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IQA Winners – Houston 2009

Saturday, October 17th, 2009

The IQA Houston 2009 winners have been posted at:

http://www.quilts.org/winners.html

Congratulations to all the winners!!! I was very excited to see so many names I recognize (too many to list them all here).  Two names I was especially happy to see were Karen Eckmeier (aka the Quilted Lizard) and Gloria Hansen (author of Digital Essentials book and much more!).

Karen won 2nd place in the Innovative Pieced category sponsored by Omnigrid for her quilt, My Stash At 50 (aka Log Cabin with an Attitude).

My Stash at 50 (aka Log Cabin with Attitude)

My Stash at 50 (aka Log Cabin with Attitude)

You can find this quilt on page 35 of Karen’s Layered Waves book.  You may also see more of Karen’s patterns and books available at SewThankful.

Gloria won 3rd place for Circles Collide and Honorable Mention for Whitley Decay in the Digital Imagery category sponsored by C & T Publishing.   If you’re interested in learning more about digital imagery in quilts, you’ll want to make sure you check out her Digital Essentials book.

Digital Essentials Book by Gloria Hansen

Digital Essentials Book by Gloria Hansen

Alex Anderson talks about “Start Quilting…3rd Edition”

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

Talk about staying power!

Start Quilting with Alex Anderson is ON SALE now at SewThankful.

Click here to check it out…

Shiva Paintstiks are AWESOME – Cedar Canyon Textiles Booth at Quilt Market 2008

Sunday, November 9th, 2008
Shelly Stokes doing a demo

Shelly Stokes doing a demo

I admit it, I love, love, LOVE Shiva Paintstiks. I mean, what’s not to love about color and texture on fabric?  The options are virtually endless!  And the new Bosa Nova Bag pattern samples were exquisite!

Here are a few pics for you to enjoy from the Cedar Canyon Textiles Booth at Houston Quilt Market 2008.
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Here’s Shelly in the booth showing us how it’s done.

Here are some of the stunning Bosa Nova Bag samples all stitched up and pretty!

Notice the pack of LazyGirl HandyTabs - HandyTabs are used to make this gorgeous bag

Notice the pack of LazyGirl HandyTabs - HandyTabs are used to make this gorgeous bag

A very pretty Bosa Nova Bag!

A very pretty Bosa Nova Bag!

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More spectacular samples!

SAVE on Shiva Paintstiks and Accessories (rubbing plates, brushes, related books, dvd, patterns, and more)– they’re available at SewThankful.

Taylor Made Designs at Houston International Quilt Market 2008

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

One of my favorite stops at Quilt Market was the Taylor Made Designs booth. Cindy is always delightful and her designs are feminine & refreshing.  Here are a few pics for you:

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Cindy’s NEW book, the Any Season Robe is now available at SewThankful, click here to take a look.

Click here to take a look at even more Taylor Made Designs.

Wearable artists’ delight at Houston International Quilt Festival 2008

Thursday, October 30th, 2008

Talk about eye candy!!!

A special changing exhibit of garments featured in the 2008 Bernina Fashion Show, Rendezvous. Different garments will be featured daily on the Quilts Inc. website.  Click here for a special treat!

Side note of sad news:  This will be the last year for the tour under the Bernina name; Bernina will no longer sponsor this prestigious and long-running show. Click here for more information.