18 days until fall quilt market begins so I am posting some pictures from the Des Moines quilt show.
I will sprinkle a few words throughout and then back to sewing, printing and planning.
This one is done with all thread work!
DOTS! Love ’em!
A Blackbird pattern!! Yummy!
Cool Design Bold and Graphic. Look at that quilting!!
This one was actually made from old French Textiles. Sandy Klop eat your heart out!
Liked it so much I wanted to show it to you twice.
American Quilter’s Society and the Des Moines Quilt guild put on 2 shows in 1.
All of the pics posted here are from the guild show. The Des Moines Quilt guild is so super talented and prolific. I tried to get the name of the maker when possible but I only had my zoom lens so I am bummed that I cannot tell you who made what.
One (1) winner will receive the
Ultimate Quilting Studio package from HandiQuilter®, Tracey’s Tables and Moda to include: One (1) HandiQuilter® Machine Quilting System to include:
HQ Sixteen™ with Table and Frame ARV including shipping $9,000.00 (US)
Training retreat provided by HandiQuilter® ARV $750.00 (US)
Estimated ARV $9,750.00 (US) Quilting and cutting tables from Tracey’s Tables:
Estimated ARV with shipping $3,071.00 (US)
One (1) trip to the American Quilter’s Society 2009 Quilt Expo-Des Moines,
October 28 to 31, 2009,
Estimated ARV $1,000.00 (US)
See their site for exact details of the trip. Fabric collection from a variety of Moda designers
Estimated ARV $3,000.00 (US)
Okay are you tempted to enter now? I wish I could but I can’t.. some legal mumbo jumbo about working for moda. But I hope one of you win, so go ahead and enter! Good Luck!
I am sitting at LAX leaving the Long Beach quilt show.
I got to see lots of friends at the show and make a couple of new ones also.
I met Julie Herman from Jaybird. She has a new project over at the moda bake shop. The project is for giant pincushions. Julie was a giant ball of energy and enthusiasm. she has tons of ideas for more projects for the bake shop. Check it out! She was alot of fun.
I am now headed to Portland Oregon to travel with a couple of the moda reps for a few days. I am excited to visit a few of their accounts. I think this is called a bus man’s holiday. 2 1/2 days of quilt show and 3 days of getting to go to a bunch of different shops! Yeah!
So as I am sitting here reading my Tweets. ( yes I tweeter, do you?)
The Dallas quilt show started out Friday with a day of downpours and floods in the area. I am sure this brought back nightmares to the previous year when rain poured into the building on the last day. The vendors were knee deep in the muck and slush. This was not the case this year. The rain went away and the quilters came out in droves. I apologize for the lack of pictures but I ran into so many old friends and of course I am easily distracted.Nostalgia by Linda Wiley of Mathis, Texas was one of my favorites in the 2 person category.
This wonderful Dear Jane quilt reminded me that this quilt is on my “to do in this lifetime” list. (I apologize I didn’t get the maker’s name-was distracted)I do not do the “A- word” but I always seem to take pictures of applique quilts. I guess that is Susan Stiff’s influence on me. I love using a ticking as a background. (remember this for an after market posting)This quilt is incredible. Carol Morrissey made it. She has a pattern company, O Carol Designs. I would like to think that I taught her how to quilt many years ago when I worked at the Olde Craft Store, but that is not the case. I am amazed at how people can get this kind of art out of their head and onto cloth.Another incredible artist that I am mesmerized by is Karen K. Stone. Her use of color is incredible. I can only imagine her fabric stash. There are a couple of her patterns that are also on my “to do in this lifetime” list.One of the things that Karen does is the tiniest piping that is added along with the binding. I tried to get a close-up of the small gold piping. I admire that she takes the time to do the piping. By the time I get to the binding I am ready to be done. I believe Piece O’ Cake also does this small piping. So with local teachers like Becky & Lynda from Piece O’ Cake and Karen Stone, I began to notice the small piping on several quilts.
Then I came to this quilt. Yes …..applique. It was vibrant and cheery and brightened the entire area. Just the perfect quilt to brighten up the day. The most incredible part of the quilt is the binding. It is covered cording (several colors and sizes) made into little semi circles sections. WOWSER!
Running in to some of my old friends.. Jackie you looked fabulous! Olde Green Cupboard was here from Florida. I love watching Katie’s locker hook rug demo. (yes on my to do list)
Quilt Country had some fabric I “needed” for my I SPY baby quilt. Another old friend had a cute booth full of retro items, Ruby Jane. I guess the only bad thing is I did not win the beautiful Amish raffle quilt.
One side note: I need all of you to remind me to enter some of my quilts next year. (Got to get over the intimidation factor)