Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Fat Quarters Quilts

Fat Quarterites have been finishing quilts. Carol J writes on her blog that she started Thorns and All in a 1998 challenge from Judi B to choose a passage from The War of the Roses, a novel by Warren Adler, as the creative springboard for a quilt. "When I came across it recently, I was happy to see it again and thought it deserved to be quilted." And now it is.

Bettina (honorarily Fat)
has finished a magnificent Jane Austen quilt top.

A copy of the quilt the Austen family made
 with a photo transfer of Jane in the middle.

Union Square

Bobbi sends a picture of "this quilt which I just (and FINALLY!) finished.  It's a product of the Civil War block exchange group I belonged to in Virginia.  It was sort of based on the Patchwork Divas group in Texas.  The VA group is going to have an exhibit at the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival and this is the one they wanted from me."

The Kansas group of Fat Quarterites called the City Sewers did this silk string quilt for an auction to benefit a local AIDS assistance group. The silks are from necktie remnants Merikay got in the Bay area a few years ago.
And Judy S has finished this interpretation of an antique from the collection of the International Quilt Study Center and Museum.

Friday, November 25, 2011

Volunteers Needed

If you scrolled down on your November 4th email from Sally you may have noticed this request:

"Demonstrations:  Would anyone like to do a demonstration of a sewing technique or design technique or give a lecture on fabric related subject or lead a class?"

Send her an email with an idea.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

News from Judi B

Tomato Bisque quilt top . . .

She writes: I taught a 5-day version of the Tomato workshop I did at PB2010 at Quilting By the Lake in July. After watching what the students did, I couldn't wait to get home and get to work on my version. First 'repeat-block' quilt I've done in a l-o-n-g time. I'm just amazed that I've learned how to send an attachment. (Note attachment above, actually sent digitally.)

Detail of Afternoon Breeze

I've been wanting to heads-up you to Google ROY BUTLER's "Afternoon Breeze" bronze sculpture in Boulder City NV. We came upon it on our Out West trip. She is so so beautiful. For a minute I thought it was my grand-mother.
(Click here to open a rather large PDF with pictures of the whole sculpture.
http://www.roywbutler.com/pdfs/afternoon_breeze.pdf )
Our trip was fabulous - - - fun to take a guy who spent his life in the tropics to see what rocks really look like.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Fee Balance Due


Friday, November 11, 2011

Rebecca Cleans Up

O Positive

Judge's choice

Rebecca won two ribbons in The San Francisco Quilters Guild show Symphony Of Color 2011

Seen From Behind

This one won first in the large quilt by one person category.

See more winners here:


Monday, November 7, 2011

Stevii Now Queen

Stevii has been elected President of the International Quilters Association, you know the group that puts on Quilt Market and Quilt Festival, etc. 

See scope of the empire by clicking here: