Let's quilt and be happy! Fabric friends are always welcome.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Save Those T-Shirts

Summer is a great time to collect vacation t-shirts. But what do you do with all those shirts? Make a quilt! Then send me a photo of your special creation. My good friend, Carol, stopped by the store to show off the quilt she made for her husband who is a member of a car club. He had collected lots of car event shirts and she made an awesome quilt. She included embroidery and a great check border.

Carol had taken a t-shirt quilt class with me which included Andrea Funk's awesome book, How to Make a Too Cool T-Shirt Quilt. Andrea's method shows you how to be creative and design your quilt to take advantage of the different sizes and shapes of the t-shirt logos. Carol had mostly white t-shirts so she cleverly arranged them in columns and added "fillers" of small logos and embroidery on teal fabric (hubby's car color). Carol's border treatment is perfect! Thank you, Carol, for sharing your quilt with us.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Fun at Quilt Market

Karen, Sharen and Barb went to Quilt Market last week in Minneapolis. Our goals were to take classes, grow our quilting and business skills, SHOP and HAVE FUN. We accomplished all of them!

McKenna Ryan's new fabric line is so awesome that we bought it ALL! Watch for it to arrive in August.

McKenna Ryan must love crazy people. She posed with two of them in front of her newest "work in progress." McKenna and Barb show off their bunny ears while Karen opts for Yoda. (Barb started it.)
Oh, did I mention that the new collection is Sand in My Shoes by Hoffman Fabrics?

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Mother's Day in Ireland

The Irish celebrate Mother's Day in March. I just got these great pictures of my daughter, Katie, and her precious little daughter, Evie, taken on Irish Mother's Day. Katie celebrates being a mom everyday!