Here are some quilts I designed using fabrics from Tina Higgin's collection for Quilting Treasures. This lovely collection is perfect for anyone who loves lilacs. The pattern from Quilting Treasures has instructions for all three sizes. Click here for the pattern link. If you want to purchase a kit check out Melinda's Fabric Shop. I found kits for the twin and lap size on her web site. Right now their on sale. Below is a picture of the queen size.
Here is a wall hanging and a twin quilt that I designed using fabric from Simon & Kabuki for Quilting Treasures. The collection is called Let it Rain. Click on the images for the pattern links. The collection is old and may not still be available, but I'm sure this design would look cute with any fabrics. I did a quick search of the internet and the fabric is still out there. The boots are appliques made to resemble the boots in the fabric used in the center. I really enjoyed working with this collection.
Ct Piecemakers quilt show 2014 & Electric Quilt- EQ
Hi Everyone. I'm still on cloud nine even a week after the quilt show. Our raffle quilt did really well. I don't know the final number, but the last I heard we the quilt had made $8500! OMG, I can't believe it. My guild members displayed their awesome talent. I'm always blown away by how much talent this group has. I hope more members enter their quilts in the next show in 2016. Our guild has over 200 members, but only about a quarter of the members entered their quilts for display.
I won a quite a few ribbons. I haven't had a first place ribbon in years. So it was pretty exciting to get two at one show. I also received a Judges Choice ribbon for my Book Cliffs & Blossoms quilt. I never won one of those before! I have a picture of me with the quilt below. I love this quilt and wish I could hang on to it, but I'm going to give it to one of my nieces who is graduating from college. My other niece will get the Blue Willow quilt. I hope to give each of them a copy of the Fons & Porter Love of Quilting issue that both quilts appeared in.
While at the show, I had the opportunity to meet many quilters. I would often ask them, Do you EQ? Meaning, do you use Electric Quilt design software to design your quilts? Many said they had the program but haven't utilized it to design a quilt. I asked them why do they think they avoid utilizing their investment? I received many different answers. I was wondering what they need to inspire them to use this wonderful design tool. So, if you own a copy of EQ tell me why you do or don't use it? If you have used it what do you like about it the most? I look forward to hearing from you.