Thursday, February 19, 2009
What a nice surprise!
Staff from The Quilt Show.com were at the January Road to California Show and have posted snapshots of my "Road" exhibit on their daily blog. Very cool of them!
Go to thequiltshow.com and click on the tab labeled Daily Blog or paste this URL link in your browser.
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
For some time, students have been asking I make patterns that I bring to class available in commercial form. Before I did that, I felt (I'm a teacher at heart) that I needed to create a step by step, color by color photo follow along guide.... which ofcourse meant repainting and photographing/documenting as I went. That's now done for four patterns and are now available from JukeboxQuilts.com (though they aren't on the website as of yesterday). You can email firstname.lastname@example.org though and they can fill your order til the web site is made current. These are economic! $10 retail (Jukebox may offer some specials... their call) They include printable pdf drawings in 2 sizes...8 1/2 x 11 so you can enlarge to any size you want and one preformatted to print at 18"x24"..plus the step by step photo/text guide. Click on Products/Resources link to move to Jukebox website.
CD drawings and guides include:
King (the lion)
Southern Grace (Magnolia)
The back cover of each disk identifies the specific ink colors/markers I used tho I love it when people change to their "own ideas." Jukeboxquilts.com distributes both these CDs and the used products so I'm certain they would pull and ship a personal kit.
Sunday, February 15, 2009
How cool is this?? On Mar 12, I will take flight to Colorado Springs, drive to Ricky Timms studio in LaVeta Colorado for a Mar 13 segment tapeing of "Drawing and Painting for People Who Don't!" This should be tons of fun (yes I'm a bit nervous). Check out the quilt gallery at http://www.thequiltshow.com ..... Only members view the resulting show ('will post here when I know the date it will be released) but everyone can see a sample show for free, and see quilts posted by members. Check it out. News update on this later. :-) ...... Patt Blair
The Spring Issue of Machine Quilting Unlimited (due out end of Mar 2009) contains my article titled "Thread- The Linear Paint"... touching on selecting thread colors atop your quilt. I think you might find the info and photos interesting!
If you machine quilt (be it long arm or domestic) Machine Quilting Unlimited is a pretty nice 4 times a year subscription magazine by Meander Publishing ( cool name).
There are NO quilt top patterns in this magazine... It's about the quilting of finished tops. Check it out at www.mqumag.com.