Thursday, April 8, 2010

Quilt Friends

Almost all of my friends who sew, and especially quilt, are online friends- that's a testament to our modern times. However, the other day, my friend Trisha of TLC Stitches invited me to a trunk show with Jacquie of Tallgrass Prairie Studio at Fabric Crush. A chance to hear from an inspirational quilter and blogger, meet an online friend for "reals" and check out a new fabric store in my area? Oh yeah!

That's Trisha on the left- I sent her a doll quilt for the Doll Quilt Swap last year, and we've been blog friends ever since. It was awesome to meet her in person- she's funny, sweet and friendly in addition to being a talented quilter and knitter! I also met her friend Ginny of I Sew who is a real sweetheart and talented seamstress who live right in my neighborhood!

Jacquie was also awesome- it was great to touch quilts I had seen previously in photos, and hear her stories about each one. Her quilting was beautiful - a lot of it was very modern, with alot of straight lines, and pretty dense. I was very inspired that she's only been quilting for two years! This quilt was especially gorgeous- it was quilted by a woman in her local guild. Incredible!

I'd love to make something like this out my selvages, too. Jacquie has a tutorial on her blog for the selvage spiderweb blocks. I loved seeing this up close- both for the technique of piecing the selvages and for the fun "I Spy" effect with all those fabrics!


  1. Love the quilting on that selvedge quilt!!

  2. Alexis, Sounds like a great day! Quilting is fabulous!! Happy sewing!

  3. That was such a fun evening! Glad we got to meet up and I hope we can do it again soon. :)

  4. Sounds like a lot of fun packed into your evening--sooo wonderful:)