Sunday, January 5, 2014
Story Quilts and Things that Make us ALL HAPPY...Come and Join Us to Make Your Story Quilt This YEAR
Below is a Post card designed by my friend Bonnie. I am hoping to get this copied off to advertise for story quilts I teach to guilds and shops. There is so much to show and teach and just having an excitement for creativity and invention and fun helps quilters do something they never knew they could. It is contagious! Come and join us!
This isn't a very clear photos but Mary Lou did this darling story quilt in West Virginia at my workshop at Cedar creek. We have made many good friends there who come yearly. So many GOOD things ad Good friends have been made there....
My dear friend Mary did this darling story quilt about her coffee cakes (hundreds of them) that she and her Mom and the rest of the family make. It is so much fun because she has all of the details for this lovely (yearly) memory
Another darling pieced cat- done in my workshop on Madeline Island
I printed this before but it makes me laugh everytime I see it.
Below, Charlotte made some faces using the Out of the Box with Easy Blocks book- this was auctioned off. Think of your family and friends and who you could make using this book. FUN! Charlotte is a Webb Sister who is the other half of the Bunny Sisters.
Below is a quilt my friend Susan did for her Granddaughter Lane...she made it into a Duvet....awesome
Pat M. sat in on my story quilt workshop at John C. Campbell Folk school and this is the story quilt she did for her Grandson. Pretty wonderful right? Loved the colors and the fun! I am teaching there in May of this year. Come and join the fun!
This is a fun part of one of my story quilts-my daughter walkiing her dog
Below is the Quilter's Retirement Home. Girls can enjoy piecing, appliquing, having Grand Children visit, a HUGE shared stash and a full time cook and baker in the doorway who does not like to quilt. Hooray!
Below is three of MY cows from my pattern in the Out of the Box with Easy Blocks book (Martingale- it is available at Marylouweidman.com i love THESE FUN COWS!
Below is a quilt by Laura who is a Webb sister...they have done as many story quilts as I have and have long been students of mine...they use fusing and do a wonderful and happy job! Charlotte is the other half of the Webb sisters.
This is a border that is in the works with a Halloween story in it on a purple background...when I was little Halloween as a real event! I think it was my favorite holiday
Below is Frida Kahlo in my Southwest quilt...note the blouse...it is filled with crystals and just radiates light and color...very fun.
The quilt below is pieced and is going to be a large story quilt about John C.Campbell Folk school which I love! Color and story all in one!
Angel Block of the Month available at Marylouweidman.com (below) here is the perfect chance to applique large and easy pieces that make a fabulous quilt and then you can practice your embellishing with beads, buttons, old jewelry from family (or findings), pins, doll parts or what have you....this quilt is wonderful when completed and it is easy applique.