Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Festival International des Textiles Extraordinaires

Here is a link to one of many pages about the festival.  You can see the quilt that our guild donated:

Déjeuner sur l’herbe | FITE – Festival International des Textiles Extraordinaires
If you click on a picture it will enlarge.  There are other pages with photos but nothing
would load on my computer.

To view the entire program of events:

 Program | FITE – Festival International des Textiles Extraordinaires

Sunday, September 7, 2014

The recent heat and humidity inspired this igloo for Maria.
It was great fun to make - have been wanting to do a house block for a log time - thanks for the opportunity.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Lucky 13 Bee

  • A Treehouse Block for Maria

Of course you can tell that I had fun with this!

Sunday, August 31, 2014

September Lucky 13 Bee House Block for Maria

I designed this with the two-inch border in mind, then totally spaced it out until after I'd "finished."  Blerg!  I hope it works out for you anyway.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Getting closer...

Thanks to a week of vacation, waiting out several car naps,
and purposeful use of bathtime, I am almost done with my green section! I am very pleased with the way this quilt is coming together, and I hope I can show a finished top at our next meeting.

I am loving seeing all the wonderful bee blocks here and I can't wait to see what everyone's been up to over the summer! See you in a month-

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Maria's House Block

I'm afraid my upper margin isn't quite 2 inches, Maria... hope it works anyway.  Here's my house block.  Summer is still in my here's one from the beach!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Begonia for Naomi

Using the lovely image for inspiration, I looked for a block where the colors would unfold from the center. I found this block called Floor Tiles. I loved this idea and it was fun to choose the colors. Naomi, I hope you like it. 
Can't wait to see how this comes together.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Another Block for Naomi

I volunteered to do a second block for Naomi... Don't know why this looks blurry (jittery photographer?)... anyway, here it is and hope it works for you, Naomi.  Will send it off this coming week... Enjoy the rest of your summer.
Now to get started on Maria's block!


Calling all quilters, sewers and needle and fiber art enthusiasts
Exhibition of African Folklore Embroidery  & Quilt/Fiber Art at Road to California Quilting Show, January 22-25, 2015, Ontario CA
You are invited to submit your completed African Folklore Embroidery pieces for exhibit at Road to California.

Winter will mark the largest exhibit of African Folklore Embroidery fiber and quilting art that California has ever seen. 

The exhibition curated by fiber artist, teacher and author, Leora Raikin, will feature the completed work comprising African folklore Embroidery pieces made into quilts, books, wall hangings, pillows, table runners, bags and wearable art. 

Previous winners and entries may be viewed at

All entries will be on display in a special exhibit area at Road to California.

The exhibit with over $500 in cash prizes is in its fifth year.

The challenge is open to all: rules of the challenge are at

Deadline for submissions: December 15th 2014

Contact: Leora Raikin (818) 999-6094

Art Quilt Project

Here are my two blocks for the Art Quilt Project led by Michelle and Bernadette ~

Inspired by the colors in the original piece, I tried to follow the color progression.

A simple modern block highlighting the four main colors.

Michelle and Bernadette, I hope it is what you were looking for.  
I will bring them to the October meeting!