Monday, March 13, 2017

Creative Embellishments

I happened upon Rodale's Successful Quilting Library: Creative Embellishments, edited by Darra Duffy Williamson at my dayjob, and what a treat! While many of the quilts in the book aren't really my speed, there are so many fascinating tips on various embellishments - there's bound to be at least one you don't already know about. The most mind-blowing, why-didnt-I-think-of-that for me was: to attach shells without holes to your quilt, use epoxy glue to adhere it to a small shank-type button, then, when it's dry, sew it right on!

I hope you can find a copy in your local library (or even hiding among your own home library!). It's a great read.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Nor'Easter at NBMAA

Congratulations to Phyllis Small and Carol Vinick for the acceptance of their pieces into the New Britain Museum of American Art's 47th Annual Juried Members Exhibition, Nor’Easter! The awards reception is Sunday, April 30, 2017 from 1-2:30 p.m. and the show runs from April 29 - May 28, 2017.
Brown and Sharpe by Phyllis Small
United We Stand by Carol Vinick

Quilt National '21 is Coming to Connecticut

Congratulations to Catherine Whall Smith , whose quilt "Transfusion in Two Parts" will be on tour with Quilt National '21.  Th...