$20,000 in prize money from sponsor First Pacific Advisors, is on the line this weekend in the Carson Valley Quilt Guilds Biennial quilt show “My Favorite Things“. Over 200 quilts will be on display from quilters from several states including many from members of the Carson Valley Quilt Guild. Their show this year will include a display of antique quilts and furniture in an exhibit titled, “Our Quilting Heritage.” They will have several demonstrations over the weekend, and they will have almost 20 vendors in their merchant mall. Tickets will be available for raffle baskets.
My Favorite Things
Carson High School
1111 N Saliman Road
Carson City NV
June 9-10. 2012
10 am to 4 pm both days
Admission: $7 (get one dollar off when you print this flyer and take it with you)
Kaye Wood does a nice job with this video on Free motion Machine Quilting. It is 26 minutes long but it is well done. If you don’t need more demos on Machine Quilting, you should still watch the first 5 minutes. They give a great tip for keeping your fabric from getting all twisted up in the wash. Click HERE to watch the video.
I was out searching YouTube today looking for good information on free motion quilting using your home sewing machine, and stumbled across this series by Patsy Thompson.
Free Motion Quilting, Beginner Tutorial 1 (of 4)
Free Motion Quilting, Beginner Tutorial 2 (of 4) “Spray Basting Wall”
Free Motion Quilting, Beginner Tutorial 3 (of 4)
Free Motion Quilting, Beginner Tutorial 4 (of 4)
I hope you enjoy them.
Have you ever dreamed of having your original quilt design featured in a major magazine? If you are like most amateur quilt designers, you have at least dreamed, but then reality sets in and you begin to doubt your abilities, you think how can I compete against all the published artist and professional teachers. Well, now is your chance, McCall’s Quilting Quilt Design Star™ 2012 has an Amateur Category. You are considered an amateur if you have NEVER earned any money off your quilting. You haven’t sold any patterns or been paid to teach a class based on your original designs. If this is you, for this contest you are an amateur, and you can enter the McCall’s Quilting magazine design star 2012. There are several phases in this competition, but if you Win you will be featured in a future edition of McCall’s Quilting magazine. If this idea interest you, you have until April 29, 2012 to get your entry in. Click HERE to find the official rules. Let go of your fears and get your entry in now.
Raffel Quilt 2012
The Quilters Guild of East Texas 31st Annual Azalea Quilt Show
will feature over 200 quilts. They will have demonstrations as well as a “Bed Turning” to show off some of the quilts. They will have over 25 vendors in their merchant mall. There will be a silent auction as well as a Raffle Quilt with the proceeds going to local charities.
Click HERE to see photos of the 2011 Quilt Show.
March 23 & 24, 2012
10:00 am to 5:00 pm, Friday & Saturday
Admission: $6 adults, $5 seniors & children
Harvey Convention Center – 2000 W Front St (Hwy 31 W), Tyler, TX
More than 500 quilts and other items created by members of the Northwest largest quilt guild will be on display, March 16 -18, 2012 at the 31st annual Quilters Anonymous quilt show Read more… …