Hi All- I have just returned from Spring Quilt Market in MN -- had a blast, and the kitties are certainly glad to have me home. I know that I have some catching up to do -- Cindy's bio and filling you in on the special (really fun) treat I found at market to have as the final give-away in the Trail-Marker contest-- BUT, on checking in with my Twitter friend ParkCityGirl, I found that her own Spring Festival is in full swing. Last time I had such fun I have to interrupt my own show to jump in and join the fun. This year I only think it's appropriate to share the quilt that's on the cover of my new book!
The name of this piece is Garden Party--- and since each of the projects in my book give instructions on how to fabricate, fun embellishments this one shares just what can be done with a bit of yarn and some chenille stems (pipe-cleaners for us older crafters). The stories behind the creation of a book can be ten-fold, and then add to that the great people that help pull it all together and well there are tons of stories, but really the best one is that this fun technique was shared with me by my good friend and fellow quilt artist Jeanette Kelly. Her work is wild and wooly and well, 3D! But, sharing is what it's all about --- thanks Jeanette & thanks Amy for having this great festival once again!
Sunday-May 30th is the last day to get entered into my Trail-Marker Give-Away-- check it out!