Saturday, May 26, 2012

Days at Quilt Market

This years spring Quilt Market was in Kansas City. I went as an author for C&T PublishingOn one of the days I was there, I did a school house presentation.  A schoolhouse is a 20 minute presentation of a quilting technique or promoting a quilting product.

Gailen and Megan have been so helpful to me in the whole process of book publication. 

Rebekah Meier at her book signing More Fabric Art Collage.

Shirley and I at my book signing of Simply Triangles.

The line forming for a free Simply Triangles book.

 While at Quilt Market, Creative Grids, which is a company that makes quilting gadgets, filmed me using some of their products.

One evening I went out for supper with Ruthmary, another lady I interact with at C&T Publishing.
 We ate at a Japanese restaurant where they cooked the food right in front of us.  

One of the quilts that caught my eye was a modern quilt displayed in front of Michail Miller Fabrics booth.

A wall of color at Quilt Market.

I will be teaching an all day class on this quilt, stacking birds, at Patchwork Plus on June 2nd.

 Come join the fun and learn the tricks of: stack and whack and cutting 60 degree triangles.  This is a fast project to make.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Bloggers' Quilt Festival

Hello everyone and welcome to the big "Quilt Festival" at
 Amy's Creative Side.Amy's Creative Side 
I want to share with you a miniature quilt I created called "Over the Sea".  This quilt was made for a fund raiser for the Virginian Quilt Museum.   What inspired me to make this little quilt was a larger quilt I made called ......

"Under The Sea".  I created this quilt using a triangle block layout.  Can you find the triangles? There are no "Y" seams in this quilt.  Although it looks like it is complicated to piece, it is quite simple.  There are three different triangle block units.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

So excited, C&T Publishing has accepted my third book proposal.  This quilt will be one of the many quilts featured in my new book.

 Mother learning how to use her new cell phone.  Heading to Delaware to my nephew, Tim Yoder's wedding.

 Holly getting chicken wraps ready for the wedding party.

 Chris and Alisha practicing for the wedding.

 Mr and Mrs Tim Yoder.

Polly made this special wedding quilt for Tim and Dianna.

 When you get this many cousins together you just have fun.

 Rebecca with Amber.

 Mother with her great grand children, the "Triplets".
To see more picture of Tim and Diana's wedding go to

Quilt Show
Blue Ridge Quilt Festival  June 21-23.  I will be teaching Spinning Pinwheel.  This  pattern was featured in Quiltmaker July Aug. 2011 issue called Spinout.

Getting ready to head to Kansas City for Quilt Market where I will be giving a presentation of my book "Simply Triangles", video recording a demo for Creative Grids rulers and having a book signing.
A small table topper.  This is in Simply Triangles book and is a portion of the pattern, My Flower Garden.

Shenandoah Star  also in Simply Triangles book.

Another color option.

Two quilts in one.  You only need to do half the quilting when quilting two at a time.  I needed this for a sample at Quilt Market.