Sunday, June 26, 2011

13 Pineapples

Spend the day making Pineapple blocks - up to 13 now and time to starch more of the black silk and interface and slice up more of the ties to keep the variety going. I'm thinking of changing out the thin gold stripe for the outer edge blocks. Will see what silk I have that would work.

Monday, June 20, 2011

NQA Show - Columbus, OH

Had a wonderful time at the NQA Show last week. Helped out with the technology in the Judging Room, pinned on ribbons, re-connected with Certified Judges from all over the country (esp. TX), celebrated the show winners, and taught at the Friday Morning Medley, a 15 minute segment on Quilting Designs EIGHT TIMES. Practice makes perfect! Each group did "get it" at the end so I was pleased. Also celebrated the ribbon wins of 2 customer quilts, Serena Vrnak's quilt, "A few of my favorite things" won 1st place in Group Quilts, and her quilt, "Family and Friends" won an Honorable Mention.
Congratulations to all the winners!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Friday Medley - Quilt #1

Just finished the quilting on the "Well Designed" sample, binding will happen later in the week. "Feathered to Death" sample is stitching out its sample now - love my Intelliquilter!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

NQA Friday Morning Medley Quilt #1

Getting ready for a 15 minute lecture on Quilting Design at the National Quilting Association Show which begins a week from this coming Wed. The format of the Friday Morning Medley is stations that the participants rotate through every 15 minutes for 2 hours. I'll be demonstrating how to design quilting for maximum impact with the finale being two identical quilts - one thoughtfully quilted, the other "feathered to death". One quilt top is done and on the longarm, the other one is in process, just a tad short of one of its fabrics!