Well. Getting back into the groove here, finishing up a great scrap quilt that is on the table today. Thought I would share a fantastic tip I picked up from the great Sharon Schamber! If you use the blue disappearing pens to mark your sewing or quilting projects, I am sure you join me in having seen the blue run or reappear. Well, guess what, A SOLUTION! Apparently the chemicals used in the blue pen are the same used in swimming pools. If you spray the marks gently with spray starch like you buy in the grocery in a spray can, they disappear immediately. According to Sharon, the spray starch changes the Ph in the blue chemical and just makes it go away permanently with no running! How great is this?
Meanwhile, here are a couple more quilts from the MQS show.
Enjoy and Bee Happy!
Here’s more eye candy!
These quilts are so inspirational! I really love going to this show! But, back to work today.
Great close ups of Claudia’s quilt!
Remember this quilt got a second place! Here is the first place quilt.
Look for more pics soon .
Great classes with award winning Cathy Wiggins from North Carolina! Took a whole cloth design class as well as an art class about perspective. They were both great and I can now draw a box and a house in correct perspective. Here is a picture of Cathy. You might remember her from her clown quilt and the witch quilt.
Here are her quilt entries from this year. Both winners!
Last night we had a great program from Rickie Tim’s, one more Sharon Schamber class this morning then Bonnie and I will be winging our way home .
While helping Irena Bluhm with her booth I was right across the isle from Claudia Pfeil’s fantastic Dreamcatchers quilt. Can you believe this was a SECOND place? This is a show full of super quilts!
Off to another day…
Another great day at MQS! Super class with Sharon Schamber! Always a great opportunity! Working on feather techniques after we turned one of the Handi Quilter machine heads around – the tech had installed it backwards (must be a newbie)
Had a great time and learned lots!
Always having fun here. Tomorrow is a class with Cathy Wiggins, looking forward to that too.
Bee happy, Karen
What a great class I just attended. Sue Patten from Canada is a terrific teacher and so much fun!
. Here is a sampling of her great thread painted quilts. These are all based on a solid piece of fabric and embellished with yards and yards of thread
Having fun here in Wichita!
Off to Wichita for a great week of Longarming with the pros! Bonnie is my travel partner! Much fun!
Beautiful king size quilt. Love the colors.
. Laying across the Longarm it looks wonderful but check out the close-ups.
It was fun to quilt. I would call this a medium custom quilt. It has custom borders and blocks but does not have background fill. Makes it a little less expensive than a custom heirloom. Looks great though!
Another quilt headed home today!
What a wonderful little baby quilt. Lots of rubber duckies and quilted with duckies. Great job Holly!
Looking forward to visiting another guild meeting tonight. Tri-County guild in Cypress, Tx. Love those ladies. Tomorrow my guild, Coastal Prairie Quilt Guild of Texas welcomes Karen Kay Buckley, fresh from her BEST OF SHOW win at Paducah! How much fun will that be!
Bee Happy, Karen