Myrna’s Wedding Star

Another Stampede winning quilt we current have hanging in the store right now is Myrna M.’s Bali Wedding Star.  This is a Judy Niemeyer pattern.  This quilt glows where the colour pops.

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I don’t think the picture really does the colour justice.  Perhaps because this is a big quilt, the camera couldn’t capture all the nuances.  If you click on the picture, you can get a larger image.

Myrna took a 2nd place ribbon.  Congratulations Myrna!

Linda
Along Came Quilting
6432-1A Street SW
Calgary, AB  T2H 0G6
403-253-4419, 1-877-745-6445
http://www.alongcamequilting.com

Ozzie

Alison C. took Roxanne Nelson’s Pictorial Quilting and Lorraine Stangness’ Machine Quilting classes at our store since last summer .  She put both to good use and decided to enter her “Ozzie” in the Western Lifestyles Creative Arts & Crafts Competition at the Stampede this July and worked on it right up to the deadline.   She did a beautiful job and won a first place ribbon.  Way to go Alison!

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Here is a close-up of the face.  Isn’t it amazing that you can use a plaid fabric (see the ear – or the leg) and it looks just right.

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(If you click on the pictures, you will get a nice big picture so you can examine the details, which I know you may want to do.)

Alison has kindly lent us the quilt to display in the store, if you would like to come in and see it in person.

Last year I also blogged about a chair Alison worked on.  If you would like to read about it please click here.

Linda Goh
http://www.alongcamequilting.com
Along Came Quilting
6432-1A Street SW
Calgary, AB
T2H 0G6

Kyli’s Journey

Roxanne Nelson is teaching Pictorial Quilting again this summer at our store and today is the 3rd class where the students are messing with fabric and constructing their pictures.  We had visitors from the previous years’ classes drop by with their works to help inspire them, and I took a picture of Kyli’s Journey to show you.

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Journey is an aid dog that Kyli trained.  You can see his name quilted into the piece.  Others  who played a significant role in his life also have their names quilted into this wall hanging.

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The shadows in the fence are achieved with different fabrics.

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If you click on the pictures you can see an enlargement and will be able to see the details.

Journey – an appropriate name for the dog, the process, and the quilt.

Linda
Along Came Quilting
6432 – 1A Street SW
Calgary, AB
T2H 0G6
403-253-4419
1-877-745-6445

 

Horsing Around

Summer finally arrived and with it the winter fabrics.  Oh the craziness of this business.

It was either ’cause the heat was getting to her or the Stampede was on, but this panel grabbed Barb’s attention.  So she horsed around and made up a sample.

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Barb layered it right sides together with a matching green fabric (.65 m) and batting, sewed around the edges, leaving an opening, and clipped the corners.  She then turned it inside-out  pillow-case style.  She sewed the opening shut, and quilted the frame.  Leslie quilted around the horse and  ribbons.  The panel comes with an extra bow and holly, which Barb also backed, quilted, and tacked on for a 3-D effect.  It was pretty fast and looks great.

If you feel like horsing around too, you can find this panel on our website by clicking on the picture.

Have a great day.

Linda Goh

Along Came Quilting
6432 – 1A Street SW
Calgary, AB
T2H 0G6
403-253-4419
toll-free:  1-877-745-6445
http://www.alongcamequilting.com

Festival of Quilts at Heritage Park Tickets

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The admission tickets are here!  And you can save $6.99 off the walk-up rate by purchasing them from us for $18.  They are good for May 24th & 25th only.

For more information on this fabulous non-juried quilt show, click here.

You can come in to purchase, or call us at 403-253-4419 with your credit card and we’ll hold your tickets here.  We are also happy to mail them to you (an additional $1.25 charge per address is applied).

Linda

 

Trunk Show by Joanie & Kelsey Morrow

Yesterday was lots of fun with the trunk show from Joanie & Kelsey Morrow from The Stitchery in Olds.  Jo came too, and it was a good time.  It was wonderful to see the patterns they designed, and the quilts they made with Joanie’s new line of fabrics called Double Vision from Cantik Batiks and Andover Fabrics (we carry the entire line of both the batiks and printed cottons).  Everyone loved Kelsey’s quilting!

When there was a lull in the crowd, I managed to take a few pictures for those of you who couldn’t attend.

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Trunk Show and Sharpening, Tuesday, April 29

Trunk Show by Joanie & Kelsey Morrow from
The Stitchery in Olds
&
Ralph from Blades on Wheels

Tuesday, April 29
11 am – 9 pm
(special extended hours)

Come in to meet Joanie & Kelsey Morrow from The Stitchery in Olds who will be displaying their patterns and quilts, most made with “Double Vision” – a line of batik and printed cottons designed by Joanie herself!

Enter for door prizes, including a fat quarter bundle of Joanie’s entire “Double Vision” line (retail value of $179.55).

Refreshments and yummies will be served.

AND

While you come in for the fun, get your tools sharpened by Ralph, a pro with the blades. He’ll be operating in his mobile unit in the parking lot all day long. Here’s what Ralph can sharpen for your home:

  • Scissors
  • Pinking Shears
  • Thread Nippers
  • Curved Blades
  • Garden Hand Tools, such as Pruning Shears
  • Knives
  • Garden Shovels and Edgers

(Sorry, Ralph cannot sharpen rotary blades, electric garden tools, or lawn mower blades.)

To quote staffer Laura , “Ralph did a fabulous job with my pruning shears; they were like new.”

All sharpening charges are directly through Ralph, and he is giving a 10% discount for this day.  He accepts cash, cheques, or Visa.

We look forward to seeing you!

Linda