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February 19, 2018
Are You A Confident Free Motion Quilter? from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

 

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Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the new readers!

Are you a confident free motion quilter?

If you answered yes, then you don’t have to read this post. Although, there is always room for improvement, right?

When I teach  my dance students, I try to break down a complicated dance steps to its bare essentials. That way it doesn’t seem so daunting.  If you can master a small part of the whole process, you are able to build the whole technique. Of course time and repetition helps!

Confidence is a ...

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February 13, 2018
Tokyo International Quilt Festival 2018 - Part 2 from Red Pepper Quilts

Connection by Sano Junko | Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Connection by Sano Junko
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Connection by Sano Junko | Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Connection by Sano Junko | Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018 | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

Today I am sharing with you more photos of the quilts that were on display at the Tokyo Quilt Festival 2018 as seen through my lens. There were many more inspiring and exciting works to be seen - truly incredible pieces of design, artistry, and workmanship - all varying in style from traditional, to modern, and original. The quilts shown here represent just a handful of quilt that drew in my eye or made my jaw drop! Pictured above is my show favorite; I love this original design with a ...

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Tokyo International Quilt Festival 2018 - Part 1 from Red Pepper Quilts

Tokyo International Quilt Festival | Leaping Hearts by Shizuko Kuroha | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018
Leaping Hearts by Shizuko Kuroha
Tokyo International Quilt Festival | Leaping Hearts by Shizuko Kuroha | © Red Pepper Quilts 2018

Last week was one of those weeks that I will never forget. Attending the Tokyo International Quilt Festival had been a bucket list item for a number of years and I could hardly believe that I was actually there! It is one of the largest quilt shows in the world and showcases 300+ prize winning works from Japan and aboard. The venue - Tokyo Dome - is incredible and the sheer size of the quilt show and market area initially feels overwhelming; attending for just one day is great but it really requires two days to feel ...

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February 12, 2018
My 300th Blog Post! from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

 

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Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the new readers!

I can hardly believe this will be my 300th blog post!  So much has happened since I started writing this blog. I have become a teacher of art quilts both online and off. I have shared what I have learned from other teachers. I have documented what I have made and how I made it- which alone is a great reason to blog. And I hope I have inspired and uplifted  you to create your own original work.

Mostly everyone has great ideas ...

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February 9, 2018
Let the Shopping Begin from Sew'n Wild Oaks Quilting Blog

Hello Everyone,
 
Yesterday was a looooong day as we prepared our booth for the quilt show in Folsom, CA.  My sister Gail, Mr. Joe,  and I left the cabin at 9am with three, fully-loaded SUVs full of quilty stuff, and one dog for the show in Folsom.  For us, Folsom is a beautiful 2-hour drive through the countryside.  No freeways, mainly a 2-lane road through rolling hills and farmland.  It's a beautiful drive.
 

Set up began at noon sharp, not one minute sooner, and we turned an empty space into a haven to sit back and enjoy.  But we ...

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February 3, 2018
GSQA Show Entries from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

Today was the deadline to enter quilts into the Gulf States Quilting Association biennial show. So yesterday I entered three modern quilts. That's what I'm counting as my finish this week. Although I did get some sewing done, nothing is complete.

I planned to enter five quilts, which is the limit, but decided that two of the quilts are too large. I can't afford all of the costs of entering shows. The two large quilts are too heavy for standard mail and won't fit into the flat rate box with the quilts that are going.
Modern ...

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January 31, 2018
A Tiny Opal for Inspiration from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

 

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Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the new readers!

I’m still fascinated by the colors in opals! During our recent snow storm, I whipped up a small art quilt that is inspired by a tiny opal picture. And I was determined to use only stuff I already had.

First,I pixelated the image to simplify it, and printed out a posterized version of it on www.blockposters.com.

Once I had my printout, I taped the sheets together.

I found some foundation sheets because I thought, silly me, that I would ...

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January 26, 2018
Review of 2016 and 2017 from Maria Elkins -- Original Art Quilts

Ah, so much has happened and yet, in many ways, it seems as if time has stood still. By necessity, my priorities changed. My focus changed. My world changed. After my sweet hubby passed away in October 2015, other things besides quilting captured my attention. I know it will not be permanent. It’s just a season. I know I will return to quilting in time. Until then, this has kept me busy.

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January 17, 2018
Sacred Threads Exhibit from Roxane Lessa Fine Textile Art

 

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Hi Everyone!

Welcome to the new readers!

Last week I went to the opening of a traveling portion of the Sacred Threads exhibit. I think it was around 30 pieces of the 300 that are currently in this show. This is a show I have been accepted to in years past, and I love the theme of it, since my work is usually driven by some sense of the spiritual. I took many pictures to share with y’all, so without further ado, here is most of this show.

Karen ...

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January 2, 2018
Happy New Year! from Terificreations's Weblog

Why yes! It is the New Year. My Franklin Planner has some ink including the Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain at the Quilt Basket in Pawling. I’m currently working on color wheel number two: red/orange orange/yellow green next up blue, and that will have some green because I found a spool… Continue reading Happy New Year!

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December 29, 2017
January’s AccuQuilt Project from Laurena's Longarm Quilting

This month we are featuring the Wonky Heart GO! die on our AccuQuilt Studio 2 cutter.  Bring a Layer Cake or 35 10″ x 10″ squares and cut the pieces out using the Wonky Heart die.  Swap out the centers and sew the pieces together to make the blocks; add sashing and a couple of borders and you are done!

Here’s the quilt I made for new baby Anne Elizabeth.  Love the soft colors of orange and aqua in the Layer Cake, Lullaby, by Kate and Birdie Paper Co. I got mine from amazon.

 

This lovely collection of fat ...

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December 26, 2017
Inspired by from Terificreations's Weblog

Stitching on Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain (alternately known as The Impractical Color Wheel) continued over the weekend with Yellow! Oh Yellow is a happy color that brings much angst to many a quilter. It’s warm and demands attention like the sun. There is actually more stitching, however in a desire … Continue reading Inspired by

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December 19, 2017
Christmas Quilt Parade from Cat Patches

Beth over at Love, Laugh Quilt, came up with a great idea for a Christmas quilt parade. It seems I have a few to show off myself. Without a lot of explanation, here we go.

A Well Dressed Man
a mini made for Project Quilting Season 8


Catty Canes
made for a monthly Doll Quilt Swap


Gingerbread Square
made because I'm a glutton for punishment


Icy Blues
made as a part of the Let's Book It Challenge (thanks, Sharon!)


Merry and Bright
another product of Let's Book It


Peppermint Star
made one Christmas in a festive moment ...

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Christmas Quilt Parade from ... Cat Patches

Beth over at Love, Laugh Quilt, came up with a great idea for a Christmas quilt parade. It seems I have a few to show off myself. Without a lot of explanation, here we go.

A Well Dressed Man
a mini made for Project Quilting Season 8


Catty Canes
made for a monthly Doll Quilt Swap


Gingerbread Square
made because I'm a glutton for punishment


Icy Blues
made as a part of the Let's Book It Challenge (thanks, Sharon!)


Merry and Bright
another product of Let's Book It


Peppermint Star
made one Christmas in a festive moment ...

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December 14, 2017
And More from Houston from Tales from the Raspberry Rabbits

Hi ya!

How's your week going? Do you have snow in your little part of the world? I'm actually visiting Florida right now. It isn't any warmer here. This morning it was 35! So much for a vacation to a warmer spot. hee,hee,hee. Oh well, it is December.

Here are some more quilts from Houston. I tell ya, it's been really fun looking at all of these again. Next week I will share some photos of my students work. They were amazing!

Here ya go!





 Check out this crochet detail on this border and ...

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December 12, 2017
Stay Tuned: a Trip Report from Terificreations's Weblog

I’ve traveled to two events for Floriani one about an hour outside of Philly, and the other about an hour from Knoxville. The next Hands on Sewing School is in Binghampton, NY January 5 – 7. These events are amazing from the word go. Kay Brooks teaches so much about stabilizers and how to use … Continue reading Stay Tuned: a Trip Report

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December 8, 2017
The weather outside is frightful… from Laurena's Longarm Quilting

But the quilts are so delightful!

Take 12% off quilting or rental time for the month of December. Call or email now for a rental appointment or to drop off a quilt.

781-229-0734
[email protected]

 

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December 6, 2017
The Quiet Quilter from Terificreations's Weblog

It’s been a quiet weekish here on the blog. I wanted to blog last night because on Saturday January 20th I’m teaching at the Quilt Basket in Pawling NY, it’ll be a variation on Go With the Flow called “Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain” the class fee includes a kit. I’ll … Continue reading The Quiet Quilter

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December 2, 2017
Any Chance For A "Do Over?" from Quilting My Way

Went to Cherrill's this morning. Then headed over to mom's. Decided to get a hot chocolate at Starbucks. I had a free drink, so I picked a drink up for Patrick as well. He wasn't there, so left it on the desk. Then headed to moms.

I had all my stuff with me, I thought! Got to the house and there were most of the gals there. Of course, when that happens, I have to find another place to sit. All the good chairs are taken. So, I ended up in a chair in a corner, which ...

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November 17, 2017
If You're Ever in Dodge City... from Creatin' in the Sticks

I made this quilt for a blog hop
and
 at the time, someone suggested it would look great at a coffee shop.



Today, I am happy to say Perk Power
has a new home!


You can see it at


in
Dodge City, Kansas.

My favorite place to go for breakfast, lunch, and a cuppa is now
REALLY
my favorite spot in Dodge City.

So, if your ever here and can't visit me, at least go by and grab a cup of joe.

(I'm calling this my Friday finish because I've been meaning to ...

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