January 26, 2010
Tucson Quilt Show Guild
Here we are
From the southwest of Canada
to the Tucson Quilters Guild Annual Show
What a guild, what a pleasure !
the memorial pin
the raffle quilt ( I did not win ;(
a gorgeous applique garment
Into the show
first the speaker stage and the guild information booths
The guild outreach programs are many, varied and awesome
I am really impressed by this information board
This is their on going pillow case program
A great history idea for everyone.
This year’s pattern and quilt
with which to generate money for the project .
The totally amazing grand prize winner .
Masterful and fascinating use of colour
and superb technique.
But today I am here as a quilt shop owner
and seeker of the new and wonderful for my customers-
so the merchant mall first!
Unfortunately I was not allowed
to snap many pictures due to vendor rules .
But I saw a number of old friends .
and familiar patterns
great Tucson shops
and new patterns of my favourite … aprons
by a new new designer and artist
Like Jan Gauvain
who is excited to share her creative wealth.
These are her blessing dolls.
I am bringing home one of her marvelous kits with CD .
We discussed the possibility of her coming to Victoria
and Satin Moon carrying her kits- if you are interested.
New to me but not the quilting world is Michelle
fabric designer , author, pattern designer
Her designs are exclusively southwest, and would make an exciting guild program and workshop. We will work on it!
I also met author, designer and artist
Jane from Quarterinch Press.
Jane is a renown quilter whose talents have been featured in the Steven Spielberg movie ” How to Make an American Quilt” where she was a stunt quilter. She has also appeared on the HGTV show “ Simply Quilts.”
I had to bring back this yoyo pattern
and this great Dia De Los Muetos applique quilt pattern,
We also discussed trunk show, author talks and workshops in Victoria.
You will be able to see an article of her work in an upcoming
Quilter’s Home Magazine article
One of the fun notions I picked up a to try
The Strip Stick, so-named for pressing seams when strip quilting, makes ironing seams a snap without distorting previously pressed seams. Other uses include the ability to press intricate piecing, such as one-block wonders and other blocks with intersecting seams,
This is perfect for Denise’s stack and whack classes and Eileen Wrights Bargello class in May
Off into the sunset for now .
Check back Thursday to see the quilt my show highlights now.