Tuesday, August 26, 2014

SAQA’s Benefit Auction

SAQA’s signature fundraising event starts Sept 15!

This is your chance to own beautiful, unique art quilts by some of the world’s finest artists. Plus, your purchases help increase the recognition for art quilts and the artists who make them while supporting SAQA’s exhibitions, publications, and education outreach.

View the Quilts
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The Benefit Auction is run in three sections for 6 days each, with a special later section accompanying the International Quilt Festival in Houston. A different group of quilts is available for online bidding each week.

Make Mine Lime Green!  - curated by Martha Sielman. Lime green seems to be showing up all over, including in SAQA's Benefit Auction.

Joyful Colors - Diane Born Joyful Colors - Diane Born

And then you can find my donation “Celebration” HERE. You have to scroll down about 15 rows.

Sunday, August 24, 2014

“Lily” Quilt Class in Starkville

Yesterday I took my accordion style “design wall” to Starkville to teach a “Lily” workshop for the Golden Triangle Quilters.

This is my sample “Lily” that we made in class.
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Most of the ladies finished fusing their tops and a lot of them got a good start on the quilting.
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It was so interesting to see the different variations that each person used to make their quilt unique.

  Sew-Many_Ways   WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced  Wednesdays are WOW days  Creations by Nina-Marie

Friday, August 22, 2014

Peacock Quilt -– Palatial Plumage

My peacock quilt, Palatial Plumage is now finished.

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It measures 25.5” X 32.”
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You can see my progress and some of my technique’s HERE.
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Back with label.
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Name: Palatial Plumage
Dimensions: 25.5” X 32”
Fiber: Cotton fabrics with and assortment of Superior Threads
Techniques: Fused applique and heavily machine quilted

 Creations by Nina-Marie LAFF - Richard and Tanya Quilts Confessions of a Fabric Addict 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Harvesting Corn, Lily, and Bubbled Double Nine Patch

Life … on the farm

Quinten gets the combine ready for the day.

Cutting corn and unloading it into a grain cart.

Bronson and Gabriel hauled the corn away as fast as Quinten could cut it.

Ashton loved riding with Gabriel for a while.

Uh-oh! Problems in the wiring harness.

The ground is gradually turning red from the bees wings of the corn kernels.

After a windy day there was actually a drift of bees wings on the east side of the shop.

Paul gave the neighbors a ride after a hard day’s work.

… as a Quilter

Today I fixed up my mobile design walls in preparation for Saturday’s “Lily” Workshop in Starkville.

I have started quilting my “Bubbled Double Nine Patch.”

WIP Wednesday at Freshly Pieced  WIPs on Wednesdays
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