Our October Challenge is

a landscape quilt (no smaller than 14" by 20").  Here's one I took a photo of at the International Quilt Festival in Long Beach:
Notice it doesn't have borders.  Wish I'd had the time to write down particulars on it.  I hope to have time soon to work on one - Carol H.  inspired me to try after watching her mini demo when she showed us hers at Show and Tell.

From the WEB:

Shows you one element of making a landscape quilt.

This one could be adapted to work a simple landscape picture:

And here’s  a blog post with good info:

Look forward to seeing your landscape quilt!


September is

photo by Moda Bake Shop.  Go here to learn more.

Let's sew every day even if it's just a few minutes - plan on coming to the next Sew Day!  See you there!


Free Class Giveaway

Hey - have a crafting class (quilt, knit, crochet, scrapbook, sew, papercraft) to giveaway and thought I'd share with you.

Go here and leave a comment there as directed.  Good Luck!


Freebies again

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Download these two new FREE publications today!

Asian Fabric Issue 32
Asian Fabric Magazine - Issue 32 is online and ready to download. Enjoy the patterns and recipes and delight in our journey to Nagoya, Japan. This issue also contains a special tribute to our friend and quilting icon, Mary Ellen Hopkins. 

Experience the new and exciting fabric line up Kona Bay is bringing you this fall. Of course you will see the Asian-inspired textiles Kona Bay is reknowned for, but you will also find lovely, non-Asian designs and a potpourri of fabulous tonals and blenders. 

Kona Bay Fabrics 
15812 NE 83rd St. - Redmond, WA 98052
800.531.7913 - Fax 425.867.3054

Let me know if you still want these kinds of notices in the blog of free mags. Your comment will be part of a poll.


Still some Room!

You won't want to miss this coming workshop on the 21st!  There are so many beautiful and varied Dresden plate quilts out there, you'll be glad you learned how to do the stitch and flip method Analie has worked out for them. 
Click on photo to enlarge.

Please call Christie F to reserve one of the few remaining spaces in the workshop.  Cost is $30 and includes one of the three patterns shown above. Class runs 9 to 4 on Wednesday at the Goeske Center. You can find Christie's number in our directory.


Going Green

Photos courtesy of Deb Rowden's
Thrift Shop Quilts blog
As I've heard discussed amongst quilters - at shops, at shows, at guild meetings - the cost of fabric is skyrocketing.  What can we do?  Well one answer is to re-purpose fabric.  Here's how a couple of quilters are doing just that - they buy shirts at thrift stores and yard sales.  And I can't say I blame them.  I've found brand new shirts at yard sales in all colors and sizes.  Many are 100% cotton.  You can find plaids, solids, prints, shirting, madras - you name it.  Here's another from Deb:

And go here  and here to see the fabulous quilts from one of her readers. 

Now for a video from the Queen of Scraps - Bonnie Hunter!  She shows you how to get the most fabric from your thrift store finds.

Look forward to seeing your thrift store quilts.