Wednesday, July 16, 2014

cool quilters

I mentioned I haven't been to any guild meetings lately. Every month there's been something going on with the kids - and that's ok. They are my full time job after all :) But I did get to meet some awesome quilters anyways!

This month we were having Vanessa Christenson of V & Co. at KCMQG and I arranged a sitter and was so excited to go listen to her speak and see her quilts. I saw her booth at market last fall, and love her fabrics and designs. Then the night before the meeting, my husband reminded me about the town fair. Whoops! I spaced off the fair?! It's one of my favorite things about living here!

Luckily I was signed up for her workshop on Friday, so I did get to meet her and work on a fun project (I'll share mine soon, it's almost done!)

I had to leave class a little early so I could get back to watch the kids race their turtles at the fair. But I did get this photo with her before I left!

I did get my top finished up a few days later, and here it is!

Yesterday I drove to Lawrence to listen to Victoria Findlay Wolfe at the Kaw Valley Quilt Guild. It was my first visit to their guild, but I plan to go back. It was a very inspiring talk, with gorgeous colorful quilts. She's the author/blogger behind 15 Minutes of Play.

Her idea is that if you just spend 15 minutes playing with your fabrics every day, you keep your brain focused on the creative process.

She makes her own fabrics by cutting up and stitching together lots of scraps, and then using them in other blocks. The end result is amazing. I would have loved to take her workshop, but it was full. She will be at QuiltCon next spring though! Take a look at her book and blog. She has lots of challenges to get you inspired and creating!

1 comment:

Michele said...

Very cool. You make me wish that I lived back in KC.


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