Thursday, July 17, 2008

Quilting Closeups

I've added these photos again in hopes that you will be able to click on them to see a large view of the quilting.  I can't seem to figure out why I sometimes lose that ability in my posts.  Hopefully this works.

Friday, July 11, 2008

Quilting Goodness

I haven't been able to spend much time with my sewing machine lately, but that doesn't mean I haven't been thinking about sewing!  I attended a lecture by Marti Michell, but forgot to bring my camera so you'll just have to trust me that it was great.  I also went to a talk given by Jennifer Keltner, the editor of American Patchwork and Quilting magazine.  We saw the quilts from the current issue and some from upcoming issues.  It was very inspiring!  You know how much better quilts look in person than in a magazine.
My most recent quilting adventure was a trip to the Vermont Quilt Festival.  What fun my friends and I had!  The quilts were wonderful and the shopping even better.  I also attended an EQ6 class so I could learn more about my quilting software.  Here are some of my favorite quilts from the show:
This quilt is by Mary K. Ryan from Rutland, VT.  She was one of the teachers at the show.  It's called Stars of Vermont I.  She also was a vendor at the show and had some lovely things.

The next one was my vote for Viewer's Choice.  It is by Patricia Delaney and it's called Inspiration Draws from Nature's Art.  I have a close-up of the quilting, but I know it doesn't do it justice.  It won a prize for best machine quilting.  WOW!

I loved the graphic look of this black and white quilt by Suzie Elliot.  It's called April 1550 and it's based on blackwork embroidery (which I also love).  Beautiful!
That's all for now...there will be more...stay tuned...

Friday, July 04, 2008

A Wicked Weekend

Happy 4th of July.  It's a day for picnics, fun and family.  That's what I'm about you?My mother, two sisters, sister-in-law and all of our daughters are going to see Wicked tomorrow. My daughter and I have seen it twice, but none of the others have even heard the music.  It will be so much fun!  Here's hoping your weekend is wicked too!