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Val's Quilting Blog

Thanks for visiting my personal blog; where I write about the projects I'm working on, and UFO's I'm avoiding :) as well as my thoughts on all things quilty.

If you have something to report or talk about, let me know by leaving a comment. I LOVE to hear from all of you...leave me your blog link also so I can visit you...

Have a block of the month in mind that you'd like us to do as a club, please let me know. 

Until next time, stay happy and creative

Entries in Quilt Inspector (15)

Tuesday
Apr122011

Tig (222)

So here's to you cat lovers out there...and to my best quilting pal in the whole wide world - Tig my sweet kitty who'll be 10 this year (how old do cats live anyway?) 

Most any given day you can find her snuggle in some little slice of sun...

she's usually up for a photo opp also :)

 

Friday
Sep172010

Tigs (154)

A quick post today as I'm buried in all sorts of goodies for my upcoming Travellng Quilt Store Oct 2, yes I know it seems like weeks away but hey I like to be prepared sooo I'm cutting, kits, twists and twirls (you'll see what these look like shortly) trying to finish and plan block of the months for next year, if interested vote for the upcoming ones you would like to join in.

Also, Tig's been active in the Studio, loving every minute of the progress around here and of course lounging every once in a while and testing out the new projects...

This is my class sampler of Kites for Kids - starting Sept 27 through Chinook College. Doesn't she look like a little princess? I hope I get to the quilting soon, it's pinned and ready as you can see :)

Friday
Jul162010

Open House and A Kittens Tale flub (129)

Hi Everyone and welcome back to Val's Quilting.

Our Open House was a huge success so thanks to everyone who took the time to stop by and say "hi" it meant the world to me to see so much support. I especially want to thank the Airdrie Quilt Guild for coming out such a ways and spending some time getting to know more about Pastimes Online, I would love to come out to your guild one of these days and meet everyone!! Unfortunately, I didn't get any photos when the room was full of women because...I was just too darn busy...

We own a holiday trailer and have been out doing some camping so I've been away from my sweet machine "cherry" and I miss her but the last couple of nights have been great because I've sewn 2 blocks for the Journey of a Quilter block of the month club and I'm getting ready to sit down and sew this afternoon...doesn't it feel good to just sit and sew? It's my true calling, lol!

A Kittens Tale Block 4 finished, but notice anything...lol I'm keeping it this way, I got busy chatting and stitching with my Mum and because the brown silk is so dark I couldn't pre-trace the letters so I winged it *smile* too funny!

Here's Tig, it's about 1am and I'm still sewing, pressing, sewing, pressing, "just one more seam" I say to her...she's tired and wants to go to bed, what a great pal to have hanging out during late sewing nights :)

Love you Tig.

Friday
Apr232010

100th Blog Post, Chestermere Quilt Show (entry 105) 

First I want to thank all 16 of you who entered your name in for the amazing 100th Blog Giveaway draw that we are having...THANKS and HERES to YOU all!! The draw closes May 15th so share and tell you friends about it!!

Hi Everyone, for days and days I've been cutting, bundling, cutting, bundling, stitching my banner, cutting, and bundling and loving every minute of it!!

Chestermere Lakeside Quilters Guild is having a Quilt Show. Saturday, May 1st 10-4pm, Quilts, prizes, and a few vendors...come out and see us!! It's our 10 year celebration of our Guild and we're having a little party!!

Recreation Center beside the Lake across from Tim Hortons on 17 Ave SE, Chestermere. Here's our flyer

I've also been learning to do some coding on my website and I must say I'm enjoying this part so much, thanks hubby for helping me out and giving me some training...who knows maybe I could be called a "code monkey" someday lol!

Here's some pics of what I've been up to for the last week...I still need to get my banner completed but it's so close!!

My class on Wednesday was on the dresden fan block, all needle turn applique...I think they were a bit nervous at first but I hope they liked it in the end :) It was a nice class to just stitch and visit together..

I met with Piecemakers Guild on Monday to tell them a bit about myself, show them some of my goodies, and commit to going to their retreat on Oct 2 with my Traveling Store. It's like a blitz from what I gather...so I'm so excited for it! Thank you ladies for making me feel right at home, mic and all :)

My Mum is up visiting she got here yesterday, spending time with us girls and shopping for fabrics (of course)...she is also going to help me with my books today hopefully (fingers crossed). We spent most of the day yesterday visiting Traditional Pastimes and Out of Hand and they are both such gorgeous stores - we definitely love them very much! Spent the wad which was totally fun! Then my sis and mum came back to my place and we hung out in the studio looking at fabrics, jackets, quilt projects, stitching projects and so much more...until 2:30 am - can you say bliss... 

here's one of her quilt tops we were dissecting and trying to figure out sashing...how fun and crazy busy this one is...

Last but not least is my sweet kitty, Tig. Always a delight and brightens my day, everyday!

Quilt Canada is in Calgary next week and I'm so looking forward to it!! I don't have a booth in this show as you know I just started this business so I wasn't really prepared for that big hoohaw so soon :) But look out world I'm ready now *smile*

Another Quilt Show that's coming up the St. Albert Quilters' Guild "How Green Does your Quilt Grow" Quilt Show May 6 - May 9 including a Quilt Walk in downtown St. Albert contact Michelle E for more information at quilting_michelle@hotmail.com

Until next time, have a happy and creative weekend everyone...

 

Friday
Mar122010

House Keeping & Guest Honeypot (entry 88)

Hi Ladies, first thing I want to thank Jen, Sandy, Jackie, Dominique and Rachel for leaving me comments, I love comments...

So as you know for the month of March I'm being featured as the Guest Honeypot over at Snickerdoodle Dreams, thanks Darlene!

I had to submit a drawing as inspiration to the readers to create something amazing with, here's what I submitted. I also put a shout out asking if someone completed a project with my drawing to send it to me.

this is the one I did

Here's what Jen E submitted, it's so adorable :)

Anyone else create something wonderful with my sketch? If so, I would LOVE to see them please forward to me valerie@pastimesonline.ca

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A few posts ago for one of my "Around the Net" entry's, I put a shout out asking you my readers to send me a pic of their favourite decorated room, I received this great email from Annie (she was previously e-interviewed by moi) and here's what she sent me:

The first one shows my quilt, Kindred Spirits, on my bed 

This quilt is Victorian Star hanging over another dresser belonging to my OTHER grammie.  Mocha Meringue, hanging on the wall over a dresser that belonged to my maternal grammie.  I made that bouquet of flowers on the dresser from scrapbooking paper.

Thanks so much for sharing Annie and giving us a glimpse into your life :)

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Here's some pics of things in my studio...there will be many more pics to come. Almost settled in, videos hopefully for you all next week:)

I found these adorable boxes at Michaels recently they came in many sizes, magnetic envelope closure styles lids, great for hiding all of my wip's.

These cute little wall boxes (not really sure what to call them) are empty now and will be moved to their new home shortly.

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Here's Zach's quilt, drum roll please...

first Tig had to test it out

Then Zach got to take it home...such a little cutie!!

Until next time ladies, have a happy and creative day and weekend!