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Stash Winners, Current Projects, and 2010 Quilting Arts Calendar Contest Rules

24 Jun 2008


I want to send a heartfelt thanks to everyone who stepped up and answered my burning question.  I am blown away by the sheer number of responses and in awe of all the diverse gadgetry you have in your stashes! And now what I really want to know is… when are you going to invite me over to play?

If you are one of the winners of this drawing, please email me your full name and shipping address so I can mail these fabrics to you next week. And this is important––please put in the subject line (in caps): I'M A STASH WINNER!

Congratulations to:

Dorothy  Cochran
Karen South
Ann in Georgia
Jackie K.

I have piles of screen-printed fabrics and other supplies/books to offer over the summer, so I will be hosting a few more drawings within the next eight weeks. I do have some challenge ideas and questions for these drawings, but if there is a burning question you'd like me to ask or a challenge you'd like us to host, please post your thoughts in the comments area.

In the meantime, I am very curious what mixed-media or quilting project you are working on at the moment. Care to share? If you have pictures on your blog, please make sure to link your blog address to your answer.

What are we up to here in Stow?  Despite the fact that it's about 90 degrees, humid, and the calendar says it's June, we are immersed in the holiday season as we're in between shoots for our Quilting Arts GIFTS issue, which goes to press next month. So while many of you are sitting poolside, picture us calling local nurseries, asking them if they have a potted Christmas tree we can borrow or by chance a poinsettia in bloom. Joking aside, the GIFTS issue is quite an undertaking, but it is a joyful process. I am really pleased with the quality of the projects this year.

Lastly, if you're looking for something to stitch while winging in your hammock this summer, we have posted the 2010 Quilting Arts Calendar guidelines online. We have not yet published these in Quilting Arts, so you are the first to see them.

Happy creating!

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Sue Bleiweiss wrote
on 24 Jun 2008 7:00 PM
I'm working on journals, journals and more journals!
Sharon @ Norah'S wrote
on 24 Jun 2008 10:55 PM
Funny you should ask, I just finished a tea party this passed weekend and posted it
Jacquie in Vermont wrote
on 25 Jun 2008 8:17 AM
I'm making a small piece for Quilt Swap -- batiks, curved piecing, bead flowers, velvet leaves. No photos yet. I'm up to the quilting by hand with Sulky Sliver. Very cheerful!
Joyce wrote
on 25 Jun 2008 8:45 AM
Right now I am finishing a purse. I quilted it with pearl cotton in the bobbin and added a fake (but quite nice :) ) trim with the bobbin work. In progress pictures are on my blog, linked in my name or the progress post is here: I just won some hand dyed fabric from another blogger and want to use it soon. It is so yummy!! That is also a post on my blog.
Sandy Jandik wrote
on 25 Jun 2008 9:24 AM
I like to work on many projects at once, so an altered book is in progress, making a journal, a batik quilt from my original block design, embellisher samples, and a sweater for my DIL. Sandy Jandik
Sharon Neth wrote
on 25 Jun 2008 9:43 AM
I have just finished a piece that I have been very proud of for the "Tea Time" Challenge. Since I love to make 3-D things out of fiber and mixed media I thought this challenge was a perfect fit for me! The things that I am working on now is, painting on non-fusible interfacing with textile paints and I have to say that is so much fun that I can stop myself from doing MORE! (0;
Sharon Neth wrote
on 25 Jun 2008 9:45 AM
Sorry, this is my blog that you can check out for my work:
Patty VanHuis-Cox wrote
on 25 Jun 2008 10:10 AM
In between swim lessons, swim team and basketball for my small children, I've been working on pieces for Annie Copeland's challenge "My World in Black and White" Took three tries to get the angel I wanted! I can't post it to my blog because it is a juried show with due date of September 30th. Also working on two pieces for the journal quilt project.
Jenny Gallo wrote
on 25 Jun 2008 11:05 AM
Working on mixed media items...check it out at !
Jennifer Morlock wrote
on 25 Jun 2008 1:43 PM
I celebrated the "Dog Days Of Summer" by making a few ATC cards inspired by the article in the latest Quilting Arts magazine "Lost In The Stash" by Frances Holliday Alford. You can check them out on my blog. I was catching up on the past articles and enjoyed the all the dogs at work:) Fabrics and dogs are a great combination. Cheers, Jenna Louise
Carol Sloan wrote
on 25 Jun 2008 9:39 PM
I love so many different textile/fiber/paper mediums that I work on many things at once! I'm working on a quilted tote bag,victorian applique landscape ,Katie Girl funky wall hanging, Deb Silva Renaissance Girl Challenge, Judy Perez Color Theroy assignments, Laura Cater Woods Idea To Image assignments, rust fabric dyeing,sewing/quilting brush & needle cases/rolls, teaching my niece the awesome art of sewing! And isn't life grand! Check out my various activities at QA/CPS ROCKS!
Amy C wrote
on 25 Jun 2008 10:08 PM
I am busy getting ready for The Enchanted Doll Artists Conference in Albuquerque, NM in 3 weeks. I have a doll (a dragonfly)for an auction in progress (pictures on my blog) which has wire, painted silk, beading, soft-sculpture and will have clothes and a hat before I'm done. I also have pin dolls to do for the swap and a doll to do for the challenge (On the Other Side of the Mirror). Amy in Austin
Fannie wrote
on 26 Jun 2008 12:45 PM
I began as a fiber artist, but have recently found the world of mixed media and collages, thanks to your wonderful articles in Quilting Arts and Cloth, Paper, Scissors, and the offerings of online classes. Until I discovered mixed media and collages, painting onto fabric with Neocolor II Watersoluble Wax Pastels was my favorite medium. Now . . . ??? Fannie from Texas
Terisa wrote
on 26 Jun 2008 11:22 PM
Oh, my, glad you asked because my poor family is tired of me playing "show and tell" everyday with them...I am ADDICTED to creating these aprons. They combind all my favorite things, color, whimsy, cutting, collage, and FABRIC! Terisa
Sally Langston wrote
on 29 Jun 2008 10:06 AM
I'm working on a side will have a quilted, appliqued gingham dog and the other side will have a quilted, appliqued calico side will read "The gingham dog.." and the cat side will read "and the calico cat, side by side on the table sat..." Right now I'm trying to figure out how to finish the raw edges of the appliques before I attach them to the purse. All I can come up with is beads. Any suggestions?
Cecile wrote
on 30 Jun 2008 11:34 AM
I'm currently working on a journal quilt, featuring a trip to Arcachon, France. It's here :
RoseMary Baty-Willcox wrote
on 30 Jun 2008 9:10 PM
I working on a fiber piece for a show, it is not finished, I'm bloging while I'm working on it. RoseMary
Dorothy Cochran wrote
on 2 Jul 2008 5:10 PM
I have been trying some "new to me" techniques to use on my journal quilts. I am incorporating my experiments into "Priority Quilts" for Ami Simms and her Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative at
Michelle Morris wrote
on 5 Jul 2008 2:10 PM
I have been working on two wall hangings to go in our new house. But the past couple of weeks I have not been able to work on them as much as I would like because of all the packing I am trying to get done. I loved reading your blog and what everyone else is busy working on, it helped get me through another day of not being able to quilt. Michelle
Karen wrote
on 8 Jul 2008 11:11 PM
I've done some sketches and auditioned fabrics for the 2010 calendar challenge. Really enjoyed the 2009 challenge, though I thought I was a bit out of my league among all the outstanding artists in QA. I felt I had a worthy entry and will try again. Pokey, when do we hear about the Going Green challenge?
Jodi Doody wrote
on 17 Jul 2008 6:33 PM
I am so happy to find this blog...I adore your magazine and have had my local library subscribe so I can share it with many folks that I visit with at story hour... several months ago i was diagnosed with *** cancer and have been overwhelmed and emotional to say the least...but for now the kids (3 of them) are at my in-laws for the week and i'm working on a wall paper or silk fusion is my first step...check it out! I'm struggling a bit on how to dye the silk velvet I got some dy-na-flo and will play a bit tonight...can i use that on silk organza too? oh to avoid buying too many more supplies...the dilemma of a hoarder of art supplies...*giggle* As an art therapist I know that this is part of my medicine...healing arts is a powerful thing...thanks for inspiring my creative spirit with your wonderful magazine! I pray each year that someone will buy me the calendar for a birthday present...i leave hints everywhere...maybe this will be the year...blessings, jodi (a proud EtsyMom and future survivor of *** cancer)
Susan S wrote
on 3 Aug 2008 8:52 PM
I have just finished my journal quilt and am waiting to see if it will be accepted or not. I am working on several shop samples for classes, finishing very late Passover postcards!, doing City and Guilds exercises, and hoping to make myself some clothes with lots of embellishments and machine embroidery.
Cher Solis wrote
on 9 Aug 2008 1:17 PM
I decided in my new house that I was brave enough to hang my own art instead of buying wall pieces. So I placed a 36 inch wooden rod on the side wall near my fireplace. As soon as I finish an "art quilt" piece, I hang it there to view, and critique it. I love being able to see new designs as I continue to grow in my work. When I look at the display - I sometimes feel the need to take it down to add that little something extra. I just used to roll up the pieces and stick them in a closet. Now, I have moved to a new level by learning to appreciate my own work - instead of thinking it's not good enough.