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October 29, 2021
Digital Printed Fabric on Off the Wall Friday from Creations - Quilts, Art, Whatever by Nina-Marie Sayre


 

 So it's gettin' to be that time of year when my family asks me to fill in my Giftster list on what I want for Christmas.  This year it's harder than most since I really don't need anything.  I started looking through my studio and noticed how much digital fabric I bought this year.  Something about the vibrant colors and the funky abstract designs really appealed to me.  In the last 5 years, I haven't bought  much commercial fabric since #1 It's so Godawful expensive and #2 that midcentury "modern" design is not my ...

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September 24, 2021
File, Act, Toss from The Snarky Quilter

One of the few staff development seminars I recall was F.A.T, or file, act, toss. The idea was to clear your overflowing desk by going through all the paperwork on it and decide whether to keep it (file,) respond to … Continue reading

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September 9, 2021
Portrait Quilts.....A Blast from the Past from May Your Bobbin Always Be Full


Let's go back 10 years...

I was having lots of FUN creating

PORTRAIT QUILTS 


Image of Lilly





Close Up View......Lilly





The fabric surrounding this portrait is 

my hand dyed fabric that I screen printed on.

Machine quilted.





My Favorite Cow and her calf...





Finished Quilt

I use Neocolor II Crayons on cotton fabric




Ram

I took a photo at the Oregon State Fair.

It made a great subject for this portrait quilt.





Kindra





Lilly





A herd of Wild Horses

This is yet to be quilted.





Captain America and Devn

This is yet to be quilted.





The Cowboy unloading ...

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May 10, 2021
a second embroidered background from Karen Ann Ruane

an embroidered background, a page for an embroidered sample.

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May 6, 2021
Machine Quilting a MedallionA simple 9-patch comes alive with a... from Living Water Quilter



Machine Quilting a Medallion

A simple 9-patch comes alive with a medallion of circles, feathers and free-motion quilting.

It may look complicated, but it’s not.  Do you want to know how it was quilted?

In the last episode of Quilt Conversations LIVE! We talked about the process of quilting to showcase a medallion.

Watch and learn some tips and techniques

The episode includes detailed photos, the step-by-step process and more. Watch  Quilt Conversations LIVE! episode 12

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Westalee Design rulers - 12-inch Arc, Circles on Quilts and  Spin e Fex Feather are the featured ruler templates in the design.

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April 23, 2021
seventeen by fifteen inches from Karen Ann Ruane

seventeen inches by fifteeen inches, embroidered silk

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April 1, 2021
Ready to travel? Come to Japan with me! from Art and Quilting in Camden

I am beyond elated to share that I will be your US host on a 10-day trip to Japan March 2-11, 2022! Here’s a link to the complete PDF Brochure which you can download or print, but I’ll post each page here in the photos. Originally, this trip was to have been in January 2021 but was cancelled due to COVID. It was rescheduled to January 2022 to coincide with the Tokyo Quilt Festival, but that looks like it won’t happen either so we are now in March 2022. BUT, I think the March itinerary is EVEN ...

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March 31, 2021
more patterning and an accidental border from Karen Ann Ruane

embroidery, pattern, hand work

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December 26, 2020
Every little thing equals progress from Sew Sunshine


I made 5 mini quilts! Yes I did...slow and steady like. These came about because my BEE mate Jen asked for quilted cards. I loved this idea though thought it would be daunting to make something so small. 
I am only supposed to tackle sewing projects in little bits of time, mainly because the posture (as you all know) in sewing can be very muscle fatiguing. 
I would guess about 5 minutes at a time I worked my way through the minis. They are all about 4.25" x 5ish" 
Of course I had a black and white theme ...

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December 6, 2020
Sarah’s Machine Quilting Forum II video–ends Dec. 12 from Art and Quilting in Camden

Now Registered participants ONLY can SEE it … CLEARLY!

If you were enrolled in the Virtual Quilt Festival’s second Machine Quilting Forum on Saturday, you know there were serious transmission issues with my presentation that made the video just yucky. TOTAL BUMMERS, but now TOTAL JOY! Thanks to the hard working folks in the Education Department (who should have been taking today off) you can SEE the video through December 12th. After that, like Cinderella’s pumpkin, it disappears. To access it, follow the following steps:

Registered participants ONLY can follow these instructions – 

—Go to My Schedule (be sure to ...

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November 24, 2020
mini design explorations from Karen Ann Ruane

mini design explorations, embroidery.

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November 22, 2020
a small design collection from Karen Ann Ruane

a small embroidered design collection

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October 6, 2020
lace and pattern, extending design from Karen Ann Ruane

lace and pattern, extending design

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October 4, 2020
design sheets from Karen Ann Ruane

embroidery, design sheets

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October 3, 2020
exploring lace, interpretation 2. from Karen Ann Ruane

lace as a focus for design

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October 2, 2020
exploring lace, interpretation..... from Karen Ann Ruane

exploring lace, interpretation...

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September 6, 2020
getting the cogs turning from Karen Ann Ruane

playing around with surface design

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August 10, 2020
Cinderella from Karen Ann Ruane

beaded and embroidered artist book

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July 29, 2020
An embroiderers cloth from Karen Ann Ruane

a hand embroidered wrapping cloth

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July 20, 2020
Screen Printed Garments! from Art and Quilting in Camden

My new Queen Anne’s Lace top. I screen printed my custom designs onto Cotton Couture solids (courtesy of Michael Miller Fabrics), this color is “Luna.”
In the summer of 2020 I saw Print Pattern Sew by Jen Hewitt somewhere online and ordered it immediately. It’s FAB! is available many places including Amazon . DO check out Jen’s site, here. Of course it took until April to start playing and until now to post. For the workshop and this post I wanted to use a pattern currently available that is similar to two vintage (circa mid 1980s) patterns that ...

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