Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Amelia Pattern and Templates Now Available

Amelia is now available.  I finally have the quilt quilted and the pattern is going to the printer tomorrow.  The templates are here also.  If you are interested in this pattern please email me at annak@hughes.net.  I'm teaching this quilt in October at Bolts in the Bathtub and would love to teach it other places as well.

Recovery in more ways than one!

Did you think I fell off the face of the earth?  This has been a difficult year.  

Did you think I fell off the face of the earth?  This has been a difficult year.  
This quilt is a Judy Neimeyer quilt pattern that I have been teaching and mine is finally finished.  I've been working on it since December and as it turns out I probably have been sick almost that whole time.  This quilt is now called Recovery.  As it turns out I spent five days in the hospital the last week of August and had 20 gall stones removed and my gall bladder.  The doctors said this has been going on for sometime.  I'm a lot better now and happy to be done with this quilt and the physical pain also.  The quilt going to Vicki Wall to be quilted.  I would not be able to do it justice.

This is my last art quilt for Loose Threads.  I cannot continue going back and forth to Hanford and for other reasons it was time to say good bye.  The quilt was inspired by Lesley's inspiration picture below.  I made the fabric beads for Bolts in the Bathtub's art quilt challenge group.

Here is the previous art quilt for Loose Threads.  I actually painted this with inks.

 Here is Donna with her piece for our Art Challenge.  We made fabric beads and have been experimenting with mixed media (paper) on fabric.  The following are the beginning of some of Donna's mixed media pieces.

Then there is my Scrap Therapy Classes.  Here's one of the bags and the fish were from my students August class.

One of the Farmer's wife blocks I am working on. 

My latest patten.  The borders aren't on yet but the quilt is now at the quilters.  Patterns to follow soon. 

I'm teaching this table runner at Bolts.

I didn't make this but quilted it for my friend Tiffany Hayes www.needleinahayesstack.biz. She designed this for Andover Fabrics. I't going to Houston for Market in October.

I'm also teaching these composition book covers.

I have some more quilts at Bolts but forgot to take pictures.  Hope to have them up soon.  
Thanks for sticking by me.  

Saturday, July 12, 2014

A Little Bit of Everything

Whether it shows or not I have been very busy working in my studio.  Somethings are not finished yet and somethings I forgot to take a picture of.  Well, more for next time.  Anyways, here is the strip club quilt for July.  I choose Halloween fabrics just for something different.

I also discovered using a Dremel tool in my studio for art quilts.  Not sure what I will do with them but they are ready to go.

In my down time I am working on beading this panel type quilt.

I also incorporated some Pinterest ideas in my studio.

Spending time with family has been important.  Here is my Dad and Serena.  As I post I am in Stockton waiting for my sisters to arrive for a day celebrating my dad's 81st birthday.  We will go on to Redding on Monday to see the kids and bring them back to Acton for a visit.

Cody is growing and Katrina and the family will also join us in Acton.

Here is some student action.  Just thought you would like to see I do have students and they do work hard.  Here are the ladies working on their Scrap Therapy Bags.

 My art students have been busy too.  These are samples from our free formed curves demonstration.  Looking forward to the end products.

One of the students brought in a quilt that she had made demonstrating the use of mixed media.  Love it!

The next few weeks will be consumed with family and some more traveling.  I did get to go to a quilt store in Las Vegas, Stockton and next week will be Redding stores.  Look forward to pictures of fabric and projects from those excursions.  Keep quilting and try to stay cool!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Now For Something Personal

We welcome into this world, this week, Cody Anthonie Hofmans.  Yes this is our sixth grandchild born to Katrina and Eric, Wednesday, June 4th at 11:09 am weighing in at 7 lbs. 4 oz. 19 inches.  I was so concerned that I would not be able to be there for the birth but after a 5:30 am phone call and some car trouble, I arrived at 9:30 and was even able to be in the room during Cody's birth. Mother and baby are doing well.  We are going up Sunday for the day and looking forward to seeing Cody, Becky and Daniel.  Such blessings!

Loose Threads Latest Adventure

Here are our design boards and quilts from our May meeting.  Very inspiring!

(Grace's Design Board and Adena's Quilt)

(Sara's Design Board and Barbara's (Sindlinger) Quilt)

(Karen's Design Board and Barbara's (Sawyer) unfinished project)

(My Design Board and Sara's quilt)

(Barbara Sindlinger's Design Board and my Quilt)

(Adena's Design Board and Karen's Quilt)

(Barbara Sawyer's Design Board and Grace's Quilt)

Lesley just joined our group and this is her design board.  I already know what I want to do but I didn't get it for this month.

I'm struggling with how I want to do my quilt from Barbara Sawyer's design board.  I've been inspired but not sure how to do what I want.  I better get to it.