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MQX April 26, 2010

Filed under: quilt shows — inspiredlayerslinda @ 5:18 pm

I enjoyed MQX in it’s new location, Providence, RI this year.  I attended the Ice Cream Social, a fashion show with Mark L. as emcee, the banquet dinner with speaker Helen Squire, taught two classes on the Ocean View “confetti” quilt, and met many kind and creative quilters.

If you were not able to attend this year, I hope you will mark your calendar for next year and enjoy the large space for quilts, vendors and 30 minute talks by various people in the quilting world.

After nearly a month of rain, the show was a bright light of talent and color.  I was inspired by much of what I saw.  I came home and sketched four new confetti quilts.  I also bought a kit to learn a new coloring technique with colored pencils.  Stay tuned, and I’ll show you how my experiments come out.

I also met Cindy Needham from California.  She transforms napkins, dresser skirts, tablecloths and pillowcases into extraordinary quilted creations.  I’ve chosen some linens from my grandmother to cherish and transform in this manner.  I’ll post my results.

So many ideas and so little time.  I’ve got to take one day at a time allow myself time to create something new.

 

Worcester Sewing Expo April 12, 2010

Filed under: batik confections — inspiredlayerslinda @ 6:39 pm

     I just returned from the Worcester Sewing Expo where I was an invited guest, demonstrating the “confetti” technique and selling patterns and kits, at the the Bo-Nash Booth #213.  I also tried to entertain a few sewing enthusiasts with the stories behind each Imagination Quilt.  It was fun for me to reminicse about the inspiration for each quilt including the family travels and adoption of Rocky, our dog.

I demonstrated how to make a flower out of a confetti blob.  Then there was the red cardinal resting on a branch.  Finally, I was inspired by Vincent VanGogh’s “Pear Tree in Blossom” painting.  I created a quick confetti interpretation.  I continue to believe we are only limited by our imagination.

Several people who stopped by the booth asked me to teach a class next year.  I’m filling out the papers to teach next year.  Stay tuned……

I did come home with some special new tools….the “fasturn” and the iron sock.  I’ll post photos and comments on each item very soon!

I’m off to MQX next to teach a couple of classes, thursday 8a.m.-12:00 noon and saturday 8a.m.-12:00 noon.