Stained Glass Quilts

I joined a quilt guild! I haven’t gone to my first meeting yet, but yesterday I had the chance to take a class set up by the guild! And let me tell you it was AWESOME!

Even though I have been quilting for a while, I haven’t really immersed myself into this world until recently. There are sooooo many things I never knew or heard of and my mind is being blown almost on a daily basis!

The class was Stained Glass Quilts. If you haven’t heard of the “remarkable” Mark Sherman, check him out now! Remarkable Quilts Don’t walk, run!

This is a quilt he made that he had on display! The picture does not even do it justice! And we were allowed to touch it and really check it out! 
We each got a kit. This included the basics needed to start. It really was a fun process. One thing that was not included that is needed is a light box. Mark had some for people to use, but most of us had our own.

If you don’t know what a light box is, it is basically a board the emits light so you can trace things on it.

Here are some pictures of my progress.

I can’t give all the secrets away, but I can tell you that Mark shared everything there was to know. So much information that I probably didn’t retain 50%! 

I chose to purchase his DVD so I can finish this up the right way! I am excited to see how it turns out! Unfortunately, my schedule is packed so I am not sure exactly when I will finish it, but my goal is to complete it by the end of  the month! 

I will certainly share it when complete, so come back to check it out!

Today we are going to Epcot for their new Art Festival! I hope to share some cool pics of the happenings there!

Until next time, happy crafting!

Sue

Painting for Charity!

If I haven’t mentioned it before, hubby and I are members of the Moose Fraternity. It is a great organization that helps children that have no one to care for them. This is completely free to them and funded by all the lodges and their members. If you would like more details, here is the link to the home page. Moose International

One of the ways our local Lodge raises funds is by having a paint night once a month. We participated again this month. It’s always a fun event! Here are the progress pictures of my sea turtle for January!

Well, this was backwards! Thanks phone! ๐Ÿ˜‚ 
I can tell you that I have never had painting instructions and I think my picture came out pretty darn good. 

There are other places for profit that offer painting sessions. Some even have charity nights as well. Locally we have Painting with a Twist, and Wine and Canvas. I guarantee you will have fun no matter where you choose to go and you get a one of a kind piece of art as a souvenier! Here are some more pictures I have painted.

This was November’s Moose Paint Night.
Here are the ones I did at Painting with a Twist.

This was a date night painting where hubby and I each did one side.
This was my favorite one to do! It was the most difficult but I love the way it turned out! 
So, if you want to paint your own masterpieces, try it out!

Happy crafting!

Sue 

Mickey Monthly!

I know this isn’t quilting related, but I wanted to share this anyway. I never used to be a big fan of Disney, but have since changed my mind! I now love Disney! We are annual passholders and go as often as we can, which isn’t as often as I like. But, more often than most people do. I consider myself pretty lucky. 

I subscribed to Mickey Monthly. I have gotten 3 boxes so far, and have not been disappointed! There are different subscriptions to fit your budget or your preferences! Check it out here Mickey Monthly.

Here is my box for this month! Pretty sweet! Literally! Part of me wants to eat the Minnie cookie and part of me wants to leave it the way it is! I will see if the temptation goes away! ๐Ÿ˜‚ 

Happy crafting!

Sue

Quiltfest At Last

This was the very first Quilt Show I have ever attended! I was expecting to see some really great quilts, but I must say, I was blown away! I am warning you now, this post is a VERY pic heavy!

If you have never been to a quilt show, like me, let me give you an idea ย of what to expect. First, there are soooo many quilts! These are made by people from all over the world! All the quilts displayed were works of arts! I was amazed that some of the quilts looked more like paintings than quilts. There were also quilts that had so much texture, they were almost like sculptures!

These are the quilts that looked paintings!

These are the quilts that looked like sculptures!

This is one of the quilts being raffled off for a fundraiser for a quilt guild in Tampa! I am just waiting until they just send it to me since I won (wink,wink, right ladies?)

These are my two favorite quilts at the show!

Here are more amazing quilts.

I also want to send a shout out to the vendors! They had everything set up like a quilt shop and I am sure that was a huge task! Every vendor I talked to was super nice and most offered some discount or deal. So, to you guys, I say thank you!

I am looking forward to my next quilt show!!

Until next time, happy crafting!

Sue

Quiltfest At Last

This was the very first Quilt Show I have ever attended! I was expecting to see some really great quilts, but I must say, I was blown away! I am warning you now, this post is a VERY pic heavy!

If you have never been to a quilt show, like me, let me give you an idea  of what to expect. First, there are soooo many quilts! These are made by people from all over the world! All the quilts displayed were works of arts! I was amazed that some of the quilts looked more like paintings than quilts. There were also quilts that had so much texture, they were almost like sculptures!

These are the quilts that looked paintings!
These are the quilts that looked like sculptures!
This is one of the quilts being raffled off for a fundraiser for a quilt guild in Tampa! I am just waiting until they just send it to me since I won (wink,wink, right ladies?)
These are my two favorite quilts at the show!
Here are more amazing quilts.
I also want to send a shout out to the vendors! They had everything set up like a quilt shop and I am sure that was a huge task! Every vendor I talked to was super nice and most offered some discount or deal. So, to you guys, I say thank you! 

I am looking forward to my next quilt show!! 

Until next time, happy crafting!

Sue

Planning and Scheduling?!

Sew, I got the Quilters Planner, which is very awesome, by the way! But I have not found time to really use it to its full potential. That is probably saying something in and of itself! 

I didn’t make time to work on my grandson’s quilt, which is a bit upsetting to me. I promised myself I would not start another quilting project until that one is complete! I did manage to work on some crossstitching. Mostly because I was tired and I could work on that while lying down. The down side of working on that while tired is that you are more likely to make mistakes. I think I did stitch a couple of small rows wrong. I decided that I was too tired to even try and figure it out so I put that away too. But, I did do some crafting and that makes me happy!

Still excited about the Mancuso Quiltfest Saturday! I am hoping it will get my creative juices and my motivation flowing. But in my defense, I have been doing a lot of work around the house. I cleaned out some boxes in the garage and organized a bunch of things as well, sew maybe I should cut myself a little slack? Yes? Thanks! Lol

On the great side of that, I found my glue gun!!!!!! Yay me!

Also on my to do list is to go to Epcot in the near future. They are having an all New Arts Festival on weekends. I would like to see what that is all about. I also have a few pins I would like to trade. And maybe pick up one or two more! Or maybe more than that! Lol! It depends on what they have. Here is my current collection.

I imagine they have a passholders only pin for the art festival. Those are usually cool. I will post pics of that too when we finally make it there!

Until next time, happy crafting!

Sue

Mancuso Quiltfest!

Sew, this will be the very first quilt show I have ever attended! It is next Saturday. January 21, 2017! I am sew excited! I found out way too late to sign up for classes, and some of them cost more than my budget allows, but I still cannot wait! 

It is 3 days long, at least here in Orlando, but I will only get to go on Saturday. Working can stop you from doing a lot! ๐Ÿ˜‚ 

The thing I am looking most forward to are the quilts made just for the show. I saw a sample of one on instagram and it was gorgeous!!!!!!!

Another thing I am looking forward to are the vendors! I am sure I will see many useful products and learn about how to use them! 

I plan on taking lots of pictures to show you. You can live vicariously through me if you can’t go.๐Ÿ˜

Have you been to these shows? What do you like about them and what are the must do or see items?

Happy Crafting!

Sue