Monday, August 26, 2013

Jacquie Gering is coming to Baltimore!

Jacquie Gering Lecture/Trunk Show

Quilting Modern: Honoring Tradition
Monday, October 21, 6:30 - 7:30 PM, Seminole Sampler, Catonsville
Cost: $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers

Jacquie shares her journey from being a maker, to becoming a quilter, and now a modern quilter, designer and author. Jacquie tells about her Mennonite roots, how her family inspires and influences her work, and shows through her quilts how she has developed her unique voice in modern quilting. Learn what makes a quilt modern from one of the leaders of the modern quilting movement.

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Please note that we are unable to offer refunds for this workshop. However, we will make available a waiting list and you can transfer your class purchase to someone else.

A little about Jacquie Gering

The co-author of Quilting Modern: Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts (Interweave, 2012), Jacquie is a contributing designer and author for Stitch, Modern Patchwork, Quilter's World and Quilter's Quarterly. Her quilts have been featured in other national and international publications. Jacquie is a leader in the modern quilting movement, serving on the Board of Directors of the National Modern Quilt Guild. She teaches and talks quilting across the country and shares her designs and quilting knowledge on her popular blog, Tallgrass Prairie Studio.
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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Elephants on Parade!

My lovely daughter is due to have her second baby sometime between now and next Wednesday.  She requested an elephant quilt for the nursery, inspired by a pattern she found on Pinterest by Sew Much Ado.  I made my own little elephant drawing and the rest was easy.  She painted the nursery bright green and she requested the gray, pink, and purple to go with it.  I used all fabrics from my stash, except the Kona white (which I seem to run out of all the time!).

So here is my version:

I did a micro stipple around each elephant and a curvy wave in the white borders.

This is the label on the back.  It is blank because I want to add the baby's name and birthdate (after she is born!).

So if you are counting, that is the second quilt that we worked on and finished this month.  I have high hope for the third one but I go back to work in a few days... we'll see!
Fresh Poppy Design

Wednesday, August 7, 2013


My daughter finished a quilt today!
 She made this gorgeous queen sized quilt for her bed.  She actually started it last summer and finished it up this year.  She used a fat quarter pack (I bought it but right now I have no idea what it was edit: it is McKenzie by Dena by Westminster Fabrics) plus some random fabrics we found at the fabric store.  Don't you love the colors?
 Here is my adorable granddaughter on the front...

 And the back (pieced, of course!).  Carolyn even learned how to do a little FMQ.  She used a loop de loop pattern.  Her husband quilted one of the squares, too.  I helped and I did the borders in a pod/vine type design.  

Today she sewed the rest of the binding on and we washed it and dried it to crinkle it up!
Now she wants to make some pillows!