American Quilter's Society - Shows & Contests: Upcoming Shows - AQS Quilt Shows and Contests, Quilting Memberships. Future AQS QuiltWeek® Dates The dates listed below represent contracted dates for AQS QuiltEvents to assist you in planning your visit to AQS shows in future years.
New locations will be added to this list as contracts are signed. Please note that most hotels will not book hotel rooms until 365 days prior to an event. Watch the AQS website, www.QuiltWeek.com for lodging information when it is available. All shows are Wednesday – Saturday unless otherwise noted. Feb. 11 – 14, 2016 Phoenix, AZ (Thursday – Sunday) Feb. 24 – 27, 2016 Daytona Beach, FL Mar. 16 – 19, 2016 Lancaster, PA Apr. 20 – 23, 2016 Paducah, KY July 27 – 30, 2016 Syracuse, NY Aug. 10 – 13, 2016 Grand Rapids, MI Sept. 14 – 17, 2016 Chattanooga, TN Oct. 5 – 8, 2016 Des Moines, IA.
The Fiber of My Being by Anita Grossman Solomon. I am the eldest of six children.
We grew up during a fine time for Niagara Falls, NY. Construction had begun a few miles away on the hydroelectric power plant just as I began to explore my one block long street of McKinley Avenue. Backyards of homes on the right and left of ours were my playground. I was the first child in years to be raised on the block. Why quilting is 'uniquely' good for us. By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 09:36 GMT, 13 June 2011 As devotees of a quiet and contemplative pastime, they would be the last to make a fuss about it.
But quilters, it seems, have every right to celebrate their craft after researchers found that it is ‘uniquely’ good for you. A study found quilting improved well-being in ways that physical and outdoor activities could not, and offered a creativity that had been ‘stifled’ in the modern world. Uniquely good: The study found the activity helped cognitive, creative and emotional well-being, particularly among older people The University of Glasgow team concluded that all hobbies – ‘from reading to train spotting’ – should be looked at for their mental and physical benefits.
They interviewed quilters and found the activity helped their cognitive, creative and emotional well-being, particularly among older people. ‘We put a lot into studying the use of green spaces and that’s useful to individuals and communities. Teaching My Daddy to Sew! I'm finally getting around to writing a very special post.
This past August, we planned a family vacation to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. We reserved a beautiful cabin that would accommodate us along with my parents (who we planned to kidnap on our way and force them into taking a break from the real world). I have several different stories to share about this vacation but for this post, I will concentrate on my Daddy. Our cabin was reserved for 9 days and the only worry I had prior to our vacation was...HOW WILL WE KEEP DAD OCCUPIED SO HE WON'T GET BORED AND WANT TO GO HOME EARLY!! Mounting a fabric print - Bloom, Bake & CreateBloom, Bake & Create. I am really trying to make something of the fabric I create.
Just like the journal covers I posted about on Saturday, it’s hard for me to cut into my fabric, but I’m pushing through that. Here is my finished mounted on canvas gelatin plate piece made in this gelatin printing post. When I was visiting my artist friend Kathy Sands recently, she showed me some of her work that was for sale in her studio. I loved how she had mounted her prints on canvas. In the past I’ve wrapped the fabric around the canvas and attaching the fabric with a staple gun. Here are the steps. Let this dry overnight. Then cut the fabric piece to cover the canvas. You can cut it larger and just wrap the edges but I wanted it to just cover the front. Then paint the canvas with the thicker gel medium. Place the fabric piece over the wet canvas. Once you are happy with the placement, make sure it is smooth and then paint over it with the heavy gel medium. And again the finished piece. AQS Quilt Show 3-Photographing Your Quilt. Plano woman helps Zimbabwean children in need, one stitch at a time.
When it comes to finding old sewing machines or fabric for her many charity projects, Devony “Dee” Duhe often only has to look as far as her 15th Street porch.
Neighbors and friends know she can find a use for those kinds of items. “They know that they can bring them by,” she said. Quilting! Sewing! Creating! I think of sewing as being a somewhat traditional hobby, no longer taught in schools.
However, I've been reading lately how it's making a comeback. And who is really embracing it? Mexican tiles. 6 Tips for Making Painterly Landscape Quilts. Have you ever wanted to paint a landscape with fabric, thread and fibers?
There are many different ways to approach landscape quilts, from abstract designs using primarily fused fabric to mixed media quilts that bring a scene to life with paint and embellishments.