Archive - January, 2010

A little house

Little House

Put this little house up on Flickr yesterday (for the Bee Imaginative bee) and people seem to like it so I thought I’d pop it up over here on the blog too.

Little House

Yes, Mr. Gnome IS off gathering more mushrooms while deer & birdie wait for him at home. He’ll be back soon. And then they will all enjoy some mushroom soup.

This and that.

Recently obsessed with this color combo.

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Been trying different things….

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…but nothing just right quite yet.

I’ve been super busy with tons of stuff recently – sorry the ol’ blog is feeling the pain!

Otherwise, we’re up to TWENTY SEVEN THIRTY branches of the Modern Quilt Guild!! Can you believe it!?! And more are in the works.  Amazing stuff!  Modern quilters unit!

Homemade for Haiti

Jenny’s having a bake sale at Home Ec. – all proceeds go to Doctors Without Borders so if you’re in LA on Sunday be sure to stop in and buy some delicious baked goods!!

HomemadeforHaiti

All Modern Quilt Guild all the time!

That’s how it’s been feeling the past week or so.  Something about the new year has made people eager to start something new and the Modern Quilt Guild it reaping the benefits!

LAMQG Sewing Day 3

Here at the LA branch we recently had our first sewing day – six hours of chatting and sewing BLISS!

LAMQG Sewing Day

SO many people out there starting new branches!   Check out the new site where you can find out if there’s a guild near you to join.

The Poppies

So my sister nominated me for the Poppies over at Poppytalk! So nice of her. Click over and vote for me if you wanna!

Thanks!

Simple Squares

Got the baby quilt top all finished up. Super simple and quick to put together – all I’ve had time for recently!

Simple Squares Baby Quilt Top

Lots of polka dots and cute animals! Perfect for a baby.

Baby Quilt Top closer

Thanks for all of your kind words about Project Runway. I can’t wait to see what the rest of the season holds!

And on a different note, I’m sure you’ve all already seen the amazing Craft Hope etsy shop that’s raising money for Doctors Without Borders in Haiti. Perfect place to go shopping if you want to.

Shameless plug.

Tonight season 7 of Project Runway, which I cast, premieres!

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10 pm on Lifetime.  Hope you watch!

Ok now that that’s over -  a small update for those of you who read me through a reader – loads of new branches of the Modern Quilt Guild are starting up and the list is ever growing!  Click through to my last post to see if there’s one near you that you can join.

The Modern Quilt Guild is growing!

Hi everyone!

A few people have contacted me about the fact that they are starting branches of The Modern Quilt Guild in their area! Maybe you live nearby and want to join?  Just click on over or send an email to the people listed below.

1/20/10 EDIT: WE NOW HAVE A MAIN WEB SITE. Please click on over there for all of the latest branches and info!

Kansas CityJacquie, Shea, and Jen are getting going!  You can join their group, here!

ChicagoMary is looking for interested people.  Click on over to her blog and you can contact her there!  Or you can now sign up for their group here.

AustinHeather is looking for some modern quilters!  Join their group here.  Or you can email her at heatherlgrant @ gmail . com to get involved.

Seattle - Katie wants to get things going up in Seattle! Drop her a line (her contact info is on her blog) if you’re interested or you can sign up to their group here.

La Crosse, WIAnna wants to meet you! Click over to her blog and contact her that way.

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PhiladelphiaJulie wants to find you!  Her email address is in her profile on her blog so just drop her an email.

Washington DCNatalie is looking for members and people who would be up for helping her with the organization of getting things started up.  Her contact info is on her blog.

Raleigh-Durham/Chapel Hill, NC area – Kat is getting organized!  Email her at:  orangegiggle @ bellsouth . net  if you’re interested in joining.  You can also sign up to their group, here.

Houston/League City, TX - Rene is interested in helping with getting a branch started.  She’s looking for anyone interested and also people who would like to help with the initial organizing.  Her email address is over on her blog – just drop her a line.

Dallas -Lisa is looking for people in the Dallas area.  You can email her at lisa @ sophiaaster . com or sign up to their group – here.

New England – A few people are getting started up in the New England states.  Contact Monet at madebymonet @ gmail . com or you can sign up to their group here.  Also should numbers be big enough – this branch might split up into different groups.

Portland, ORElizabeth would like to hear from interested people.  She’s just getting started and would like to get a sense of numbers.  There’s no set plans yet, but let her know if you’re in the area and would like to join.  You can email her at elizabeth @ ohfransson . com

IndianapolisJan is looking for like minded quilters to start a branch!  You can email her at janmadethis @ gmail . com

IdahoDes is looking for you! She’s in southeast Idaho.  Drop her an email at deslynn @ cableone . net

Birmingham, AL – Drop a note to Cathy if you’re in the area!  She’s looking for you.  Can can email her at zetti1 @ charter . net

Knoxville, TN – Get in touch with Mary Beth if you’re in the area.  You can sign up for their group here and she can be emailed at meadows.marybeth @ gmail . com

Asheville, NCAmanda is looking for interested people and help with getting things started.  You can email her at mandiglia @ gmail . com

Orlando, FLRene is looking for people in the area who are interested in joining and she’d also like help with the organizing.  You can join their group here.  Or drop her an email at renecreates@ me . com to get in touch!

Bay Area/San Jose, CARuth is looking for you!  Join the group here. Her email is ircabbit @ gmail . com

AtlantaSonya is getting started.  Join their group here, or email her at georgiabelleboutique @ yahoo . com

If you don’t live in these areas and wish you had somewhere to meet like minded modern quilters, maybe you need to start a branch of your own!   Drop me a note if you’re interested and we’ll all work together to spread the word and get people involved.   A national Modern Quilt Guild is a wonderful thing!

New Year, New Quilt

The end of 2009 was heavy on the big (take forever to make) bed quilts so I thought it was time to whip up a fun and simple baby quilt.  Just getting started!

Baby Quilt Fabrics

Goodbye 2009, Hello 2010!!

2009 was good to me. Quilts, quilts & more quilts, a book deal, casting season 7 of Project Runway, starting the L.A. Modern Quilt Guild, plus endless enjoyment and inspiration from all of you in bloggy/flickr land has lead to a wonderful creatively fulfilling year. So thank you!! Happy new year to you all and may 2010 bring us all great things.

2009 Quilts
Some of my quilts from 2009.

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