Sunday, February 26, 2017

My personal favs.

 QuiltCon has been a really fun trip! More later on that! Here are some of my Most favorite quilts... tags later, I just realizes I gotta get to my next flight! Bye! Congrats to All! Wahoo!











I'km flying off to Cali now, to teach a five day workshop at Empty Spools Seminars!  More later!

I adore each of these quilts shown...  Fantastic work!  

Sunday, February 19, 2017

QuiltCon: On our way!

NEW PRODUCTS FOR QuiltCon!
BOOTH #338
MIRROR BALL quilt pattern, templates and KIT!!
Come by to see : New Aurifil Light Work Thread, patterns, templates, & other New quilt Kits!  Will be available soon (not yet) in the shop, as we await more fabric!





We are ALOMST finished packing, although it seems not one more thing will fit into my car!  Except for Laura and I of course!  Follow us on Instagram, where we will be posting our road trip all the way to Savannah GA!

A few other things to mark down on your QuiltCon Calendar!

**I am doing a BOOK SIGNING at the C&T booth #118 Saturday from 1-2pm

**You will also find books in my booth, #338
**I will be in the Booth Saturday all day, and over my lunch on Thursday & Friday 12:30-1:45
(I will be teaching all day/night Thur & Fri)
Kim, Laura & Susan will be in the booth, be sure to stop by and say hi to the VFW quilts crew!

DON'T FORGET THE BOOTH HOP!
$1,000 VFW prize package
Stop by any of the 5 participating booths to get your post card, visit all booths for your stamp. Fill out and drop off at the last of the five booths you visit, to enter!




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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

QuiltCon Booth Hop!




YAY!!! QuiltCon is coming soon!

I am hosting a QUILTCON BOOTH HOP with my other companies that I design for!
Included in the HOP is:

JUKI Booth 405
SIZZIX Booth 324
AURIFIL Booth 1056
VFW QUILTS! Booth 338


So how does a BOOTH HOP work?  
1. Stop by any of Booths on this list to pick up a Postcard. 
2.Visit each participating booth.
3. Collect a Stamp from each on the back side fo the post card.
4. Fill out the contact section, and drop off at your last booth you visit on the list.

At the end of QuiltCon, one Luck winner will be going home without $1,000 of VFW Quilts prizes! You do not need to be present win. We will contact you and it will be announced here.

$1,000 in Prizes!!!


From AURIFL THREADS:
12wt set fresh timeless modern. And my new  50wt light Work set (releasing soon!)

From JUKI:
Juki HZL-LB5020 Computerized sewing machine


From Marcus Fabrics:
Full bundles of Mostly Manor and Light Work
From SIZZIX:
A Big Shot die cutting machine and flower die

And

A Signed copy of my Double Wedding Ring Book and a set of my Acrylic
Double wedding ring and Full melon templates!

An $1,000 dollar PRIZE PACKAGE!!!

So, be sure to swing by any of the booths listed above, at QuiltCon, fill your card with ALL your stamps, and turn in your lucky postcard fo your chance to win this awesome prize!


OOOOH! It's going to be so fun!!!


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Victory Set SPLENDID Giveaway


WOW! One year has passed and the Splendid Sampler has finished!  Time has flown by!  Did you play along?  Pat is doing a giveaway at her blog, HERE as are over 80 designers on the Splendid tour!  

MINE?  In light of Valentine's Day, I am giving away a set of my Victory Block templates!   ...As it was the project I was working all day!  I was getting Class samples together for my TO The Nines Class I will be teaching next week at QuiltCon!

To Enter:

Tell me something Good & Happy about today!
The give away will be open until Feb 21st!  (I'll be not he road to Savannah so it will end at 9pm.!)

Please make sure I am able to REACH you in your comment, 80% of your comments come in as a no reply commuter, meaning I can't respond to your email.  Either leave your email spelled out  long hand.... i.e.:  vfw quilts at gmail dot com  ~~~ is a good way to do it...or a quick google search will tell you how to fix your settings...


YAY!!!  I think I have to much sugar in system from yesterday...

;-)


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Monday, February 13, 2017

Weekend Sewing


What did I do this weekend? I hand stitched all weekend!
First I finished up the mini quilts for our booth using the 4" Variety pack templates that are new in the store. ( below)  Then I embroidered and sewed the binding on the Little 4" block above to be used at a name tag at QuiltCon.  All of us at VFW Quilts made new name tags using the NEW snack set templates.  Kim, Laura, and Susan and I will all be in Savannah!  I can't believe in one week we will be road tripping to GA!  Will you be there?

The little "Variety Pack" quilts are looking so good! These blocks are so addicting!! 
Easy to piece, and super cute!

I also had been working on quilting this new DWR quilt this entire past week... I finally finished it Sunday morning!  I immediately trimmed it, made the bias binding, sewed it on, took it home so I could binge watch and hand bind all day.   Yep.  It's done... Now to do three quite sleeves this week, Class samples as I seem to have lost them from my Craft Napa trip... (I'm sure they are hiding and will turn up as soon as I finish new samples...)  Above I used my Double wedding ring set and my Full Melon template all in one quilt!


I need to get this up on the wall today and photograph it... It was a fun one to make!

What did you do this past weekend?


Need a fun small project? Join in on this Marcus Markers MUG RUG CHALLENGE!

Show Us Your Mug Shot!



We Love Mugrugs! They're a quick and easy, practical and useful project. And if a quick Google search for images of Mugrugs is any indication, we're not alone! Sized just right for your favorite beverage, a spoon, and a small snack, they're somewhere between a placemat and a coaster, the perfect pop of fiber art for any tabletop, nightstand or desk. Help us to create a movement, and "A Marcus Rug for Every Mug!"
Get in on the Fun --
Take the Marcus Makers Mugrug Challenge!
Enter Now through April 30, 2017

THE DETAILS:
WHAT:It's a Mugrug Challenge featuring Marcus and Studio 37 Fabrics!! Stitch an original design, a commercial design, or choose to recreate the mugrug of your favorite Marcus Maker(s). Free projects for these are available online at MarcusFabrics.com and Studio37Fabrics.com. Your entries must contain a recognizable amount of a Marcus or Studio 37 fabric, and yes, other fabrics may also be used. The finished mugrug must be a MAXIMUM size of 9" x 9". This allows for rectangular, square, hexie or round shapes, etc. as long as it measures no more than 9" x 9". Enter as many as you like, but please post each mugrug separately.
WHEN:Now through April 30, 2017
WHERE:
  • Post your MugShot on Instagram with #MarcusMugshot
  • Tag the photo @marcusfabrics or @studio37fabrics so it shows up in our feeds. (Not on Instagram? You can also email entries to mugrug@marcusfabrics.com)
SNAP A PICTURE! We'd love for you to include yourself in the photo, and/or show the mugrug in use. And we don't even care which adult beverage is in your mug - no judgment!! ; )
PRIZES:Each Tuesday morning during the Challenge we'll choose and announce random winners from your posted entries to win fabric prizes. Marcus designers will share in the posting of the winning entries
MORE!Check local participating quilt shops for More Marcus Mugrug Mania!!

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

NEW Snack Sets & Variety Packs!


   I am in LOVE with these small blocks: 
Fast to piece, great for scrap busting and 15 minutes of PLAY!

 Here are little quilts we made using the templates. Each quilt has 9 blocks of each template set.
This orange quilt is Snack set #1
The templates are great for machine piecing or hand piecing! (American patchwork)

Snack set #2


 Snack Set #3

Snack Set #4

Snack Set #5

 Snack set #6
Snack set #6 is quite clever as it can make both blocks shown in this purple quilt. The churn dash, and the cross block.  SWEET!

 Snack Set #7

Each set is sold individually, or

 as a VARIETY PACK! Get all seven in one pack!

So you can use all the blocks to make this cute sampler!

All our new products are listed here.



I have already been playing in my solids scrap bins, and am working on a tonal quilt using 
Snack set #1.  I'm using two colors close in value, to make 9 patch blocks...in every color combo I can find in my scrap bin. That has not stopped me from making more little blocks of the other sets though! Extra Set #6 and #3 keep popping up on my wall as well!



SNOW DAY!!!  6" already, and to think yesterday was 65. sigh.
Today I will finish my binding on the individual coasters/mug rugs I made as well!
 I hope you will love playing with these Snack Sets!!
I bet you can't just make one!  ( less calories than potato chips!)

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