Saturday, March 16, 2013

International Quilting Day

Hi everyone:

I'm sure most of you know by now that it is International Quilting Day. As if each day isn't already our own Quilting Day for those of us who are addicted to this hobby craft lifestyle! At least we have a valid excuse today to forego house cleaning, cooking, laundry, ...

If you are looking for some quilty things to do today, why not check out some of the fun things that I've found on the internet?

Maybe you'd like to work on some mystery quilt projects. I'm currently following two of these: one is Plenty of Fish from the gals at Prairie Quilt Mercantile 

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and the other is The Case of the Secret Garden from Linda Franz of Inklingo. This new project from Linda uses her new New York Wheel collection available from Inklingo.

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I'm especially excited about these mystery projects as they are both from Canadian companies. 

You may want to learn some new techniques and I'm sure you could find at least one class on Craftsy (or two or three, if you're like me!). One I haven't yet signed up for is Sarah Fielke's class on making quilts from scraps. Maybe you would like to try out this class and let me know what you think.
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Another class that I haven't yet taken is Machine Finished Hand Appliqué by Beth Ferrier. I think it's the "hand appliqué" part that is stopping me as I prefer to do machine appliqué, but who knows, maybe Beth can convert me!

If you are a fan of The Quilt Show with Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson, you can enjoy their shows for free this week-end. Yup, a whole day spent watching quilting experts educate and entertain you.
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So, you have a few choices of how you'll spend your time today. Whatever you decide to do, I hope you enjoy your quilting time today and would love to hear what you accomplished.

Oh, I almost forgot: Make sure you click on the links above to access the Craftsy classes and enjoy a 25% off discount from me to you to celebrate International Quilting Day.

Happy quilting, all!


Lee D said...

I managed to get a couple hours in quilting my postage stamp quilt. working on the second border now!

Chatterbox Quilts said...

Way to go, Lee! You'll have this one finished in no time.