Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Threadworks Show

I went on a little road trip today to see the Threadworks "Passions" show. It was a very good show with a wide variety of needlework pieces. There were many pieces that didn't appear to have anything to do with the theme of the show (which was "Passion") but they were interesting to look at just the same. One of the things I really loved about this show is that they provided a colour program with small photos of all the pieces in the show...for FREE!! It is a great souvenir to bring home to read and reflect on all the techniques and ideas you saw.
After reading Carol Clasper's blog about sketchbooks I had decided to treat myself to a new one. My old books do not lay flat open and are just not interesting to me. I wanted one that has good quality paper with a spiral binding and I found one today that I am happy with at Wyndham Art Supplies (at a very good price!). Hopefully the combination of a brand new sketchbook, and all the wonderful quilts I have seen in the last month will inspire me to fill it up!
I have been working away at finishing up the charity quilts for the June guild meeting. I will go over to Joan's house on Thursday and photograph all the donated quilts, which at this time total over 50! I finished the quilting on two of the quilts, finished the binding on one and passed one project back to Donna for binding. This is the one remaining quilt that I must finish. It was a 9 patch block BOM that I worked on at the retreat in the winter. Here it is finally all pin basted and ready to machine quilt. I have everything ready...just need the time to get over to the studio and "get 'er done"!

8 comments:

Jeanne said...

Wow! Fifty charity quilts is very impressive. Congratulations! Thanks for the link to the show, too.

Nicole and Phil said...

the 9 patch is looking great! you are 2 steps ahead of me! :)
I hope to get the borders and backing done today, and get it pinned tomorrow!
enjoy!

The Crafts House said...

I love your minature quilts, I am new to quilting and love painting..is it harder to make minature quilts and are there any books on the subject?
Sandra

Kathy Wagner said...

Thanks for your kind message Sandra! I do find miniature quilts more difficult than full size quilts because the accuracy of cutting and sewing is crucial...there is no extra room to adjust for any errors.
Check out www.amazon.com - they have quite a few good books on Miniature Quilts. I really like anything by Jayne Turner and
Els Feteris-Stam
Carol Henry has some nice patterns:
http://www.minisbycarol.com/patterns.htm

swooze said...

I like the quilt you are showing here. Are you calling that a 9 patch? I don't see 9. Can you help me?

Kathy Wagner said...

Sorry about being unclear there. THis idea is currently called a "disappearing 9 patch" I think. I started out with 9 patch blocks and cut each block into 4 equal pieces right through the centre, then rearranged them. Just something different to do with a simple block!

Kathy Wagner said...

Here is the website where I first saw this idea:
http://www.quiltedforest.com/freepattern1.pdf
Happy Quilting!

Kathy or Kathryn or Dana or .......... said...

Thanks for sharing the link to the show -- very interesting.

Keep up the good work on the charity quilts!!!