Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Quilts for AAQI

Cat in the Vine Garden # 4418
Here are the three quilts I made for the Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative. These donation quilts are usually sold in a auction that last 10 days. Mine are going to International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX to be sold at a set price.
Wild Cat in the Garden #4420
The above quilt is pieced with Rust-Tex fabric in the tiny .5" squares. Seven other quilts using Rust-Tex fabric will also be sold in Houston. They are from last year's Stay at Home Challenge, to give quilters who can not go to Houston something to do. I donated pieces of Rust-Tex fabric to any one who would make a quilt for AAQI. I also made a donation for everyone finished by a certain date, and that number turned out to be 22!
Two Roses #4419
I will be working the booth for a couple of hours so come on by if you are in Houston. If you are not in Houston you can follow which quilts sold AAQI on Twitter .

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Rust-Tex Class Review

This is the fabric that we make in my rust dye class

"Thank you again for such a great class experience. Any of you out there who have the opportunity to take a class from will be very pleased."

The above is an unsolicited review of the rust dye class I taught at Quilt Expo. The next time I will be teaching it will be at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, TX on Wed morning Oct 14, 9am-12pm. Hope you can take it.

If you can't make it to Houston, I will be teaching it for the Illinois Quilters Incorporated on Friday February 5 from 9am-Noon.

Monday, September 21, 2009


I have not posted in a long time because life gets in the way.
As you know I garage sale every Friday with my DH. One day we found a metal cat that was painted black. Of course I HAD to buy him. Using my DH's Dremmel tool I sanded off the paint to make a striped cat on one side and a calico cat on the other side. The resulting fabrics are shown near the picture of the sanded piece. Of course they print in reverse.

Cool huh???