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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 Shows (9)


A Kittens Tale Finished (236)

Sew, here's A Kittens Tale in all it's glory, displayed outside in the perfect lighting diffused by the slightly cloudy skies (since it's been raining in Calgary all the previous week, it was a nice site to not have rain on this special day) and the perfectly fresh smelling air, surrounded by quilt lovers from all over...Thanks so much to Nancy for volunteering and looking after my special quilt.

A Kittens Tale was such a fun project each month a cute design full of character and whimsy, plus the fabric line, Feline Friendship made this quilt. After taking Ana Buzzalino's class in January, like the post I did on Journey of a Quilter, I put the lessons taught to the test in this quilt also, with a lollipop flower in each blade of the pinwheels, as well as in between each yo-yo flower cluster in the border.  Scattering the rest of the quilt with dense quilting including shells, pebbling, and feathers I feel like I'm "getting it" the free motion quilting:)

Do you do your own quilting or do you take it to someone special to complete for you? Why?


How about this scrappy back?

A big huge thanks to Nancy B for volunteering at Heritage Park and supervising the location where my quilt was hung, sew appreciated!!

Okay, do I look like a proud quilter here or what - I'm loving A Kittens Tale and I hope I've inspired you to maybe enter a quilt into Heritage Park one of these years, need help in doing so, just email me:)


Finished Quilting Project - Journey of a Quilter (235)

Sew remember my Journey of a Quilter bom from last year - it's completely finished, and quilted by some of you might remember I took a class from Ana Buzzalino in Jan and have put my lesson to the test for both Journey and A Kittens's some inspiration, I hope for all of you:)

Best pics of the quilting are from the back...

Okay, Journey club members, how are your's coming along...I've seen a few but would LOVE to see more finished tops:) Send me pics ladies...

And here it is at Heritage Park, Festival of Quilts this year...I'm super happy with how it was many of you put their quilts into Heritage Park this year?


Come See Us & Get your Tickets (229)

My Lakeside Quilters Guild is having a Quilt Show THIS Saturday from 10-4 here in Chestermere showing off our wonderful collective works of quilting and camaraderie as a Guild.

We have TWO Amazing quilts this year for Raffle to raise funds for our local charities and community.

First Prize is this stunning New York Beauty (double + size) all batiks, a mixture of Paper Piecing and piecing, with stunning machine quilting.


Second Prize is and ABC's Eye Spy Quilt - the perfect quilt for your niece, nephew, grand-son or daughter, or your very own daughter or son...all paper pieced using all of the novelty fabric we (our Lakeside Quilters Guild) could find - that was sure fun.

Who doesn't LOVE a fun back on a quilt - for those of you who know me ...I LOVE them!!

Tickets will be for sale starting this Saturday and will be $1. each for your chance to win 1 of these two quilts!!

Plus there will also be a Quilter's Garage Sale where our Guild Sisters will be selling their own goodies, kits, fabrics, etc.

AND yours truly will have a table setup selling all of our favourite goodies from Pastimes Online!!

So if you're wondering what do do on Saturday or you and hubby want to take a nice drive out to Chestermere, we'd love to see you!!


Pippa Moore Trunk Show (208)

Hi Everyone, I just keep getting these shows and announcements that I want to of course pass onto you all...

This one is hosted by the Piecemakers Quilt Guild here in Calgary. I haven't heard of Pippa Moore but she sounds like a delight and I can't wait to attend her trunkshow.

The event is on March 31st

 The Trunk show is Thurs March 31/2011

Grace Lutheran Church, 3610 Sarcee Road S.W.
The tickets are $10.00 in advance and $12.00 at the door.

This is a bit of a blurb from the Piecemakers Newsletter

Pippa Trunk show is called An African Adventure and Travels With My Treadle. A showcase if quilts  made with African fabrics or inspired by Africa: vibrant and energetic and full color, like the continent from which they come. Through photos and stories, you will be introduced to many of the women from whom we import the fabrics sold through Kitambaa Designs, and the widows' and grandmothers' projects we support in Uganda. Travels with my Treadle is the story of 12 amazing Uganda women who make up the Bitengye Designers. This is a story full of hope and encouragement . Pippa will have her 'LIttle Shop with Wings" at the trunk show."
This sounds like a great show - anyone interested in going with me ;)
Until next time mark your calendars for all of these amazing shows and workshops coming up!

FunQuilts Studio Coming in May (207)

The Flying Needle Quilt Guild is SUPER happy to announce FunQuilts Studio is coming back...this May for a 3 day workshop and trunk show.

If you're interested in taking this workshop for $250 and would like to reserve your spot or for the Friday night Trunk Show $10 please contact me Valerie Moss and we can get your spot reserved.

Any questions, please contact either myself or Beth Schmidt.