I follow the Museum of Vancouver‘s twitter feed and they recently linked to an article that led me to discover Kathryn Clark, a very interesting artist working with fabric, quilting, embroidery and the like. The article is an interview about a project combining quilting, maps and current events. Her website and blog are great spaces to explore her interesting projects, get insight into her process and learn the term “articraft”.
One website that has been catching my eye more and more is Craftsy. It’s a community that features online classes, a beta pattern section, a project area and much more. There’s a great selection of quilting courses and right now a few of them are on sale. It might also be a great place for many of our talented members to share their talents. What I love is it is so focused on creating and a place for many crafts to converge.
This one is a bit all over the place right now, but Holly got a personal email from Jacquie Gering of Tallgrass Prairie Studio, making sure our members know about it. Visit Canadian Living to read their review of the book “Quilting Modern” and enter the Canadian-residents-only (!!!) contest to win a copy. Written by Jacquie and Katie Pedersen of Sew Katie Did, this is one of the most anticipated new quilting books of the year and focuses on “improvisational techniques to make graphic contemporary quilts”. Publisher Interweave has a great preview available. The deadline is midnight tonight (Tuesday, April 3rd), so there are only hours left to enter!
On a recent visit to my dream home of Tofino, BC, I stopped in at their lovely local quilt store, Sew Tuff, and noticed a collection of all-solids blocks on the design wall. It turns out they were blocks from Fresh Lemons Quilts’ 2011 Summer Sampler Series, and I am particularly in love with the block shown above.
Anyway, now I’ve been following the Fresh Lemons blog and through there I found out about this festival being hosted by Canoe Ridge Creations:
Running from April 2 until April 27, you can be inspired by a selection of bloggers to create an HST project that can be entered for some great prizes. I know I have a UFO that might be perfect for this.
And just because pictures are great, here’s a picture that shows exactly why I spend so much time on the far west coast. Happy quilting!