Monday, April 23, 2012

Modern Meet-Up

Have you heard the news?  There is a Modern Meet-Up coming May 19th in Kansas City.  Our beloved STLMQG and KCMQG are co-hosting the event; which is sure to draw not only lots of modern quilters; but artists and vendors alike, who may be in town for Quilt Market.  The event is open to the public and we hope that if you are in town, you'll join us.

We certainly wish to give a big shout-out to our ever-growing list of Sponsors; who are sure to make the event lots of fun.  I mean, who doesn't love the opportunity to win some Door Prizes :-)

Head on over to the STLMQG or KCMQG blog to check it out.

Friday, April 13, 2012

MAZED Giveaway Congratulations!!

I'd like to Thank all of the people that left me such heartwarming and congratulatory comments on my blog this week, celebrating my first pattern.

Now that the MAZED Pattern Giveaway has ended, I would like to announce that Random Generator has selected the following 2 winners.

Our first winner is #22:::


Our second winner is #42:::


Congratulations to both of you!
While my Giveaway is over, I have a few friends who will be hosting Giveaways on their blog over the next few weeks.  I'll let you know when/where. 

In the meantime, if you'd like to pick up your own copy of MAZED, head on over to Etsy.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Giveaway Reminder

Just a quick reminder that today (Friday, April 13th) is the last day to enter my Pattern Giveaway.  Click here for all the details and make sure that you get your entry in before 9pm CST.

And if you'd like to skip the Giveaway and buy the pattern (hardcopy or PDF),
visit my Etsy shop.

Good Luck!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

WIP Wednesday - 4/11/2012

It's been a while since I've been able to participate in WIP Wednesday...not because I haven't had lots of works in progress; but because my blogging has been sporatic the last month or so due to a "secret at the time" project I was working on.  I'll tell you more about that later.

If you haven't linked up to Freshly Pieced WIP Wednesday, head over there and check it out.

First up are two long-time Works in Progress that I've been bringing to my STLMQG Sew-In Saturdays, hoping to eventually finish them.  A few weeks ago, I made BIG progress on both of them.

This is Elizabeth Hartman's Small Plates Quilt from her book, Practical Guide to Patchwork. I switched it up a bit utilizing more solid fabric then she asks for; but it allowed me to stretch the Jelly Rolls and Charm Packs I had of Anna Maria Horner's Innocent Crush line.  I have a few rows sewn together and hope to finish the top at the next Sew-In Saturday.

This is an Improv piece that I've been working on after seeing several Improv pieces on Flickr.  I've really expanded my Improv-vocabulary and have enjoyed making these blocks.  I don't know how much bigger this quilt is gonna be, I have enough blocks to make it about 48x60 now.

Finally, the project that has been taking up sooooooo much of my time lately is finally finished and made it's debut on my blog this past Monday.  It's my 1st Quilt Pattern, titled MAZED.  This is a finish that I am very proud of and hope that the Quilting Community likes it to. 

You can read more about this quilt and see more photos here.  If you'd like to get a copy of this pattern, either hardcopy or PDF, head to my Etsy store by clicking on my logo below.

That's it for this edition of WIP Wednesday.  Thanks for visiting!

Monday, April 9, 2012

MAZED Quilt Pattern & Giveaway

I am so very excited to finally be able to share with you all my 1st pattern, MAZED.

This has been a super-long time in the making because while I was creating the quilt and writing the pattern, I was also starting and setting up my little business St. Louis Folk I could officially distribute and sell my patterns.

Let me start by saying that none of this would be possible without the help of Family and Friends.  Not only did they give me the encouragement to pursue this adventure; but they "suffered" through hours of commentary, discussion, photo-taking, pattern-testing, etc.  Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!

Now it's picture time....

You can visit My Pattern Shop to purchase this pattern which includes the following:
  • Materials Needed
  • Cutting Instructions
  • Detailed Step-by-step instructions along with diagrams
  • Additional block ideas and quilt layouts

If you own a shop and are interested in carrying my pattern,
let's talk...send me an email.
Finally, what fun is a BIG annoucement without a little Giveaway, eh?

How would you like the chance to win your very own hardcopy of MAZED? 

To enter, all you need to do is leave me a comment below by Friday, April 13th  - 9pm CST. 

---Giveaway now closed----
Good Luck!! and don't worry...if you miss your opportunity to win this Giveaway, a few friends
will be hosting giveaways on their blogs over the next few weeks.  I'll let you know when/where.