Friday, August 15, 2014

My Quip – All Three – Light Bringer, Sea and Sky, and Diamonds – Selected To Travel with Hoffman Challenge

Good Day,




Andy and I received confirmation that our three quilts and wall hangings, entries to the Hoffman Challenge 2014 - Light Bringer, Sea and Sky, and Diamonds have all been chosen to be included as a part of the Hoffman Traveling Trunk Show and Exhibits. The traveling schedule begins August 15, 2014 and runs through October 2015.

I have attempted to outline a quick schedule of where in the United States our three quilts will be traveling and on exhibit. The calendar of all the chosen Hoffman Challenge 2014 quilt and items included in all 12 trunks can be seen at their website. The calendars are constantly updated as new exhibits are requested.

If you get a chance, check out and support a show and exhibit near you.



Light Bringer

Date Show Location
2014
Aug 15-18 Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival Loveland, CO
Sep 18-21 Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza XXI Oaks, PA
Oct 4-6 Pine Belt Quilters 15th Biennial Fiber Art and Quilt Show Hattiesburg, MS
2015
Jan 8-10 World Quilt Show - Florida VI West Palm Beach, FL
Jan 23-24 Quilt Fever 2015 Orlando, FL
Apr 18-19 Twin City Quilts Guild Quilt Show Tonawanda, NY
May 13-16 Yakima Valley Quilt Show Yakima, WA
Jul 21-26 Sew 'n' Sews of Athens Ohio Quilt Show Albany, OH



Sea and Sky

Date Show Location
2014
Aug 15-18 Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival Loveland, CO
Sep 15 Friendship Knot Quilters Guild Meeting Sarasota, FL
Sep 27-28 Hardy County Heritage Weekend Quilt Show Moorefield, WV
Oct 18-20 Hill and Vereins Counties Quilt Guilds Monthly Meeting TX
Nov 7-9 Davies Manor Quilt and Fiber Art Show Bartlett, TN
2015
Jan 5 Heart of Triad Quilt Guild Meeting Kernersville, NC
Jan 17-18 Desert Lily Quilt Show  Yuma, AZ
Feb 27-28 Mid-Pinellas Quilt Show, Celebrate The Quilt Seminole, FL
Mar 27-28 Tri-City Quilts Guild Quilt Show Kennewick, WA
Apr 10-11 Ogallala Quilt Festival Dimmitt, TX
May 15-16 Chula Vista Quilters' Guild Annual Quilt Show Chula Vista, CA




Diamonds

Date Show Location
2014
Aug 15-18 Rocky Mountain Quilt Festival Loveland, CO
Sep 11-13 Amish Country Quilt Show Dalton, OH
Oct 11-12 Dekalb County Quilters' Guild Harvest of Quilts 2014 Sycamore, IL
Nov 21-23 Lebanon Quilters Guild Exhibition of Quilts Lebanon, PA
2015
Feb 28-Mar 1 Palo Verde Patchers "Quilted Treasures" Quilt Show Sun City West, AZ
Oct 17 Kaleidoscope of Quilts Show Lemon Grove, CA

Enjoy,

Jim and Andy
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Sunday, August 3, 2014

My Quip – Blumish Two – Evolutions: Third Biennial Quilt Challenge

Good Day,

Andy’s and my Blumish Two quilt was chosen and is currently on display in Evolutions: Third Biennial Quilt Challenge at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, Colorado.


Where have you been? Where are you now? Where are you going? The Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum  challenged quilters and fiber artists to consider these questions and create a quilt inspired by the theme “Evolutions”. The 25 pieces selected by juror Dr. Sandra Sider demonstrate just how many ways the idea can be expressed. The exhibit opened on July 31 and will run through October 28, 2014. We're working on a number of other projects.


Check out the details of our journey with our and following the link to Blumish Two.

Enjoy,

Jim and Andy
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Thursday, July 31, 2014

My Quip - Progress Report - Sleep Jezebel

Good Day,

Work is progressing on our new quilt and wall hanging Sleep Jezebel. All squares and triangles have been cut. We're using 14 fabrics.


Each square and constructed square is intended to be 1 3/4" square. We are sewing all 900 squares into 30 strips of 30 squares each.



And what will the final construction of Sleep Jezebel look like? Stay tuned.

Enjoy,

Jim and Andy
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Sunday, July 27, 2014

My Quip – A New Project – Sleep Jezebel – Quilt and Wall Hanging

Good Day,

Andy and I have added a new project. Right now we’re calling it Sleep Jezebel.


We've chosen a number of black, shades of grey and blue, and various beiges.

It is going to be another abstract mosaic-type quilt and wall hanging. Sleep Jezebel will be comprised of 900 1 ¾” squares, both just squares and squares made from triangles. Altogether we’re looking at about 900 squares with a possible dimension before a border and a binding of about 52 ½” square.


Andy and I are just guessing at what the final piece will look like, and nothing ventured, nothing gained.

Stay tuned to our progress and our Quilts SB updates.

Please feel free to contact us if you have any thoughts, ideas, questions at Quilts SB.

Enjoy,

Jim and Andy.
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Friday, July 25, 2014

My Quip – Our Warhol’s Itch – Selected – World Quilt Show – New England XII

Good Day,

Andy and I just received acknowledgement today that our Warhol’s Itch quilt and wall hanging has been selected to be judged at the World Quilt Show – New England XII.


It will be exhibited August 14 – 17 in Manchester, New Hampshire.

The World Quilt Show will be held at The Radisson Center of New Hampshire in Manchester, New Hampshire.

My previous write and details of our Warhol’s Itch on Quilts SB be can be seen at the following link -

http://quiltsb.blogspot.com/2014/04/q117-warhols-itch-quilt-and-wall-hanging.html

Enjoy,

Jim and Andy
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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Q122 – La Vie en Rose – Quilt

Good Day,

Our new quilt is La Vie en Rose.


Our new quilt has a story, a very happy and positive story. It has been completed and delivered to its new home in Florida.

A very close friend of ours discovered a few months ago that she has breast cancer. Her diagnosis was positive. Her doctor established that she had in fact discovered a small malignant lump. The conclusion was that she indeed had an early stage of cancer. Early this week, surgery was performed and the tumor has been removed and our friend is already back at home. Hurrah for a timely and self-examination, and our friend is on the road to recovery and recuperation.

La Vie en Rose is our original construction and was inspired by the work of graphic designer Tilman Zitzmann.


La Vie en Rose is composed of four fabrics – two solid grey; one batik blue-grey; and a floral pink and white, “Party in Pink” designed by the Henry Glass Company. The completed dimensions of La Vie en Rose are: Width – 54” (137 cms.) and Length – 66” (168 cms.) It is just about the size of an Afghan/Lap size quilt.

The top is composed of both 1 ½” squares and squares of the same size created by triangles. The border is just about 5” (12.7 cms) completely surrounding the perimeter of the inner top. The binding was also created using the “Party in Pink” fabric.

It is a heavy and dense quilt as it is composed of four layers: the top, the back, and two layers of cotton batting. We used both our longarm and domestic machines to create a double hatch line pattern and a free-form/free-hand floral/vine pattern to provide both structure and compliment to the quilt. It is heavily quilted. We used thread by YLI; the front Sticks & Stones – a variegated grey, pink and white and Paris Boutique – a variegated pink and orange. The thread on the back is a solid grey.

Here are some more images of our new quilt, La Vie en Rose.








And the back -






All our best wishes and thoughts go to our friend.

Enjoy and bon chance,

Jim and Andy.
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Saturday, July 12, 2014

My Quilt – Blumish Two – Evolutions – Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum, Golden Colorado

Good Day,

Our Blumish Two has been elected as a finalist in the upcoming Evolutions Juried Quilt Challenge.


This event will be on display at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, Colorado July 31 through October 28, 2014.




Any questions, comments, thoughts, ideas, please feel free to contact Andy or Jim at Quilts SB.

Enjoy,

Jim and Andy
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