Twist on Tradition Photos (part 2)

A few more pictures…

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Twist on Tradition Photos (part 1)

A few quick photos from day 1 of our annual quilt show. There’s still time to enjoy the real thing!

Quilt Show Raffle Baskets

I am delighted to present sneak preview photos of the beautiful raffle baskets assembled by the 2012 Quilt Show committee. The baskets are full of fabric, patterns, notions, and we also have a Locker Hook rug! “Teachers’ Favorites” is wrapped in tulle and ribbon, which is how each basket will be presented at the show.

Please join us for your chance to win one of these treasure troves of quilting and sewing treats!


Aspen Quilt

Black and White

Child's Play

Christmas #1

Christmas #2

Country Christmas

Garden Delight

Hawaiian Punch

Locker Hook Rug

May Flowers



Teachers' Favorites

Looking forward to the Quilt Show!

I’ve updated the list of vendors joining us in a few weeks for our 2012 quilt show. And reviewing their websites shows that we are in for some treats! We’ll have the opportunity to actually feel the batting samples, try the portable work station ironing board, and see the state-themed silhouette patterns, as well as the latest Asian and Folk Art offerings. Check the vendor sites, create your shopping list, and we’ll see you there!

AAA Sewing & Vacuum Center

Betty’s Photos On Fabric

Buttonwillow Designs

Cathy’s Crafts

Cats & Cobwebs

Cindy’s Fabric Shack

Crafts by Jean

Dogwood Designs

Dragon Lady Quilts

Elkhorn Quilt Company

Emanations Jewelry and Fabric

Fabulous Fabrics


Kalimba Soundz

Momen Plus

Ohana Creations

Pegboard Highway

Stitchin’ by the River

Summer Sky Creations

Sweet Comfort Quilts

Tanner’s Sewing & Vacuum Center

The Batty Lady

The Quilt Cupboard

Turkey Red

An Organized Quilter

(photo by caitlin)

Pam, our Guild President, mentioned in the January newsletter that she was looking for quilt room organization ideas. And then Mishka at the Quilting Gallery, and Pat Sloan, started The Learning Center with the first topic on organization and storage! Getting organized is always a great way to start the year.

Pat’s article starts out with taking inventory, with the thought that you need to know what you own in order to organize it. Then prioritize the items that are used most often and therefore need to be nearby for easy access. The next two sections provide tips for “the overhaul”, whether you can do the whole area at once, or focus on one section at a time. I especially liked Pat’s suggestion for sorting fabric:

  • MOST loved
  • sort of loved
  • maybe this can go to a new home
  • why in the world do I still own this stuff?

Pat will be posting more tips in the coming months to help us all! What tips do you have? What tricks have you learned along the way to keep your area clean and improve your productivity?

Until next time … happy quilting!