Look at this beautiful mess of color and texture… It’s QuiltCon 2017! QuiltCon is the major event for the Modern Quilt Guild. It used to be every other year, but it is now annual. I don’t have a guild nearby, so I’m an Individual Member. 🙂
And they picked beautiful Savannah, Georgia for the venue this year. I had never been here before and it is absolutely a dream! The food is delicious, the people are friendly, and the architecture in downtown Savannah is amazing – I wish I had time for a tour.
But I’m spending most of my time with the quilty people over at the International Trade and Convention Center. If you are following me on Instagram or Facebook, you will have seen bunches of quilts and fun people that I’ve run into. The quilt above by Katherine Jones was awarded best in show – and it’s simply stunning. Go to my Instagram page to see the whole thing. Do you see the basket tote that I just sewed (get the free pattern here)?
If you are at QuiltCon too and you see me, be sure to say hi! I’d love to meet anyone who reads my blog. I leave early Sunday morning, so don’t wait until it’s over. Once I get home and have a chance to write more about it I will – I’m having so much fun and have so much to tell you about!
Sew an organizer covered with pockets that you can hang in your closet! This easy sewing project is great for organizing sewing and craft supplies, fashion accessories, bathroom necessities, gift wrappings, and more. There are pockets on both sides plus a big interior pocket so every bit of space is used. I’ll show you easy step by step instructions for sewing this organizer and putting it to use in your home. Get sew organized today.
At my daughter Chloe’s high school (can you believe my baby started high school???), the lunch lines are so long that she has been skipping lunch! She’s always starving by the time she gets home because she doesn’t want to carry a big lunch bag as well as her heavy backpack – poor girl!
I am so in love with the beautiful look of simple patchwork quilts with lots of squares. This is the perfect way to use up fabric scraps like I did, or you can make a beautifully coordinated quilt with pre-cut 2 1/2’’ square fabric pieces that come in mini-charm packs.
I’m also in love with the process. If you feel like quilt making is your escape from the world and sitting down to sew for a few hours makes your troubles fade away… this is the quilt for you!
Sew an easy beautiful apron with this free sewing pattern that only uses one yard of fabric! Whether you are sewing for yourself or for a friend, an apron always comes in handy and makes a great gift. This blog post includes a link to a free template that I digitized for you.
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This year Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Magazine started a Block-of-the-Month series that started in March — the Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Sampler. 48 blocks were picked from ALL issues of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks and reduced to 6” for this special sample quilt pattern.
I’m so happy with my new purse I can hardly contain myself. I’ve made a few bags before, but none of them have turned out so cute or professional looking. Maybe it’s the real leather handles that I used for…
Sew up a double sided pouch to help you organize your cosmetics, sewing and craft items, art supplies, travel necessities, and more! This zippered case has two angled compartments that hold more than they appear to. Plus the inside of the pockets is sewn with vinyl so you can easily see what’s inside.
Looks like fun! Unfortunate that they picked the same weekend as the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival. However, we live 8 miles from the Mid-Atlantic, so that’s where I’ll be…