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Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Goodby February ... sorry to see you go... NOT!

Hey everyone!
The retreat is right around the corner and we have only a very few spots left. If you haven't made your reservation yet, contact us right away! Drury Inn here in Grove City is a beautiful facility and we can start sewing at 9:00 AM on Friday, March 12. Imagine, 2-1/2 days (and two nights) of dedicated sewing, great fellowship and cool door prizes. You really don't want to miss this!!

And here are some of the books that should be arriving soon . . .

My Whimsical Quilt Garden
20 Bird & Flower Blocks to Appliqué from Piece O' Cake Designs
by Becky Goldsmith, Linda Jenkins
• Use just one block or all twenty to make pretty garden quilts
• Have fun with these light-hearted designs
• Includes ideas for using these blocks in other ways, such as a smaller twelve-block quilt, a purse, or a table topper
• Patterns are great for solids and small prints in any color way
• Blocks also look beautiful in bigger sizes and are easy to enlarge

Instruction booklet & full-size patterns. Bring cheery flowers and cute, chirping birds indoors with Piece O' Cake's newest appliqué blocks. Mix and match up to twenty blocks to create unlimited quilt variations.

Quilted Symphony—A Fusion of Fabric, Texture & Design
by Gloria Loughman

Liberate Your Creative Side With Abstract Art
• Construct quilts in segments that are easy to work with
• Embellish with appliqué, paint, beads, and more
• 4 projects with full-size pullout patterns
• Create your own designs from doodles, photographs, and shapes
• Learn how to use color effectively
• Perfect your satin stitch, free-motion stitch, and triple stitch

The bestselling author of Luminous Landscapes guides you through an amazing journey into the world of designing abstract art quilts. Take your imagination to new heights as you learn how to create an abstract design and then break it down into easy segments to sew and embellish.

One-Block Wonders Cubed!
Dramatic Designs, New Techniques, 10 Quilt Projects
by Maxine Rosenthal, Joy Pelzmann

Add New Dimension to Your Favorite Hexagon Quilts
• Your favorite One-Block Wonders authors are back with new graphic techniques using triangles, cubes, and appliqué
• Learn how to create optical illusions with your fabrics
• Bonus projects include totes, coasters and placemats for using up left-over hexagons
• Create interesting shadow effects with clever fabric placement
• Try new kinds of borders with uneven edges, creative shapes, and hexagon strips

From the best-selling authors of the One-Block Wonders books. New techniques and design strategies using simple geometric shapes give you dramatic quilt imagery that seems to defy logic! Take the ordinary and turn it into something extraordinary with this book.

The Gentle Art of Quiltmaking
15 Projects Inspired by Everyday Beauty
by Jane Brocket

• 15 projects inspired by the beauty of simple elements of European style
• From the author of the best-seller, The Gentle Art of Domesticity, with an introduction by Kaffe Fassett
• Stunning, scenic photography throughout the book
• Instructions are written with a warm and inviting tone
• Design tips will help you build confidence and learn how to discover extraordinary ideas in ordinary things

Jane Brockett has the knack for turning the simple into the sublime. She shares her personal experience with you every step of the way-from her dreams about days gone by, through the search for the perfect fabrics, to how she designs a quilt to convey a mood or sentiment. The photos of her quilts in delightful natural settings make you want to step right into the picture. Jane's instructions are descriptive and straightforward; quilters and non-quilters alike will be enticed and enchanted by every project.

I am taking some time off this weekend and sewing with my friends. Yahoo! Everyone have a safe weekend!


Mary


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.