Thursday, January 27, 2011

Iowa Quilt Bloggers - Part 3

Joined at the Hip pattern designer Tammy Johnson has a blog: She has lots of adventures
with two grandsons and survived an addition to her house including
a kitchen remodel.

I found this blog from their website for their pattern company. Check out "what's new"

The February issue of American Patchwork and Quilting has one of their new
patterns called "Bundle Up" (snowflakes and mittens) available as a kit if you would like.

I made twelve of their "Button Up" monthly quilt patterns that button onto a
background quilt. I have them hanging in the office for lots of people to enjoy.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Iowa Quilt Bloggers- Part 2

Sometimes quilt shop owners have a blog.
The owner of the Prairie Star quilt shop in Elk Horn, IA, Julie, has a blog that
showcases new patterns, quilt samples, and fabrics.
Check out the latest arrivals at their store - laminated fabric.

Elk Horn is the home of the National Danish Immigrant Museum and hosts World class exhibits. The latest in their Danish -American Artists Series is a retrospective of Danish Immigrant Grete Schioler's work. The exhibit runs from now until July 10. The works on view encompass a wide range of her work, including tapestry, silk painting, quilting, applique and knitting.
Special tours for textile interest groups (quilting groups, knitting groups, etc.) can be arranged. For more information visit or call 712-764-7001.

Sounds like a road trip??

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Iowa Quilt Bloggers- Part 1

I think Iowa has some pretty awesome quilters and lots of great quilt shops as showcased in the Country Register - the shopper published every two months and available at a quilt shop near you.

Since I have started blogging in June, 2010, I have also enjoyed reading blogs of other quilters across the US (AL, AK, CA, MI, CO+others) Also one quilter that lives overseas in Japan posts every day, that's committment.

The question is..... who is blogging in Iowa? I found this blog link from the web site for the Quilt Connection shop in Ames. The bloggers are two employees of the shop - Jill and Marny. Check it out for their perspective on quilting. Fresh fabric and design inspiration with a modern twist.

I will research additional bloggers- stay tuned for updates.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Wanted: Quiltmaker

***A local person has asked if anyone is interested in making a "t-shirt" quilt for her.
Any takers? Call me for the name and contact number.

Do you have the Southern Iowa Shop Hop on your calender? It is Feb. 2-3-4-5.
Quilt with Us in Lucas gave me a sneak preview. The quilt had small blocks with each shop doing 5 in 30's fabric. Colorful and springlike. You'll like it. If you go to all 7 shops, you will be eligible for the grand prize - an Elna sewing machine $999. value!! Plus each shop has 20% off fabric and that includes our favorite shop in our own backyard - Robinsons in Osceola.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Murder Mystery

Do you like a mystery? An online shop hop with mystery clues has started in January.
Read all about it.

January meeting was cancelled because of the weather. Hope the weather is better for the February 14th meeting.
Should have a great show and share with everyone staying inside and working on their UFo"s!
Stay warm.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

January Meeting

Don't forget the meeting Monday, January 10th at 7pm at the REC. If Clarke school is cancelled or has an early out due to weather- the meeting will be cancelled. Iowa winter weather- got to love it. Be safe on the roads. Looks like snow is in the forecast.

Got cabin fever and want to come early and sew, the room will be open after 12:30.
Blue team will be sewing on the binding of their quilt for Quilts of Valor - started 11-11-10 and finished on 01-10-11.

I am looking forward to show and share. Bring what you are working on or have finished.

Colleen will be introducing a new project for club members. It will be a block of the month that you can make with fabric of your choosing. Members will bring the block or blocks they have made to the next meeting. She has a sample to show so it will not be a "mystery".
I am thinking Christmas fabric is on sale......the quilt could be done by next Christmas.....everyone should have a Christmas quilt or two.

Mark your calender for the Southern Iowa Shop Hop -Stars Across Iowa- Feb 2,3,4,5.
Seven shops- free pattern in each shop- 20% off regular priced fabric. Visit all shops to enter the grand prize drawing- Elna Sewing Machine ($999 retail)