Thursday, February 4, 2016

Three dimensional quilting , rather a misnomer.

As I wrote that title , I thought, huh? 
The definition of a quilt is 3 layers of fabric, bound by stitching through all 3 layers. 
Hopefully, the maker will see the wisdom in finishing the edges. 
All finished quilts are 3-d but just like a most words in the English language, 
 3-d can mean many things. 
In this case , I mean adding dimensionality with another layer of fabric. 

I am teaching a class at City Square Quilts in Hoschton (  pronounced  H-shh-ton ) Ga. 
on February 11th 2016 at 10 am. 

10 Minute Quilt Blocks by Suzanne McNiel 
Below is my sample. 

The book is available for purchase at City Square Quilts. 

There are a lot U tube videos of Ms. McNiel making these quilts , they are wonderful , you never need to buy her book. Wait , what ? 
The  book is worth it if you want to make larger quilts and don't want to figure out how much fabric to buy . Lots of folks  believe Cratsy and U-tube are all anyone needs to learn a craft and they are great. There is so substitute for a hands on class. 
I have played with and somewhat mastered the technique which has been around for a long time. I have seen it called everything from  3 dimensional Bow-ties to  Cathedral Windows. 
Sew Something today ! 

Sunday, January 17, 2016

As it is written , one is worth a 1000 words

The winner of the MOAS raffle quilt with her quilt ! 
My friend Addie is a compadre from Stuart Hall, we both attended in the olden days ,  in Staunton Va. 
Thanks for winning my quilt , A!  

Friday, January 15, 2016

Sunshine and Shadows

Sunshine in Ila !
Posted by Amanda Strupp Whitsel on Friday, January 15, 2016

Joyous that sunshine has returned to the farm this afternoon !
 I am clearing out the old and planning new quilts as I work. 

Thursday, December 31, 2015


I am happy to say the shelter raised $ 1467.00 with my raffle quilt.  It was won by Addie Brugger who I went to high school with at Stuart Hall. I hope Addie will send a picture of her with her quilt!  

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Where next Waldo ?

Starting next week , my quilts and the MOAS raffle quilt will be at the Madison County Library. This quilt is from a quilt class I taught at the library when Suzi Degrasse was the head librarian. 
My relationship with the library began when Ginni Edwards asked me if I could make a quilt show happen at the library. I brought the quilts of various members of the Cotton Patch Quilt Guild to the library , easy peasy as they had all been displayed at  Sandy Creek Park. 
The MOAS raffle quilt will be the easy peasy one to hang next week , it has its own stand. 
Tonight at the library I got some tips on how the hanging system works from Sara a major Friend of the Library . 

Friday, September 25, 2015

Rain, rain go away

It rained so much last night the Madison County fair was canceled. I hope it clears out , I have to go and sell,sell ,sell as Danielle and her mom sold $135 worth of tickets on Wednesday night. 
( Danielle is the former all star manager of the MOAS shelter or as I call her , Hurricane Danielle). 
Thanks guys ! 
Thanks toTara , one of the shelters co-managers , for the link on the shelter page . Tickets for the quilt can be purchased online ! 
After this week of the fair I will be at a adoption event at Pet Sense  in Commerce on October 3rd. There will be cute dogs to play with so I will have to snap another quilt shot with a dog. 
Speaking of dogs and quilts , here is what I am planning on for my next save the animals raffle quilt. I have a Sew Something day in planning for October 20th, here at the farm. I think something in red/black and grey and maybe one cat and one dog but the Billie Lauder's quilt book has creatures great and small in it 
so who knows! 
Sew something great today!