South Bay Quilters’ Guild 2014 Show

The next South Bay Quilters’ Guild annual quilt show will take place at the Torrance Cultural Arts Center on February 22-23, 2014. Come see the work of a diverse group of local quilters. Shop the vendors. Bid on one of a kind quilts made by our members. Purchase an opportunity ticket to win the SBQG 2014 Opportunity Quilt,  “Wish Upon a Star”.

QS 2014 quilt - full 300x302

Vintage fabric swatches online

The Powerhouse Museum put up an electronic swatch book of their antique fabrics online.  You can search by year or color.  (Yes, prints are findable by .every. color in the print.)

This is a great way to find fabric from an era.

Or, find color combinations if you already have one color in mind.

Really free motion quilting designs

Melody Johnson is generously giving away her (circa 2003) 16-page free motion quilting designs booklet.  Click on the link or the image to go to her website.  Then click on the button at the top right to go to the pdf.

I purchased this booklet when she visited our guild and it was a good value.  At $0, it’s hard to beat.

Leah Day’s 365 Days of Free Motion Quilting

It’s November and I am feeling the deadline heat of UFO presents.  Are you?

My quilting markings have long since faded and I’ve can’t remember what I was thinking. But, Leah Day’s Free Motion Quilting Project is full of ideas and inspiration. My mom’s quilt may just resemble the no-mark wavy matrix shown below.

Sewn by Leila’s online sampler class

The We Can Do It! Skill Builder Sampler is a series of quilt block tutorials that begin with basic quilting skills (cutting, accurate piecing) and build up to sewing half square triangles, quarter square triangles, curves, applique, paper piecing and more!  This is the perfect quilt along to build your quilting skills.  We will have you saying, “I can do it!”

Go check out the fantastic blocks.

Hat tip to Dottie Daybell.