Twitter and Quilt Gardens Tour

quilt gardens.jpgToday I created a Twitter account for the Guild and while looking for other quilters to “follow”, I came across the Quilt Gardens Tour in Indiana. For those who love color and quilt designs, isn’t this such a fun idea? For your arm-chair travel enjoyment, their Flickr photo gallery shows the beautiful gardens planted in well-known and original quilt designs. I know you will enjoy the photos. And if you’ve visited the gardens, what memories do you have to share?

Happy quilting!

Sherilyn

Scattered Leaves in The Quilter Magazine

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The October/November 2010 issue of The Quilter Magazine features a beautiful Autumn-inspired quilt by Wendy Sheppard. Wendy has numerous pictures (including close-ups) and details of the quilt on her blog, Ivory Spring. Be sure to view her post because her pictures really show the depth of her work on this project. She mentions that she used the Autumn into Winter collection from RJR Fabrics, and talks about her thread and batting choices, as well as her hand embroidery on the blocks. I think this is an issue that I need to purchase!

And what projects are you working on this Fall? Happy quilting!

Sherilyn

Education of the Textile Arts

This event is primarily for sewing, but I saw a knitting class so other textiles might be covered.

Education of the Textile Arts
Irvine, CA
October 15-17, 2010

More information is available from their website.

If you’ve attended this event in the past, do you have any insights or tips to share?

Leah Day – 365 Days of Free Motion Quilting

Have you heard of Leah Day and her “365 Days of Free Motion Quilting Filler Designs” project? According to Leah’s blog she was tired of stippling and challenged herself to “come up with a new free motion filler design every day for a whole year”. Her site includes an index to her designs. If you click one of the images on the index page, you will see the individual blog post for that particular design, including a short how-to video. Leah demonstrates every design that she has created, which makes it so easy to understand and be able to try for yourself. You can also find her on Facebook and Twitter. She has a YouTube page of all her videos. I think this is a wonderful project, and very helpful when we’re stumped for quilting ideas. Let us know if you’ve used any of her designs!

Happy quilting!

Sherilyn

New Notions from United Notions

I was looking at the Facebook page for United Notions and found some recent additions:

Heat Press Batting Together
1.5-inch cloth tape to fuse two sections of batting side-by-side. There’s also a brief demo on YouTube.

Sewline’s Water Soluble Glue Pen
Temporarily hold fabric pieces together for sewing. Blue glue dries clear.

Luna’s Soy Soft Batting
Made from soybean protein fibers. Naturally anti-bacterial. No binders or resins. Stitch up to 8″ apart. 50% soy fiber, 50% cotton.

Hang it Dang it Quilt Hanger
Self-leveling. Place rod into the quilt’s hanging sleeve and snap to wall-mounted magnetic clasp.

The quilt hanger sounds great. I saw some similar magnetic hangers at the Long Beach International Quilt Festival.

Happy quilting!

Sherilyn