Quilts for the City of Atlanta

Posted by on 12 August 2019 | 0 Comments

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Happy to say that Elizabeth Barton, one of our teachers, has recently had several quilts purchased by the City of Atlanta for their public libraries...  including an abstract quilt. Elizabeth has two abstract quilt classes one of which is Abstract Art for Quiltmakers (starts Friday) that focusses on women abstract painters. The class covers a lot of ground for there are many different kinds of abstraction

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Applique Isn't Just for Quilts

Posted by on 6 August 2019 | 0 Comments

My jeans have been annoying me for a while. You see, I splashed a little detergent of some sort on them and it blenched a white spot in the middle of my thigh so now every time I wear them, I feel like they are dirty! Probably no one else notices, but I certainly do.

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19 Applique Tips

Posted by on 30 July 2019 | 1 Comments

I've been creating applique designs for years and my favorite technique is with fusible webbing so I've put together some tips that I do when I applique, many of which apply to any type of applique.

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Flower of the Month

Posted by on 23 July 2019 | 2 Comments

Recently I came across a file which I'd saved some time ago - a list of flowers for each month. Depending on which country you are in, these may vary slightly.

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Poppy Quilts

Posted by on 16 July 2019 | 0 Comments

Last week I was telling you how I revamped my stained glass poppy quilt to make it better, well that got me thinking about all the poppy quilts I've made - there are several including a free poppy block!

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I revamped a Design

Posted by on 9 July 2019 | 0 Comments

When I first started teaching quilting at the beginning of the century, I was asked to design a simple stained glass poppy for a class in Arizona so this basic pattern was born.

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Quilting Inspiration

Posted by on 1 July 2019 | 0 Comments

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Knowing what colors or fabrics to use when making a quilt is only part (but a very important part) of the way to creating a beautiful quilt. The rest comes in the creation, stitching, quilting and embellishing. Today I want to visit the quilting side of things, one of my favorite parts of quilt making.

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Early Christmas

Posted by on 25 June 2019 | 0 Comments

Over on my website at Arbee Designs we are having a mid-year Christmas promotion! If you are like me, I always leave my Christmas projects to the last minute and more often than not, I run out of time to get them complete. Well, not this year. I decided to get started early and to help you, I've put all my Christmas classes and patterns on sale. 

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How much do you know about color?

Posted by on 23 June 2019 | 0 Comments

I'm so pleased to see this workshop by Elizabeth as so many students ask me about color... Color combinations, color and contrast, value, intensity, and temperature. Now I can direct them to this in-depth class so they can learn it inside out with the help of veteran teacher/designer Elizabeth Barton. She doesn't leave any stone unturned!

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Embroidery Feet for My Sewing Machine

Posted by on 18 June 2019 | 0 Comments

Some time ago I purchased a new sewing machine - my old one was over 25 years and still working well, but I figured some new features would come in really handy for my quilting.

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