Wednesday, October 28, 2009

About the banner + Geta’s giveaway to enter

I just realized that it’s already been two weeks since I posted! Too long. I don’t have any progress to show on anything from the past few weeks, so I dug around and decided to show you the quilt where my banner comes from.
In 2005, I took the Firework’s workshop with Helen Marshall at Quilt University. I made a smaller version of the class project, with the intention of using it as the center of a round robin in the IJQ quilting group that I belong to.
Every year Quilt University has a virtual quilt show of students’ works made from QU classes that they took. I entered this quilt in 2007 and it won an Honorable Mention in it’s category.
Title: Celebrate!               Size: 40"  by 40"                                                        
Round 1: (from the center): Rita in NV (now in CO)                     
Round 2: Ellen in MA                                                                                 
Round 3: the late Carole Zelcer from England 

You must check out Geta’s beautiful work at Geta’s Quilting Studio and sign up to win the wonderful little quilt that she is giving away!



Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Giveaway winner!

And the winner of my birthday giveaway is:

Susan suzymc44

Congratulations, Susan! Please send me your address so I may send you the pattern, yarns and batik charms.

Thanks to all for the good wishes and nice comments.


Friday, October 9, 2009

Blogger’s Quilt Festival II

Today is the start of the Blogger’s Quilt Festival. Amy of Park City Girl started it last spring to coincide with the Chicago Quilt Market and Festival event. This one coincides with the Houston Quilt Market and Festival.

Blogger’s participating are sharing the story of one of their favorite quilts. Last time I shared this one. Here’s the one I’d like to show you this time.

It’s a mini quilt that I made using one of the foundation paper piecing blocks that Carol Doak designs especially for the members of her yahoogroup, the CarolDoakQuiltingGroup. The quilt is 12 x 12 and it’s my own design. A couple of years ago, Carol was writing an article for Quilter’s Newsletter and mentioned that the magazine was looking for photos of quilts made using her block designs. Carol collected and sent to QNM the photos that some of us sent her and they chose mine as one of the quilts for the article. The quilt is called “Compass Celebration” and the article is in the September/October 2008 issue of Quilter’s Newsletter.

Thanks for coming and enjoy!


Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Giveaway extended

I will be participating in Park City Girl's Blogger Quilt Festival from October 9-16. See button in my sidebar. To give a chance to some of the people visiting from there to enter my giveaway, I am extending it until midnight, Tuesday, the 13th. I also added a photo of the batik charms that I cut.