Sunday, September 30, 2012

Feeling The Season

Hello Everyone,

With October just one day away, I have been feeling a little bit of Autumn in me.  Today, I played with some great fabrics that spoke of October to me.

And I played with this great thread to compliment the fabrics I chose.

A few novelty fabrics were thrown in for fun!

I quilted it with this thread and guess what, I didn't do it on the long arm.  Since it was a small project, I chose to do it on my domestic machine.

I would say, it didn't turn out to bad.  But I can't show you what I made yet... you will have to come back here on October 9 when you will have the tutorial to make this project!!

I am a designer in the Glorious Autumn Block Party hosted by Michele Foster of the Quilt Gallery.  You will find my tutorial here on October 9!! Make sure you stop back then to see what I have been making.

Until Next Time...


Saturday, September 29, 2012

Pets on Quilts... Contest

Hello Everyone,

Many of us quilters have pets.  Some have cats, some have dogs, and some have other types of pets like frogs, turtles and the like.  

I thought it would be fun to have a contest for some fabric that I would like to giveaway.  So, I started it on Facebook a few days ago and wanted to share some of the entries with you.

This is not an entry, this is just my kitties, Watson and Pavi on my quilt.

This is Monika's kitty on her newly finished quilt.

These are Carole's two Maltese playing chase on her quilt.

This is Seamus on Elena's quilt... look at those eyes.

This is Woody on Tina's quilt.

So if you would like to enter a photo to be part of the contest, just "LIKE" Canton Village Quilt Works on Facebook and post your photo there.

Just click here to go the FB page.  I can't wait to see some more of our best friends on quilts!!

Until Next Time...


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Blogger's BOM Block 13

Hello Everyone,

Well here we are at Month 13!! We have 12 blocks already and one more to go and it is a beauty.  Here are the 12 that we currently have.

Can you see where I am going with the setting on these blocks?  So the hole in the middle is where Sarah's block will rest.  Wait until you see this block it really ends this BOM on a high note.

If you don't know Sarah, she is a very talented designer, author, quilter and just an all around wonderful person.

Here is her most recent book.

So now you must go visit her to get the tutorial on Block 13!!

Just click here to get yours and don't forget to add it to the Flickr group when you are done.

Then next month come back here to see the potential setting for the completed quilt!

Until Next Time...


Monday, September 24, 2012

Wrap Up

Hello Everyone,

The Things with Wings quilt show has now ended.  By all accounts it was a HUGE success.  It was well attended by men and women alike.  Something for everyone.  Many asking us to do it again next year and hoping to enter their quilts in the show!  Very exciting!!

Over the next week, I will be editing the photos of every single quilt that was entered into the show and uploading so all can see.

Right now I would like to acknowledge some of the fabulous people and happenings.

First up, our great vendors!

Julie of Cowles Quilting was busy demoing the Gammill during the show.

Close to Home was represented by Janet and Denise and these girls are great!

Wilma and Jim of Christian Lane Quilters shared there unique wares and quilting.

Barbara, her husband and her mom from Six Gables Designs had many different patterns and designs that were shared.

Look at this cute display!

My mom helped me in my booth all weekend.  We enjoyed being tucked under the wing of a plane.  I couldn't have done it without you, thanks Mom!

My very good friend Justine was my right hand AND left hand "man" throughout this show.  It is with her contribution, in more ways than one, that this show was a great success!!  Justine, I can't possibly thank you more... maybe Hawaii???

Don, one of our most prolific art quilters, had some unbelievable quilts on display.  He drew a crowd... a sort of harem. 

Sue Reich gave two riveting lectures on her WWII quilts.

Here is Don and his wife Eunice, next to both of their quilts.  Eunice's quilt is on the left and Don's on the right.  By the way, not only do they both quilt, but they are both pilots!

Here is a photo of myself, Sue Reich, and Susan Orred.  Not only am I thankful to everyone, but especially these two ladies.  Sue Reich for showcasing her impeccable collection of WWII quilts, lecturing to the Veterans and to the show goers.  Susan Orred who is the Director of Development and Marketing at the museum, without Susan and ALL her guidance and her endless hours with me and all the volunteers, this show would have never happened.  Thank you, Susan!!

All the proceeds of this show benefitted the New England Air Museum, please visit them it is a little gem tucked conveniently in CT.

A crowd has appeared for the drawing of the wonderful baskets that were raffled off by the Hearthside Quilters of Harwinton, CT.  There were many happy winners!

Our viewer's choice ribbon winner for the Things with Wings challenge, Dottie!!

And our viewer's choice winner from our main exhibit, Don!

We had a table set up for crafts and demos.  These two lovely ladies helped our show goers make origami cranes.

The other side of the table had quilting demos going on, and all these ladies sat and sewed!! 

After the quilts were all down, we had a very organized check out process courtesy of Justine.

And at the end of the show we all felt like this...

I know it is blurry... sorry she was moving too fast.

Hope you enjoyed the journey, check back for a full slideshow of all the quilts entered in the show. 

Don't forget to stop back tomorrow for the 13th block in the Blogger's BOM.

Until Next Time...


Sunday, September 23, 2012

A Crowd Pleaser

Hello Everyone,

Saturday was a great day at the Things With Wings Quilt show!! Lots of friendly faces stopped by my booth to say hello and for a little retail therapy.

It was good to see Evelyn and Stephanie!  Loved the pink camera Stephanie and the pink bag Evelyn!! Good to see you!

Today I set up my banner behind my booth.  Can you tell who this booth belongs too??? 

My friend Deb Tucker from Studio 180 Designs stopped by, what a talented and fun lady.  If you are not familiar with her, you need to be.  I sell all her wonderful rulers and patterns here in the shop!  She is the designer behind the Rapid Fire Hunters Star Ruler!!

The fabulous Marie Bostwick was here too!  She kicked it with her lecture today.  You make me laugh and smile.... love you!

Here she is doing her thing!!

The crowd was all ears and had wonderful compliments all around!

Today is the last day of the show and Sue Reich will be giving two lectures!  One at 11:00 and one at 2:00.  Stop by and see the quilts and hear the lectures.  

Rave reviews have been coming in about the show... don't miss out!

Until Next Time...


Saturday, September 22, 2012

Booth Set Up

Hello Everyone,

Today was the day to set up the vendor booths at the Things With Wings Quilt show!  Mine is set up and ready to go!!

Right under the wing of a plane.

A unique setting and we are all ready for the crowd tomorrow and Sunday!

A sneaky peek of the quilts and the planes!

Another sneaky peek!

Sue Reich speaking to a group of veterans today.

Sue in the B29 Hangar near her WWII quilts and several of her publications.

Come and see us at the New England Air Museum today through Sunday, September 23, 2012.  Lectures, demos, vendors and lots of quilts!  You will not be disappointed.  Plus this is really a family event planes and crafts.

All the information and directions can be found by clicking here.

Don't forget to enter my giveaway going on here...
Until Next Time...


Friday, September 21, 2012

Summerlove Fabric Giveaway

Hello Everyone,

Since Summer is just about over here in the U.S., I thought it would be appropriate to have a giveaway of Art Gallery's Summerlove collection!

These are beautiful fresh fabrics that will work well in anyone's fabric stash

They can be found here in my online shop should you need them right away, but you can also enter to win this yummy little bundle over at my friend Maureen's blog!

All you need to do is...

Until Next Time...

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