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I am trying to figure out my balancing act. I have never worked for a circus so all the skills that require balancing such as tightrope walking, standing on the back of a running horse, or swinging on a trapeze are totally lost on me. But, I now find myself coming face to face with my lack of skills for balancing. As the weeks run into months of staying home, my lack of balance in the Bee Hive (my sewing room) cannot be ignored. I spent a morning cleaning up all the little piles that laid all about, and with the cleaning was the discovery of long forgotten projects. I decided to make a list of all the types of stitching I love...
 
  1. Piecing
  2. Quilting
  3. Needle Turn Appliqué
  4. Hexies
  5. Fusible Appliqué
  6. Wool Appliqué Stitching
  7. Wool Felting
  8. Sashiko
  9. Embroidery
  10. Cross Stitch
I was thinking of making some type of schedule for myself...rotating through all the different genres and seeing if I could make any headway. On the other hand, it seems that I am not a very good rule follower...nor a schedule follower. What I do know is that having good balance is imperative as we age!
 
What does your list look like? And how do you balance your creative life?
 
Stay tuned and travel along with us on Quilt Roadies.

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Inspired by a 1940s quilt with an abundance of birds, flowers, animals, and more, Christine Sudberry created 56 10" blocks all from fabrics from her stash for the quilt, Celebrating Mary Brown. Christine said that, "It took two years to make and was a journey I thoroughly enjoyed."

Celebrating Mary Brown by Christine Sudberry of Tampa, Florida, with Chong Kropik, was featured in the Appliqué, Large category, sponsored by EZ Quilting, at Houston 2019.

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Lisa Walton, textile artist and past President of SAQA, recently spoke with Betty Busby about her Vertex quilt.

Learn more about Betty in Show 2202: Working with Unusual Materials and Decoding an Antique Block.

You can watch Lisa here at TQS in Show 2503.

Click here for more inspired Quilt Stories.

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Do you have some fabric lying around? Do you love to quilt? Are you staying at home and need a project? Alex has the answer and some great tips for combining those fabrics into a fun, fast quilt. She will be LIVE Monday June 29, 2020 at 10am PST, 1pm EST, and 6pm London.

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Here's a fun block from this week's game. Looks like it has lots of little pieces. Do you know what it's called? Play the game and find out.

 

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From Karen's website:

This exuberant hand-appliquéd quilt was inspired by the nineteenth-century German textile designer Friedrich Fischbach. Karen cut each piece for the center motif and arranged it on a design board before beginning to sew so she could make changes easily. After the center was stitched, she selected the fabric for the edge and designed the border using elements from the center. The quilt also includes reverse appliqué, piping, and more than 400 circles. Karen says, "I love making circles, but quilting around each one is another story!"

Earthly Delights appeared on the September 1999 cover of Quilter's Newsletter Magazine.

Click here to see the quilt.

Star Members can watch Karen in Show 2007: From Perfection to Preservation.

EarthlyDelightsbyKarenKayBuckley - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

EarthlyDelightsbyKarenKayBuckley - 100 Pieces Non-Rotating

EarthlyDelightsbyKarenKayBuckley - 289 Pieces Non-Rotating

EarthlyDelightsbyKarenKayBuckley - 36 Pieces Rotating

EarthlyDelightsbyKarenKayBuckley - 100 Pieces Rotating

EarthlyDelightsbyKarenKayBuckley - 289 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Sandra Pritchard, with Marilyn Gore, took Corliss Searcy's pattern, Civil War Bride, and made it her own to tell the story of a groom bringing a ring to his bride. You'll want to look at all the details. (We love the Dalmatian.)

Civil War Bride by Sandra Pritchard of Fayetteville, Arkansas, with Marilyn Gore, was featured in the Appliqué, Large category, sponsored by EZ Quilting, at Houston 2019.

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Virtual Exhibit at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)

Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retrospective 

If time is a factor, watch the first 3 minutes of the video and save the rest for later.

From BAMPFA:

"Rosie Lee Tompkins (1936–2006) is widely considered one of the most brilliant and inventive quiltmakers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Her reputation has grown to the point where her work is no longer considered solely within the context of quilting, but celebrated among the great American artistic achievements of our time." 

Click here to learn more about Rosie.

Click here for a slideshow of her quilts.

Join BAMPFA Director and Chief Curator Larry Rinder for a virtual tour of the exhibition Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retrospective, co-curated with Andrew Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow Elaine Y. Yau.

 

 

 

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Based on a painting that Michelle de Groot did for her mom's friend, Dancing Brolgas shows off the dance that the brolgas, or Australian cranes, do to court one another.

Learn how Michelle makes her quilts in Show 2613.

DancingBrolgasbyMichelledeGroot - 36 Pieces Non-Rotating

DancingBrolgasbyMichelledeGroot - 102 Pieces Non-Rotating

DancingBrolgasbyMichelledeGroot - 300 Pieces Non-Rotating

DancingBrolgasbyMichelledeGroot - 36 Pieces Rotating

DancingBrolgasbyMichelledeGroot - 102 Pieces Rotating

DancingBrolgasbyMichelledeGroot - 300 Pieces Rotating

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis

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Based on a painting that Michelle de Groot did for her mom's friend, Dancing Brolgas shows off the dance that the brolgas, or Australian cranes, do to court one another.

Learn how Michelle makes her quilts in Show 2613.

Original Photo: Mary Kay Davis


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