January 26, 2010

Tucson Quilt Show Guild

Posted in Special Events at 8:14 pm by satinmoon

Here we are

From the southwest of Canada

to the southwest of the United States

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

and mermaids

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

Michelle Watts

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.

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2 Comments »

  1. Amelia Stark said,

    I am wondering about the American flag quilt you have displayed. Is it an original pattern? I would like to make one like it for my son.


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