Road trip and quilts

We took a short trip to Nashville Indiana last week. Our plans included some hiking and shopping and of course, eating. The key word here is “included.” This picture kind of said it all!! Here is one of the shops we dropped in. We also found an olive oil bar. We visit these stores wherever…

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Review: Modern Memory Quilts

Today I’m reviewing Modern Memory Quilts, a Quilting Arts Workshop with Lesley Riley. Here is the description from the publisher: Tell stories through quilting. Combine memories, photo transfers, and crazy piecing to make unique and personal art quilts. Take your family photographs out of the drawer they’ve been hiding in and allow them to take…

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Free Motion Scribbling

One of the skills I want to learn this year is free motion quilting. I’ve always been in awe of those who can do it and their beautiful pieces. I’d like to add some of of this stitching to some pieces I plan to finish this year. However, I’m wondering now how long it actually…

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DVD Review: Art Techniques for Quilt Design

When I saw this DVD, I just had to review it. I thought you might like to know more about it. Here is part of the description from Interweave/F+W: Join innovative artist, designer, and quilter Carrie Bloomston for Art Techniques for Quilt Design, a Quilting Arts Workshop™ video that will help all artists find their…

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Review: Free-Form Fabric Art DVD

Today I am reviewing the Free-Form Fabric Art: Cut, Piece, and Create without Rules DVD with Rayna Gillman. From the publisher: Get past your creative slump and dive into a fun, refreshing, no-stress approach to pieced quilt design! Learn how to screen print fabrics using Thermofax screens. Explore Rayna’s methods for free-form cutting and piecing.…

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Book Review & Giveaway: Vibrant Quilt Collage

CONGRATULATIONS TO DIANE IN NEW HAMPSHIRE! Here is the last of three Monday giveaways of books: Vibrant Quilt Collage – a spontaneous approach to fused art quilts by Bethan Ash published by Interweave. From the Publisher: Explore this groundbreaking book that will teach you how to create unique and expressive quilts by going beyond conventional patchwork using…

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Book Review/Giveaway: First-Time Quiltmaking

CONGRATS TO BETH T OF OREGON – WINNER OF THIS GIVEAWAY! I received First-Time Quiltmaking – learning to quilt in six easy lessons recently from Landauer Publishing for review and one of my readers will win it! From the publisher: One of the most popular introduction-to-quilting on the market is now available in a new…

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Inspiration from Penny Sisto

Oh my! Did I tell you that I was oh, so inspired after not only seeing Penny’s lovely fiber art Friday, but spending some time with her at the Artisan Center in Corydon, Indiana? Well, I sure was. I met Penny many years ago through my friend Barb. She wrote several articles for magazines about…

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Spin Art Technique in QA

I am again so excited to be published in Quilting Arts magazine! For more information and to purchase this issue, check it out HERE. Here are a couple of the pieces I made with my spin art. and My article shows five different techniques I developed using the spin-art machine. That was a fun assignment.…

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