Monday, November 29, 2010

There is a new quilting room....... for B'Quiltin

The truth of the matter is that these wonderful cherry-wood bookshelves will stay in the KIDZ ROOM.   That is the switch I pulled... via making the inner hallway room for mee-maw's babies.  I moved the sewing machine, cutting board and design board and fabric into the front hall room.   It's cooler in winter-time and hotter with a full length window in the summer-time.   SAY YE, HEAR YE.... I pulled up the old rug... and put down a brand new wood/laminate floor!

So, again,,, the kids room will still house the very, very neatly stacked 3/4+++ yardage fabric as above. I've landed two sizes out of the big boxes.....  All other scraps and projects will be at hand in Bquiltin's new home!

I read about buying a special white/cut board.... but is there anything wrong with cutting up a card-board box>>>??? Certainly, what harm can it do to my fabric???

 I'll keep an eye on it...... my imagination thinks of bugs and decay..???

In the crazy quilt of life, I'm glad you're in my block of friends.
–Unknown

oooh 4 the weeeee hours of the mornin

TV, Sewing & ME & my lovely Pfaff -- Oops...  this is my honey-bun...  a famous questionable look @ me... Beverly, huh?? why?? what??



Tis the season.......  From last year's stash,,,, sale fabric!!!



A SEASON OF HOPE - via the Birth of our Savior !



 I've been wanting to make House Blocks for quite a while.... so this was my challenge!  I made and the ball started rolling... I got my inspiration with this !!!     Odd... how my creative juices begin to flow.... just when I make a single block.   After this...  I can conquer all my quilting adventures!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Peekin' inside my Cathedral Window Coverlet!

My Chick-a-dee   (aka Chickasha, OK)

Satin Turquoise.... etc

Coke is IT !!!

Hi Lil' White Girl!

A single solitary flower!

My Butterfly . . . Anayah Maire

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Using My Sewing Footsies !


Different' Strokes for Different Folks

Gotta have this as a reference from Sew Mama Sew.....   love the pic!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Monday, November 8, 2010

Inspiration from Faith Ringgold

by Faith Ringgold (quoted).

Our Ancestors

An international Save The Children Meeting was held today in New York City. A woman from the Congo Region in Africa and a man from Scandinavia shared the stage to explain that their children had adopted a sedentary lifestyle and had forgotten how to play and that something must be done or life as we know it will cease. The crowd roared with unbridled enthusiasm. Toy stores, playgrounds, amusement parks and schools all over the world have shut down. Children have taken to their beds, like old people, complaining of headaches, backaches, muscle pains, dizziness and refused to move without a wheelchair. A man just back from the war in the Middle East said “They need the help of our ancestors, they would have the children and all of us laughing in no time. They had love and hope. All we have is hatred violence and war.” 

Fall Weekend - Oklahoma I-40 East & West

On the road -- quiltin and antiquin !  


 Let's Start Out Saturday morning @ about 6:30 am from Oklahoma City... thinkin about the MOKA 2day Quilt show... I've missed Friday nights event.   So.... the air is clean and crisp.  The Jeep is fully repaired and the CD player is blastin!
 Now, I've stopped at Salisaw, Ok for a yard sale....   (I'm smilin!) and a lady says their Walmart no longer carrying fabric... but I've passed Vian, Gore exit about 20 miles back... and there is a fabric shop!!

 OKLAHOMA IS THE BIBLE BELT.... YES, a good-natured Republican state... oxymoron... is there really such a thing?
Land I love, Home of the Free and Brave... this black woman is feelin good!
 I'm in seventh heaven.... here's the quilt shop.



Monday Musings ~ Blogger Nu Place

The Unspoken Truth About Color:
A Dialogue in Art Quilts About Racism
will be at
The ARC Gallery and Educational Foundation April 27 – May 22, 2011.

Opening reception will be on Friday, April 29, 2011 from 6 to 9 p.m
in conjunction with the YWCA’s National Day of Commitment to Eliminate Racism.
 The exhibit includes 27 diverse artists from around the county that contributed 31 pieces to the show.   Arc Gallery, 832 W Superior St # 204, Chicago, IL 60642-6003
the exhibit may be seen at the following events:
Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival, Feb. 24-27, 2011

The Quilt Fest of New Jersey, March 3-6, 2011 

Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza, September 15-18, 2011

Pacific International Quilt Festival, October 13-16, 2011
An online version of this exhibit can be seen here: http://www.quiltart.com/obama/

Check out the LINK.... ENJOY

Thursday, November 4, 2010

What am I feelin... in a quilt for my Sister???

African Beat

100% Cotton, 44'' Wide.
Designed for Hoffman California International Fabrics, this cotton print fabric collection is inspired by the African Sahara. With a scenic giraffe print, accompanied by animal, tribal and nature prints, this collection is perfect for quilt or craft projects, apparel and home d├ęcor accents. 

African Beat Collection by Hoffman Fabrics is used in this beautiful Safari quilt. There are Giraffe prints as well as skin, geometric and leaf prints. The kit contains the instructions and all the fabric for the top including the borders and binding. The finished quilt is approximately 46" x 61".  Kit cost $39.95 

Just as surely as I took a long lunch break...

To the Quilt Shop of Course......   Look at the show and tell... girlfriend is submitting this gorgeous quilt, hand quilted into the January show.    Retired women, classic style.. quite a beauty....

 I keep thinking about the beautiful flowing movement of flying geese.... here they are circular around a Mariner's Compass.
 New one, or wipe down this old Sony Camera....  I seem to be getting a blur in one spot of every picture I take..... oh well.


OKC Winter Quilt Show of January 13-15, 2011

The    OKLAHOMA CITY COMMUNITY QUILT GUILD   


is looking forward to and exciting time at the upcoming OKC Winter Quilt Show!    We will have specialty items for sale as well as a quilt raffle!   Come by and visit our booth!


Monthly Meeting Dates
2md & 4th Saturdays   1-3pm

OK Neighborhood Alliance
1236 NW 36th, Oklahoma City,OK   73118
405-414-3381  


You can find out more about the show at the new website:   http://www.qscexpos.com/



The OKC Winter Quilt Show of January 13-15, 2011 will be held @ our Downtown Cox Convention Center.   

I'm inviting my friends to buy the dvd !!

Order your copy of The Skin Quilt Project!


The Skin Quilt Project DVD is ready for purchase! This ground-breaking documentary  features scholars, writers, and quilters from across the country, who discuss issues of skin-color politics in the African-American community. Through the stories of African-American quilters we are able to understand how the fellowship and practice of quilting has enriched peoples lives, and given them a sense of pride in their cultural heritage. The Skin Quilt Project was an official selection for the 2010 International Black Women’s Film Festival in October 2010.  Order your copy today!

I loves the look and lines on Big Mama's face.... intimately knowing how she feels

The Skin Quilt Project is a documentary that explores colorism in the African-American community. The film addresses this complex issue through the stories of African-American quilters, and the tradition of an artform that celebrates its culture. The quilters speak of the influence of the African-American quilting tradition as a tool for encouraging an appreciation in the African-American cultural heritage.   
  Colorism has been a long disputed issue within the African-American community, however, filmmaker Lauren Cross speculates that African-American quilters are much more grounded in their African roots. As Quilt historian Carolyn Mazloomi explains, African-American quilters "are joined by the thread of a needle” in which the quilting medium leaves no room for “color issues.” 

As many African-American quilters come from families who have passed down quilting techniques to their children and grandchildren, today’s quilters represent African-American men and women who have become concerned with telling the story of their cultural heritage. In The Skin Quilt Project, the quilters tell the story of skin color politics in African-American culture, yet realizing the power of quilting to empower self-confidence in their community.

About the Artist:

Lauren Cross is a writer, activist, and interdisciplinary artist working in mixed media, photography, media arts, and installation art. Her current research interests include the issues of colorism and the “color complex” within the African American community, and her current work addresses ideals of beauty, race, and skin complexion in media imagery. She is also the founder and editor of CVAAD Projects( www.cvaad.com), an online blog and resource for contemporary visual art of the African diaspora. She received her BA in Art, Design, and Media from Richmond, The American International University in London, England, and MFA in Visual Arts from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.

For more information, please contact us at:   info@skinquiltproject.com

Quilting and Participant Links:   www.artbysshine.com   www.wendellgeorgebrown.net    http://blackthreads.blogspot.com    www.bluetrianglequiltguild.com    www.africanamericanartquilt.com            http://auburn.edu/academic/other
/geesbend/home.html            www.carolynlmazloomi.com/                 http://richerichardsonartquilts.blogspot.com/             www.myspace.com/darianurbangriot              www.myspace.com/mahoganylbrowne                    

The Skin Quilt Project to be featured in exhibition at Rice University!


 October 21–November 19: The Skin Quilt Project will be featured in the upcoming exhibition entitled, Hearts, Hands & Heritage: The Patchwork Soul of Women: 


This quilt exhibition is produced and curated by Skin Quilt Project participant and Rice University Ph.D. student, Aundrea Matthews. A reception and panel discussion consisting of leading scholars and practitioners of the art of quilting represent two of the event’s primary offerings. The exhibit will introduce visitors to a collection of powerful works of art that illuminate both the spiritual and personal experiences of women. The goal of the exhibition is to illustrate a broad range of artistic techniques and inspirations, shed light on the lives and experiences of quiltmakers, and examine the role women have played in education, politics, religion, the arts, business, the family and much more. 

Monday - Friday 11am -5pm 

Awards Ceremony & Panel Discussion: Friday, November 5, 2010, 6:30 - 9:30pm

Hello Ms TINK !


Another tender give-away.  

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I'm on a Roll....

Completed this quilt....  I'll repost with a full-hanging finished binding photo I PROMISE this weekend....

From July to October - 2010


Quilted again,,,, by Bill Crye!   

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Poetry is Appealing ....

"Take your needle, my child, and work at your pattern--it will come out a rose by and by. Life is like that...one stitch at a time, taken patiently." 
--Oliver Wendell Holmes 





My New Inspiration


Just Click on the Icon Above to PARTICIPATE   
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I'm going to make a handmade "Frosted Flurries" apron, especially for the Christmas/winter season that contains at least one snowflake somewhere on it.


Deadline to Register: November 8

NEW FAS Swappers Mail to Shawnee before: November 24

All Others Mail After: November 27



Mail Before: December 5

300th Blog Entry Giveway..... from A Quiltin Friend

For one additional entry, I am blogging about this great giveaway... I like the Noah's Ark collection.... 


Go by, check out my newest girlfriend...


Quote of the day
Sewing mends the soul. –Unknown

Tuesday's 2 cents worth ...... Sharing good things about quilting!!

Machine Quilting Tutorial     ck out      fredashive.blogspot.

Tutorial - prepping a quilt for machine quilting and suggestions for stipple or puzzle quilting a small patchwork quilt with a regular sewing machine

Monday, November 1, 2010

Such a Lovely Autumn Day ....

  
I spent the lunch (till 2:30pm) hour with quiltin friends.....
 Two girlfriends along with Bill Clinton.... a stitchin' the cathedral window quilt!
 He (a quilter's husband)  knows when she meets another quilter there’ll be fast and furious talkin’— 
And at a quilt show there’ll be lots of scribbling and gawkin’. 
He thinks of quilt-mania as a kind of creative affliction— 
That can only be controlled by regular doses of stitchin’. 
He knows she quilts for enjoyment, not for money,
Cuz she does quilts that are traditional, modern and some just plain funny! 

 Above, machine stitchin' the cathedral Window !!!

 Show n Tell.... a finished T-Shirt quilt!


I can't be forgiven...... as I drive away from the quiltin' excursion....
my quiltin' fix

It's with love and lots o' joy
that the front and back seat of my car holds my treasures ~ dear!

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