Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The Holiday Craft and Bake Sale was a success

My churches Holiday Bake and Craft Sale was a great success again this year. All of the pot holders I made and some of my coaster sets sold.  I always enjoy seeing all of the different things that the other talented crafters and bakers make.  I took pictures to post but my computer is not behaving so I am not able to post them tonight.

Monday, November 11, 2013

On our Speakers at the Patchwork Harvest Quilt Show XI


 
"Saturday's Speaker was Debbie Bowles of  Maple Island Quilts.  I did not catch her 1st in the morning but I was told it was standing room only but I did see her trunk show at her 2pm presentation On Curves and It was very enjoyable.   She showed how she cut the Curves for her quilts by varying the width and length of her fabrics and layering dark and lights. She was a very informative  Speaker. 

Yesterday at the Patchwork Harvest XI Quilt Show I met our speaker Lori Allison.  Wow did she have a great trunk show of quilts to show us.  You can catch and interview with her here with  "the trip around the world block " That she had in her Trunk show.  She loves Kaffee Fassett Fabrics and you can view some of her other quilts she designed using them by clicking here.  I was very inspired by her way of doing easy strip piecing and cutting techniques to achieve these spectacular quilts.  I enjoyed her quilt "the Candy Queen" and the Feathering on her pattern "Feather my Vest".
 

Sunday, November 10, 2013

I'm off to the Patchwork Harvest XI Quilt Show today!

I hope you will all join me at the Patchwork Harvest XI Quilt Show Today at the Middle School in Hudson WI from 11am - 4pm at 1300 Carmichael Road.   Come and see the marvelous quilts done by the Ladies and Men of the Hudson Heritage Quilters.  Yesterday the Mayor and his wife stopped by and enjoyed the show.  We have a variety of vendors there for you and a silent auction too.  You can catch me at the Raffle ticket table by our lovely Raffle quilt done by the ladies of the Guild.  Later I will be at the admission table in the afternoon.  at 1pm today our Speaker will be Lori Allison  of Allison Designs.  Yesterday our speaker was Debbie Bowles of Maple Island Designs.  She gave two presentations and I understand the morning one was standing room only.  I missed that one but was able to be there for her afternoon presentations and it was quite awesome.  She discussed Curves from her book on using curves in quilts and her quilts were very spectacular.  Hope to see you there.  - Diane Swett 

Saturday, November 2, 2013

It's a great Saturday Morning in November

A Triangle Bag I made at the February Retreat 2013
Today is the 1st Saturday in November.  I am planning to finish more coaster sets and pot holders.  Yesterday I ordered two pot holder pattern sets from Annies e-patterns Central.  Last night I made the templates and cut them out for each pattern.  I can't wait to use up more scraps on these pot holders. 

 I also downloaded a free pattern yesterday  for Triangle purses from Pintrest. I have been making these little triangles purses since this spring in preparation for Christmas.  Thank you Dale Potter for your pattern.  It has given me a new perspective on how to make them in a simpler way. Here are some I have already made.
Thursday the pattern arrived for the Spinning Diamonds Quilts.  Now to gather my fabrics for this quilt.  I am excited because this will be my 1st quilt using Batiks. 
Other bags I made during the spring/summer 3013
in Preparation for Christmas

Town Square
Town Square
Pot Holders 
Six Mosaic Pot Holders
Six Mosaic Pot Holders