Sunday, February 28, 2010

Pictures from the Mid Atlantic Quilt show

third day purchases. a couple of FQs, charm pack from bonnie blue and a metal purse handle. this handle has a rod on it so you can swap out your purse body when you want to change purses. I make purses from tea towels and this will be perfect, no need to use many handles, just switch purse bodys!

second day purchases, a few FQs and some clear templates which you cant see. they are mini templates for my infamous mini quilts.

this is one of the entrys to the wearable art division. it is heavily beaded and has a tiny little beaded coin purse hanging off the side. how cute is that?

I found this quilt to be interesting. a view of the well from the inside and from the bottom looking up. love the rainbow colors

this is one of my favorite quilts. this is a master piece of fabric art. this is all fabric with embellishments of beading and leather. this was hanging in instructors row. didnt get the name of the instructor but Im sure most of yall reconize the artist.

this is another amazing full size wall hanging. this one had 3D flowers and ferns. the mushroons on the trunk were 3D as well.

this was another favorite. the horses have amazing details to them

being a military brat, this one tugged at my heart. this quilt is a tribute to a fallen soldier who passed overseas a couple of years ago. it should have gotten at least an honorable mention

this beauty won a blue ribbon for inovation. yall should have seen the details on this quilt. this is one of those 'you aint sitting on my bed' quilts. extremely detailed. each piece was fused and machined stitched down!

this is a cute sew and take project that was offered by Brother sewing machines. Its a snap purse and the snappy part is made from cut up pieces of metal measuring tape! Since all the classes were full for all 4 days I didnt get to make one :( A friend found this tutorial online that is the next best thing. I went to Dollar tree and got the metal measuring tape and painters tape.
this one was made with 2 rows of metal measuring tape. easy enough to adapt to the tutorial.

first day at MAQF purchases. didnt get much but I found the much needed hand supports. I use the handsupports at my jobs with QVC and HArris Teeter where I am a cashier. large spool of 40wt glazed egyptian cotton thread. mainly used for hand quilting, but I will use it for machine quilting since its 40 wt and thinner than regular hand quilting thread. the little suction cup thingies are the newest thing for holding down rulers while you rotary cut. I will post a demo on how to use them later.

these pins are what I wore to MAQF. the churn dash on the left is what the AOL quilting chatroom people wear to ID ourselves. I made this pin on a beading loom. back with leather and has a tie tac pin. the Pin on the left is the pickle pin to let people know I am part of the pickle posse with mark lipinski. we tryed to schedule a pickle posse gathering friday night but I was the only one to show. oh well.....
Keep On Stitchin' On!
(mauh) Liz

Saturday, February 13, 2010

I hate valentines day, doesnt mean yall cant have a good one! may yall get a ton of chocolate and purty flowers for Vday.
Keep On Stitchin' On!
(mauh) Liz

Thursday, February 11, 2010

calling all quilters who love kids!


I have to tell you about a wonderful program that is going on right now sponsored by Downy Fabric Softener. Its called Downy Touch Of Comfort.
Downy wants to help collect and donate 10,000 quilts to sick kids in the hospital. They have a pattern to download,in PDF form, if you want to make one from your stash or you can send off for a FREE kit. I sent off for one on a Sunday and by Tuesday it was at my door step. Everything you need is included in the kit except for batting. Kit includes pattern, materials for the top, backing and blinding! They will pay to send the kit to you, you pay to send the finished quilts to them. I think its a very fair deal!
Go to the web site, click on the Volunteer button and sign up for the kit. I did have a problem with sending the info they requested and was advised by a fellow quilter participant to email directly and request a kit. Go to the Contact button and email your info. This is a legit program and I encourage all my fellow Quilters out there to join the fun! There are some guide lines in the making of the quilt, but its all common sense stuff. If you don't have time, the website will take donations. Remember, for every bottle of Downy sold, P&G will donate to the Quilts for Kids organization to help pay for the kits and postage to send them out to us Quilters who want to help. How cute is this kit I received!! The material is all precut and ready to sew together. This quilt top will be a simple 4 patch and solid block style with 2 borders. You also get a Label to sign your name and title of the Quilt. I'm thinking 'Bunnys among the Patches' what do yall think? of course I will post pics when I am done! I have this weekend off and will be working on it.
Keep On Stitch'n On!
(mauh) Liz
P.S. 2 weeks til MAQF!!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

I will be glad when you are gone gone gone!

Here in the big city, the snow is almost gone. I am sooooooo glad that it is going away, but guess what? the weatherman is predicting more snow! hopefully it will be alot of rain instead. I can handle driving in nasty rain, I did during hurricane isabel. I hate driving in the snow and ice, people go nuts around here when it does. I am not a big fan of snow. I worry about my son when he drives in it to get to work. I worry about my friend lola who live waaayyy out in bumhump virginia where they dont plow the roads. I worry that one of my three jobs will call me in and hold it against me for refusing to drive. I am a good driver, I got proof from the DMV (snarfy grin) its the other asswipes out there that will kill me! I live in a huge military area. we have all the branches here. I dont give a fatrats ass that you drive tanks and humbees as part of your job in the military, many of yall couldnt drive if'n your life depended on it! When the state police tell you to stay home and stay off the roads, what part of that statement do you NOT understand??? but enough of my bitching....

woohooo! 3 more weeks til MAQF!! looks like I will be going thursday and friday. MAYBE sunday. still up in the air. I filed my fed taxes today, I will be getting a nice refund. I will use part of that for my retail therapy that I desperately need! I have my wish list started and I hope I will find at least 2 items on it. Cant go to a big quilt show and come out empty just not done!

as you can see I am back online for the moment. last day of the snow storm I lost my phone line right in the middle of doing my taxes online. not a good thing! I was able to get back online today and with this rain/snow storm coming tomarrow I may not be online this weekend. when I got my phone line back last weekend I literally sat at my puter for 4 hours plus straight catching up on my blogs. I found a couple of cute cute cute crafty pattern links I would like to share. enjoy!

Keep On Stitchin' On!
(mauh) Liz