Want to Make a Beaded Dragon?

Big Beaded Dragon Tutorial by Viko Kecaa

Big Beaded Dragon Tutorial by Viko Kecaa

Unbelievable! I need to take a year off to put this together……

Go ahead – you want to make a Big Beaded Dragon?

Another dragon by Viko Kecaa

Another dragon by Viko Kecaa

Seriously – this is beautiful. And there are other creatures just as amazing. And tutorials. You could spend your life working on these fabulous works of art.

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Kaffe Fassett Exhibition at the National Quilt Museum

Citrus Zig Zag by Kaffe Fassett

Citrus Zig Zag by Kaffe Fassett

Last chance to see this quilt exhibition at the National Quilt Museum. Kaffe Fassett was inspired by traditional quilts from the Quilter’s Guild of the British Isles.

Many years ago I used to knit. (I still can, I just don’t any more due to time and other interests etc…….). A small group of us would gather at Bob Kelly’s shop, which in those days was in Middleburg, Virginia and is now at Hunt Country Yarns in the Plains, Virginia. Kaffe Fassett was originally known for his incredible knitting patterns and Bob worked as his assistant. There were a few fun anecdotes about Kaffe – none of which I will repeat!

I still have a couple of Kaffe’s knitting pattern books which I keep thinking – one day I will make something – at least a knitted vest maybe….

Anyhow – as you can see, colour is very important to Kaffe – and this exhibition highlights his design senses.

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2016 National Quilt Museum Quilts for Quilting Campaign

2015 Live auction - Quilts for Quilting Campaign

2015 Live auction – Quilts for Quilting Campaign

This is an email I received from the National Quilt Museum:

It’s time for the National Quilt Museum’s 2017 Quilts for Quilting Campaign to begin. The Quilts for Quilting Campaign is one of The National Quilt Museum’s largest and most important fundraisers. Last year over 500 quilt enthusiasts participated. We hope that you will participate this year and help the Museum achieve its fundraising goals.

How it works? The program is simple and everyone can participate. To get involved simply donate a full size quilt or miniature quilt to the Museum for fundraising purposes. The quilt can be a new creation or an antique and it can be any size. Most donated quilts will be a part of one of our three annual auctions. In a few cases they are held to be used in later events. The Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization so all donations are tax deductible as allowed by law.

The Museum is currently in its 6th consecutive year of growth. This is only possible do to the generosity of the people that fund our efforts. The dollars raised from this program and others have helped us expand several programs and diversify promotional efforts. Ultimately, the contributions of people passionate about quilting have led to thousands more people experiencing the work of today’s quilting community through educational programs, in-facility exhibits, travelling exhibits, and other programs.

In addition to helping the Museum, each contributor will receive a free gift.

How to donate your quilt to the “Quilts for Quilting” campaign:

Send quilts to:
National Quilt Museum
215 Jefferson Street
Paducah, KY 42001
Please write “Attn: Q for Q” on the box.
Please include your name, address, and contact information so that we may send you a receipt and a gift.

There is no limit to the number of quilts you may donate to the campaign. We welcome multiple donations. If possible, please donate by April 1, 2017.

If you have any questions about this program please contact Frank Bennett at fbennett@quiltmuseum.org or 270-442-8856.

And if you want to just plain donate money go to their Donate page.

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Turmoil and Tranquility – 2016 SAQA Exhibition

The Weather in Her Head by Linda Colsh

The Weather in Her Head by Linda Colsh

This caught my eye – The Weather in Her Head by Linda Colsh. The piece was selected for the Turmoil exhibiton.

The Sentinel by Linda Colsh

The Sentinel by Linda Colsh

And here is the flip side, The Sentinel by Linda Colsh, selected for the Tranquility exhibition.

The show debuted at the International Quilt Show in Houston.

To hear the accompanying artist statment click on the titles above.

To see more of Linda Colsh’s work go to her website – Linda Colsh.

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