Monday, December 10, 2012

Sharyn's Gift Quilt

Customer Sharyn's present for her Mom. Love the soft colors of the fabrics and and the whimsical feather quilting design she selected. My favorite "tomato soup" red thread makes it sparkle.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Ann's ready for the holidays!

Just finished quilting Ann's beautiful poinsettia quilt. Used Superior's So Fine thread and Heavy Metal metallic gold thread. Had fun staying with the holiday theme in this beauty.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Christine's Graphic Batik

Just wrapped up the quilting on this graphic batik quilt. Quilted with "Swirls' using a very subtle gray variegated, perfect for its recipient - her college student nephew.

Friday, November 23, 2012

My article is in "On Track"

My article "Entering Your Quilt in the Correct Category" is featured in the just released Winter 2013 issue of the International Machine Quilters magazine. Hope you get a chance to read it as well as all the other great articles.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing you all a day filled with family, friends, and all the trimmings of the day!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Loreen's Scrap Beauty

Just finished quilting Loreen's wonderful scrappy quilt. Love the dimension that the dark sashing gives her piece. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Jackie's Butterflies

oceanwavesqc.comJackie just picked up the adorable 30's repro fabric "Butterflies" quilt that she made for  a raffle at her school in Massachusetts. Quilted it with a simple E2E.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Tina's Quilt

All done and ready for Tina to come see it. Very pleased with the way it came out, went for the graphic and it worked beautifully

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Star Double Wedding Ring

Finishing up the quilting on Tina's DWR - beautiful quilt that some lucky couple are receiving as a wedding gift! Here's a tiny preview, hope to show you the whole quilt tomorrow!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Quilt from my Block

I also made a quilt of the blocks in the Quilting Treasures holiday fabric that I sent along to Quiltmaker for their gallery. I was very pleased with the way it came out. I love when quilts have a very graphic presence - must be the NQA Certified Judge in me peeking out - and this one does. The dark fabrics in the collection provide a lot of contrast and with their gold sparkle, give the piece lots of holiday dazzle.Enjoy!

Quiltmaker's Block

Here's my versatile block - great to use for fussy cutting that beautiful fabric you can't bring yourself to cut up. I used a holiday fabric collection from Quilting Treasures that I just love - great variety and has one of my all time favorite fabric styles for the holiday - a plaid! This plaid even has gold in it. I cut the plaid on the bias to give it more interest.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks

Arrived home from a week at A Quilter's Gathering in Manchester, NH to find my adorable Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks mug and quite a nice pile of the magazine waiting for me. So much fun to cruise through the magazine and see all the beautiful blocks and find mine.  Here's a bit of a preview of my block hiding under the mug.
Looking forward to sharing more pictures of my block and tell you about my design process I use and the wonderful Christmas fabric collection I used.

Scrappy Star @ A Quilter's Gathering

Full day Scrappy Star Quilt here on the last day of A Quilter's Gathering! Stop by the "Frost" classroom and see the 6 sample quilts and the students hard at work on their own creations. Had a delicious Hungarian dinner at LaLa's last evening, goulash with all the trimming - what a wonderful family restaurant. They even had gluten free pastry desserts, had to have a chocolate "salami" - completely decadent.
Heading home after the class to get ready for being on tomorrow's Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, November 3, 2012

Binding Class

Had a super group in last evening's binding class. They powered through, stuck with it and were rewarded with lots of new techniques and tricks that work well to get that binding part of their quilts under control and looking great. Day off today to enjoy the show and vendors, all day Scrappy Star quilt class tomorrow wraps up a fun week at A Quilter's Gathering.

Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour starts Monday morning, bright and early! Join me for lots of quilting fun complete with prizes

Thursday, November 1, 2012

A Quilter's Gathering is open! Come join the fun here in Manchester, NH at the Radisson. See the fabulous quilts, the special exhibits, especially "Color Journey" - a series of 40 quilts showcasing the full color spectrum created by NQA Certified Judges, and visit the vendors! Still room in two of my classes: Friday 6-9 Binding Techniques - traditional and glue-heatset-stitched and Sunday 9-5  Scrappy Star quilt (as featured in Fons & Porter Scrap Quilts of September 2011). Hope to see you!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

A Quilter's Gathering

Safe and sound in Manchester, NH at the beautiful Radisson hotel getting ready for a Quilter's Gathering, a wonderful show,  which opens Wednesday evening with a dinner and a speaker - the effervescent Dianne Hire. Fellow NQACJ Molly Waddell and I will begin judging the quilts at 10 this morning, finishing up tomorrow. I'll be presenting a lecture on "Quilting by Check" (longarm quilting) on Thursday at the lunchtime lecture, teaching a "Binding Technique Needs Improvement" workshop on Friday evening from 6-9 and a full day workshop on Sunday, my Scrappy Star will that was featured in Fons & Porter's Scrap Quilt of September, 2011. Come join me at a lecture or workshop - lots to learn!!!!!

Monday, November 5th, I'll be on the Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks Blog Tour all day so come by for a visit. They'll be prizes and lots of fun chat. Hope to see you on Monday!