Article from the blog of Krista Moser. To see her original post, Click Here
Have you ever wanted to try facing a quilt instead of binding it? This works well for artsy style quilts that are going to be on display. There are a few good methods for doing facing instead of binding, and I thought I would show you my favorite method... the mitered way!
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This block looks more complicated than it is. Thanks to clever assembly and cutting, you can make these beautiful blocks quickly and easily. Please click on any photo to see a larger image.
This article is from a blog post at ConnieKresin.com. She has many other helpful tutorials. If you would like to see her post for this technique on her blog, Click Here
I thought I would share this fun and quick quilt pattern. I can already think of other sizes and color choices to make this. Small changes would make it jelly roll friendly, and scrappy would be fun too. What would you make with this technique?
To see the original post and other cute projects they offer, see Cluck Cluck Sew Click here
This virtual quilt tour was on You Tube during the 2020 Pandemic. The exhibit was at the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Texas and it features contemporary quilts from International Competitions, including our cherished Houston Quilt Show.
There are four videos to the series, but I clipped just the quilt slide portion to share here. I bet you will watch it, and then watch it again! You can also watch the full 4 part video series on You Tube. Click Here
I have been researching to figure out the best way to store my fabric scraps. They are piling up quickly, and I want to use them if I can. My first big find was that many quilters pre-cut their scraps into usable strips or squares. Sounds great, but I am still trying lots of new things and wasn't sure what sizes to cut them. Then I found a helpful blog post on "The Voice of Quilting" by Pat Sloan.
She had gone through similar research to mine, and took it one step further and researched what would be used most often in quilt patterns. She came up with the following list for herself:
The size you choose depends on the size of the scrap you have to work with. Of course, if you have the time you can also take smaller scraps and sew them together to make a scrappy square in the sizes listed above. The uniform sizes store easily in shoe box size containers, and take surprising less room to store than the raw scraps. Win-win.
I hope my research project helps you too. If you have found any other pearls of wisdom on this topic, please comment and share your ideas!
TSW (Technique Sharing Workshop)
Years ago I took a series of classes on wearable art, which used many quilting techniques to create clothing. One of my favorite techniques was randomly piecing fabric until it was big enough to make something out of the "created" fabric. I recently found this post and it reminded me of how I loved doing this, and gave me a good way to use scraps to create a quilt.
The options are endless, of course. Look at these photos to see how this quilter sewed strips and used a square template to create a block.
I invite our members to come to our usual Casual Quilting Group this Monday (January 4th) to work on it together.
I already loved the whimsical applique pattern from Colourwerx. In fact, I was planning to buy the pattern online and have since done that. This video shows another technique "Stitch and Flip" to have some fun with this pattern, or actually any silhouette design that interests you. I love this this YouTube video by "On-Point TV and Quilting by Nancy." Watch here or go direct to You Tube at Click Here.
Check it out, give it a try!
Some of our members tried the technique during our Zoom Quilting Group.
I have fostered bottle-fed kittens for the Humane Society for the last 6-7 years. I wanted to share this video I made for my quilting friends as a "Christmas Card." All the photos are former foster kittens of mine, and what a cute bunch they are!
Merry Kittens Everyone!
ASG (American Sewing Guild) of Santa Rosa recently had John Furtado, owner of Village Sewing, as a guest speaker. Using Zoom, he was able to show his collection of old machines, and tell us what he loved about each one!
PS - Thank you to ASG for sharing this video with us! You can find more info about them at www.asgsantarosa.org
Here are some of the blocks that were made by Janice and other members. Click image to see a larger version.
The link below is to Lisa Walton's online classes available. I would like to mention that she has a new "On Demand" class, AURORA, for individual students coming out December 1, 2020. She is offering 25% off her already reasonable price of $45US if you enroll before December 1st.
Yummy looking class with instructions to paint your fabric, simple piecing, and beading or bobbin work to embellish it. You can work at your own pace from your own sewing room. To see more information about the class and sign up Click Here
If you sign up, let us know. We can form a mini-group to go through the class together. Contact Ann@VirtualQuilters.com
We held our first workshop as a group, and what fun it was! Zoom worked great to learn this very cool technique. Below are student photos, more may be added as our class projects are completed.
Chris & I decided to take a quick drive up to Cloverdale to visit Bolt Fabrics. Quilters can never have enough fabric in their stash! Bolt Fabric has set up the store to be so safe during the COVID Pandemic. Masks, only 2-3 people in the store at a time, and even a few smart surprises that worked out well. We love this local store, and what a treat to get to go shopping!
PS - Their website is www.boltcloverdale.com Thanks Kate!
I just watched this interview of Kumiko Frydl by Lisa Walton, and it was fabulous. The miniature quilts are unlike anything I have seen and are well worth the few minutes to watch.
By the way, Lisa Walton has a wonderful series of interviews of well known quilt artists, and you can see them all on her website here: https://lisawaltonartist.com/videos/
6 Hour live workshop, split into 2 days.
Online Zoom workshop allows you to sew in the comfort of your own sewing room.
Teacher: Mel Beach
Capacity: 20 students
Description: Unlock the fun and intrigue of Lorri Crano's Interleave quilts. All the secrets of creating the illusion of curves and transparency using only straight line stitching will be revealed. Best of all, interleave quilts are assembled using a quilt-as-you-go technique, so your unique interleave quilt will be pieced and quilted at the same time!
Mel Beach is a teacher that we have experienced before, and we love her teaching style! She is also very experienced teaching over Zoom, so we will have a smooth experience with our first Zoom workshop as a group.
Session 1 - Monday, October 5th 9am - 1pm. Intro to Zoom, workshop to complete an 18' x 18' project
Session 2 - Tuesday, October 6th 1pm - 3pm Discussion of technique, and ways to tweak it for other styles and projects.
NOTE: You will need to have a computer, laptop, tablet or phone in your sewing area to participate in the class. We will have a Zoom practice session (without the teacher) before the class since this is our first workshop.
Join as a member to gain access to this Members page. Sign up for the workshop here: