Today marks the start of the Quilt & Fibre Art Festival in St Jacobs, Waterloo Region and Beyond. There will be a sampling of Quilts and Fibre Art, Quilting Seminars and Demos, Trend Tex Challenge Display, A boutique, A Fashion Show and a Trunk Show as the Guest Trunk Show Artist this year by yours truly, just to mention a few of the activities, but not all!
Some Details: My trunk show "My Quilting Journey" will take place at 2:30 and 7:30 Thursday May 23, 2019 at the Calvary United Church -48 Hawkesville Rd. St Jacobs , ON . I have a surprise special guest opening up for me at the 2:30 show only. I am so excited. The 7:30 show will be fun as well with door prizes at both shows. I will be featuring, my quilts from the beginning of my journey through being a quilt shop owner, teaching samples, thread painted quilts and newer, more modern quilts. Tickets at $5.00 at the door or call 519-291-4709 to reserve.
You can download the schedule of events here.
I extend a special Thanks to the Quilt Festival Board for inviting me as this years trunk show artist.
I hope to see you there!
I'm trying to get ahead of the holiday rush this year and share with you some ideas to DIY for Easter.
Check back this week there will be more ideas anywhere from April 13 all the way up to Easter as I get my DIY"S done! The emphasis is of course easy DIY's given that Easter is only one week away.
So here is the first one, I like to call a "Carrot Treat Party Tote", see all the photos and how to tutorial below:
Supplies Needed to Make One Carrot Treat Party Tote:
My final post as guest contributor this week at QUILTsocial.com is all about fusible vinyl from HeatnBond. You simply lay it down on your fabric and iron it. Lots of possibilities for your stash and I share some great project ideas. Check it out here.
Happy Friday, check back tomorrow, I am going to get started with some Easter DIY's and Have a Great Weekend!
Today I am talking about StitchnSew EZ Print Quilt Block Sheets by HeatnBond and gorgeous Northcott fabric at QUILTsocial.com. Simply print out your design and sew on these transparent, tearable sheets! Such a fantastic way to get accurate piecing results. Have a look here and see the possibilities:
Today I am talking about fusibles that help to hold your fabric while you sew at QUILTsocial.com. I will be discussing Quilters Edge, a wonderful fusible tape to hold trims, zippers, binding etc. and SpraynBond a temporary spray adhesive that is great to spray baste your quilt fabric layers.
Join me for a very informative post with lots of great tips and information!
Have a great Wednesday :)
Hi everyone, I am discussing printer friendly fusible web today at QUILTsocial.com.
Such an exciting way to design and it makes it so that the computer does all the design work for you.
Imagine the possibilities! You can download any design and print it onto a fusible web sheet. How exciting is that? How to use it and a project idea is just a click away here today!
Have a great Tuesday!
Today at QUILTsocial.com I am explaining how to fuse and execute an easy applique with HeatnBond Feather Lite and how to protect your iron with HeatnBond's Pressing Papers. Both of these products are simple to use and very effective.
Also, if you need an easy gift for Easter these cute bibs might just be a great idea for your little ones. Click here for more info on how to and a free applique pattern download.
Happy Monday :)
Hello there and Happy Spring! 🌷
I am just letting you know that I am a guest contributor for QUILTsocial.com from April 8-12 this upcoming week. I will be discussing all the many awesome of HeatnBond products from the HeatnBond family of fusibles.
Be sure to check out my posts for some useful tips, product information, instructions for use and some great projects with free pattern downloads!
The photo montage below shows the highlights of projects made using HeatnBond products.
Have a great weekend!
Hi everyone, I certainly have missed the time to share with you what I am up to. I am late writing about this mini quilt, however it was completed in February! There are some changes happening in my life and therefore I have been busily completing other deadlines prior to sharing news with my blog followers.
The changes I speak of are very happy ones! My daughter, son-in-law and baby grandson are moving back to Ontario from BC and are moving in with us temporarily until they find their way again. I am excited but it means that I have been working my tail feathers off getting ready to accommodate them.
What this means in my quilting world? I had 6 long arm quilts to finish in the month of February alone! Along with teaching, sample making, organizing, long arm training with my youngest daughter, general house work and working on some upcoming writing for QUILTsocial.com , I have not had a minute to write on my own blog.
Tomorrow, I fly out to Edmonton to assist my daughter with the baby and to bring them home on a flight to Ontario. My son-in-law will follow with a truck and trailer of their household goods. Of course I am very excited. So this is all good news!!
Below is a pic of the stack of quilts I have been working on :
Now lets talk about the February Mini Quilt, I decided to use up some piecing left over in my scrap bin and challenged myself a bit to make a mini from it. It is really quite simple but I just wanted to use up some strip pieced colours and see what I could do with it. The below is what I started with:
In between snuggles with Eli (my grandson) and catching up with the kids, I will try to share more of what is happening in my quilting world. Stay tuned also for lots of fun ideas I will be blogging about with QUILTSocial.com and sharing on my blog here at www,quiltingintheloft.com.
Happy Thursday ❤️
Hi everyone, I hope you are all staying warm while we are experiencing our January freeze. "Out like a Lion" "In like a Lamb", maybe there is hope for February?
I have been suffering today with a cold and decided to stay home and get my January mini quilt done-better late than never!
The picture of it is below and it is a landscape quilt, kinda artsy and showing January, cold and frosty as it is right now.
The process of making this quilt was really very simple and completely by machine. I started with a simple line drawing shown below:
Fabric was then cut out based on the paper templates:
The fabric parts were all sewn together with a tiny zig zag and matching thread:
My quilt is now ready to be sandwiched with 2 layers of batting, to show texture on the quilt:
My feed dogs are lowered and a free motion foot is put on my machine and trees are free motion stitched:
More trees and snowflakes in the sky are added along with swirling winds and texture lines in the snow:
Stay warm and stay safe on those roads and challenge yourself to make a winter landscape!❤️
Hi I'm Robin and I am a professional long arm quilter, pattern designer and teacher. I am passionate about all things quilty!
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