Wednesday, November 26, 2014

CLASS AND LECTURE WITH VICTORIA FINDLAY WOLFE!

 I arranged a one day workshop and lecture 
with Victoria Findlay Wolfe!
She was here yesterday...
I am still smiling
and will be smiling for a very long time!


She was a fabulous teacher
in that we started out 
a bit hesitant 
to sew scraps together...






















and by the end of the day had 
enough confidence 
and enthusiasm
to start a double wedding ring!



In the evening
Victoria gave a peek into her amazing quilting journey...
from grandma's quilts 
keeping her warm on below freezing Minnesota farm nights...
to being able to carve out only "15 Minutes of Play"
as she raised her daughter...



to making thirty double wedding ring quilts...


soon to be published in her new book.


Check out her site
where you can preorder her new book - signed!
and buy some of her amazing templates!

http://bumblebeansinc.com/


This was the last slide she showed...
ahhhhh...
I am sew inspired!


Wednesday, November 12, 2014

THIS AND THAT...


 Fall...


Trying to get to the beach as much as possible...


Spending time with my youngest 
(before he grows up way to fast like his older brothers)
riding my cute pink bike 
listening to the delightful crunch of the leaves
and walking Walter...


Getting in touch with the natural rhythm of the days...


Taking in some quilt shows...


Here's a few pictures from the Japanese quilts at the LaConnor Quilt Museum.




Here's a quilt by Janet Fogg,
the featured artist at 
Block Party Quilters' recent show.


Enjoying my favorite quilt...
(Turns out it was made by Mary Washer!)


Laughing at their challenge...






Noticing that the show was in a great venue,
the Issaquah community center.


Looking at this old picture on the wall.
(It was the great hair doos/don'ts that caught my eye.)


Marveling at the coincidence of the pattern on their floor!


Sewing...
(of course!)


Contemplating the next step of my 20 inch blades...
(YES! Over 40 inch blocks!)


Considering tiny 4 inch blades in Dresden plates!


And anticipating...

(I am enjoying arranging quilting workshops and lectures!)

Look who is next!!!

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Join us the Tuesday before Thanksgiving
for a delightful lecture by Victoria Findlay Wolfe - 
woman extraordinaire, author, teacher, blue ribbon winner,
a leader of the modern quilt movement!

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Friday, October 31, 2014

OH HAPPY DAY - FREDDY MORAN - HIP HIP HOORAY!







Freddy Moran was in the house!
And so was dear blogland friend that I met for the first time!
Miss Beautiful Kat from 
http://kellygirlquilts.blogspot.com/









Creative ladies working on collages...





And a new favorite pattern of Freddy's called Matrimony.




And some lonestars Freddy style.



My work in progress
using a painting by Vlaminck
from the Musee D'Orsay as inspiration.








Freddy = Pure happiness and joy!!!