On Saturday I was invited to do a trunk show for the Rosebud Quilt Guild during their semi-annual quilt show in Burke, South Dakota. I was there all day so I had plenty of time to look at the quilts.
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Designing quilts is really enjoyable, but do you know what’s even better?
It’s when people like your design enough to make a quilt of their own! It’s like a little piece of your soul goes out to live in the world.
You can imagine my delight when I opened the latest Quiltmaker to find my Swoopers owl quilt featured in Spotlight. Michelle Barker of Riverton, Utah and her sister Tammy Howell who lives in Oregon worked on their Swoopers quilts at the same time. They shared their progress with each other by text and email.
If you’re new to Stash Bandit, welcome! I’m happy you’re here. Today I’m sharing a bit about a new trunk show called “Jingle Bells” that I’ve prepared for quilt groups.
No matter the time of year, the Jingle Bells trunk show of Christmas quilts is sure to get you in the mood for holiday quilting. Large and small, pieced and appliquéd, modern and traditional—there’s a little something for everyone.
I can’t begin to tell you how much fun I’ve had making these quilts. Even though it’s March, I’m humming Christmas carols.
Last night I visited Colorado Springs Quilt Guild to present “Make Extraordinary Scrap Quilts.” It was so much fun! They’re lively and enthused and it shows. Even the business meeting was enjoyable. If you live nearby, consider paying them a visit.
I shared about 60 scrap quilts with a goal of helping people see what makes a scrap quilt work, or not. We talked about fabric styles, color and design in a way that quilters could understand and apply to their own projects.
Here’s an example of something we talked about on my Swoopers quilt, above. It’s a very bright and scrappy quilt that features many Flying Geese in the center, and half-square triangles for one border.
Take a look at how I kept matching Flying Geese together. And the same is true for the triangles in the border. It’s very scrappy, but by keeping sets of matching Geese and HSTs together, I avoided too much chaos.
That’s just one small way to make your scrap quilts work a little better!
Show and Tell at CSQG was really good. I captured several wonderful scrap quilts such as the red and green one above. This quilter was fearless—and it shows!
The batik quilt above with narrow black sashing was so pretty! I think most batiks work together pretty well. The black pulls everything together on this one.
How do you make a successful scrap quilt? Learn my best tips and scrap secrets during this trunk show of 50+ scrappy quilts made over many years. The wide variety of styles means there’s something for everyone. Discover ways to pull your scraps together, strategies for using your stash and even what does not work. You may never make an ordinary quilt again!
I’d love to share Make Extraordinary Scrap Quilts with your group. My goal is to leave you inspired, excited and confident that you can make beautiful quilts for the people you love—often from the fabric you already own. Please contact me today to schedule some ruckus-raising quilty fun! Visit Let’s Talk Quilts to inquire.
See more quilts in the Gallery.
Visit Let’s Talk Quilts to learn more about booking a program for your group.
A little bit lecture, a little bit hands-on demo: That’s what Let’s Play Drezzup is all about. Learn how a Dresden Plate quilt block is made, and then see many amazing variations on this traditional pattern. There are infinite ways to jazz it up and they’re all so much fun—you won’t know where to begin! Get tips on fabric selection and using acrylic templates. And best of all, wrap your mind around the math behind Dresdens. More fun than you’d ever imagine!
I would be happy to share my quilts with your group! My presentations are full of inspiration and fun, and my goal is to give you ways to be more successful and have more enjoyment as you make beautiful quilts for the people you love.
See more quilts in the Gallery.
Visit Let’s Talk Quilts to learn more about booking a program.