After that I stared to read her articles..... leave comments .... and then we started to chat and realized we had a lot in common.
She was always making something awesome, and still does. As an artist she comes to making quilts with a different eye than I do... a computer geek turned quiltmaker.
Then a few months later she was working on the Lady of Guadalupe and put out a call for some more fabrics with Roses on it.
I want hunting around, I found sevearl fabrics with roses fabrics... put them in the mail and we have been friends every since!
here we are on a trip I took to NYC to visit.. Victoria I need to do that again!
I am constantly inspired by her work... by not only how fast she works.. (she is MUCH faster than me.. and I'm fast! can you see I admire speed? why is that I wonder?)
But I'm also inspired about her stories. Her work often has meaning, the kind of meaning an artist always has. And I'm enthralled and fascinated by it.
She is now an award winning quilter, she has pieces in the museums, sits on the board of many organizations and is a master creator. I'm so happy to call her my friend.
For her block #72 in The Splendid Sampler™ she created 'Full Circle Star' .. and it's all about polka dot.. another thing we share a love of! I bought some of herManor stripe Fabric to use.. it looks fantastic!
I asked in my classroom what type of sew along you'd like for Nov & Dec...
You told me Holiday projects, small projects and scrap projects
So to kick this off I'm going to combine 'learning' with a holiday project... are you ready?
I spotted this panel, by my friend Kate Spain, in her North Woods Collection. What I love is that it's ROUND and I have a ROUND dining room table.. plus.. it's adorable and a panel! PERFECT for this sew along.
and there are bonus ornaments with this panel, perfect for my White Christmas tree!
This one is not a quilt, as it's a table topper. But other panels are 40" wide by a length. Which makes a nice baby quilt or wall hanging. You can add border to make it larger. It's a perfect size to practice on
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I got a backing for it that is red and white with hearts, which means I can turn this over in January to use right into February!
If you have not ever bought a panel, check out this selection, or this one.. and get a couple to practice with.
And you need my Teach Me to Machine Quilt book. Besides having step by step directions to teach you how to quilt your own quilts, it has loads of cute patterns including my red and white 'Cherry Pie' quilt which is the photo of the quilt on the bed!
Judy Breneman is the creator of the website WomanFolk: The Art of Quilting: Quilts and Quiltmaking Yesterday and Today. I’ve been an avid follower of her articles at her website for years and I love to read about quilting history. In 2016 Judy celebrated her 20th anniversary as a website.. that stopped me in my tracks! She built her first website in 1996, it may be the first quilt website! I’m so happy she can join me to chat about Quilt history!
From patchwork to applique to wool Deanne Eisenman of Snuggles Quilts creates cozy and beautiful projects! She is going to give us some needle turn applique tips and we’ll hear all about love of applique!
A topic every single quilters wants to know more about, how to store .. and then FIND our stuff. Being creative often means we can live with a bit (or a lot) of creative chaos in our space. I personally love to organize and dream of having someone give me tips. My dreams came true when Carolyn Woods wrote the book just for us ‘Organizing Solutions for Every Quilter’. As a professional organizer she has this nailed and is giving us tips today!
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