IQA Winners – Houston 2009

The IQA Houston 2009 winners have been posted at:

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

SewThankful’s new blog by GloDerWorks

I am so pleased with our new blog design and hope you like our new look.

Gloria Hansen of GloDerWorks worked very closely with me to come up with this design which was personalized to my specifications. Yes, that is my own beaded flower yo-yo in the design.  Gloria did a wonderful job and she was so easy to work with. If you’ve been considering a new blog or having yours professionally redesigned, I highly recommend Gloria and Derry at GloDerWorks.

I still have a bit of house-cleaning to do with the archived entries and categories that have been moved over from the old blog.  However, I am REALLY excited and looking forward to using this space to share new product reviews, pictures, inspiration, ideas, free projects and much more.

Speaking of Gloria Hansen, have you taken a closer look at her new book, Digital Essentials?  This book is an incredible resource and a *must have* for anyone working with digital images and quilts.


Click here to read more about it at SewThankful.