Cape May County for over two decades.  Learn a new sewing technique.
2: 00 PM   Ben Franklin and The Cape May Mitten Trade, the short film about the entrepreneurial spirit of Colonial Cape May County women followed by a brief discussion of the trade.
SUNDAY
11:00 AM  Knitting In The British Isles.  Victoria Ervine is sharing 30 years of professional knowledge.  Proprietor of the Knitting Niche in Ocean City Vicky has taught individuals the joy of knitting.  See how American knitting has been influenced by the “Isles”.
12:00 noon History of Quilts in America as demonstrated by a “Hand turning” of sample quilts.  Kathy Tweed, a life- long quilter brings the history of quilting to life in this presentation.
1:00 PM Re-purposing Fibers from the Past Helen Ernst is presenting new ways to introduce vintage and heirloom linens into your home.  Helen started to expand this concept recently and it is sweeping the “internet”.
2:00 PM Scrapstashtic Quilts  Janellea Macbeth brings her system of controlling your stash and creating beautiful quilts in process. “All I need to design a one-of-a kind piece of art is my brain and my fabric”.  Learn how her system may work in your sewing space.


Till We Quilt Again,

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Stories In My Mind!


Vintage Finds!



When I quilt on these lost forgotten treasures I wonder....
What was she like?
In what part of the world did this start its journey?
Was there a family?
Why hadn't she finished?
Were they rich, poor, happy, content, lost. lonely etc.....




And many.............day dreamy thoughts drift in while I touch and feel her art and what she had envisioned. 






So by the end of the quilt I have created a person that I know allot more about.  I maybe revealing a crazy side but it is fun to have a picture in my head, the time period and imagine her in her home with her family.











I have been lucky to have been gifted and professionally quilt for others, some VERY old and worn pieces that may have been made during difficult and hard times. That is when I also enjoy listening to audio books from that time period and I envision a story that the quilt projects. 

 Could they be ghosts?






What I have discovered about me is.....
I always considered myself more of a 
contemporary or modern quilter.
And look at me now!


Till We Quilt Again,



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Friday, April 29, 2016

Friend's On Friday-Vicki


Vicki's Jelly Roll





I really like the colors and the border fabric.










Her backing went so well the front.





Size-72 X 54
Pattern-Jelly Roll 
Batting-Quilters Dream 70/30
Quilting-Freehand


Till We Quilt Again,

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Just Can't Stop!



Quilting Vintage Tablecloths Cloths!

















This table cloth measures 26-1/2 X 26-1/2



Warning!
This is highly addictive.


Till We Quilt Again,