I thought for sure I’d have studio photos for you all this week, but you know what they say about best laid plans…instead a few bags of frozen veggies have been sacrificed. I thought seeing fireworks outweighed the safety of steps and twisted my ankle pretty bad.
We have travel plans to Vancouver to see the Whitecaps play this weekend, so I’m laying low. I will perhaps crutch my way down the few steps in the studio to quilt if I haven’t forgotten how to.
My friends at The Bainbridge Modern Quilt Guild asked me to post some events in support and this seems like an open opportunity to do so.
BAINBRIDGE QUILT FESTIVAL 2015
Saturday, September 12, 2015
Quilt entry begins June 30, 2015. Never too early to get started.
This Festival is a celebration of quilts and quilters held outdoors along Winslow Way, Bainbridge Island, WA. As a non-juried show, quilters of all levels and styles are welcome to enter their work. Inspired by the joy and beauty of the Sister’s Outdoor Quilt Show in Sister’s Oregon, Barbara Kirk of Esther’s Fabrics and several quilting businesses and groups set out to stage a small version of the Sister’s show. Bainbridge Island Modern Quilt Guild, White Lotus Quilting, Beach Garden Quilts and Pink Chalk Studio as well as many Island businesses and individuals pitched in to make a wonderful debut in September 2013.
BIMQG now organizes the Festival with the continued support of local quilters and Winslow Way businesses.
Join in the fun. Win a quilt or runner – take a peek.
Enter your quilts. Come to Bainbridge September 12.
There are many volunteer opportunities whether or not you enter a quilt. Take a look on the Volunteer page.
15 Minutes of Play – Workshop by Victoria Findlay Wolfe
Waterfront Park Community Center
Bainbridge Island, WA
Sandie and I snagged two of the 7 spaces available for the Victoria Findlay Wolfe workshop (six hour) on November 28, 2015, beginning at 10:00 am.
Register at Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1573198
Improvisational exploration of new ways to use your SCRAPS, 15 minutes at a time! Learn techniques in playing in your scraps to make your own beautiful designed quilts. Sharpen your design skills, learn about combining colors and prints in new ways, push it further by using templates then watch your own unique quilt design emerge. Discover just how distinctive classic quilt blocks can be, when they are constructed with more spunk and spontaneity! Build confidence in color, quilting techniques, and design all through PLAY!
Victoria Findlay Wolfe has fine art training and is a painter at heart who has sculpted, still does photography and basically isn’t happy unless she is making something. She has always known she’d become some kind of artist but was surprised QUILTS became her greatest passion…
In 2008, Victoria saw a popular quilting blog online and I thought “Hey! I can do that”.
Her approach to QUILTING is very much the way she draws: warm up exercises to get started… 15 minutes at a time… 15 minutes of “play” and inevitably a QUILT idea emerges.
Victoria is an award winning quilter, fabric designer, international teacher and lecturer. She is the author of two books: Double Wedding Rings: Traditions Made Modern, and 15 Minutes of Play.
This event is sponsored by the Bainbridge Island Modern Quilt Guild. All proceeds benefit the guild and its educational outreach & charity projects.
Happy Monday Peeps!