Don’t forget to send in your file for the January challenge: A Firm Foundation. Challenge leader Barb Vlack says: “Design a quilt or two that can be pieced with a foundation. The foundation piecing should be the major construction technique, though you may add design elements that require a different construction method, such as appliqué. Try designing your own foundation pattern with EasyDraw! Or alter a foundation pattern from the EQ6 block library. You may make some great discoveries for new blocks.” We can’t wait to see what you come up with. Remember, send entries to firstname.lastname@example.org by January 31, 2009.
EQ quilt designer and teacher Lily Kerns wrote us about a new class she will be teaching on Quilt University called Super Sue and we thought you might want to check it out. Here’s the description from Quilt U: “As far back as Sunbonnet Sue, quilters have added people to their quilts. Lily Kerns sees those people as all grown up and facing the world. She shows you how to use a repositionable mannequin to make action figures and how to design clothes for them. You can use her patterns or your own, either in traditional settings or on an interactive quilt with interchangeable figures, clothing and backgrounds. A mini art lesson is included each week to help you develop your drawing skills. Level: Strong basic skills and adventurous spirit. Lily’s classes are not 1-2-3 projects. She sees multiple possibilities at every step. There will be more ideas here than
While in Houston for Quilt Festival, I met Rachel Hirsch and we talked about printable fabrics and some great uses for them. Then Rachel told me about a memory quilt she was making for her friend in memory of her daughter Chelsea. I asked her to send me a photo when it was finished… and she did! So I wanted to share the memory of Chelsea with all of you. Rachel did a great job on this quilt.
Do you own the My Dream House CD by Angie Padilla and EQ6? Looking for new projects and fun ideas? Play house with Angie at her new section on her website for users to download FREE projects just like the one you see to the left! They are just some ideas of what you could do with some of the projects and libraries included on the My Dream House CD and they are always adorable. Visit Angie’s site to read more and access the projects. Remember, you must have EQ and the My Dream House CD to use these projects.
Do you own Sue Spargo Folk-Art Dreams from Electric Quilt and Sue Spargo? If you liked the program or just love Sue’s style sign up for her block of the month club. Tomorrow is the last day to sign up for Sue Spargo’s block of the Month Club. To register go to her website and sign up for the club now.