I loved all the of the feedback that I received about the customized local potholders. After considering everyone’s feedback I am going to do both. I am right now working on Indy ones to have going in the shop next week.
Basically, I am open to lots of customized work. Can’t wait to see what I get to create.
Two random numbers chosen by my husband this morning is #4 and #9.
Now off to Saratoga to bet on some horses and of course SEW!
Good Friday morning. We have a winner on Chick’s new collar…Cherry Flower. She is just so excited she’s passed out on her favorite chair right now from her elation. Nope, she’s saving up her energy to torment us later.
I saw this announcement this morning and thought I would share. Wonder what the challenge will be? Like I don’t have enough on my plate already.
Do you love to create modern quilts? Do you like the challenge of coming up with your own design or unique modern spin to a traditional design? If so, have we got an announcement for you!
The Modern Quilt Guild is thrilled to launch Project Modern, a year long series of exciting quilting challenges! Project Modern will be made up of four challenges that will span from September 2010 to September 2011.
We have lined up a group of incredible judges who we are so pleased to have involved. Valori Wells, Malka Dubrawsky, Pokey Bolton and Denyse Schmidt will each judge one challenge.
Our wonderful sponsors are providing us with amazing prize packages and to top it all off just for entering the challenge, you will be entered into a drawing to win a Janome Horizon Memory Craft 7700QCP sewing machine!!
Everyone is invited to participate. It doesn’t matter if you’re a beginner or consider yourself a pro. It is about each of you challenging yourself to design and create. We welcome all members of the modern quilting community and encourage quilters to stretch out of their usual comfort zones. We anticipate that you will come up with some exciting and innovative creations.
We will be announcing the first challenge on September 1st, so keep an eye out here for the details, to see what fabulous prizes you can win and how you can take part!
I learned to sew from my grandmother. We always teased mom that she couldn’t sew on a button. But grandma had all the patience in the world and showed me so much. I was the oldest granddaughter who lived near by, so I must have been chosen! When I was still too young to actually run the machine, I would pull out the pins right before they got to the needle. And I did a great job of it according to grandma. Both my grandmothers are deceased now, but I have a wonderful treasure from them. When mom was cleaning out her mother’s house she found appliqued sunbonnet sue and butterfly blocks. I didn’t know grandma had ever appliqued, so they must have been put away a long time before I was born. They are hand button hole stitched and 30’s fabric. But since grandma was gone and I really wasn’t old enough to quilt by myself yet, my grandma on dad’s side of the family, who also quilted, set the blocks together and quilted it. So I have this beautiful quilt of 30’s fabrics lovingly put together by both of my grandmothers. I am now a grandmother myself and have made lots and lots of quilts and clothing. My oldest granddaughter turns 8 this month and I am going to give her one of my older machine and teach her how to sew. She was so excited when I asked her if she wanted to learn. And that makes me think of my mom not liking to sew and my daughter not liking to sew…..so it must be true that it skips a generation in my family.