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Saturday, October 27, 2012

Artist Trading Cards

I finished my ATCs last night to trade at Quilt Festival next week.  Can you say last minute?  All of the postings are saying the trading and demo area has been moved next to the Food Court this year. 

Click on to enlarge.

I, also, made a Mug Rug to exchange.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Alzheimer's Art Quilts in Houston at IQA Show

The International Quilt Show starts next Wednesday in Houston.  I have attended for the last 20 years and still get excited when I walk thru the doors.  The quilts are always wonderful, but I must confess that the rows and rows of vendors are my favorite part. 

I always stop by the Alzheimer's Art Quilt booth and buy a quilt or two to support this dedicated organization.  I have attached some information about this worthy cause below.  If you attend the show, stop by or check them out online.

The Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative is offering more than 2,100 Priority: Alzheimer's Quilts for sale at International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX (Oct 31-Nov 4). Please head over to the front of the Exhibit Hall, Row S to see amazing small format art quilts (9" x 12") created to fight Alzheimer's. All profits fund research.
If you would like to help sell quilts, rope people into the booth (it is Texas, after all) or generally lend a hand, the AAQI needs you. Sign up for 2-3 hour time slots (and get free admission on the days you volunteer) or join the AAQI Text Brigade and help "as needed." Learn more and sign up here:

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Wizard of Oz Mug Rug

I finished my Wizard of Oz mug rug a while back, but have been looking for the perfect cup.  I found a set at Tuesday Morning.   I always choose the Bad Witch, she has more fun.

The mug rug is a copy of one made by ruthiequilts.  I could not find a website, only a photo.  Thanks for sharing Ruthie.  I hope that you consider it a compliment that I loved your design.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Name Tag Contest

My Quilt Guild decided to discontinue providing name tags for members.  We were asked to make our own permanent name tag.  To make it interesting, the guild held a name tag contest in March. 

I won third place.  What do you think?  (The crease at the top is from the lanyard clip.)

The bottom line reads, "Serial Quilter".  I just can't stop cutting up fabric and hiding it in quilts.  It's not my fault that my DH makes me watch 'Dexter'. LOL

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Two Linus Quilts

Here are the two Linus quilts, I will show at Quilt Guild Meeting tomorrow night.  The Bee that I belong to is showing  charity quilts as a group.  This will be our first appearance as a group.  We are six members strong.  WOO HOO!!!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

May your Heart be filled with the Love of those You hold near and dear.  Take every opportunity to tell your family and friends that they are loved.  Hugs, kisses and smiles are FREE.  Receive and give, all that You can.

This is a charity quilt that I made last year.

The heart pattern is free and can be found at http://quilting.about.com/od/quiltpatternsprojects/ss/heart_quilt.htm

I used the heart block in each corner (4) of the disappearing nine patch block.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Christmas Quilt #2

As I said in my last post, I collected a lot of Christmas fabric in 2011.  So, if you are keeping score, this is Christmas quilt #2 and  'Turning Twenty' #4.  What better way to showcase all those gorgeous fabrics.

Christmas Quilt in Turning Twenty pattern.

Christmas ornament quilting pattern

Back of Christmas quilt

A beautiful gold binding to finish.

I think that I have Christmas quilts out of my system for now.  However, I still have a lot of Christmas fabric, so I see more Christmas quilts in my future.


Thursday, January 26, 2012

Christmas Lap Quilt

I kept collecting Christmas fabric in 2011, so I must have wanted a Christmas quilt.  Below is my Christmas lap quilt. The idea came from a picture on the internet.  I promise to update this entry and give credit, when I find it again. 

Christmas Lap Quilt just back from the LAQer. 

It is quilted in Christmas ornaments, in gold colored thread.  The pictures do not do the quilting justice.  Below are close ups of the quilt pattern.  It was quilted by the Celtic Quilter.  She has a LAQ machine that downloads patterns from a website.

The back with binding.

The binding is cut on the straight of grain.  I love this fabric.  We use to have to cut stripes on the bias to get this look.