Saturday, January 6, 2018

She's Our Star

Nancy Zieman productions has just announced a new block of the month.  The name of the BOM is "She's Our Star", a free project honoring Nancy Zieman's legacy.
Information on this BOM can be found here.
Sometimes it's fun to do the block of the  month, as it's not really too much to do one block a month, and at the end of the year you have a whole quilt made!   This one is a mystery project, so all the more fun!

Friday, December 22, 2017

Some Tutorials

Just ran across this fun and easy block called, LynnBobSquarePants.  It's a funny name, but a neat block made from just squares and half square triangles.  A different color version of it can be found here.  While you are at these two blocks take some time and check out the other tutorials that they offer.  I especially liked the tutorial for Half Rectangle Triangles at the My Fabric Obsession.  Also lots of fun stuff at Lily's Quilts.
There is another great tutorial for HRT's (half rectangle triangles) at Buttons and Butterflies.  Also some ideas of ways to use them.
I did add a couple block of the month links on our  BOM page, so check those out.  If you see any out there, let me know and I will get them on the blog.
Laurie

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

A Couple BOM's for 2018

If you are thinking of doing a BOM starting in January, Pat Sloan is starting one called Let's Go Camping.  She usually has some fun patterns, so maybe it is time to begin a fun mystery quilt.  She does have her supply list already, so go check it out.
Also Australian quilter, Ester Aliu will be announcing her Free Block of the month soon.   So watch for that. I know that some of you did her BOM, Red Delicious a few years ago.  She has a wonderful blog as well, with lots of wonderful things.  Plan to spend some time exploring her blog.
If you find any other free BOM's, please let me know and we can get them on the blog.
Laurie


Friday, November 3, 2017

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Artwork of Pat Bishop

Our guild was so fortunate to have quilt artist Pat Bishop, as our guest speaker.   It was so inspiring to see her artwork, as well as learn about her, and her inspiration for her art.  Beautiful work, such as hers, does not just happen, it takes many hours of work.  Her talent and dedication to her work certainly show in the beautiful pieces she showed us.
We were also fortunate enough to have her do a two day workshop for us; Ragged and Real.  For those of you who took advantage of this opportunity, I am sure you had a great two days.  I know I have many ideas on how to use the techniques we were taught.  Not just in art quilts, but traditional quilts as well.  My mind is full of ideas and that's a wonderful feeling!
Laurie















Friday, September 15, 2017

Quilt Expo Winners Gallery

If you were not fortunate enough to attend this years Quilt Expo in Madison, you can check out the lovely quilts here at this gallery.
It is such an enjoyable show with many vendors and lovely quilts.  Enjoy the gallery!
Laurie

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Quilt Trail Scenic Road Rally

If you are looking for something fun to do on Saturday October 7th, maybe you should consider doing the Oconto County Wisconsin Quilt Trail Scenic Road Rally.  It really sounds like a fun, and it's such a beautiful time of year to wind around the back roads of Oconto County to view the 50 barn quilts that are on the rally map!
All the information you will need to participate in the rally can be found here.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Let's Go Visit

My Quilt Infatuation is a colorful and fun site to get ideas and links to other creative quilters.  Here is a great list of tutorials, each one cuter than the next.  She also has many link parties that she participates in and its fun to check them out.

Karin Jordan Studios has a lot of modern ideas for quilts.  I really like some examples of her "big stitch" quilting and lots and lots of tutorials.  What about the drama of these blocks!  Also, check out her shop.

I think I've mentioned Better Off Thread before but be sure to check her out again.  I just love all the designs and need to make a few...


Quilts for Seniors Going to the Military

 Coleman graduates that received a quilt.


Wabeno graduates that received a quilt.
  Thank you to all of those that made quilts for our high school seniors that were going into a branch of service.  This year we handed out a total of 19 quilts to the following schools:  Seymour, Suring, Gillett, Coleman and Wabeno. 

  The staff that I worked with at each of these schools were so grateful that we think of these kids and can  not believe the beautiful work we do.   So know that you are appreciated.    Here are 2 pictures of some of the guys that received a quilt.
The newsletter will be late this week due to power outages in the Suring area with the storms.  Peg was without power for quite a while.  Hope we don't continue with all this scary weather!