Part 20: Almost showtime! I few people have inquired if I have been abducted by aliens, as there have no recent updates on this blog. You might be happy to know no aliens were keeping me away. The truth is I have been very busy on several fronts. It is the eve of the quilt… Continue reading Getting Ready for the Festival of Quilts
Build a Quilt and the Maple Leaf block Canada’s big birthday party is coming up soon and since the theme for the quilt show is Canada 150, I thought I would celebrate by making lots and lots or maple leaf 9 patch blocks …. At least 1 for every member in the guild, so that… Continue reading Part 19: Getting Ready for the Edmonton Festival of Quilts
What is the festival about? And “Build a Quilt” Some time ago, when I somehow ended up as the communication person for the quilt show, I started to write a list of what this show would have and what I had to do. A short list might have been simply said to “let people know… Continue reading Part 18: Getting Ready for the Edmonton Festival of Quilts.
Part 17: Quilt as Desired I wonder when that phrase “quilt as desired” was 1st used!! Does that not sound like it should be really trivial??? Yet this is the step that often separates the amazing quilts from the ho-hum. I bet we also would not have so many UFO’s, if it were all so… Continue reading Getting Ready for the Edmonton Festival of Quilts
Quilt Top is Done! Well it a few late nights but the 13 blocks are completed! With each block the points got better and more precise. I think there might also have been less unsewing too. Or at least I hope there was. I am sure the quilt police will find the flaws but I… Continue reading Part 16: Getting Ready for the Edmonton Festival of Quilts
Part 15: Putting it all Together. How do quilters get ideas for their creations? Today there are thousands of books that inspire or provide complete directions as to how to make a quilt. You can even buy kits with the fabric all picked out for you! Never mind all the hours you can spend on… Continue reading Getting Ready for the Edmonton Festival of Quilts
Part 14 : Putting a quilt together and the Alberta block I can’t believe I have finally come up with a block for the last Canada block. As an art quilter I have a new found appreciation for the history, evolution and variety of traditional quilts. I was also surprised that so many of the… Continue reading Getting Ready for the Edmonton Festival of Quilts