1st Place Happy Thanksgiving Quilt, Two FREE Shows This Weekend, Cyber Sale, A Conversation with Ricky Tims, Sashiko for Hanukkah, Jane Austen Inspired Puzzle
Weekend Fun - November 26, 2021
Featured Quilt - An After Thanksgiving Treat
Aki Sakai has done it again. Known for creating quilts with astounding appliqué and embellishments (and on a very small scale), her amazing Quilt, Happy Thanksgiving (53" x 53"), won 1st place Appliqué at the Houston International Quilt Festival 2021. Along with the appliqué it is hand pieced, embellished, and embroidered.
She writes, "Appreciating the blessings of nature, I made this quilt while thinking about the origin of Thanksgiving."
And we give thanks for the beauty that Aki brings to the quilting world.
Alex is still enjoying her holiday break for the weekend so you'll have to wait just a little bit longer for her LIVE show to return. In the meantime though, we have another FREE show for you to enjoy. Join Christa Watson and make easy quilts using pre-cut fabrics, and have Bill Volckening regale you with tales of antique quilts.
Meg Goodman, the host of the Sew & So... podcast, recently interviewed Ricky for their latest episode, As You Quilt, Life Unfolds. During their conversation they discuss how Ricky got his start
in quilting, what inspires him, what excites him, his connection to the quilting community, and so much more.
Love and Friendship was inspired by Dear Jane blocks and Jane Austen patchwork. A fervent fan of Austen, Linda worked with the Jane Austen Memorial Trust and has visited her house in England many times. This quilt formed the basis of Linda's first book, Quilted Diamonds, and as you may have guessed, the quilt is named after the Austen novel.