A Visit to Sil Thread - Notions Galore in NYC
While visiting "Quilters Take Manhattan 2015," Mary Kay stopped by this amazing notions shop, Sil Thread. If you can't find what you need here, you don't need it.
TQS in NYC
9/26/2015: It was Ricky's day at Quilters Take Manhattan 2015. He was the keynote speaker and his topic was "Let the Art Find You." He talked about his first career as a musician and how he found joy in quilting. He encouraged the audience to take risks with their work and provided advice on achieving personal goals. Most importantly he told the audience, be in the business of "doing," don't dilly-dally, just get started on that quilt and see where it takes you.
9/ 25/2015: TQS went to Mood in NYC today. If you are a fan of Project Runway, you've heard about this fabulous fabric shop. You'll want to visit and then maybe walk a few doors down to have a bit of fun at the Stitch Bar.
Want to see inside the REAL store?
The store has over 40,000 square feet of space on 37th street in New York and is chock full of the latest in designer fabrics, embellishments, and notions. As one Mood client said, "If you can't find it (fabric) at Mood, it doesn't exist!" This is not a "quilt shop" but a great place to explore possibilities beyond that of everyday cotton. Come and get your Mood on!
Love the store? You'll want to watch Episode 508: Paula at the American Folk Art Museum. At the end of the episode, featuring Paula's exhibit at the American Folk Art Museum, she takes TQS on a tour of the NY Garment District, including a trip to Mood Fabrics. It's a tour that includes all the fabric and embellishments any quilter would love.
9/25/2015: TQS is in New York to visit Quilters Take Manhattan, a Quilt Alliance annual event. Ricky Tims was the Keynote speaker.
Shahzia Sikander studied the art of Indo-Persian painting and has used it as a springboard for her own unique works. As an artist she is continuously inspired by works created 500 years ago, as well as by the works of other artists. Follow Shahzia as she takes us on a tour of miniature paintings that inspire her at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's new season of The Art Project.
Watch for the gorgeous designs on the carpets and walls in the paintings.
Pat Holly (Episode 608) has embraced working in miniature with equally stunning results in fabric. The detail on "Imagining India" is a feast for the eyes. The work was done with a steady hand on her BERNINA, with tweezers, fine thread and luscious silks fabrics! The quilt won Best Wall Quilt at AQS Paducah in 2012.
In show 608, Pat shows Ricky how to apply and build the red and blue bird at the lower portion of this image.
What's a quilter to do when she discovers that she does not have enough trim for a show quilt?
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