Went on a brief walk about at the U of M Landscape Arboretum in Chaska with Jaz 6-16-11
Batik House quilt top complete
Jim made me a Plexiglas template of a house shape a few years ago…I traced it onto many a fun fabric and cut out piles of houses…they sat in a box untouched but not forgotten for 2 years…the lovely sky fabric I got from Kris for X-mas…the pastel rainbow is left overs from Emma & Ella’s quilt tops…the really neat green batiks are from…Continue
This past weekend, DH and I went to Tahquamenon Falls and Whitefish Point in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Thought you'd like to see a picture or two. Some I think would be interesting thread paintings.
This is part of the lower falls.…Continue
YIPEE! Just found this "Techniques for Textiles" group thanks to a member on the" Threadpainting" group. They are learning and doing new things with their fabric. From sewing tucks to adding colored pencils, there is quite of bit of information there so far. Some of the techniques I've used for quite a while, but I see that I STILL have lots to learn. I strongly encourage others who might be interested in this subject to check them out.
The Threadpainting group is new and also a…Continue
Added by Gloria Edinger on June 20, 2011 at 11:25am — No Comments
I finished the inventory of all kits and patterns that I have and came up with a 6-page list of goodies. The list covers soft sculpture, dolls, quilt kits, patterns, embroidery, redwork, wearables and more. The same rules for the book swap apply to the patterns/kits swap. You can find the list here: Patterns%20and%20Kits%20for%20Swap%20List.pdf
I have received a very positive…Continue
The Heart of California Quilter's Guild is having their biannual Quilt Show (A Kaleidoscope of Quilts) on June 25th & 26th in Madera at the Holy Spouses Hall, 320 North "I" Street in Madera, CA. There are over 150 fabulous quilts, garments, wall hangings and other works to view. It is the 20th anniversary of our Quilt Guild. Anyone in the central valley or California who wishes to attend should join us. The doors open at 10:00 AM on Saturday and Sunday. The event ends at 5:00 PM on…Continue
Added by Kathleen/CA on June 19, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments
My mother's father, 'Grandpa' George and his second wife. His first wife, Erzebet, died when my mother was very young.
A few of us at work loved this project so Teri decided to start a group called Year at a Glance. We are making a cute project from the book Big Fun with a Little Fabric. The blocks are so quick to make. Each…Continue
Question: I love and admire quilting forever. My question is: I get so overwhelmed choosing a project and fabric, I can not seem to overcome this. Once I have everything in line all goes smoothly for me. The the process is so stressful for something I truely enjoy doing. I need help or suggestions...its almost like a block. I read books, buy supplies watch shows and I so admire the beautiful work a quilter does. How do I…Continue
Life got very busy for a while, but now I'm back to QWU and it feels sooo good. I've joined the new threadpainting group and looking forward to improving my skills. I'm also browsing some of my creative" type books and may even get to finish the art quilt that is still hanging on my design wall. Going to try to catch up with the Love of Art Quilts group too and I want to see what friends have been creating over the past year or so...more later.
My DMIL's quilt is done at last! I am sure she will love it...
I made the quilt label...a fabric letter in a fabric envelope. The "letter" is attached to the "envelope" with a ribbon. On the photo here the "letter" is obviously not sewn to the back of the quilt yet...…Continue