Just getting around to posting pics from the Glen's Falls Quilter's Quild show we attended in Queensbury New York last weekend. Our booth set up went more quickly this time and again, we received tons of compliments on our setup as well as our merchandise! :D Here are some booth shots... Remember you can click on any picture to view it larger!
We met so many quilter's who have never been to the shop. We are looking forward to seeing our new quilting friends soon.
I was so impressed by the quality of the quilts in the show. I picked a favorite and gave her my Vendor's Choice Award. When I first saw this quilt, I thought, now here is a quilter after my own heart! We are on the same wavelength!
Wish I had the time to do some hand quilting! You can find out more about Lisa on her blog Upstatelisa.blogspot.com Way to sew Lisa!
I took pics of some of my fav's at the show. I apologize, I do not have the quilter's names to give them credit for their beautiful work... but here they are-
All in all, a great show!
I have been doing a little sewing at home, but first I had to clean up my area!
I am trying to rescue 4 beautiful orphan blocks I made a years ago in a class with Deb Tucker at Fletcher Farm School of Crafts in Ludlow Vermont. The pattern is called "Dizzy Flying Geese" and it was before Deb's "Wing Clipper" ruler days. I used reproduction fabric designed by Froncie Quinn from the quilt collections at the Shelburne Museum. I loved the bright colors then and of course I still love them now! See, I sew with repro fabric too!
The center panel is a cheater and is a reproduction of a quilt made by Florence Peto called Grandma's Flower Garden. The actual quilt, on display at the Shelburne Museum is very small with needle turn applique! The colors are right on. The problem will be the borders, they will need to be pieced. Flying Geese probably....and I will definetly use the Wing Clipper ruler!
I am also working on a quilt using the "Stonehenge" pre-cuts from Northcott. They are beautiful! The pattern has you make the quilt in quarters. You stack the 4 quarters and cut a half circle, then reassemble the pieces. The whole project is based on value, lights, mediums and darks.
Be sure to check the website for our newest schedule of classes and events. Click on "Calendar" and then, "View Entire Calendar" to see all the details of a class, click on the title.
On Tuesday, July 19th we are having a special Bargello Class taught by Jan Broude of the Quiet Valley Quilt Guild. Jan is an expert in this piecing method and is a whiz with color and value. There is so much to gain from taking this class. Jan is full of tips and quilting history! Here is a small sample of her work. Please register ASAP for this class as there is a materials list you will need prior to the class so you can start collecting fabrics. Call or email me to register.