Posts Tagged ‘Maine Quilts’

Maine Quilts 2016

Friday, August 12th, 2016

I thought I would share a little of what we saw at Maine Quilts this year. This is one of my two favorite shows (the other is MQX) and I hope to do it for many more years. I’m still waiting for the moose theme year though…

 

This was our booth. We started something new this year, a selfie spot! We were visited by the Tacky Tiara group. What a hoot they were.

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Circle of Stars by Linda Garvin quilted by Patti Trygg. I loved the color combo.
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Cabin Nines by Audrey Briggs quilted by Carolyn Bernier. Oh the tiny little pieces! Below is Homage To The Amish by Sue Mason quilted by Patti Trygg. Just a plain old-fashioned block in modern colors with one fancy square in the center. Awesome!IMG_2833 IMG_2835

Influence by Pat LaPierre. What an interesting take on a modern quilt.

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One Fish, Two Fish…Tweaked by Denise Sullivan. What a fun colorful quilt.
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Day At The Lake by jean Savalchak quilted by Ramune Dailide. Fish of a different variety. Below is Coastal Sunset by Carol MacDougall. I think this was my favorite at the show. Stunning.

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Treadle by Kate Albert. A little something for my people power friends!

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A Bear Essential Bra – a Female Necessity! by Kate Albert. Who says quilting is boring?

Sunrise At The Cabin

Wednesday, July 24th, 2013

The baby news out of England is all over the airwaves…we have baby news too! No, not the human kind…I have just given birth to my latest pattern! Sunrise At The Cabin is a paper pieced center medallion surrounded by traditionally pieced log cabin blocks. The pattern offers sizes from lap to king.

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The process to create a quilting pattern is not unlike the human pregnancy experience. When you first get the idea you are very excited and can’t wait to tell everyone. Then the morning sickness and weight gain begin as you realize all the editing and sample making that are in your future. Towards the end of the gestation period you only scream that you just want it to be all over…and RIGHT NOW! ¬†Unlike humans, the gestation period for patterns varies greatly. This particular pattern is in the elephant category. I have been fighting with…err…working with this one for YEARS. It has been a sometimes painful process. I’m not sure why it was so difficult but for some reason my brain had “issues” with this pattern, the words just didn’t flow.

Some designers opt for the cesarean approach and have an editor write their pattern for them. I opted for the more traditional Natural Pattern Birth and stuck it out. Granted the pattern could have been finished long ago with a cesarean but I feel better now, having done it the old fashioned way, all by myself. Of course there were a few complications in the delivery room with the printer but it all worked out in the end.

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I owe a HUGE thank you to my mid-wife, Beth Helfter of EvaPaige Quilt Designs for giving me a good swift kick in the rear (on several occasions I might add…) in spurring me to get this pattern finished.

I will be debuting the pattern at Maine Quilts this weekend. We will even have a special introductory price of only $8.00. If you’ll be at the show be sure and stop by to check out my new baby. I won’t have cigars but I will have purple chocolate kisses for ya!