I recently took a workshop by Marguerette Tate on beaded flower quilts. I have put pics from the workshop on my personal blog, www.karenstenback.wordpress.com. Here is a close-up of several of her flowers from one of her quilts. They are even more stunning in person! …Continue
My quilt guild's show was this past weekend. I have posted pics of some of the winning quilts on my personal blog, www.karenstenback.wordpress.com , in addition to a pic of the winner of the dog quilt I made as a fundraiser for Halfway to Home dog rescue.
Here is one of the winning quilts from our show, by Barbara G. Goddard, who won ribbons for three of her quilts! …Continue
I took my opportunity fundraiser quilt, "Charlie's Quilt", to the Glendale Quilt Show, last month, and because attendance was slow due to rainy weather, I had a chance to talk with other quilters who had brought opportunity quilts. I have posted pics of the opportunity quilts they brought on my regular blog, and they are all beautiful...but I have to admit this one from the Big Bear Quilt Guild is my favorite! You can see them on my blog at…Continue
Last month my guild had Lyn Mann come to speak and give a workshop on Birthday Quilts, where you use your own birth month and day to create a quilt that is especially for your birthday. The workshop was lots of fun. I have posted pics on my personal blog, www.karenstenback.wordpress.com . Here is Lyn's quilt sample she made for us. This is a good quilt to give as a 'personalized' gift using a person's 'special…Continue
A friend of mine is looking for this quilt pattern or quilt kit. It was produced around the 1930s, she thinks. Her mother made this quilt for her, and when their house burned down in a fire, the quilt also burned. My friend would like to find the pattern or kit so she could make another one. It is a fairy tale quilt, and includes Rapunzel, and several other princesses. I searched for this quilt online, and found one quilt made from this pattern, and it is in a museum in Michigan. This…Continue
A friend of mine from my local guild just won Best of Show for her hand appliqued, hand quilted quilt at the Glendale Quilt Show. This is a pic of her quilt. I have other pics of her work on my blog, www.karenstenback.wordpress.com. She does beautiful work! This took her three years. …Continue
I have finally finished my "20 Dog Quilt" , otherwise called "Charlie's Quilt". I have made it as a fundraiser for a dog rescue organization that helped me out last summer with my dog, Charlie. You can go to my personal blog at www.karenstenback.wordpress.com for more information. Here is a pic of my quilt.…Continue
The weekend before I went to Road, I took a workshop at my guild by Marguerette Tate, from Redlands, CA.
I have posted pics on my blog of her work, and what she taught us: www.karenstenback.wordpress.com .
Here is a pic of one of her quilts that she has kits for, and teaches: …Continue
I have a new blog posting to continue my Road to California saga - this time I am writing about Cherrywood Fabrics, which is a company located in Brainerd, Minnesota. Through a special dying process, their fabric has the look and depth of suede, and is absolutely gorgeous!
Here is a link to my blog, where I have more pics of their fabric and patterns: www.karenstenback.wordpress.com…Continue
I have posted pics of the class I took from Sue Spargo at Road to California on my personal blog, www.karenstenback.wordpress.com . I loved the class, and Sue was a Great teacher - very patient with all of us, as we struggled to learn how to embellish her basic designs, while tapping into our own creativity! …
I have so many things I want to share about the Road to California show this year.
One of the traveling shows of the Hoffman Challenge was on exhibit, there, and I have posted some pics on my personal blog in addition to links to Hoffman web pages for pics of the winners and information if you are interested in entering the Challenge this year. www.karenstenback.wordpress.com
At Road to California there was a special exhibit of the work of Susan Else. I have posted quite a few pics of her exhibit on my personal blog, www.karenstenback.wordpress.com .
Here is a pic of part of her exhibit. Her soft sculptures seemed to be getting most of the attention. There are more on my blog.
I am back from Road to California. It was an absolutely Amazing show - the Best show I have ever attended!
I have a link on my personal blog to the winning quilts at Road, www.karenstenback.wordpress.com as well as pics of a couple of my favorites.
I will be posting about Road a few times, because there are lots of wonderful things to talk about. Here is a pic of one of my favorite quilts…Continue
I am getting ready to leave for the Road to California quilt show. I'm really excited to go. I will be taking a class from Sue Spargo while I am there - it's the first time I have ever taken a class at a quilt show, so I'm really looking forward to it.
On my personal blog I have placed a link to the quilt show, and a pic of one of the Hoffman Challenge quilts, which will be on display there -…Continue
I have posted a link to an article on the Coming of Age Day in Japan where young girls take to the streets wearing kimonos to signify their coming of age. The link is on my personal blog, www.karenstenback.wordpress.com . The Japanese kimonos are gorgeous! I am inspired!
I hope your holidays have been happy! I have just posted some pics of Christmas quilts on my personal blog, along with a pic of an easy holiday snack. Here is one of the quilts: www.karenstenback.wordpress.com…Continue
I just stumbled on to another last minute pattern that is easy to make and very cute! It is for a purse made out of a finished quilt block - I know I have UFO blocks lying around that I can't bring myself to throw out, yet don't know what to do with. Well - here is the answer! I am excited. Go to my personal blog at www.karenstenback.wordpress.com and you can see a picture tutorial that I copied (and gave…Continue
Here is a snap bag that is quick and easy to make, and makes a cute little gift for a quilting friend, or can even be used as a gift bag. You can find the directions on my personal blog at www.karenstenback.wordpress.com . It takes just two fat quarters.
Here is a pic of one of the bags I have made. Enjoy! …Continue
If you are pushed for time and need Thanksgiving decorations, I have put instructions on my personal blog, www.karenstenback.wordpress.com on how to make these pumpkins. Easy peasy!
Happy Thanksgiving, Everyone!
My guild is having a challenge for our spring quilt show where participants decorate/quilt a bra. They will be shown and/or auctioned off at our show in May. Other guilds have done this as fundraisers for breast cancer awareness. Some of them are wild! I have posted some pics of the decorated bras on my blog, along with links to see the other bras in their show.
They look like so much fun to make! I am for sure going to participate in my guild's…Continue
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