Friday, March 18, 2011

Time to Vote

Vote for your favorite Nominees for the 2011

 Golden Quilter Awards

Fabric Expressions has been nominated for the Golden Quilts Award in the category  #4 Best Quilt Shop (physical) You can go vote at  
Leave your votes in the comments section
My good friend Joanna Figoura (Fig Tree Quilts) and  Harriet Hargrave have been nominated in other  categories.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

MODA Star Block Challenge

I Love this quilt. Not just because I made the sample for one of my best Friends Lissa at Moda fabrics, but I thinks it is beautiful.  Lets make some star blocks and help them make 100 quilts in 100 days.

The challenge is to piece, quilt and bind 100 quilts in 100 days using the
Flag of Valor pattern by Minick and Simpson.
The deadline for star blocks
is May 1, 2011 so that we can meet our quilt deadline
by Flag Day, June 14, 2011.

As the saying goes – “many hands make light work”.

We need 1800 star blocks to reach our goal.
Please take a few minutes to piece Just One Star block (click here for block pattern) using a medium red or blue and a cream background. Better yet, invite your small group or even your entire guild to make Just One Star block. Sign each block with your name and state.
Then we can truly say....the hands of a grateful nation comfort our soldiers!
We will coordinate the  donation of the 100 quilts thru the Semper Fi Fund, a cause
that is near and dear to designers, Polly Minick and Laurie Simpson.

Thank you for your help!
Send untrimmed blocks to:

United Notions/Moda Fabrics
Attn: Just One Star Project
13800 Hutton
Dallas, TX 75234

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

My Day Off

Wednesdays are my day off.  It is the one day I do not go to the shop, but that does not mean I am not working.  Today is a perfect example.   It was a beautiful day today.  We were suppose to reach the the low 60's today.  I went outside this morning and my cat "Mr Moda" followed my outside and climbed his favorite tree where he thinks he is the king of the neighborhood.  We may get snow tomorrow night.  There is just a  little snow left in my yard behind the cat.

The rest of my day I never left the inside of my house.  Most of my day was spend on the computer. The highlight of the day was meeting my cousin (Katie Brannon) for sushi dinner. Yum.

After dinner I was determined to and sew.  I have been designing a couple of quilts and this one of the blocks.  More blocks to come, hope to have it ready by May.

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