Sunday, May 24, 2015

2 Dutch Treat blocks for May

I'm trying to stay on top of my goal of making 2 of these little blocks each month.
Happy to say that my May blocks are done.
I think the little heart in the African Violet block is so sweet.

Below are the blocks I've completed so far since January.
Slow but steady progress on this enjoyable Journey!

every quilt tells a story....

Friday, May 15, 2015

Noah & Matilda - a special Guest Appearance!

I completed a few more blocks for Noah and Matilda.
And speaking of Noah & Matilda.....
I'm excited to announce that Dawn Cook-Ronningen of Collector with a Needle.
is making a Guest Appearance next month here in northern Virginia!
Dawn will be in Warrenton, VA on June 17th and 18th for a special 2 day Event.

On Wednesday June 17th at 1:30 pm Dawn will provide a Trunk Show and Lecture at the Warrenton Welcome Center. On Thursday June 18th Dawn will be a Speaker and guest on a Bus Trip event to the Virginia Quilt Museum to view the exhibit "A Virginia Tribute to Jane Stickle". (the original Dear Jane)

This 2 day event is being sponsored by Kelly Ann's Quilting in Warrenton.
If you'd like to come out and meet Dawn, you may choose to attend her 1 day Lecture or the 2 day Lecture and Bus Trip event.
Please contact Kelly Ann for ticket availability.
(there are a limited number of seats left for the bus event)

The shop has offered classes on traditional and modern applique using Dawn's beautiful patterns. Our most recent adventure has been a Noah & Matilda Quilt Study and BOM program. I've been honored to teach this course with great insight from Dawn - pattern Designer and owner of the Noah & Matilda quilt of 1854.

A few of my students brought in Show & Tell this month:



These students are very excited for the opportunity to meet with Dawn in June!
I will be equally happy to see her again.
And yes...she is as generous, talented, knowledgeable and gracious in person, as she is on her blog.

every quilt tells a story.....

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Jane Exhibit opens at VA Quilt Museum

We had such fun setting up the exhibit last week...
"A Virginia Tribute to Jane Stickle".

32 Women have pieces in this exhibit.
Quilters of various ages and skill levels from all over Virginia gathered over 13 months to share 1 common bond... a deep affection for the Jane Stickle quilt and a passion to recreate it. There are full size quilts to view and a few smaller pieces which reflect how quilter's find Jane's quilt relevant to today. Each of the smaller items has a practical use and the quilter created it using Jane blocks as part of the design element of their work.

As curator, I gave a lecture at the Artists Reception this past Saturday.

While talking about the life of Jane Stickle and the details of her quilt....
(comprised of 5,602 pieces) I had the honor of sharing a quilt made by a former student, Jean Young.

The exhibit Opens today May 5th 2015 and will remain on display thru July 4th.

If you live in Virginia or plan to visit this Spring/Summer and would like to visit the museum click HERE for more information regarding their location and hours.

Another highlight for me this week.... my Jane Quilt is featured in the new Spring/Summer 2015 edition of Quilt Sampler magazine.

It's on page 11 in the magazine. Standing in front of my quilt is Angie Russell. She is a dedicated employee of Kelly Ann's Quilting. Kelly Ann was named and featured as having one of the top 10 Quilt Shops across the United States and Canada. For more pictures of Kelly Ann's Shop from the magazine click HERE.

every quilt tells a story.....

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