Thursday, December 31, 2009
Registration packets will arrive in homes and the documents will be posted on the web on January 26.
Registration Forms should be mailed to NCQS 2010 no earlier than January 29.
I was surfing the web today and found a picture of this beautiful Carolina Lily quilt. I don't know who made it , but just thought I'd show it to you since it was so beautiful. Isn't the quilting amazing too?
If you need any information, you can go to the official North Carolina Quilt Symposium site by clicking here
Hapy new year and happy quilting!
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Organization of Color and Enticing Ties.
You can find out about all Karen's books here.
So that's the complete list of all the teachers at the 2010 Symposium. It's quite a line up isn't it? How do I ever decide which class to take? It's going to be difficult to decide. All the teachers are so amazing.
Jenny Raymond is going to teach two classes: Magic Machine Applique and Creative Thinking For Your Studio. I'm sure we would all like some help with our studio. I know I sure could use some help!
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Fabric Journals and Fabric Collage.
We had a meeting on Saturday. We have a few fun things planned, but I can't tell you about it yet!
Elin has a blog which I just found. Just click on her name to go to it. It's great!
Happy Thanksgiving and Happy Quilting,
Thursday, November 19, 2009
This is Pat Sloan.Pat will be teaching teaching 3 classes: Wild and Free Quilts, Find Your Inspiration and Machine Applique
You can visit Pat's Website here .
Paula says, "Fiberella is a meeting place for a community of people interested in new ideas and techniques, with a place to show recent work, find important resources and reflect on our collective creative experience."
Friday, October 23, 2009
She will be teaching two classes:
Sheer Illusion and Surface Matters-Stamp it up!
To learn more about Susan and see some of her work on her website,click here
Are you getting inspired by all these teachers? I know I am. It's going to be difficult to choose which classes to take! They all look great.
You can read all about Terry and see some of her beautiful thread painting here on her website.
To visit Bonnie's website, here
Saturday, October 17, 2009
It is a dull Saturday here in Charlotte, a perfect day to sew all day, but alas I have to go to a wedding this afternoon!
One of our teachers, Paula Scaffidi, which I haven't featured yet, has some free tutorials on her website.
I think you might enjoy taking a look. Click here to go to Paula's website.
Friday, October 9, 2009
Here is a little background about David:
"About my quilts... My first quilt design was a collaboration with my friend and long-arm quilter Madeleine Vail. We finished our quilt in 2000 and it sold at a fund-raiser auction for $25,000. I was hooked. Who knew I would be still be doing this a decade later. Quilting has consumed my life, and fabric has consumed my home. I'm not one for stepping out of my box very often, but in 2006 I did convert to hand-applique, which I now love. I'm still machine quilting, as it is impossible to separate me from my Bernina 160. There is nothing more fulfilling to me than machine quilting. I'm now traveling the country lecturing and conducting workshops and having the time of my life."
David will teach a class on Pictorial Applique and give a lecture titled Reluctant Journey.
To learn more about David Taylor please visit his website here.
Come back tomorrow and I'll announce another teacher.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
Internationally known, award-winning quilt artist, Carol Taylor, approaches her quilt making with intensity and a seemingly boundless energy. Vibrant colors, striking contrasts, use of value, as well as heavy machine quilting and embroidery distinguish Carol’s quilts. She has created over 490 quilts since she began quilting in 1993.
This quilt will measure 14 x 57 or 14 x 71. This class is based on a project for a new book Carol has been invited to be in, and will emphasize a simple, hands-on method of learning to use value and make it “flow” in your quilts. The photo here shows a horizontal orientation, but you can hang it vertically too. It is fused patchwork with couched circles, similar to my Arc-i-Texture class, but mostly it will teach you how to use value and create “flow” in your quilts!
This is a chance to use some of those fancy and unusual fabrics that you’ve been attracted to, but didn’t know how to use. We will tame them by fusing, and learn to mix them with other textured looking fabrics. And you won’t need much of any one fabric---even scraps will do!
You’ll learn a bit about composition, and how to balance it with both color and size, and use value to make your design “flow”. You’ll learn about fusing and how to finish your quilts with facings instead of bindings. And Carol will also teach you how to quilt and couch those “perfect” circles that have almost become a trademark on her quilts.
Thursday, September 24, 2009
She is going to teach 2 classes, Garden Of Eden and Stitch After Fusing and she'll also present a lecture titled I Quilt, Therefore I Am
We are very excited about the line up of teachers. I'll reveal another one tomorrow.
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Robbi will be teaching 2 classes: STILL LIFE and BUFFET. She will also be doing a lecture.
We also have something else Robbi will be doing but it's a secret... and I can't tell you!
As to what other teachers we have lined up, you'll just have to come back another day.
Monday, August 31, 2009
Karen's web page is Quilted Lizard. If you would like to see some of her amazing work, you can check it out here.
Saturday, August 22, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
On her website Cynthia says, "I remember my grandmother’s quilts. They were not lovely, but pure utilitarian weigh you down and keep you warm coverings. With a collection of fabrics salvaged from years of clothing, those quilts reflected an ethic that I find recurring in my own experience-- accept what you are given and work with what you have. My grandmother’s quilts told stories and evoked feelings, connecting me to a family’s history. That connection has influenced a need to express something unique to myself and my time." Click here to go to Cynthia's website.
Happy quilting, Rhondi
How are you today? Are you working on any interesting projects right now? I get lots of sewing done this time of year because when the temperature is hot, I stay inside where it's cool!
We now have many of the teachers confirmed for 2010 symposium so I can tell you who they are.
The first one is Charlotte Angotti, a teacher from SC.
She will teach a class called LET ME SUPRISE YOU and also do a lecture
Click here to go to her website and read more about her.
Come back tomorrow and I'll tell you who else we've got coming.
Happy Quilting, Rhondi
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Robbi Joy Eklow
Ellen Anne Eddy
Happy quilting, Rhondi
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Well we think that we 've got that covered with the location for Nothing Could Be Finer, the North Carolina 2010 Quilt Symposium. It's going to be at Johnson and Wales right in the heart of Uptown Charlotte. Click here for a tour of the campus.
The date is June 3-6, 2010.
Friday, May 29, 2009
It's official! The Charlotte Quilters Guild is hosting next year's symposium. Our committee has already begun to work on making it a wonderful experience. That's why we are calling it "Nothing Could Be Finer".