Create Handmade Gifts for All Blog Hop day 6 | Natalia Bonner

Today is the 6th (well actually 7th, as  there were some technical difficulties…) day of the blog hop for my new E-Book “Create Handmade Gifts for All“:

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and the amazing Natalia Bonner is the next stop! She is an incredibly prolific long arm quilter who does amazing work on quilts for her clients:

 

who has also written 2 books. The first is on Free Motion Quilting:

Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting

Beginner's Guide to Free-Motion Quilting

As well as a book on Modern One Block Quilts:

I absolutely love the cool quilting she did in this EKG quilt she designed:

And the colors on this 8 O’clock quilt really float my boat!

Her blog is full of FMQ eye candy and lots of tips and tricks for quilters, it’s quite a resource! For chance to win a copy of last year’s Quilting Arts Gifts 2013/14 or even the messenger bag I made that is featured on the cover of my new e-book, head on over to Natalia’s blog to enter! And don’t forget the rest of the stops on the tour!

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Create Handmade Gifts for All Blog Hop day 7 | Diane Doran

Today is the 7th day of the blog hop for my new E-Book “Create Handmade Gifts for All“:

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and the lovely Diane Doran is talking a bit about the e-book on her blog Ooh, Pretty Colors. She’s got 2 Quilting Arts Workshops on how to use a computer to create one of a kind art quilts. In this one

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she shows you how you can create fabric that looks like it’s been dyed and had various surface design elements like stamping, silk screening, etc, applied; but it’s all done with Photoshop Elements. She’s used all these techniques to design fabric like this:

Ferns and Leavesand this:

Rainbow Leaves

I love these!

She also makes incredible art quilts:

Intertwined, ©2014 Diane Rusin Doran

Look at this incredible thread sketching detail!

And these beautiful birds agains the blue sky:

“Sunrise Serenade”, ©2014 Diane Rusin Doran

For chance to win a copy of last year’s Quilting Arts Gifts 2013/14 or even the messenger bag I made that is featured on the cover of my new e-book, head on over to Diane’s blog to enter! And don’t forget the rest of the stops on the tour!

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Create Handmade Gifts for All Blog Hop day 5 | Sue Bleiweiss

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Today is the 5th day of the blog hop for my new E-Book “Create Handmade Gifts for All“: and the fabulous Sue Bleiweiss is the next stop! I first found Sue when I had an interest in fabric books a few years ago, she makes beautiful ones!   She’s written a book about the Sketchbook Challenge: Her…

Create Handmade Gifts for All Blog Hop Day 4 | Amy Ellis

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Today is the 4th day of the blog hop for my new E-Book “Create Handmade Gifts for All“: wonderful Amy Ellis of Amy’s Creative Side takes the helm! Surely you know Amy, the genius behind Blogger’s Quilt Festival? Blogger’s Quilt Festival is for the online quilt blogging community!  Young and old, all styles are welcome.  There’s no…

Create Handmade Gifts for All Blog Hop Day 3 | Deborah Boschert

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Today is the third day of the blog hop for my new E-Book “Create Handmade Gifts for All“: and it’s the talented Deborah Boschert of Deborah’s Journal‘s turn! Deborah is one of the “12 x 12” art quilters who have created an incredible body of work. I’ve been reading her blog for years, she has inspired me in several ways: she has…

Create Handmade Gifts for All Blog Hop Day 2 | Vicki Welsh

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Today is the second day of the blog hop for my new E-Book “Create Handmade Gifts for All“: and the fabulous Vicki Welsh from “Field Trips in Fiber“ is at the helm!!  Vicki is the most industrious fabric dyer, quilter and blogger I know! She dyes lots of beautiful fabrics that she sells in her Etsy shop and she’s…

Create Handmade Gifts for All Blog Hop Day 1| Susan Brubaker Knapp

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Today is the first day of the blog hop for my new E-Book “Create Handmade Gifts for All“: and it starts with the fabulous Susan Brubaker Knapp who blogs at Blue Moon River. She’s the new host of Quilting Arts TV and is doing a wonderful job. Her work often involves wholecloth painted realistic subjects that are incredibly thread sketched, like…

Quilting Arts Holiday 2014

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I received my copies of Quilting Arts Holiday 2014 yesterday, look at these cute little coat ornaments on the cover: I’ve got 3 different patterns in it. As always, the stage them so well! I love the jewelled garland they used with my retro ornaments: These mugs look great on my snowflake coasters: And my…

Blog Hop Starts Monday | Create Handmade Gifts for All E-book

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Last week I shared with you the launch of my new E-Book “Create Handmade Gifts for All“: Starting Monday, I’ve got 8 awesome quilters lined up to share a bit more about the e-book, and there will be prizes! First off, here are the lovely women who will be taking part in the hop: Monday,…

Meetup | September Goals

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Well, the day job starts today! I do love my job, but I love summer vacation more! August Goals Finished New Clutch for me August 4 100%  Run Faux Snow Giveaway August 5 100%  Guest Post for Quilting Daily August 25 100%  Teach 2 Free Motion Classes – 6 sessions in all August 26 100%  Replenish…

Guest Post | Organization Tips for Making Quilted Gifts in Quantity

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Hopefully my  Handmade Gifts E-book has inspired folks to think about making gifts for their friends and family during this holiday season. The folks over at Quilting Arts asked me to write a post with tips on how to keep organized so making lots of gifts doesn’t seem so overwhelming. I also offer ways to make…

My New E-book! Create Handmade Gifts for All

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I’ve been mentioning a couple of mystery projects for the last several months…and today I can reveal one of them! 18 of my patterns that have been published in different Quilting Arts Magazines over the years are all together in one handy E-book! It’s called “Create Handmade Gifts for All” and is available to purchase right…

A Goal is a Dream with a Plan

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Long term blog readers will probably know that I post monthly goals here – although it started as place to keep track of all the different things I want to make an do as an artist, it also because a way to encourage me to follow through with those plans. I also began to start…

Liam’s Amazing Cross Country Concert Tour with the NYO-USA

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Well, I’ve been waiting until the end of the NYO-USA tour to write one big post about Liam’s performances with the NYO-USA. If you’ve not been following  along with his incredible summer, you can read more about it here and here. (And if you’re just here for colorful fabric art, skip this post and I’ll…

First Day of School for the Boys!

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Usually, I post that fun Staples video with the Dad manaically throwing school supplies into a cart singing “It’s the most wonderful time….of the year!”. But this year, school’s come a little bit too soon for me and Liam. Luckily, Logan was excited to go back, but this is due to a happenstance miracle! He…

Studio Snapshots | More Pages for my FMQ Sampler Book(s)

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I’m teaching an Advanced Free Motion Quilting class at the Redlands Sewing Center right now, so I wanted to stitch out a lot more pages for my FMQ Sampler Book (well there are several now, because the book rings I use can only be 2″ big, any bigger and they are too thick to go through…

A Beautiful Trip to the Grand Tetons!

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I wanted to share some pictures from our trip to the Grand Tetons; we spent 4 days there around the time of the NYO-USA concert at the Grand Teton’s Music Festival. We drove from Redlands to Salt Lake City the first night, then we had time for Andrew & Logan to do some fishing on…

A New Clutch for Me!

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While dyeing with my Niece and Nephew I also dyed some clothes for myself. I dyed a linen skirt a pretty mix of purple and 2 golds, and I tucked a piece of PFD Cotton Sateen (480M from Testfabrics) in with the skirt. The sateen is supposed to have a sheen on one side; it’s…

The Meetup | August Goals

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First off, let me announce the winner of my “Faux Snow” Dyeing giveaway! And the winner is… Kathy! I’ve emailed her already, lucky duck! Now that I’m back from vacation, it’s time to take stock in what I wanted to get done in July as well as what’s gonna happen this month: July Goals Finished Dyeing…

Giveaway! August/September Quilting Arts Magazine + 4 Half Yards of “Faux Snow” Dyed Fabric!

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I’ve got so much to celebrate that I thought I’d share my happiness with one lucky commenter! My 17 year old trombone-playing son Liam is touring the country with the National Youth Orchestra of the USA, and this coming Wednesday, July 30, they’ll be playing at the Grand Tetons Music Festival. So, we’re hitting the…