Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Victoria and Albert Museum - Patchwork

Check out the link for Victoria and Albert Museum in London. You scan your favorite photo; and the program transform it into a quilt. I have used something similar for cross stitch. It can also be used to make embroidery canvases. I have so many photos I want to scan. It is a great place to start. You could also add or modify the pieces to suite your taste and abilities. The address is:
www.vam.ac.uk/microsites/quilts/patchwork.

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sydney Quilt Show

Great news came from an e-mail by Bronwyn.
The Hill house ladies and I had a block exchange last year. I made this bright and happy Halloween quilt with my blocks. I felt really brave; and with my husband encouragement, I sent my quilt to the Sydney Quilt Show; and We won 4th place in the group category.
This is happiness beyond my dreams. I can't wait to see the quilt back home. I am reorganizing my studio to have a place to put the ribbon on the wall :) \o/
To see the show winners check the address below.
http://quiltersguildnsw.com/quiltshow/open.html#group



Thursday, June 10, 2010

Duke Graduation 2010




Daniel graduou no dia 16 de Maio na Universidade de Duke com um diploma de Inglês e com graduação em Biologia e Quimica. Uma cerimonia muito bonita no estádio de futebol (americano) da escola e depois uma cerimonia só para os formandos da escola de Inglês. Os pais estão muito felizes em não ter que pagar mais pela escola (o preço de um carro de luxo por ano).
Em Agosto Daniel começara o seu trabalho comunitário no Americorps. Êle ainda não sabe qual será o seu trabalho, mas vai ficar aqui na Carolina do Norte mesmo. No próximo ano ele está pensando no pós graduação.
Acima, meu favorito "Blue Devil". GO DANIEL!

North Carolina Quilt Symposium



The weekend of June 3-5 2010 was the North Carolina Symposium and Charlotte Quilter's Guild show. I did not participate in the workshops; but went for the day to see the show. Very nice indeed. I did not take a lot of pictures but have read the blogs at Pat Sloan blog and others which contain great pictures. I also went to Mary Jo's fabric store in Gastonia. Well worth the trip. On the way back stop at Ikea to buy some bar stools for the kitchen. Very productive and fund day. My son went with me and while I was at the show he explored downtown Charlotte. I think he had fun also. He are some of my photos.
The top one is by Nancy Pendersen and won Best Hand Quilting. The second one won several ribbons including best of show and it is by Leah Day.

16 Patch Star

This block was made using all the fabrics available for a challenge. It is 12.5 inches unfinished. The small squares are cut at 2 inches ...