Elsie Campbell's "Celebration", On The Set with Alex and Ricky, What Stopped Alex in Her Tracks?, Learn to Sashiko with Dee, A Quick Valentine's Day Gift, Flannel Design Wall Back In Stock, A Hiking Puzzle

Weekend Fun - January 28, 2022
Featured Quilt - A True Celebration

The quilting world lost a true treasure this week with the sudden passing of Elsie Campbell. Elsie contributed so much to the quilting community and her loss has been felt by many. We are, however, fortunate to look at the quilting legacy she left behind including her most recent award-winning quilt, Celebration, a 1st Place Winner in the "other" category at Road to California 2022.

From Elsie:
"Large embroidered floral motif is influenced by a lace appliqué from my wedding dress. 2021 is the year of my husband Ken’s and my 50th wedding anniversary, thus the name Celebration. Hand embroidered background include Swarovski crystals and Superior’s Glitter thread embellishments."

We will miss you Elsie and will continue to celebrate the beauty you brought into our world.
On the Set with Alex and Ricky!
Hand Quilting vs. Machine Quilting

It's Alex vs. Ricky in that time-honored showdown, hand quilting vs. machine quilting. Alex steps into ring with a discussion of the tools needed, fabric and thread selection, and demonstrations of quilting and tying off knots.

Then it is Ricky’s turn to discuss the importance scale and density play when choosing a design for machine quilting. Design ideas continue as he shows a no-backtracking feather doodle design and how to deal with managing the bulk of a quilt under the arm of the machine bed.

Watch How to Do Hand Quilting and How to Do Machine Quilting with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims, when it debuts this Sunday, January 30, 2022.

Alex LIVE: What Stopped Alex in Her Tracks?
Alex LIVE: Learn About the Work of Salley Mavor

We love how quilts and textiles are involved with so much of our lives. Alex fell in love with the work of Salley Mavor and will share a wonderful video of her illustration of children's books using textiles and figures. So much fun!

Alex is LIVE TODAY, January 28, 2022 @ 10am PST, 1pm EST, and 6pm London time. All classes are recorded so they can be viewed later.
Dee Christopher LIVE: Learn To Sashiko
Dee LIVE: Learn an Ancient Style of Stitching
Sashiko is a great way to relax, wind down, and have some quiet, creative time for yourself. Dee Christopher explains what it is, what you need to get started, and how to do this beautiful form of hand stitching.

Dee will be LIVE TOMORROW, Saturday, January 29, 2022 @ 10am PST, 1pm EST, and 6pm London time. All classes are recorded so they can be viewed later.

WeAllSew Tutorial: Quick Valentine's Gift with Just 4 FQs
Mug Rugs for Your Sweetheart

As soon as the new year rolls in, Valentine’s Day is right behind it. This is a fun day full of love, hearts, red, pink, and chocolate. Yes, chocolate and a nice cup of hot chocolate to start the day. Instead of using a coaster, make a cute handmade mug rug from Kymona Tracey at WeAllSew, or make one for your sweetheart.
In The Store - Flannel Design Wall Back in Stock!
Make Your Own Design Wall

This handy Creative Grid Design Wall Fabric from Maywood is perfect for arranging and rearranging quilt blocks as you make your quilts. It has "surface tension" built in to hold your blocks in place and the pre-printed 2" grid makes it easy to keep everything properly aligned.
The Quilt Show Puzzle: Reach For The Sky
"From Sea to Sky and Back Again" by Lisa Thorpe

From Sea to Sky and Back Again is a story quilt inspired by a hike that Lisa took with her husband along the Sonoma Coast from sea to sky. It was an incredibly challenging hike for the two, barely making it up and back down again, but they accomplished it. With a red stitched line signifying the path they took, and stitched birds to represent the ravens and seagulls they saw along the way, this simple journey created a memorable quilt.

See more of Lisa's quilts in
How To Make a Bird Box and Time Stamp Collage with Lisa Thorpe | Sue Spargo Inspiration with Alex Anderson.
And, in celebration of National Puzzle Day January 29th... here are a two more challenging puzzles for your gaming pleasure.