Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Oakdale Quilt Show


I am a little late with this post… But I have been very busy learning my new Pro Stitcher, which I absolutely love!  I have been doing the online classes from "Sew at Home" The online classes are very good.  If anyone needs to learn how to use their Pro Stitcher quilting machine... well then you should check out sewathomeclasses.com. The online classes are only $20.00.  There an hour long but they teach you everything you need to know within the first class.  Love it!!

OK, back to the original post...  Quilt Show
The girls (quilter girls) and I went to the Greater Hartford Quilt Guild at Oakdale Theater in Wallingford on August 1st.  There were quite a few quilts from our Close to Home quilter friends, which was very nice to see. The talent that these quilters have is beautiful. After the show we went to our friend Debbie’s house for lunch and some swimming.  What a nice refreshing time after walking around the show.  Thank you Debbie!
We all enjoyed it :-)

Here are some pictures of quilts that were at the show…

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Hello my Friends


OK, everyone knows I love working on memory quilts, they are so irresistible. 

I have quite a few to do now...
 
When I work on memory quilts, I love to use flower and heart appliques, along with buttons and other little embellishments that give them a little more meaning. I think of the person I am making the quilt for and try to add their favorite little trinkets & treasures to create something that showcases them.  Adding buttons and applique for embellishments are a great way to do that. Example:  I usually put buttons in the center of flowers – the buttons I use can be  heart shaped for love or any other type of symbol that shows the theme I am using to pull the quilt together.  I’ll put locks and keys next to hearts (key to my heart type of thing).  I try to match the fabric material color/theme too – then I go from there.  It's so much fun creating these little memory quilts – especially when you know the person you are making it for... it makes it so much easier to create, not to mention it's so much fun and nice to see the finished product at the end.