Brushing Up #7 by Laura Wasilowski
In a fit of cleaning out a studio shelf, I unearthed another little quilt to update. The paint brush in Brushing Up #7 looked so sad and lonely that I felt it needed a companion. How do you update an old quilt?
Why put a bird on it of course! Now our little paint brush has a friend. Ah, isn’t that sweet? You’ll see this quilt and many others at the Artfabrik/Friestyle booth at the Houston International Quilt Festival next week. Come see Frieda and me in booth #1229.
Many years ago I came across some beautifully dyed silk roving. I’m not a spinner, but the glow and sheen of the silk really caught my eye. So I bought a bunch of it.
I’ve finally packaged it up and will be selling it at the Artfabrik/Friestyle (booth #1229) at the International Quilt Festival. I know people will ask me how to use it. But I don’t know what to do with it. Any ideas?
Well, the good news is that there ar two winners of my forgetful Free on Fridays give away. Congratulations to Lorraine and Colleen! May you enjoy your threads.
The bad news is that I have to dye this week. I thought I was all prepared for the International Quilt Festival but Noooooooooo! I have to dye more fabric this week. Rats!
I so long for my studio! This week I’m teaching at the Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF) in Santa Clara CA. One of the problems with teaching is that I don’t get to make anything, just watch others make art. It can be very frustrating!
So I long for my studio.
This is a view down the hall into my basement sewing studio. Before I left town, I packed boxes for the Artfabrik/Friestyle booth at the International Quilt Festival in Houston. The first thing I have to do upon my return home is ship out those boxes.
OK, maybe I don’t long for my studio.
A nut house in process.
My second in a series of nut houses, or Nut House #2, is about to go under the needle! The hand stitching is complete and the machine work on my BERNINA awaits. Hope to get this done before leaving for the International Quilt Festival in Houston TX.
The pressure is on, wish me luck!
Are you under pressure from a nut too? This may help you out. Leave a comment today on the blog and you may win a sampler of my hand dyed thread and a thread ring.
By Emily Parson
Alas, the International Quilt Festival in Houston is over. But I thought you might like to see some of the people and quilts at the show. Here you see my friend, Emily Parson’s beautiful quilt on display in the Full Bloom exhibit.
My colorful friends, Mary Mashuta, Lynn Koolish, and Roberta Horton
Several friends dropped in to visit us at the Artfabrik booth including Mary Mashuta, Lynn, Koolish (my editor from C&T Publishing) and Roberta Horton.
Katie, Frieda, Pat and Sue
You can always count on Katie Pasquini Masopust to liven up a party. Here she is with Frieda and award winning quilters Pat Holly and Sue Nickels.
And one last view of my Libby’s Leaves quilt next to that of Alex Anderson’s quilt. You have until November 5 to put in a bid on the quilts being auctioned to raise money for Libby Lehman. Check out the auction website here. Wish you could have been at Houston with us. It was so much fun!