Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Randomness #2

Here's a few Quilt related things that are going on that I thought you'd want to check out. 

1. Nancy L. sent me an email with this interesting Sew-In idea.  Yet, just to clarify it turns out that Nancy P. sent it to Nancy L. first...then to me.  Thanks Ladies!!!

Click on the link above to be taken to the Heirloom Creations Blog where the article and
accompanying video can be found.

2. Nancy from Westminster Fibers (with brands such as FreeSpirit Fabrics and Rowan) sent me the following link to Tina Givens' newest fabric line Pernilla's Journey, as she thought our members would love to see what's new and upcoming.  To learn more about Tina Givens and to check out her newest line, click here.

Also if you are interested in sewing clothes, there is an online sewing class being held which features Jennifer Paganelli (from Sis Boom).  You can find out more info here.

3. Have you seen the photos from Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red & White Quilts, an exhibit held in New York right now.  No matter if you are a Modern Quilter or Traditionalist, the shear size of the exhibit and the way in which they are displayed is worth appreciating.  Brige S. shared the below links on our Flickr page.

Photo from NyLovesNYC blog

HERE and HERE are some articles; but I imagine Googling the exhibit name will give you many as well.

4. If you haven't visited our STLMQG Flickr page recently, people are uploading photos of their "Just One Star" blocks and a handful of Mug Rugs have appeared too.  Discussions have surfaced around what to look for when buying a new sewing machine, sewing machine repair, etc. 

5. Mary Claire shared information on the Spring Shop Hop that is happening this weekend (actually Thursday thru Sunday) at several quilt/fabric shops around town.  There are prizes to be won and of course fabric to be bought.  Remember if you pop into a shop that doesn't carry Modern Fabric, ask for it, start a conversation.  Let's show these Shop Owners that there is a market in St. Louis.

6. If you haven't satisfied your Solid Fabric happiness yet, there is a Modern Solids Quilt Along that is just starting right now over at PatchworkSquared.  You can pick up the kits at Fat Quarter Shop or any other Kona solids for 20% off by the way(use coupon code kona20)...or you can pull your own collection of solids and join in the fun. 

P2 Modern Solids Quilt Along

7. A heads up that The Quilted Fox has uploaded their Kona Solids inventory to their website.  Just search for "Kona Solid" in the search field.  As Marsha said, if you are local...remember to head on over to the shop too.  Maybe you have a Solids Only Challenge to work on and need a last minute solid :-)

8. Finally, we've all seen the horrific videos and photos of the devastation that continues to torment Japan and many of us have want to do something; but don't know what.  The American Red Cross comes to mind first; but also know that there are several grassroots movements going on too.  Check out Modern Relief and Quilter's Newsletter for more information.

If you have some other quilt-related news, let's hear it.  Visit our STLMQG Flickr page and tell us about it.

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