August 29, 2009 § Leave a comment
There is helpful information about using Golden digital grounds that allow you to print on flat surfaces using an ink jet printer. I was not aware of three Golden digital grounds before, and I can’t wait to try them.
Here is the info page: http://www.joggles.com/digitalgrounds.htm
A primer on Gels, Mediums, and Paste can be seen at: http://www.joggles.com/gelsmediums.htm
There’s so much to learn!
August 28, 2009 § Leave a comment
Here are videos on how to do a lot of different knitting techniques.
The video has close ups of the hands and yarn that are very easy to see.
August 21, 2009 § Leave a comment
This just came through my email….
Quilter’s Heritage has been in Lancaster for years. Rita Barber announced her retirement after the show last April.
Subject: AQS Announces 4th Quilt Show
Contact: Bonnie Browning, 270-898-7903, ext. 146
Paducah, Kentucky – August 19, 2009: Today AQS President Meredith Schroeder announced plans for the American Quilter’s Society (AQS) to hold a fourth quilt show in 2010.
AQS will produce a new show in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, March 24 – 27, 2010, at the new Lancaster County Convention Center. The AQS Quilt Show & Contest – Lancaster will feature a quilt contest with $44,000 in cash awards. A special category in the contest is Grand Geometrics – Created the Amish Way. “We are pleased to bring an AQS Quilt Show to Lancaster and the southeastern Pennsylvania area, and to provide another opportunity for quilters to enter our contests and be recognized for their artistry,” stated Schroeder. AQS has signed a three-year agreement to hold this event in Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
“We’re thrilled at the prospect of welcoming the American Quilter’s Society (AQS) and one of this country’s top quilting shows to the new Lancaster County Convention Center (LCCC),” remarked Josh Nowak, director of sales & marketing with the LCCC.
“We can’t think of a better setting for the AQS Quilt Show & Contest than Lancaster County – home to a rich quilting heritage within our Amish community, and where this art form continues to thrive today,” said Christopher Barrett, president and CEO of the PA Dutch Convention & Visitors Bureau. “The 2010 AQS Quilt Show presents an undeniably alluring opportunity for local and national quilters alike to share their creative process and outcomes, in a setting recognized worldwide for its beautifully manicured quilt of farms and fields.”
AQS also holds events in Paducah, Kentucky (pending for 2010); Knoxville, Tennessee (July 14 – 17, 2010); and Des Moines, Iowa (October 6 – 9, 2010).
Contest rules are available on the AQS Web site, www.AmericanQuilter.com. Registration guides for each show will be available online as soon as they are completed. To order a printed registration guide, send $2.00 for each guide to: AQS, Attn: (name of show) Registration Guide, PO Box 3290, Paducah, KY 42002-3290.
In addition to the AQS Web site and the AQS Blogs (AQS Quilt News, AQS Publishing, and American Quilter magazine), quilters can now become a fan of AQS on Facebook, and follow AQS on Twitter. The AQS quilting community grows again!
For lodging and general information on American Quilter’s Society shows, go to www.AmericanQuilter.com, or call 270-898-7903.
August 13, 2009 § Leave a comment
SAQA’s 2009 Benefit Auction begins September 10, 2009. This is an online auction of 235 pieces. Go to the website to see the fabulous work that will be auctioned. I can’t wait!
The pieces are 12″ square in size. This is one:
by Anne Parker
by Gerrie Congdon
August 12, 2009 § Leave a comment
Technology makes new inroads into the quilting community every day. The latest one I saw on the Internet is this one. The Aurifil thread company recently featured a display of award-winning quilts in their Second Life gallery.
You can check their first virtual gallery exhibit on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7y2BTsEnAxI describing the quilts.
August 9, 2009 § Leave a comment
My friend, Cathy Franks, was the guest on The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims last week. Lilo Bowman from the show produced a slide show of some of Cathy’s work. Cathy is a long arm quilter using a Gammil. I think her quilts will knock your socks off!
Cathy does my long arm machine quilting. Am I lucky or what!
Detail of “On the Wings of a Dragonfly” by Cathy Franks
August 2, 2009 § Leave a comment
One hundred seventeen fiber art studios in Maine are having a Fiber Art Weekend August 7 – 9, 2009. Go to this site for the studios and maps with other info about the event. Sounds like lots of fun! http://www.mainefiberarts.org/TourMap/tourmaplist.html