Sunday, February 28, 2016
A lightgivers is a print with light, medium and dark all built into one fabric.
I came trim a painting background and owned a studio with my Father.
Most painters know that your number one goal is to create light in your paintings. Light pulls your eye into the surface of any art piece,
Somehow quilters do not know this lesson.
Above is a new fabric fr Benartex. I bought this in every color. Look at the built in light!
Of the values and shades of turquoise. Compare it to a fabric with only three dots (in turquoise) and uou will see how flat it is.
What companies I like for buying lightgivers fabrics. First of all the fabric needs many of the same color family on the selvage and then you look
At it for light second and changing of values. Lay a flat fabric next to it and see the light come forth.
My favorite three companies for light givers are Timeless Treasures, Alexander Henry and Benartex. Keep in
Mind other companies do these and Hoffman and Robert Kaufman can also be quite good. Batiks naturally can be light givers but avoid tones and fabric with white mixed in.
Sewing with a cute stash and tge reverts of light and color.
Wanna learn more?
Join us at my retreat in June- Happy Hen's Retreat my website below-
Or at Cedar Lakes West Virginia in Apr
or at Asilomar (full
This year.) check my schedule for other opportunities !
Write to Lattegirl@aol.com. To be a Part of our fun retreat. We have a couple openings for happy quilters!
Saturday, February 27, 2016
This week I had my daughter take a photo of me and goldilocks who laid double yolk eggs all of the time- they were huge!!!
Above is the head chicken and top of the pecking order- her name is Loretta. She is feisty.
I had to give the chickens to my good friend with a chicken farm. She has lots of room and a nice family. I was traveling a lot and having to ask neighbor's to watch them and it was a hassle. They were someone to love and care for with Mark being gone. I kept them almost a year and I got tons of beautiful eggs. I learned lots about chickens too.
My retreat in June will have chickens as a theme. Marylouweidman.com look at the retreat post at the top and click on it for information. We need four more students. I have lots of fun prizes and beautiful chicken fabrics and patterns.
Additionally I plan to give everyone a pattern of a girl and instructions for putting things on her head on a hat. I hope to do a book challenge of this. I will give everyone a pattern they can put flowers, birds, chickens, items of all kinds and see what people come up with. I think this will make an awesome book and challenge for a fun quilt. At the retreat you can do this or your own Story Quilt or Flower Power quilt. It is going to be Put of the Box and lots of great fun!
Hope you can make it and help us fill
Those last four spots!
Take the challenge and come to the retreat. Miss Tina from LA will be flying in to cook for us and provide a cookbook. She is awesome. To sign up for the retreat write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thursday, February 18, 2016
This is an angel quilt made by Rose from Houston area. I taught an angel workshop there or in Galveston and she took my class and made this darling angel with a tea pot. 😊
And below a cat on a sewing machine is always great!
Story quilts make for happy endorphins! No cranky girls in this atmosphere. Only happy with lots of laughs and new friendships. Inlove it!
If you would like to take s fun Story quilt class for 4 1/2 days I am teaching in April at Cedar Lakes in West Virginia. It is a beautiful place that inspires because of its beauty. We stay in the same building as our workroom and Gloria who runs the programs is really wonderful. April 24th to 29th.
It is the most economic longer Workshop for stories that I teach. Right now there are openings and we would love to have you! We usually have one evening for horsderves and anyone who wants to show a craft or something cool. It is really fun! Most people come there from out of State and that part is really fun too!
Hope to see some of you there.