Kept In Stitches

Confessions of a fabric hoarder


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Valley Modern Quilt Guild Zipper Challenge

This past month at VMQG we had a zipper challenge. Each person that wanted to be involved was asked to bring in a fat quarter of their own fabric. The fabric was then exchanged to another member and they had creative control to make a zippered item for that person out of their fabric. But it had to include a zipper. I searched high and low for a pattern that I thought to be different and one that nobody else would do. I made Teresa a zippered scissor cozy from the purple batik fabric that she supplied. The fabric I chose was a black graphic fabric and Ann Kaz was the recipient of my fabric. She not only made me an awesome bag , she made an additional mini to match. I love it!

The participation turnout was good and everyone seemed thrilled with the outcome of this challenge.


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Seven Sisters Quilt Show 2016

It’s been a while, but I’m still here…between work and guilds there’s not much time to keep up with the blog. But, I had to share our recent weekend road trip…up the coast to San Luis Obispo and the Madonna Inn for the Seven Sisters Quilt Show. It’s a long drive, but we had a great time in the car, at the show, and visiting a couple of quilt shops on the way. By the way, if you’re ever there, check out Picking Daisies…it’s an awesome little shop with some great people! And, check out Orange Dot Quilt Patterns by Dora Cary…she is amazing! This is just a sampling of the great quilts we saw, and now I can’t wait to start sewing again!