Kept In Stitches

Confessions of a fabric hoarder

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Simi Valley Quilt Show 2016

Never a dull moment around here… Simi Valley Quilt Guild held their Biennial quilt show on Sunday. “Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow…Not Just Your Grandmother’s Quilts” was the theme of the show. It was a fun show and I enjoyed seeing quilts done by some of my friends. I bought 3 vintage quilt tops in their guild’s boutique. I don’t really know why…I have enough of my own unfinished projects!

The Simi Valley Quilt Guild invited Ventura Modern Quilt Guild to display modern quilts at their show. I volunteered 6 of my quilts for the modern exhibit.

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Harvest of Colors

On Saturday, Greg and I headed up to Santa Barbara for the Coastal Quilters Annual Quilt Show. The drive from Los Angeles was a little grueling, but we made it there and the weather was beautiful. The quilts on display were an inspiring mix of traditional and modern quilts. The show layout was well planned and the guests all seemed to be enjoying themselves. I saw some fabulous quilts and even bought myself a new pair of scissors. I haven’t tried Kai scissors before and I thought it was time to give ’em a go and see if I like them. I’ll report back soon…

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Quilting on Johnnie

I drafted up this quilt and put it together in one weekend and the following week I loaded it onto my long-arm quilter, Johnnie. It sat idle for the next 3-plus weeks. True…I’ve been very busy with the guilds, work, and teaching. I knew that I wanted some dense quilting in the negative spaces of the blocks, and I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do in those areas. I would go in and stand and stare at the quilt for prolonged periods of time and no inspiration would come to me. I finally jumped in and just started trying things out. And, guess what? It’s finally done…and it’s huge! I couldn’t be happier with it!