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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

MIA

  I know I have been a little MIA lately,
 but I have been very busy finishing up my quilt for the 
MQX Quilt Festival competition.
I have also been preparing for my classes that I will be teaching 
at MQX.
I am very excited about all of my classes but 
I am loving my hands on long arm class.
We are going to start with a 16.5 stencil
center and work out from there.
Just look at the beautiful trapunto look.
And, yes, you can do this.


You will add motifs and background fills and leave class with 
a wall hanging or pillow, whichever one you decide.


I will have rulers and stencils to use in class.
All you need to bring is thread snips,
 everything else you will need 
is supplied in the
class kit.


We will have fun deciding which designs you 
want to use. Believe me it will be easier than you think.
The class description states confident beginner but I think any one 
that can turn a machine on can quilt this wall hanging.


I will show you how to have more control of the machine
to achieve a beautiful work of art that you will be proud 
to hang on your wall, place on a table, or a pillow for your bed.

Sign up quick, the spots are filling up fast.
Visit the show website to sign up online or at the show.
http://www.mqxshow.com

Tell your friends and join me at the show.


Friday, May 26, 2017

Quilting Vintage

I love quilting vintage pieces.
This vintage top was rescued by a new customer of mine,
Paige.
She takes vintage tops and makes patterns for them.
This Southern Bell was made long ago.


A rather large quilt, measuring 74 X 90.
I usually wait until the quilt "talks to me" but this Southern Bell was 
shy, so it took a while to come up with a quilting idea.
Those flowers at the top really through me off.


I knew pretty quick how I wanted to quilt
around the lady but there was a lot of wide open space.


Paige didn't want any quilting on her body or face, 
which I agreed.


I wanted to "frame" her by connecting the flowers surrounding her.


The rest is feathers and pebbles with a few circles thrown in
to tie into in the circles on her dress.


Just a few more

And the back.

and yes I went around each flower petal in the larger flowers.


This little lady is back home now.
Fun to quilt and Paige loved it.
Remember you can click on the pictures to see them larger.
All quilting is freehand on my LA.
I used 2 layers of batting and SoFine thread.



Thursday, May 11, 2017

Here is my BIG News


Registration opens May 15th.
Show is September 27-30
in Springfield, IL

Mary Schilke and Janet-Lee Greer Santeusanio and their staff
have a wonderful show.  Quilts are amazing, variety of vendors and classes.
This show is not just for machine quilting.
Have you ever wanted to see or know how I quilt names and words on my quilts?
I have a class for that.


See the rose above?  Want to learn how to design and quilt it?
I have a class for that.

Check out all the classes at 
www.MQXshow.com

I would love to meet you in one of my classes.
I am the very last teacher on the list, Diane Wingo, so
make sure you scroll all the way down.

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

A little late with this

When the Stars Come Out came home from IHQS with bling.


My friend Janet sent me these pictures from the show.


Thank you, IHQS.

Didn't fair as well at UQSM, came home naked but my online
friend sent a picture.


My Past Meets Present entry was also on exhibit 


Thanks you Kelly Cline for the exhibit and thanks to Lisa Callender for the pictures.


Another BIG, BIG, I mean BIG announcement
 in the next couple of days, 
check back soon.

Diane

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

On vacation this week from my 8 to 5 job.
Tomorrow and Thursday I will drive to Paducah
for the AQS show.
(yes, I have to drive back and forth everyday 
because of mama duties)
But today I get to PLAY!!!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Working on a quilt I made for a customer
out of some orphan blocks she found 
in her mother's house.


Only had a few blocks that her mother had made.
The tone on tone fabric makes it really hard to 
take pictures.



Making progress.


but a lot of work left.

Thursday, February 9, 2017

a finish

This quilt was on the frame way too long.
I had the after Christmas blues, my son got sick
 and then myself.
We are all better and I am
finishing up a few quilts.

Remember this one? It is now finished.
I still need to trim and bind it.
This is a customer quilt made for her DIL.

I think it turned out great.  Love the colors.


Even though this one took a while, 
not actual quilting, but life moments.

When trying to come up with the quilting design
I kept seeing circles, but the customer wanted
leaves. I didn't see leaves.  I wanted to make her happy
so I incorporated leaves, small leaves, but leaves.


This is the next one going on the frame.
Another customer quilt.  This one is made from 
blocks she found while cleaning out her mother's house.
Sort of a memory quilt. I had a limited number of blocks
 to make three quilts, so there is a lot 
of open space.


Will post as I am quilting.
Trying not to neglect my blog this year,
not off to a great start since this is Feb.,
but will try harder.
Thanks for visiting.