Last year when the tents folded on International Quilt Festival-Long Beach, I wasn’t sure whether I would drive to Portland for the new, rebranded Quilt! Knit! Stitch! show. I decided to give it a whirl! Now I’m excited about this brand-new show from the folks at Quilts, Inc.
They sent me a very cool button!
The show is at the Oregon Convention Center, a location I’ve visited twice before to attend Quilt Market, so it’s nice to have a mental map in advance of the event. It’s a great venue and I hope you’ve thought about getting together with some quilting and/or stitching buddies to come enjoy the show.
In the category of other news:
I’ve got a couple new wall quilt patterns.
Over 20 years ago, when I signed up for my Beginning Quilting class, I got a look at the four-block sampler we were going to make. One of the blocks was Spice Pinks. But when the class began I found out that another block had been substituted, so I didn’t get to make it. I’ve never forgotten that beautiful block from all those years ago, and here it is re-engineered through the miracle of appliqué to avoid curved piecing.
Another project I just finished is something I’ve wanted to do for a long time… figure out a way to show the projects from the patterns more closely on the website. I do my own coding, and wasn’t quite sure how to do it, but I tried it the simplest way, and yippy skippy, it worked! You can now click on the pattern cover and a larger version of the quilt will come up in a separate window.
Lastly, I added my notecards to the website. They’re on the Notions page. They come four to a pack, with envelopes, and you can get all one style or an assortment. These notecards are great for dashing off a note to a quilty friend, or as a gift.
Thanks for listening to what I’ve been up to lately. I’m off to San Luis Obispo on Friday to set up for the annual Seven Sisters show. Hope to see you there this weekend!
By Kay Mackenzie