Wendy Sheppard is the designer at Ivory Springs. You have seen her clever and beautiful designs in magazines, showcasing fabric lines for fabric companies and in her own patterns. Now she has a wonderful book called 'Recreating Antique Quilts'. Our shared love of using antiques for inspiration is one of the things we'll explore today!
Diane and Bruce Magidson co-founded SewBatik in 2004, and we have never been the same! Bruce is the designer of the batiks they sell, and today he shares his process and why they decided to start a family business manufacturing batiks.
Jacquelynne Steves is a wonderful artist! She is always creating new images, fun projects and even has an amazing newsletter filled with her art, recipes, free projects you will love and more! She and I are going talk about creating a special quilt. What goes into it, the process we have had.. plus she has a project starting and is going to share that and a lot more with us!
Here are some Random NY photos from the last few days! I was teaching at 'Quilting around Chautauqua' ... and I had a chance to meet a LOT of you!
This event is workshops, vendors and a quilt show spread all around the Chautauqua Institute grounds. This totally adorable building is a set of rooms form the 'Sisters'. Two ladies who have been sharing their quilts and friends quilts in adorable room settings.
Imagine my surprise when I walked in to find a whole room by my friend Sue Papalia!! Her theme was 'Somewhere over the Rainbow'.. adorable .. i love The Wizard of Oz!
Here are a few quilt photos.. there were 800 quilts on display across the grounds!
This might have been my favorite, now I NEED to make a cream dresden on red... this is so darn yummy!
Made by the talented Cindy!
I taught my Little Blue Bird quilt.. here are some in progress!
Sherri Falls of thisandthatpatterns.com is so incredibly talented. Her quilt patterns speak to a wide variety of quiltmakers. PLUS she is the nicest and kindest friend on earth. I sure wish we lived closer to each other!
I always have to find Sherri at the shows for a BIG HUG!! And to see all the super duper cute things she has designed. I cant get enough of her!
I love this quilt because it reminds me of playing with home made dolly clothes when I was little and sorting my grandma's button bin. It reminds me of the wooden spools that she sewed with on her sewing machine (That I now have in my studio and it's a beauty). It reminds me of when my own girls were little and I would sew them doll clothes for Christmas gifts and make them matching dress for Christmas eve....it reminds me of why I love to sew and the people I love to sew for! Sewing has always made me HAPPY!
Like me, Sherri loves WORD quilts!! She told me "It's a fun to piece quilt, as it's done in sections. I used fat quarters. It's 60" X 74" perfect size to snuggle up with and watch a movie with this fall. I even put minki on the back."
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