Wednesday, July 27, 2011

There's a Lot Going On!

Have you been following along with Pink Chalk Studio's Where I Sew? Kathy Mack has been highlighting sewing spaces all month. I'm the last stop on the tour this Saturday. It's so great to be a part of this group! You can add where you sew here. Take a cruise around and check out all these unique sewing spaces.  I love that everyone's is different and I've gotten some ideas from all these great spaces too!
The Modern Quilt guild has put out a call for submissions for the 100 Days of Modern Quilting. I'm so excited about it. Read all about it and send in your submission ASAP!  The MQG has also composed a new 'About Us' statement defining the mission of the guild and clarifying the definition of modern quilting. I'd love to know what you think.
My friend Alissa, of Handmade by Alissa and Block Party fame, will be hosting her yearly fundraiser for Action Kivu the week of August 8th.  Mark your calendars.  This is such a wonderful cause and dear to my heart.  Sewing, women, children, empowerment...all right up my alley. You can read more about it here.  I'm trying to put together another complete set of fat eighths of Denyse Schmidt's hard to get your hands on, Flea Market Fancy for the fundraising effort.  I have 40 prints out of 46.  Ashley, my friend at Film in the Fridge is sending 3 more, so only 3 left to find.  If you happen to have a fat eighth of the acid green or gold bubble dots or the brown posies that you'd be willing to share, drop me an email.  It would be great to have a whole set to give.  This will be the last time I could come close to putting together a whole set....many of these are my last large pieces.
Gee, that's probably enough for one post. Sorry to say not much sewing going on here. I'll be able to tell you more in a few days. I will say, big things are happening on the home front. Now, see if you can guess. Those of you who know...your lips are sealed!

12 comments:

sukie said...

My lips are sealed. . . but I'm jumping up n' down in excitement.

Rachel said...

LOL, any chance you have pictures of what the "missing" fabric looks like? When I was (very) new to quilting (still think I am new...LOL) I bought a lot of "stuff" just because. If I have any, I would be happy to send it your way.
Guess...moving? LOL

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

A book?

Cheryl Arkison said...

Sorry, I can't help you out with the fabric. I've long since used pretty much anything but scraps.

Is this what we were chatting about way back when? or something differently entirely?

Dolores said...

Sorry, but I don't work by designers or fabric lines. I use what I have and buy what I don't have. I prefer solids or those that read as solids.

Suzanne said...

What a HUGE prize to offer and what vision you had to invest in so much of that line when it was available. I'm eager to see your sewing space. I have gleaned some great ideas and tips from that tour.

Esch House Quilts said...

I've really been enjoying Kathy's series. My sewing space is quite functional, but not nearly so pretty. I really need to spruce it up a bit - a coat of paint would be a great start :) On the other hand, then I'd lose so much sewing time!

Can't wait to hear your announcement!

Anonymous said...

Is one of your sons getting married?

Mr. Prier said...

This is Mr. Prier, Jon's former teacher. I just started quilting this summer. He shared the link to your blog with me, which I have been reading for the past 30 minutes, enjoying the pictures. I am following you now, impressed with everything I have seen. I just wanted to say hello.

Lindsey F. said...

Just saw your studio on Pink Chalks "Where I Sew." What are the dimensions of your cutting table? It likes the perfect piece once I finally getting my own studio space - much better than my current cutting/dining room table.

Brigitte Heitland said...

Jacquie,your place to sew is beautiful, this shade of green (painted on the walls) has ever been my favorite color. You must have nice hours there with Yoda whispering "good job" seeing the results of your work ;-)

heather said...

I think I have the green dot one- i came into flea market fancy stuff by accident- is the fabric the white background with the varying shades of green dots and the doodle flowers. that is the one I have. if it is I would be happy to share. heather