Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Fabric Designers - a generous bunch

Winnings from Fabric Designers Ellen Heck and Heather Ross
Since my last post I've had the honor of meeting some wonderful (and pretty darn famous) Fabric Designers.  Oh, and to sweeten the story...I won stuff too!

Lunch with Heather Ross South Bay Area Modern Quilt Guild
Last Monday, we had a private lunch at the amazing Wood Fire Woodie in Scotts Valley with the one and only Heather Ross - pinch me!  She even brought us some goodies which were distributed at our MQG meeting the next night. My name was drawn and I chose a fabric covered photo album with the cutest swimming pool fabric I'd never seen before.  She also chatted with my friend and I at Hart's later that night and autographed my new Prints book. So talented and personable, it was such a treat to spend time with Heather Ross.  Read more here.

Then on Saturday I took a trip to see Stitch Modern, East Bay Area MQG's Quilt Show at the beautiful Piedmont Center for the Arts and listened to the Q&A Panel of Textile Design featuring Ellen Heck, Pati Fried, Sandy Klop, Jennifer Moore and Carol Van Zandt.  There were lots of giveaways - lucky me, I won an 11 FQ of Bot Buddies flannel.

Now for my WIP progress report...
FMQ Tassels
Using Aurifil 40 for the first time and trying out a new sort of geometric design, I managed to make it through quilting Tassels.

With the gradient nature of quilt, the stitching is more prevalent in the darker areas but I like it pretty well.  The binding hit the mark and I'm super please with the choice.  Originally I was thinking scrappy but there is a lot - a lot - going on and this seemed a better fit.
Backing for Luminosity 
Next up is FMQ for the remaining two quilts that I've promised to hang in the PVQA show - nine days from now... better get crackin'

Finished: 1
Progress: 0
To Do: 11 (creatively counted)
Sleeves on 4 quilts for the Show
MQG Ribbon
Sisterly Love (finish by 2/22)
Luminosity (finish by 2/22)
FMQ two smaller quilts (by 2/22)
Blocks for MoStash (2)
Blocks for F+F2 (2)
Swap for After Sewing Summit (by 3/11-3/27)
Secret Tote Swap MQG (by 3/5)
21st B'day quilt (by 3/13)

Linking up to the new and improved WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced.


  1. Ooooh congrats on finishing Tassels! I can't wait to see it in all its glory! :D

  2. I second that! So eager to see your Tassels quilt unfurled with quiting and binding and all! Congrats! And what fun to meet all those talented creative types! Lucky you!

  3. wowsers chatting up Heather & all. Winnings too! What a great time for you!

  4. Very cool to meet and win such wonderful people and fabric!

  5. So much good stuff, and I saw you over on Amy's (Badskirt) blog, too!


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