If you live in the Eugene area, you definitely want to come to this holiday art faire! A talented group of artists come together to sell their unique products….and there are gifts to be found for almost everyone on your list! So definitely plan to stop by. It’s on my list! Last year I picked up several great gifts (and some were for me!)
- Dec 6: 4-8 pm
- Dec 7: 10-5pm
- Dec 8 11-4 pm
2521 Moon Mountain Drive, Eugene
It has begun! The Pine Needler’s 2014 raffle quilt top was sewn together yesterday. We started mid-morning and by 4:30 pm the remaining intrepid quilting warriors finished this beauty up. And what a spectacular piece of art it is!
This quilt is based on an antique quilt I discovered on Tonya Ricucci’s blog Lazy Gal Quilting. She in turn had seen it on a blogpost by Lucy (from the Netherlands) called Quilting with the Past. After seeing this antique quilt I fell in love with it, because I too, am a scrap quilter at heart. So I started working on my own version in blue, teal, purple, green.
After seeing how fun it was to put together because you could use the tiniest pieces from your stash, I presented it to the Pine Needlers to see if it fit the criteria for our annual raffle quilt. It did. I fully admit there were strong-armed tactics on my part, but the fact that I am so bold as to push my idea forward, because it fit all the criteria, and the lack of other design nominations, the group selected it for the raffle quilt. Yep. Sounds like me, right?
And I think the girls were a bit skeptical at first about how it would look. But we sewed it together and WOW, it was a crowd pleaser. It has a modern feel, but also obviously takes a nod to the past. Modern quilts don’t always have so many pieces! There are thousands of pieces in this baby!
I’m hoping it will be a big ticket seller because it is so unusual and spectacular. So different than most other raffle quilts. Stay tuned because by January we should be selling tickets. And you WILL want some!
As soon as I receive the backing fabric from the team, I’ll be doing the quilting! Any suggestions?
I’m so excited! I’m headed to my very first Quilt Market today! I’m going with Sheila Sinclair Snyder and I think we are going to have tons of fun. Can you say ROAD TRIP! I hear there will be too much to see, and I suspect it will be overwhelming…in a good way!
I’m hoping to see my buddies at Generation Q Magazine in person! That will be fun. And who knows what else awaits there? Fabrics and quilts and tools….oh NO! Below is just a sample of what the Generation Q folks are giving away!
It will be a whirlwind day, and the very next day I leave on a Quilt Retreat, so I won’t be able to post about it until I return. So you’ll just have to wait to hear all about it! (But gosh, I’m sure you have plenty of things to do between now and then, right?)
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My quilt group, the Lowell Pine Needlers, are taking our raffle quilt on the road! It’s the first time we’ve tried something like this, so we are hoping for big ticket sales and lots of fun! We are going to display our raffle quilt, entitled “Confetti,” at the Oregon Garden’s Stitches in Bloom Show on January 25-26. So come on down and see us…oh, and see the show too! This will be my first time at the show, so I’m excited to see all the quilts and vendors.
The Oregon Garden’s 6th annual Stitches in Bloom Quilt Show runs Jan. 25 – 26, 2013, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.