Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Portland or BUST & a give away (EDITED)

Just in case you missed the news, the Calico Family is travelling to Oregon in July to attend the Sisters quilt show. (Our main hub is Clackmas, but we are overnighting it in Bend on Friday night so the drive to Sisters is manageable.)

Still soliciting eateries... General advice...

Anyone else going to the show?

I am putting my neame in the hat for each & everyone. I have been wondering about hand piecing & Inklingo specifically for like forever... I own 3 books on hand piecing (2 by Linda Franz & 1 by Jinny Beyer), but I have never tried it... I am thinking that with a kit, I'd actually give it a go. http://inklingoprojects.blogspot.com/

OH CR@P! I have no idea why, but when the comment thingy is embedded in the post (Like on the inklingo blog) I can not post a comment. For the record, I have NEVER been able to leave a comment in this scenario... Oh well... I guess this is a sign that a.) I don't need another project, b.) I don't need to learn a new technique, c.) I could keep whining...

3 comments:

*karendianne. said...

Well yes, you should. You know Cathi would love nothing more than for you to start that. It would be wonderful.

cindyquiltsOR said...

O M Goodness! I can see the mall at Clackamas from my bathroom window!

Holly and Dot live within 20 minutes or so, Cher lives about 40 minutes away.

I have been busy crocheting, altho I did iron quilt pieces and i spray basted a small quilt. Not really doing much fabric for the moment.

Elaine said...

Oh, I'd like to encourage your trying hand-quilting. A kit is not necessary. The technique does have some slight differences from machine piecing, but nothing hard, AND the project is portable. I recently remade two botched blocks from an unfinished Thirties quilt top I bought. I had forgotten how relaxing it is to hand piece, and I was happy to finish the quilt center in the same way the original maker had started it. Now I am making applique borders with vine and flowers from feedsack material--but I intend to machine applique, I admit. Need it finished up to celebrate a big occasion! (Our daughter is now a newly-minted Ph.D. She doesn't quilt, but she loves 'em. She knits.)