>> Wednesday, October 26, 2016
My little town's Fibre Festival was wonderful this year. So many amazing vendors to enjoy and a quilt show too! The Carver King's were in town too and carved a beautiful bench of our town's mill and landscape - millscape?
This was my favourite quilt at the show. I read the quilt's tag but forgot to take a photo. I remember it was a quilt made for one of the daughters in a household - another of the quilts was also at the show. The handstitching and modern arrangement cuaght my eye - plus the vintage colours!
I also attended a very enjoyable lecture by Mary Pal. She was a wonderful speaker with such a humorous and positive talk on her path as an art quilter. She specializes in sculpting with cheesecloth - especially portraits like these! Really - go SEE!
Mary Pal's facebook page
Mary Pal's website
I'm sorry to say that I didn't take her workshop because I hadn't heard of her work before - lesson learned! Try out something you don't know just because - just to see - just to learn.
I added a few more pieces to my stash. See that green! Still going with it - following my gut and trusting that something will be created with this green soon. Found the fabric markers at a vendor - tried them out at Quilt Canada last summer and liked them. They don't bleed as much as other markers I've tried. The coloured pencils have watercolour pencils, brights and metallics! Too fun :) The panel in the background I might use with Pat Sloan's new book and challenge (book has arrived!)
I also picked up another fabric licence plate - I think I have four now? And the pink microphone is an eraser and pencil sharpener (that I can't figure out how to empty!) I've been supply teaching too and there was a book fair selling these cute things. My husband was disappointed I didn't bring him home a black one!
I'm away from my space this week visiting with my mom. Never fear, the cats have it all under control! No quilting going on here, some handstitching, but I do have a tutorial up at QUILTsocial this week.
A fun, easy runner with patchwork utensils! It would work on a buffet table over Thanksgiving or any time you want to feature eating in your entertaining ;)
The first post is here and sets you up with the fabric requirements for the week.
I hope you are enjoying soaking up the colourful inspiration of fall!