Back in the Traces – Wow! Two Ribbons!!!

Back in the Traces – Wow! Two Ribbons!!!

          On September 23 I drove to Calgary to check out the results on two entries in the quilting and fiber art competition at the Calgary Creative Stitches and Crafting Alive Show and was ecstatic to find that I received a first on my Wearable Art entry – Memories of Arizona and a second on one of my memory quilts – The Fabric of my life.       Memory Quilt – The Fabric of my Life...

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The Joy of Networking

The Joy of Networking

  Check out the link to Quiltersmuse.com for a posting re one of my quilts with ‘words’ or writing on it (August 28th posting).  I have been catching up on past postings on the quiltart digest and noticed a call for ideas about how people use words on their work and thought of this piece ‘2008 Revisited: Retirement Angst’.  It hasn’t been posted anywhere yet and this is just a teaser shot as I would like to...

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More Samples

More Samples

Over the weekend I continued to work on samples until I ran out of suitable fabric – plain enough for the stitching to show but not totally plain.  My machine was cantankerous, making new noises and not making perfect stitches so I was glad that I had booked a visit to the service man Gil at Rumpled Quilt Skins in Okotoks.  Not next door but this store comes highly recommended by a friend back in Ottawa.  What a banquet of quilts to view...

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Thanks Leah Day!

Thanks Leah Day!

I’m finally back at my sewing machine.  Thanks to surgery and physiotherapy, the wrist is working fairly well, although my coordination is not what I’d like it to be.  So I designed my own therapy to work on that! I started about a month ago when I tackled a task I had talked about for two years – documenting the built-in embroidery stitches on my sewing machine.  Somehow the computer images just don’t tell the whole...

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