Friday, February 27, 2015

Heatwole Sewing Retreat and Father's Shirts

Our annual family sewing retreat took place on the Outer Banks of NC.
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My first project was to make another small quilt from Father’s Shirts. You can see my first one HERE and HERE.
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Mother marked the backside of some of the squares for me to sew diagonally to get 2 half square triangles from 2 squares.IMG_6477 750X1000

I chain stitched the squares and then Mother snipped the thread between the chain and then cut on the diagonal line making 2 half square triangles.
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Inspiration for this quilt came from the book “Mad About Plaid” by Debbie Bacon.
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I thought I was finished with this top; but now I want to change those light triangles in the border for a medium value.
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Now Coleen is taking the scraps and making herself a “Father’s Shirts” quilt too.
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Jolene machine quilted her huge queen size quilt on her domestic Bernina. I think it has been in the making for 10 years.
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Four generations of quilters – Great grandmother Margaret, Grandmother June, Mother Jolene, and Daughter Afton.
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Polly machine quilts feathers on her Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt, Grand Illusion.
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Mother helped Barbara with a quilt, piecing and ironing.
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I loved finding inspiration out by the beach for another piece of fiber art.
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Thursday, February 26, 2015

SAQA With the Golden Triangle Quilters

I have enjoyed showing SAQA’s Trunk B at different venues in Mississippi.
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The Golden Triangle Quilters in Starkville took turns sharing their thoughts about these pieces.
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Monday, February 09, 2015

Quilting – Down By the River

Barbara Cline
Julia Graber

are going to their home place along the banks of North River in Bridgewater, VA.
Won’t you join them for fiber art and quilting? You will enjoy gorgeous scenery, food, fun and fellowship.

Quilting -- Down By the River
3063 Hill Gap Road, Bridgewater, VA 22812



Barbara Cline
Bridgewater, VA
Cell 540-383-5496

Julia Graber
Brooksville, MS
Home 662-738-5666
Cell 662-788-1927

About Barbara
Barbara is a quilt designer, author and teacher who loves to share her techniques with others. Barbara started creating quilts in her teens. She has over 31 years of experience in quilting and teaching classes. Her whole family has shared a passion and reverence for the tradition of quilt making through the generations. She has 3 books published by C&T Publishing and is in the process of having her forth book released.

Twirling Swirling Dance - 48” x 48”
In this class you will learn how simple it is to piece in a lone star block layout. Strip piecing and cutting diamonds are a few techniques you will learn in this class. Step out of your box and learn how easy it is to create an inset seam. This all day class will have you well on your way to a finished project.

The Elegance of Overlapping Diamonds
18” x 62”

Learn to make the one block which will be featured in Barbara’s new book Amazingly Simple Triangle Stars. This triangle block is easy to sew, but can transform using countless intricate designs when you experiment with color and value. Stunning triangle-star quilts are perfect for adventurous beginners looking to try something new or intermediate quilters who’d like to put their skills to use in a creative way. This table runner class features how to work with a triangle block layout and an “easy way” method for template cutting.

About Julia
Julia loves the challenge of taking an image, whether from a photograph, nature, or in her mind, and creating it with fabric and thread. Her work is representational and often minimizes detail. Julia enjoys and appreciates art quilts with a new twist to the old and traditional.
Julia is encouraged when viewers study her work and discover with delight that it is not just another quilt but an expressive and compelling piece of fiber art.

Lily – 9” x 12”
During this workshop, students will learn how to fuse fabric patches to a background grid. After the background is quilted, a modified version of the silhouette lily pattern will be appliquéd to the top and finished with quilting. Kits are available for $25.00

The Lone Pine – 9” x 12”
This workshop walks students through the steps of improvisational cutting, piecing, and linear quilting small quilts. Varying hues give the quilt depth. Fast students can finish this project in class.


Pick and choose your dates and classes to suit your schedule.

Receive a 20% discount by taking all four classes. You will spend half the time piecing and learning color with Barbara and half the time exploring fiber art and design with Julia.

Lunch is included with the workshops.

Mail payment by May 30, 2015 to
Barbara Cline
6234 Gardner Lane
Bridgewater, VA 22812

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Friday, June 5, 9:00-3:00
*Twirling Swirling Dance by Barbara - $65.00
*Lily by Julia - $65.00

Lecture/Trunk Show, 7:00pm by Julia and Barbara - $10.00

Saturday, June 6, 9:00-3:00 
*The Elegance of Overlapping Diamonds by Barbara - $65.00
*The Lone Pine by Julia - $65.00

Friday, June 12, 9:00-3:00
*The Elegance of Overlapping Diamonds by Barbara - $65.00
*The Lone Pine by Julia - $65.00

Saturday, June 13, 9:00-3:00
*Twirling Swirling Dance by Barbara - $65.00
*Lily by Julia Graber - $65.00

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Life and Guests

We are glad to have Nevin here from Idaho for a couple weeks while he works for Joel on his airplane. He jumped right in to help carve the ham for Sunday dinner guests.

Craig teaches our young grand's how to to make water balloons.

Our Sunday dinner guests were from all over the country, Wisconsin, Alabama, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Tennessee and Manitoba, Canada.

They are with Christian Aid Ministries Disaster Relief Services helping to rebuild in Louisville, MS since the tornado of 2014.

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