Monthly Archives: October 2016

2016 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival – La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum

Crystal Belle, a Garden Fairy by Crystal Colombo. People's Choice Winner, 2016 Challenge: See Jane Sew

Crystal Belle, a Garden Fairy by Crystal Colombo. People’s Choice Winner, 2016 Challenge: See Jane Sew

This is so adorable. I can see this little fairy in my garden – probably in a greenhouse or garden shed so she keeps dry.

To see more of the winning pieces from the 2016 Quilt & Fiber Arts Festival you need to hie yourself to the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum where they are displayed until November 20th 2016.

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Fly Me To The Moon quilt exhibition at the International Quilt Festival 2016

Captain James Arthur "Jim" Lovell, Jr. by Ellen Icochea and Jayne Gaskins

Captain James Arthur “Jim” Lovell, Jr. by Ellen Icochea and Jayne Gaskins

The 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 and man’s first step onto the moon is the subject of a quilt exhibition and book entitled ‘Fly Me To The Moon’. You can read the interview with Susanne Miller Jones who put together the exhibition.

If you are going to the Festival this November then make sure you use Guide by Cell so you can hear the artist explain a bit more about each piece.

Sadly the piece I made for this book didn’t make the cut. You win some, you lose some!

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Teal Russian Spiral beaded necklace

Teal Russian Spiral beaded necklace by Rose Rushbrooke

Teal Russian Spiral beaded necklace by Rose Rushbrooke

This is one of my early experiments learning Russian spiral stitch. AND I had to design cages to hold in some pretty glass beads I had in my stash.

Clasp for Teal Russian spiral beaded necklace by Rose Rushbrooke

The clasp is a toggle, a short shaped piece of the Russian spiral which goes through a loop of seed beads. Herringbone stitch divides the spiral from the clasp.

The necklace is just over 20″ long from toggle to loop.

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