Saturday, July 7, 2012

Home Machine Quilting Show - SLC - 2012

I hope you enjoy this slideshow of just a small portion of the spectacular quilts displayed at HMQS in Salt Lake City this year.  I sadly ran out of time to take photos so this is just a mouth-watering taste of the eye candy that was there!

I also extend my most heartfelt apologies to those quilt artists who I was unable to acknowledge due to my own neglect in noting their titles and names beside their quilts!  I pledge to do better by you and your lovely creations next time!

Sit Back and Enjoy!  Click HEREHMQS Eye Candy

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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Do You Smell Pizza?


Blogger~ Julie ~ said...
This is such a cute idea! What darling hats! Thanks for the great tutorial!!! :)


Congratulations, Julie!

I smell Pizza

I thought so! Me too - YUMMY!  Skip on over to Sew We Quilt where I am Guest Posting today with a super fun tut for the Aspiring Little Chefs in your life and a great Giveaway!

Monday, February 6, 2012

And Now A Word FOR Our Sponsors . . .

I have been remiss lately at posting to my own blog, but I rarely miss a day checking on the rest of you.  I promise to do better, but just wanted to thank those generous and energetic bloggers who not only regale us regularly with tales (and beautiful photos) of their projects, but those who take the time to offer free tutorials for the rest of us and those who are generous enough to offer giveaways to their readers!

Recently, I won a giveaway from Quilt Taffy.  Quilt Taffy is a blog written by Corrie and Des, "Sisters living the Sweet Life in Idaho.  Taffy Talk is a type of chewy blog. Made by stretching or pulling a sticky mass of boiled creativity, butter-flavored ideas and coloring until fluffy......Much more than the left-over candy in your child's halloween loot."

Corrie and Des regularly provide free tutorials and sponsor giveaways for their lucky readers and this was my recent loot!

These gorgeous fat quarters are the Dessert Party line by Robert Kaufman.  If you want some for yourself, you can find them in Corrie and Des' Etsy Store.   

Also, recently, I have been following a Quilt Along with Erin at Why Not Sew.  Erin is leading the rest of us in hand-piecing traditional quilt blocks.  I was reminded of when I asked my friend, Karen, if she wanted to take a hand-quilting class with me.  She replied, "Why would I want to do that when I own a Gammill?"  As you can tell, Karen lives closer to the "fast lane" than me!

Anyway, Erin's first block was the Churn Dash.  I truly enjoyed the quiet and introspective moments of hand piecing and am looking forward to more.

If you would like to jump on Erin's Hand Piecing Bandwagon, here's the link for Block One.

I truly appreciate these bloggers and their generous energies gifted to the rest of us.  If you have enjoyed someone's tutorial or won a giveaway, please send a quick thank you.  A written Thank You note never goes out of style!