Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tanglebank continued

I thought you might enjoy a couple more photos from Tanglebank. There was this lovely little spot called "Meet and Greet", a space provided so that visitors could spend a little time talking to their favourite designers. But the joy of it was that more often is turned out to be a place where the designers themselves could get together for a bit of a visit. So here I am with Joan Darling (my faithful "Worker-Bee"), Cheryl Wall of Country Quilts, and Sue Jensen of Quilted Escapes, enjoying the sunshine and a bit of a chat.
Three of us gave mini-seminars on various techniques. In this case, I am giving a demo on how to make the borders incorporated into my newest design, Geckos in My Garden.
And here is an alternate setting and fabric choice for this pattern. In this case I have used fabrics generously provided to me by Northcott Fabrics - all part of a stunning new fabric line created by Quilt Poetry's Jane Spolar. I think I like this setting even better than the first setting, and now I'm itching to make it up in African Fabrics combined with batiks.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Quilts at Tanglebank

This last Saturday saw Kitambaa Designs at Tanglebank Garden Centre, in Abbotsford. I joined three other designers - Sue Jensen of Quilted Escapes, Dougal Walker of The Freckles Collection and Cheryl Wall of Country Quilts - in exhibiting our quilts and selling our patterns. It was a perfect day - a sunny day sandwiched between two rainy days - and lots of people took advantage of this and joined us for a day filled with demonstrations, book-signings by Cheryl, and wandering around the lovely gardens, where quilts hung on fences, between trees and in the greenhouse.
One of the highlights of the day was viewing the challenge quilts, one designed by each of the four designers. We all started with the same fabrics, but the quilts themselves were quite different from one another. (I wonder if you can guess which was mine???)
Heather from Quilter's Connection was there too, signing up new subscriptions and renewing others, for what is the only non-CQA Canadian quilting publication. For those of you who still aren't subscribers, I would heartily encourage you to take out a subscription, in support for this new magazine.
And yes, this is my challenge quilt, entitled Geckos in My Garden. I had quilt kits for this design on sale at the Show, and still have a few left over, if you're interested. It includes all the fabric required for the quilt top and binding, and is $59. It measures 40" X 55". Let me know by email if you're interested in obtaining one for yourself, and I'll put one in the post to you.
So thank you to all of you who came out for this event. It was great to see many old friends as well as to make new ones.