View a YouTube, learn how to make a quick and easy quilt pillow top using the 5-Minute Blocks for the Flying Geese technique.
I was recently invited to give an all day workshop to the Cleburne Area Quilters Guild
. This group of quilters in Cleburne, Texas has been active in preserving the quilting tradition since 1987. This was my first time to meet with their guild. They were so much fun and incredibly productive, we were able to get three projects done during the workshop. A 10-Minute quilt block
, a 5-Minute Geese pillow top
and a variation of the 10-Minute Block
. 10-Minute Block Quilts - these are beautiful in every color combination.5-Minute Blocks for Flying Geese quilted pillows
Most of the ladies had already watched my
YouTubes with instructions on how to complete the 10-Minute blocks
and were raring to go. The 10-Minute Block YouTubes
are so popular, I can't believe over 170,000 people have viewed them. It gives me goosebumps.
They also reserved a little time for show and tell during their monthly meeting. I shared my collection of quilts that I have designed along with the books on 10-Minute Blocks
I was asked how I first came to quilting and what some of my first projects were. When I first began quilting I was given some great advice, start with a lot of fabric from the same collection. Every time you take a class use fabric from the collection. You end up with various blocks from each class but they all match beautifully. My first finished quilt project was to make a quilt for each of my five grandchildren from these quilt blocks, each a wonderful sampler quilt.
Fox Chapel Publishing is host to a
wonderful community of wood crafters. Recently the community came
together to create 3 extraordinary quilts. Each one is pieced
together from 4"x4” wooden squares, all hand carved, scrolled or
wood burned by members of this very talented group of wood workers.
One of the beautiful wood quilts to be auctioned.
These beautiful works of art are being put up for a charity auction on ebay beginning Friday, September 9th. The proceeds are to go to
the Red Cross to help with the relief efforts in Japan after the
deadly earthquake in March. Please take a look at these special
quilts and pass the word to your quilting community. You will enjoy
looking at each square, many with symbols dear to the Japanese
culture. Plus you will be taking part in a worthwhile effort to
help those in need.
Zentangle of the week, enjoy and create!!
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