How beautiful is this? Another amazing piece by Twiddly Tracy.
Tracy will be teaching all the skills you need to make this wall hanging here at Quilting Antics on Friday 12th July. You will learn how to ‘paint’ a picture with thread and then use raw edge applique to decorate it; as opposed to decorating your applique with quilting stitches. It will be a really good grounding for anyone who has fancied learning how to do free machining but never had the confidence.
Other things on the agenda this week. I will be setting off on Wednesday to Sandown Racecourse for the quilt show down there and of course there will be a free giveaway open only to my blog readers. If you bring me your name and address to the stand you will be entered into my prize draw, the lucky winner will receive a four fat quarters from Lynette Anderson’s now range Wildflower Wood. It’s as simple as that!
As if things aren’t hectic enough this week we will be giving away a second fat quarter pack to one lucky blog reader in our other free giveaway at Furness and Shoreline Quilters Quilt Show at Cartmel Village Hall LA11 6QB where we will also have a stand, manned or should I say womaned by Diz and wise Owl. So don’t forget to drop your name and address off with them if you go to that show. It promises to be a belting good show, I have visited Shoreline Quilters and they are an incredibly talented group of ladies.
Click on the words Fabric Impressions above once you have read my blurb.
I love the idea of the new Artisans fair on my own doorstep in Settle North yorkshire. I know there are several local people who read my blog and would be more than capable of selling at this fair, so if you read this and are interested in being involved contact Julie to book your space. The more people who hear about thi,s the more we can promote Settle as a centre for crafting excellence…go on you know you want to!
Rosemary brought more of her mother’s beautiful hand stitched quilts in to show us today, unfortunately my favourite one did not photograph very well (the one taken outside.) I have also photographed a closeup of the dresden plate which is beautifully embellished with lace. Mum’s work is breathtaking. Rosemary also brought in her own finished sampler quilt which she made in her class with us. I think that it is fair to say that they are two very talented ladies.
I am so cross at myself, I haven’t posted for nearly a week and have been meeting myself coming backwards. Firstly I didn’t have any internet signal at Spalding which scuppered the free giveaway competition. No matter, I thought, I could still snap the pics of the beautiful quilts on display, of which there were many. Next catastrophe the silly camera decides it isn’t playing…then as if that wasn’t bad enough, I have got one of those new fangled fancy i phones. OMG! I can’t get the hang of it, probably because I never have enough time to sit down and do the learning. No matter I can manage the camera bit, so I snapped over 100 pics of ALL the quilts and sent them up to my new i cloud, next job is to retrieve all said pics from the stratosphere hummmmmmmmm and here we have hit another problem, it aint happening ladies! So for now please be content with the few images that I got of Linda Turner’s amazing quilts on my neanderthal digital camera. I did not know Linda prior to the show but having now spent three days on the stand next door to hers, I can now say she is an extremely talented and very lovely lady. We chatted about my retreats and I am hoping that I may be able to get her to come and do one for us. If you fancy coming on a retreat with Linda, let me know and I will try and arrange something. So for now, enjoy the pics and have a peruse through Linda’s website
Pearl of the day by Big Bird
(blog on short time this week due to school hols)
I could not believe my eyes when I heard the clip clopping of horses feet outside. I looked up and to my astonishment these two young lads had just called in for a bit of shopping. At this time of year there are often travellers around on their way up to Appleby fair but not these two they are local lads just out having fun…Brilliant, who says that kids don’t have good old fashioned fun anymore?
Guess who now stocks Pebeo Silk Paints, Gutta and fabric markers? Yay, its me! Quilting Antics now stocks the lot!
Hen Pecked and I have had fun and games assembling the display stand this afternoon, a simple enough project if you happen to be an octopus. Once the unit was assembled we then had to decide how the stuff is supposed to be displayed, no finished pic provided and if you look on web site after website not one shows a completed display stand aarrgghh! So I’ve done it my way, it might not be right but its done…so there!
A few weeks ago I created a page on my blog called money off voucher, I have since managed to get the shoe department to agree to extend the voucher to their shoes. So here is the updated voucher which I will copy onto the money off voucher page. Don’t forget to print one off every time you shop in Watershed Mill to claim your money off…better than a poke in the eye with a sharp stick!
Pearl of the day by Big Bird
I was reading Lucie the Happy Quilter’s blog and found a great link to a really useful website on ‘colour’. Design seeds have a brilliant way of helping you to put colours together
I was thinking how easy and simple it would be to pick out a colour scheme for a quilt, you could resort to good old paint colour cards to help you put a matching selection together and take your scheme to the nearest fabric shop! Easy peasy lemon squeezy!