Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Starting Soon.......

I'm proud to announce I am a designer for the 2014 Row by Row Experience!
Earlier this spring, I designed a Summer themed Row for Kelly Ann's Quilt shop titled Beach Balls. Those familiar with my teaching style will not be surprised to hear that I've included simplified instructions for easier assembly of the blocks.

Here is the basic row that I designed, sewn together...

the shop is also offering a finishing kit to create a runner quilt that includes a super adorable Flip Flop fabric print border.

There are 1250 Quilt shops participating!
The 2014 Row by Row Experience has expanded to include 35 areas in the United States and Canada. Each area will feature participating quilt shops that have designed a unique row in a Sew a Season quilt. Collect the free patterns by visiting the shops during the summer - July 1st thru September 2, 2014.

Here's a look at the VIRGINIA shops participating here in my home state. If you are traveling through VA this summer, please remember... although "VA is for Lovers", it's also a GREAT place for Quilters!

I'm also including a link to the COMPLETE list of shops participating across the U.S. and Canada.

July 1st is just around the corner, have you started mapping out your road trips to collect your free rows?

every quilt tells a story...

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Coin Quilt Challenge

A challenge was presented to the staff and teachers over at Kelly Ann's quilt shop. Each member created their own interpretation of a coin quilt.
(details available in my previous post)

I am always fascinated to see how creative minds interpret a common concept. Here are some of the larger quilts that were made for the challenge:

Here are pictures of the smaller creations which include pillows as well as small and miniature quilts:

This is my finished mini quilt - but it's a secret - if you don't follow my blog...(grin)

Unfortunately, I can't announce the names of these quilters. (just yet) The quilts are displayed for customers to guess who made them. But I can certainly tell you which quilt was my favorite. It was a miniature quilt - and no... it isn't mine. ;) It's this amazing and darling 12" quilt:

I love the little hammock and the adorable buttons the quilter used to embellish her quilt.

This challenge will soon go out to shop customers. It will be a fun Summer challenge involving an exciting display, contest and ribbons. Have you ever made a coin quilt?

every quilt tells a story....

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