LAMQG Denyse Schmidt weekend

The Los Angeles Modern Quilt Guild was lucky enough to have Denyse Schmidt to town this past weekend for a visit that included a talk and two workshops.

The weekend started on Friday night with her talk. It was hugely inspiring and spanned her career, design process and inspirations.

LAMQG Denyse Schmidt Talk

Then on Saturday she held a beginning workshop.

LAMQG Denyse Schmidt workshop

LAMQG Denyse Schmidt workshop

We finished off the weekend with an advanced workshop on Sunday.

LAMQG Denyse Schmidt workshop

LAMQG Denyse Schmidt workshop

It was a really wonderful weekend. Everyone was so excited and eager to quilt quilt quilt after their time with her. She’s so nice and encouraging. You can see all of my photos here.

Today’s blog tour post…

is over at West Coast Crafty where amazing crafter and author Susan Beal blogs!

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She asked me and Kristen a few questions for an interview and there’s also another chance to win a copy! Head on over!

Who’s next?

All Buttoned Up is!   Click on over to Melissa’s blog for the next stop on the Block Party Blog Tour!

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Next up…

On the Block Party blog tour is Elizabeth over at Oh, Fransson!

She put together a a beautiful, bright and colorful quilt with the blocks we all sewed up for her.

Elizabeth's

Elizabeth is the last Block Party bee member to be a part of the tour. Head on over to see her post and for a chance to win a copy of the book!

Tour keeps on truckin’

Next stop on the Block Party blog tour?? Jacquie’s place!  Head on over to Tallgrass Prairie Studio for another chance to win a copy of the book!

Jacquie's

The quilt that Jacquie made with our bee blocks is a stunner  (weren’t those pops of red a brilliant addition??) and was quilted by none other than Angela Walters.

Head on over!

The tour continues…

At Rashida’s blog, I Heart Linen! Her blog has been an inspiration to me since the beginning of my sewing days so it was a thrill to have her participate in the Block Party bee and book! We made blocks for this fun hexagon quilt for her month of the bee!

Rashida

Click on over to her stop of the book blog tour!!

Next stop

…on the Block Party Blog tour is over with Nettie at A Quilt Is Nice!

She assembled this great quilt we sewed up blocks for using men’s shirts and ties.

Block Party

Click on over and check it out!

Block Party Blog Tour

Beginning today and running through July 7th, the Block Party blog tour is happening! There will be loads of chances to win a copy so I hope that you’ll follow along!

Ready for the tour dates?

• June 20th – Film in the Fridge
• June 21st – A Quilt is Nice
• June 22nd – I Heart Linen
• June 23rd – Tallgrass Prairie Studio
• June 24th – Oh, Fransson
• June 25th – All Buttoned Up
• June 26th – West Coast Crafty
• June 27th – Connecting Threads Blog
• June 28th – Crafty Girls Workshop
• June 29th – Whip Up
• June 30th – Pink Chalk Studio
• July 1st – True Up
Break for the holiday weekend
• July 5th – Block Party Blog
• July 6th – Anna Maria Horner
• July 7th – Craftzine

Signing

The tour starts over at Film in the Fridge so head on over!

Bee Imaginative quilt top

I got this top, from the last bee I was in – Bee Imaginative, finished up yesterday!

Bee Imaginative Quilt top

I love it. I think that when it comes to bee quilts, it’s a balancing act of asking for a block that allows for creativity but will also lead to a group of blocks that work together… Thanks to all of the bee members for their great blocks!!

The top started with these fabrics…

Bee Imaginative Fabric

…and a request to be inspired by this photo.

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(which I discovered over here on Cathy of California‘s blog. BTW – if you don’t read her blog you should. Nothing but inspiration all the time.)

I can’t wait to quilt it. I might long arm it… I’m determined to make this my Summer Of The Longarm! I will get past that learning curve!!

Block Party book video

My twin sister, Cate, is a film editor.  Sometimes that comes in handy!!  Check out this great promo that she put together for Block Party.

The blog tour is starting on June 20th so say tuned for more details!

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