Monday, November 30, 2009

Numbers 6 and 7

It's about time I showed you the next couple of Journal Quilts. Here's numbers six and seven. Most of the fabric and embellishments on all these little quilts came from my stash. Many of the beads were collected during the process through purchases on Ebay.

Giveaways I've entered today:

Vickie over at Spun Sugar Quilts is celebrating having written over 400 posts. She's giving away five different  prizes of beautiful sets of fabric. You have until December 5 to enter.

Cathy of Crazy by Design has put together SIX prize packages to giveaway as a thanks to her readers. Cathy will be drawing for the winners after December 5. Here's a peek at the package for quilters.



Monday, November 23, 2009

2003's Journal Quilt Number 5

Here's the center Journal Quilt number 5, in my 2003 series. Clicking on this link for Journal Quilts will take you to all my posts on Journal Quilts.

A little history. The Journal Quilt concept was started by Jeanne Williamson, author of The Uncommon Quilter, in 1999. Jeanne documented all those quilts on her webite. In 2002, Karey Bresenhan, director of International Quilt Festivals, started the Journal Quilt Project, calling on quilt artists all over the world to make one 8 1/2 x 11 quilt per month, for nine months, in time to show them at the Houston Quilt Festival in the fall. 

This continued for five years. For the year 2007, the format changed. Karey called for quilters to make one 17 x 22 (the size of 4 letter size pages) using techniques found in the book Creative Quilting, The Journal Quilt Project. In 2006, Karey chose over 400 journal quilts from the first five years of the project and compiled them into the Creative Quilting book. For the last year of the project, 2008, the quilts were juried. I wrote about mine in this blog post. Go to the Quiltart site and scroll down for links to each year of the Journal Quilts.
I also had a Journal Quilt in the 2007 exhibit and made a series for the 2006 exhibit, one of which is in the Creative Quilting book. More about those little quilts in future blog posts.
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Look at all the wonderful things that SewCalGal is giving away in her Thanks-giveaway! The drawing will take place on Thanksgiving Day. There are five different ways to enter.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Number 3 and 4

Here are numbers three and four of my 2003 Journal quilts. Clicking on this link for Journal quilts will take you to all my posts on Journal quilts.

Numbers 2 through 9 all have one triangle covered with a piece of tulle or netting which covers scraps of fibers saved from embroidery and quilting projects.

Here’s a giveaway for today:

Chris of Dye Candy is giving away your choice of prize from many of her gorgeous products. You have until the 22nd to enter. Here’s a taste.

dye candy giveaway



Tuesday, November 17, 2009

First two of the nine journal quilts

Here’s the first two of the journal quilts I showed you in my last post on quilts from the past. Each quilt, left to right, has a number on it, usually in felt, with embellishments. Number one is gold, number two is violet. Don’t forget to click on the images to see more detail. BTW, for those who may not be familiar with journal quilts, it’s a page size quilt. More about how they got started in another post.
Now you can check out the giveaways that I have entered today: 

Sivje of Goosegirl Sews is celebrating her 100th post. She is giving away a very stylish apron of her own design.  You have until the 21st to enter.

Elaine of Faithful Quilter: Elaine’s Journey is having a giveaway for Thanksgiving and the drawing is on Thanksgiving Day.  All we know is that it’s something quilty!

Karina and Maria of Karma Quilt are giving away 3 batik Fat quarters and coordinating embroidery threads to celebrate the opening of their BOM blog. Here is the google translation of their giveaway post. You have until the 24th to enter.

LeKaQuilt is giving away adorable little purses and a quilt book. The blog is mostly in Norwegian, but the info about the giveaway is in English. You have until the 23rd to enter.

Geta of Geta's Quilting Studio is giving away another one of her gorgeous little quilts in her November Quilt Giveaway. You have to see her quilts! The drawing is on the 23rd.


Sunday, November 15, 2009

More quilts from the past

We recently had some painting done in the house, which included the kitchen. I made my first quilt 15 years ago and it’s been hanging on the kitchen wall since then. When we put all the things back up on the walls, I decided to raise that quilt and add the row below it of the journal quilts that I made for the 2003 Houston show. My plan is to share close-ups of one or two of the quilts every couple of days.

In the meantime, check out these giveaways:

Henya of Chicken Stitches is having a giveaway contest to choose a name for her sheep stitch markers.  You have until Wednesday to enter.

Sachiko of Tea Rose Home is have a Thanksgiving giveaway. She’s giving away a Moda charm pack, a Little Girl’s Handbag, and a Doll Quilt. You have until the beginning of next week to enter.

Inchworm fabrics is having a giveaway to celebrate the opening of their new online fabric shop. They’re giving away a Moda honeybun and turnover.

Have fun!