Quilt Alliance Voices Auction

The Quilt Alliance contest auction is going on right now.  My quilt "Civic Duty" is in the first group of quilts for which the auction ends Monday morning.  Check out all the fabulous quilts here and please bid if anything strikes your fancy!  You can read about the making of my quilt here.

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Christmas Goose

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I'm all set up at the Christmas Goose at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend.  The show runs Friday 9-6 and Saturday 9-4.  It's one of the best holiday shows in town, so I hope you'll stop by if you are in the area.  There are so many good vendors too!  I regret that I didn't get a photo of Cheryl's table, but her Silly Dog Art Glass looks fantastic.  There are also the most amazing soaps at the table just to the left of mine.  Lots of good stuff.  

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Etsy Update

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Just an FYI- On Thursday afternoon I will be deactivating about half my Etsy listings for the show I'm doing on Friday and Saturday.  All of these are included in that, as well as all the ornaments and greeting cards.  Items that I am not bringing to the show will still be available in the shop.  I'll adjust the listings and reactivate unsold items on Sunday.  so, just be aware that some items may come and go over the next few days.  Have a happy, colorful weekend!

Quilts, Quilts, Quilts!

On the design wall

On the design wall

My design walls have been filled with color these last few weeks.  I've been sewing up a storm which actually started with some simple garment sewing which I'll get to in a future post.  Today's post is all about the quilts.  This one is straight from the scrap bin and will be donated to my guild's community quilts program.  I separated the colors in the bin so I could get this very hot version.  Cooler ones will also happen when I get some free time.  

baby size community quilt

baby size community quilt

Arches and Tunnels

Arches and Tunnels

In the first picture you got a glimpse of Arches and Tunnels which is an applique quilt that I started about 2 years ago.  I finished the top a month or so ago and took it to a local long-armer for quilting.  I said I needed it to be done in time to enter into QuiltCon and she delivered, finishing it with over a month to spare.  I did a facing and will post photos when I get a chance for the official ones.

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Also on the design wall is the gray and yellow shorebird quilt called Shoreline.  That one needs more gray on the sides so it's going to hang out for a bit.  The one in front is finished and while it's also straight from the scrap bin, the fabrics were a little more curated than the hot pink version above.  By the way, I used up every bit of that red print which is why it's called Every Last Piece.  

Every Last Piece

Every Last Piece

The last one you've gotten some glimpses of is this piece below that I started in the Maria Shell class I took earlier this year. It's been on the design wall ever since and it's time to get it done.  I hope to be able to enter it into QuiltCon, so I better get cracking!

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Christmas in the Shop

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'Tis the season for holiday boutiques!  Now that Christmas boutiques are popping up all over the place I hope you'll also consider purchasing gifts and holiday decor from the artists on Etsy.  I have recently added the hand stamped and hand painted Christmas cards above, as well as a Christmas stocking just added today.  

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I also have two upcoming local shows.  I hope you'll consider coming out to both of these outstanding art and craft fairs.

  • Christmas Goose fundraiser for Wendy's Wish cancer patient support at St. Charles Medical Center on November 17 (9-6) and 18 (9-4).
  • Holiday Tails Art Fair fundraiser for the Humane Society of Central Oregon at the outlet mall on December 8 (4-7 wine and cheese reception), December 9 and December 10 (10-4).

At both of these shows I'll have mainly ornaments, acrylic paintings, watercolors and gouache paintings.  I'll also have greeting cards, both printed and original painted cards. 

I'll also have a few of the stitched ornaments that I made as embroidery kit samples.  You can see the second bunch below ready to be finished.  If there are any left over after the second show I'll be putting them in the shop. 

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