This is Your Life

Sometimes a customer presents a real challenge. This is Your Life challenged me in so many ways!

This is your life

The This is Your Life Quilt represents just about all the elements you can find in a quilt. From applique, to embellishments, this one has it all! You will find patches, beads, pieces of lace not to mention T-shirts and regular clothing.

When all these elements are put together, there is a lot to consider when quilting.

Stefany - your wings were ready but our hearts were not

This quilt is so special in so many ways. As a gift for a young man to commemorate many life events, it is also remembers a loved one who passed away. It was an honor to work on this gift of love.

Memory Block
Teddy Bear Block

Gold thread worked so well with every single block of this quilt.

The back also held some unexpected beauty.

Have you ever created a Memory Quilt?

Original Sewing and Quilting Expo – Arlington – 2019

Yipee! Another Quilt Show! Sew and Quilt Expo is one of my favorite shows because it combines two of my favorite things – Sewing and Quilting! I guess that’s why they call it “The Original Sewing & Quilting Expo”.

As with most of my Quilt Show posts, expect less talk and more images. The first image; however, is of a special find. These beautiful faux fur pieces will be finding their way onto collars and cuffs of future garments.

Vendors, Groups and Show Folks

I say it every time I talk about these shows, but half the fun is visiting with people that have the same loves that I do. Here are a few of the shops that I visited. Some were local and some from as far away as Ohio! It’s always great to spend time with old and new friends.

Quilts, Quilts and Quilts!

As promised, here come the quilts, but this time, I am showing some as full and close images to showcase some of the great quilting done. As a long-arm quilter myself, I certainly appreciate the choices and skill involved in these beauties. I took a lot more images than this, but here are my favorites.

Did you get a chance to visit the Sew and Quilt Expo in Arlington this year? If not, mark your calendar for next season – you will not regret it!

For some reason, I didn’t share my 2018 experience, but click below to see what the 2017 Arlington Sew and Quilt Expo was all about.

2017 Sew and Quilt Festival – Arlington

Plano Quilt Show – 2019

I love attending quilt shows because they always deliver. The Plano Quilt Show for 2019 did not disappoint. From vendors to amazing quilt creations, there was so much to see and do. As usual with posts about quilt shows, let it be more about the images and less about my words:

From the moment you walk in, there is a feeling of pride in the work this guild does. From guild-themed quilts to the amazing folks assisting visitors, you just know how much they love what they do.

Vendors and Groups

Among the organizations and vendors, I got to meet with the TAQG Representatives, Fred from Gray Rooster and a new friend from Hill Country Cotton. Every year it is so much fun to connect with old and new friends.

It isn’t a quilt show without the quilts!

I love the puppies!

More amazing quilts

The best picture of the day!

To be so excited at such a young age!

Who could resist snapping a shot of this lovely little enthusiast? This cutie was dancing, pointing and generally having the best time of anyone at the show. She warmed more than my heart for sure!

Are you ready for 2020? The Plano Quilt Guild sure is!

Click on this THANK YOU to check out the 2020 show!

Did you attend? I sure hope so because it is so worth the trip each and every year. And speaking of prior years, check out these posts from years past:

Plano Quilt Show 2018

Plano Quilt Show 2017

Teal Bricks

I was so excited to share Teal Bricks Quilt. This large quilt features fabrics and design that while uncomplicated, create an elegant and useful gift for someone the creator cares for.

Teal Bricks – simple and elegant

An all-over pattern called Patina from Urban Elementz just seems to fit perfectly – it is large scale and flows over the brick-like pattern of the quilt softening and providing movement.

Edge to Edge Patterns

Even the back of the quilt looks amazing with fabric choices and E2E Quilting.

Cosmic Cube – Out of this world!

Cosmic Cube is a great example of the One-Block-Wonder quilt. So much color and movement.

Cosmic Cube front

Margret Lewis custom designed this quilt to look like cubes were floating in the cosmos – she did an amazing job. Even her choice of backing fabric presents so much movement.

Cosmic Cube Back

With all these circles going on, a cool techy E2E pattern was in order:

Edge to Edge Patterns
Maze 2014
cosmic cube detail
Cosmic Cube quilting

Check out Penguin Tree – another one block wonder quilt by my friend, Margret.

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