Monday, October 31, 2011

Quilt Market

I have just returned from Quilt Market in Houston.  There was so much to see, between all the merchant booths and all the beautiful quilts.  I will be showing you a few of my favorite quilts over the next couple of day. Todays  quilts are animals quilts I  really liked.  They part of the "Art Pictorial" catogery. They are amazing,  they look like painting.

 I ordered a lot of fun fabrics, patterns, notions and some other surprises.  The fabric will not be here until next year, and I have decided on some new projects for next year. 

Before market I made a few quilts for my good Friend Lissa Alexander for Moda.  I made three quilts (two were the same quilt.) The quilts were part of the displays in the Moda Booth.They we quilted by Karen Niemi.  

Lissa shows one of the quilts I made using the new Fig Tree Jelly Roll "California Girl" seems appropriate since I am a California Girl. 

Lissa talks about a new line from 3 Sisters called "Papillon." The original antique quilt is on the left.  the quilt she is holding up is the one I made. Lissa made the quilt hanging up on the wall. 

Moda fabrics has been involved with Quilts of Valor program.  We at Fabric Expressions made star blocks, and quilts.  Moda recieved so many stars they have come up with another pattern and kits that use the stars.  We will be receiving some of these quilt kits to make and donate to your local soldiers. This quilt was quilted by our own Crystal Zagnoli.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Great Project for Kids

While my niece was visiting this past weekend we had some quite time to color.  I brought here a fabric panel from Studio E called "Color Me"  I had cut out the different motifs and ironed them on freezer paper to make it easer for Maria to color.

These could make great gifts for family members, with the holiday approaching and family get togethers you can keep the kids busy for a while. Each Panel has eight different designs to color.

  After Maria went home I made her a pillow with the  first one she colored.

I am working on a Doll Quilt from the panel we colored together.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Family Visit

This weekend my sister Jen and her daugher Maria came for a visit from Los Angeles.  We had an great time visiting family and friends.  It was an action packed weekend. Jen and Maria stayed with Tanya a close friend Jen went to school with.

We thought about going to the zoo but our uncle Tim suggest we meet him and our cousin Joe at Riverside Cemetery.  Riverside Cemetery is the Denver's oldest operation cemetery and is designated a national historic district.  Tim and Joe volunteer there.

Our cousin Danny is in a band "Today's Paramount" and they performed Saturday Night so after we all had dinner we went to listen to him play.

Sunday we meet Tim and cousin Katie at Washington park.  Maria enjoyed the afternoon at the park and spending time on the petal boats with Katie.

After a fun afternoon at the park we had a casual dinner then had to say goodbye.  Jen and Maria have an early flight back to LA.

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