Monday, March 21, 2011

Quilt Show Quilts...Just a few

If you are looking for my giveaway post, you can find it here.

In my last post, I mentioned that I attended the Thimble & Thread Quilt Show this past weekend.  I didn't take pictures of all the quilts, and my camera didn't cooperate fully either...don't you hate that. 

Here's just a tiny selection of what I saw... 

Disclaimer:  Please excuse the strange cropping of some of these, as there were several instances when no matter how many times I went back to see the quilt, there were just too many people crowded around to get a clear shot.  Also, please note that I've tried to include the quilt creator's name.  If there is an error, or in the case of the one unknown below, please let me know.  Also, if you are the creator and would like your quilt and or name removed from my blog, please let me know.

Of course, us Modern Quilters know this pattern as New Wave by Elizabeth Hartman.
This particular quilt was created by Nancy (sorry I don't have your last name), who I met on Flickr last year.  You can find her Flickr photostream here

Refract by Anna Youngyeun -2008
This is actually screenprinted fabric, not individual pieces.  Cool, eh?

Circle Study by Rebekah Harmon -2009
This too is handprinted fabric which was later quilted.

Circenses by Janna Langholz -2008
I believe this too was printed and later quilted; but don't quote me on that.

Silk Feathers by Dolores Keaton -2009

Barn-Raising Stripes by Jerri Stroud  -2009

When Two Hearts Collide by Miriam Coffey -2008 2011

Unfortunately the picture I took of the label documenting who this belonged to was unreadable.
If you know the title of this work and who created this, please let me know so I can give proper credit.

Pink Enough by Grace Baker Walk Springer  -1950 1960
Although this is an oldie, I really like it.

Streak of Lightning by Lynn Isenberg  -2001
I have a soft spot for log cabins, always have, always will.

---Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed the show.---

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Quilt Show, Fabric Find, etc

If you are looking for my giveaway post, you can find it here.

My Mom and Aunt are charter members of the Thimble and Thread Quilt Guild in St. Louis; which is, I believe one of the largest in the state.  This weekend is their Quilt Show and I went to check things out.  I'm still sorting through the photos I took and will be creating a separate blogpost highlighting alot of the quilts that I saw. 

Shout-out!! to all of my fellow STLMQG members that I saw at yesterday's show.

Today's post is about the goodies that I took home from the event:

Isn't this a cute way to fold a FQ?

This is a composition book cover that one of the T&Thread members makes.
My Aunt told me about these and thought I'd like one. 
When I pulled this one out, she excitedly said everyone told her that was the one I would have selected.

I picked up all of these magazines for a cheap price of 50 cents apiece.
I got REALLY excited at the Quilter's Home (on the right) because I had been wanting a copy of that one.


Now my Sister and I went to Hobby Lobby on Kirkwood Rd/Lindbergh Blvd. yesterday afternoon and normally I don't look at the fabric; yet after hearing some of my fellow STLMQG members have good experiences there, I checked it out.

Look what I found...

I got SO SUPER excited when I found this print.  I didn't bother to look at who the designer was, I just knew that I had to have some...and by some, I mean ALOT.  When I put the bolt on the cutting table that is when I saw that it belonged to Alexander Henry and was called "sew now ! sew wow!"

If finding the fabric wasn't cool enough, all of their cotton fabric was 30% I picked this up for $7 a yard.  When I showed my Sister, she said.  "That is like YOU in fabric form, you better get alot of it."

{{{Raising Right Hand}}}  I shall never underestimate Hobby Lobby again.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Fabrics In and Swap Stuff

The St. Louis Modern Quilt Guild meeting was Saturday up in St. Charles, MO.  The only downside with these meetings is that I absorb so much inspiration that it usually leads to me spending money on the way back home.

Here's the trouble I got into at Jackman's Fabrics on N. Lindbergh...


I mentioned in my previous post that I uploaded some fabrics that I was looking to swap.  Well, I immediately got a response on one of the items and made an exchange with Jaime from NY.

Here's what I got, a Charm Pack of Central Park by Kate Spain, and to my surprise she popped in some designer scraps too.


In the mail this week, I also received my {Urban} Home Goods Swap package from Lauree (locodowo).  In it was a super-cute pillow cover (and form), plus a matching bunting. 
Thanks Lauree!!!