This year ....several customer quilts won awards, if yours won something and I didn't hear about it--please let me know!
Pieced by Carol Wean --Kachemak Bay, Alaska
From the Grand Coulee Dam Area Chamber of Commerce - Harvest Festival Quilt Show:
2nd place Small Quilts - Pieced by Linda Roberts - her version of my 1892 Rondure design
2nd place - large quilts - Pieced by Nancy Cargo - Strips Ahoy with extra borders - adapted from Tricia Cribbs/Turning Twenty design
one was an antique just waiting to be completed,
another was my shop's Row by Row Winner pieced by Nancy Cargo,
and this one for a special anniversary of a dear friend of my client's.
Totals by style of quilting, note all are hand guided.
Pantographs - 29
Custom - 43 (ranges from 'lite' to moderately high level of custom)
(includes four done gratis for charity and one sample pieced by my mom--note quilting services are not eligible as charitable deductions --this is truly a labor of love.)
Every quilt is special to the recipient and I especially enjoy being a part of that process. You can see all the photos I've posted in this year's album.
Probably more so than in prior years, I've made an intentional effort to be a part of our industry in other ways. Now with fabric available in the studio, I spend more time working with individuals seeking to create their next treasure. Participating in Row by Row and our local North Central Washington Shop Hop took time away from quilting too, but I got to meet many new people and enjoyed sharing about our tranquil area with them. Thanks to all who ventured here....we look forward to seeing you again. And if you missed out on our 2015 Row by Row -- kits are still available.
|Woven Braid - Full size|
Size - Dimensions - Price (Shipping and Tax Add'l)
Baby - 45" x 55" - $57
Lap - 55" x 65" - $75
Full (shown)- 65" x 85" - $95
Queen - 75" x 95" - $110
King - 105" x 105" - $150
Pattern only $10
These patterns were released at Fall Market and are now available. Island Batik fabrics that they were made with will be available from your local quilt shop in 2016. Jewels is available now in a kit using Jinny Beyer Malim batiks (see lower image for sample that uses a non-batik for the border).
|Fire Island Jewels|
Our book "You Can Quilt! Building Skills for Beginners" was released by the American Quilter's Society in May 2015. I'll be doing author demos related to our book at the Phoenix AQS Quilt Week on Thurs. at 11am and Friday at noon. Hope to see some of you there!