Just a reminder that the Anacostia Arts Center is the place to be this Saturday starting at 1pm!
Laura Gunn will be talking about fabric design, painting, and especially, color! I think that color is usually the first thing people see when they look at a quilt, or a painting, or a photograph. I can’t wait to hear what Laura has to say. I believe she will also have art prints for sale after–I think you will love them.
I will be showing the quilts Vintage Quilt Revival (and will have books for sale). I will talk some about the book, but will also be talking about vintage quilts, modern + traditional quilts, and contemporary quilt designs. A bit of history, a bit of block design–it should be fun.
You can purchase tickets here.
Then, starting at 3, the two premier modern shops within 60+ miles of DC will each have a pop up shop. Think Nani Iro, great clothing and quilt patterns, yarn, Anna Maria Horner–you don’t want to miss Finch Sewing Studio and Delray Fabrics’ shops!
More information here!
Color is an interesting thing. Last weekend, I made a quilt top using these solids from RJR–I will be sharing it in a few weeks as part of a blog hop organized by Pink Castle Fabrics. Anyway, my quilt looks positively neon. My son told me that was a good thing, but I admit to being surprised that this color combination, while admittedly cheery (I was hoping for spring when I selected the colors) turned out neon.
Anyway, I love solids, and I always like trying a new brand. I’m a fan of these, by the way. They have a decent hand (they aren’t flimsy) but still manage to be pretty soft, and even have a slight sheen to them.
I’m looking forward to sharing my quilt in a few weeks! And I’m thrilled to say that school is back in session today after two snow days this week. We have already had 13 snow days this year. I guess I will be in charge of the 4th of July party. Sigh.
Linked up to WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced
I was so happy when my friend Linda Fasules from I Finally Have Time sent me pictures of this quilt. Her mother-in-law purchased this Honeybee Quilt years ago; she has more pictures and some history behind the quilt block on her blog. She also has a post about using a product called Retro Clean to clean this quilt. Check it out!
Thanks, Linda, for sharing.
Happy Sunday, everyone.
Vintage Quilt Sunday Posts
#1: Tricia’s Joseph’s Coat Quilt shared by Tricia Martin
#2 Heirloom Quilt shared by Katie Bowlby from Katie’s Korner
#3 Great Grandmother Diantha’s Quilt (shared by me)
#4 Log Cabin Quilt from Rebecca Verna Birchell shared by Heather Ashby
#5 A Family Quilt Auction in Kentucky shared by Joni Morgan from Sunday Farming Quilter
#6 Irish Chain shared by Marti Dyer-Allison from 52 Quilts
#7 “Crazy Quilt” from Cathy Winer
#8 “Picnic Quilt” from Jennifer Barnes
#9 Cathedral Window Quilt from Robin Fonville
#10 Double Wedding Ring Quilt from Kacey Platky from Little House in Vine Crest Woods
#11 Amber’s Vintage Dresden Quilt
#12 Today: Honeybee Quilt from Linda Fasules of I Finally Have Time
March 8: Antique Quilt from Anna Haller of Hoot N Haller
March 15: Workt by Hand: Hidden Labor & Historical Quilts from the National Museum of Women in the Arts
Interested in Sharing a Vintage Quilt?
Vintage Quilt Pinterest Board
I am looking for quilts that are beautiful, quilts that have great stories, quilts that are funky or fun, quilts that are unique, quilts that were made by your great great grandmother–basically, great vintage quilts. I will be posting on Sundays, and once a month I plan to post a block tutorial based on one of the vintage quilts featured here.
These are currently on my design wall. I think I am going to chop them up further.
They started out as something very different–they will be made into a baby quilt.
They started out as practice for a wall hanging for my husband’s office at church. I would like to make something that somehow echoes the beauty of the Matisse Chapel at Vence–his specific request. I’m not that crazy. Imitating a master in the same artistic form is one thing. Trying to make something in fiber that evokes the clarity of stained glass–that is a whole other ballgame.
Since I have never done much curved piecing, I started with an improv study based on instructions in Quilting Modern
It turns out I like piecing improv curves.
Piecing improv curves that somehow will remind someone of the Vence Chapel? That is yet to be seen. That is my challenge for 2014.
If you don’t know the story of the Chapel at Vence, it is a really beautiful one. This blog has a number of beautiful photos of the chapel and a brief history. Or you could just watch this 6 minute video from the BBC.