February 27, 2013

Quilts on exhibit

Need some eye candy and inspiration? We have quilts being exhibited nearby!

The Delta Arts Center is hosting
 "Samplers & Symmetry IV: Pieces by Area African-American Quilters" 
which runs until March 16, 2013. This biennial exhibition includes over a dozen quilts from local quilters, many of which are for sale.

The gallery is at 2611 New Walkertown Road, in Winston-Salem. (336-722-2625) 
Gallery hours are Tuesday - Friday: 10am - 5pm. Saturday: 11am - 3pm.
Gallery will be closed to the public on the 3rd Saturday of each month.

A bit farther away, the Charlotte Quilters' Guild is hosting a show:
"Through the Garden Gate"
is coming up Friday and Saturday, March 8-9, 2013
 at the Metrolina Tradeshow Expo.
7100 Statesville Rd
Charlotte, NC 2829
(Easy access from I-77 and I-85)

Hours: 9 AM to 5 PM
Admission: $6.00

$1.00 OFF Admission Coupon Here!

 And in June, in Raleigh: the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo, June 20, 21 & 22, 2013 at the
Raleigh Convention Center.

February 25, 2013

So Solid - challenge

Sew Original is hosting the "So Solid Challenge" with really great prizes!

1. Quilt must be at least 36" by 45" and be quilted and bound.
2. Quilt must use at least 12 different solid fabrics.
3. A print may be used but only as a border and/or back. (this may help you choose your solid colors)
4. Quilt may be made using any quilting technique or design of your choice.
5. If using a commercial pattern, you MUST give credit and tell which pattern/book you used along with the name of the author or designer.
6.Quilts must be turned in to Sew Original by April 12, 2013. You must attach your name and contact information to the back of the quilt.
7.Quilts will hang in the store and customers will vote for their favorite during April 16-May 15, 2013. Winning quilts will be retained to hang in the store for an additional 30 days. Other quilts will be returned to their owners.
8. Winners will be announced May 16, 2013. Pictures will be posted on Sew Original Facebook page and the Sew Original blog.
9. The following prizes will be awarded:
3rd place: $50 gift certificate
2nd place: $100 gift certificate
1st place: $200 gift certificate

To make this a bit more interesting, Sew Original is specially pricing the solid fat quarters for this challenge, they will be $2.50 each, or 12 for $26.99.

Give it a shot, create a beautiful quilt of SOLIDS!

February 23, 2013

Local Quilty happenings

What's Gina got at The Little General?

Gorgeous "Notting Hill" by Joel Dewberry
Breathtakingly colorful "Field Study" by Anna Maria Horner
Amy Butler's "Alchemy"
All are bright and beautiful on the shelf, just imagine how they will look in a quilt!
And coming soon, very soon: 
(and some really sweet stuff to come in April!)

February 18, 2013

Bring your bricks!!

Don't forget to bring your bricks if you signed up for the Rainbow swap! Check the list here to double check your colors.  

I have mine ready to go!

Can't wait for tomorrow!

:o) Colleen

Shop Hopping, W-S style

Need some fabric? Need inspiration? Visit our local quilt shops for both! Today's post features fabric from Sew Original and Sewingly Yours. Not to fret, I will be out visiting the Little General and Knit one, Smock two in the near future!

At Sew Original-
Check out this array of bright SOLIDS!
Sew Original is hosting a solids challenge this spring. Details to come!

CHEVRONS! Riley Blake and Moda:

Some more bright color love from Joel Dewberry's Notting Hill. Yes. I did buy some!

Comma, by Zen Chic, currently in Layer Cake form.

 I am hoping for yardage, specially in this awesome gray pattern.

Sewing Yours has these beauties:

Noteworthy by Sweetwater:
Really cute text prints in several colors.

SeaScapes by Deb Strain
It's nice to see some fresh blues, and the patterns in this collection are really nice!

And Honey Honey by Kate Spain:

 Need some whimsy? How about SOCK MONEYS?!

Please support our local shops. And feel free to tell them you saw these on this blog! I will be hitting other shops in the near future, tough job, but someone has to do it! (wink!)

Piece out!

February 16, 2013

Melody Miller Workshop Opening

I know many of y'all were bummed to hear that the Melody Miller workshop sold out. One of the gals has had kid commitment issues come up (Dad was all lined up to watch all the kiddos, now he has to go to work;) So, there's an opening. Email Gina if you want it! Littlegeneraldesigns at gmail dot com And email Sarah (since it's her spot) Sarah16 at gmail dot com!

February 7, 2013

Melody Miller is Coming to Town!

Melody Miller will be here Tuesday! She'll be at The Little General all afternoon for a book signing. And speaking at the guild meeting Tuesday night! See y'all there!!