Reality Warp Challenge

Lyric Kinard recently issued a Reality Warp challenge on her blog. Since I love challenges I thought I’d try my hand at this one. This is my finished piece. How this challenge works is you start with an item – in this case it was a scissors. Taking your first piece of tracing paper, trace…

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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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Book Review/Giveaway: Log Cabin Quilts: the basics & beyond

Giveaway Closed: Congratulations to Sandy Youngblood of Kearney, Missouri! It’s time for another book giveaway! This is another great Basics & Beyond book from Landauer Publishing. This one is all about Log Cabin Quilts. According to Landauer Publishing, In this new book from Janet Houts and Jean Ann Wright, you will learn traditional log Cabin block…

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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: 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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Giveaway: Quilting Arts Mag

CONGRATULATIONS TO PAT AND ALI – WINNERS OF THIS GIVEAWAY As I wrote in this post, I was published in the June/July 2012 issue of Quilting Arts. Because I wrote for this issue, I received a couple copies.  I subscribe so I don’t need all of these extras. I’m giving one of them away to…

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International Quilt Festival Day

Friday I took a day off from Happy Acres and boarded a Lifestyle Tour Bus to attend the International Quilt Festival in Cincinnati, Ohio. Before I tell you more, our tour guide Shelley and our driver Sherrie were wonderful making that trip so enjoyable! My friend Kathy emailed me a couple months ago asking if…

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