Monday, October 28, 2013

Off to Houston


I'm off to Houston to teach. Laura and I will also have our booth there -Booth #1238. I hope you will stop in and say HELLO.

Now that I am home from teaching and judging at PIQF  I wanted to share a few photos of quilts I really enjoyed.

I feel that judging is such an arbitrary process, every individual brings their own likes and dislikes to the process.

While the cream of the crop always rises to the top, there is usually some debate among judges as to what quilt should get what award. This is all CAUSED by personal opinion, as we all bring our own bias to the process. Keep that in mind the next time you enter a show that has prices and awards or even look at the awards and wonder why this quilt got that and that quilt didn't get anything.

I really thought these two quilts were special. 

THAT WAS MY personal opinion. 

They each won major awards so I am pleased. 

They are both so unique and original and so very well made that of course they would have received an award. 

When I look at quilts I want to see something that is original and different. It goes without saying that it must be well made.

The Bernina 1st Runner-Up Award: #1040 Magnolia by Sylvia Gegaregian

This quilt is so different than anything I have seen in shows lately, it combines traditional with modern in a well proportioned design.

 It is beautifully made, it has unusual color choices and it is exquisitely quilted.

Second Place: #1060 Morning Breeze by Jenny K. Lyon
Jenny will also be teaching in Houston this year.
Morning Breeze

Morning Breeze detail

These photos just don't do this quilt justice. It is a whole cloth quilt.

It is a wonderfully original and unique quilt that is also exquisitely machine quilted. 

I would own this quilt in a heart beat.

Love Love Loved it.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

October/November Newsletter

FrieStyle Newsletter - March 2013
FrieStyle Newsletter
October/November 2013

Holidays are Around the Corner

The heat of summer is finally giving way to the cool breezes of fall, which also means beginning to prepare for the many year end holidays. October is the perfect time to make yourself a fall decoration that will last through Thanksgiving and even Christmas. My Three Pumpkins or Pumpkins patterns are both easy to make as either wall quilts or table toppers for the upcoming season. With each order over the next two months, you will also receive a free quarter yard of my hand dyed fabric.
Or maybe you need something to really bright your walls this Winter season - my pattern - Holiday Moments is easy, fast and fun.
In This Issue
Holidays are around the corner
Where can you take a class with Frieda
Fabric gradations - Fall specials
Fabric to Dye For

Where can you take a class with me?
Teaching Schedule

It is always fun to take a class and learn a new technique.
I will be teaching at many venues  around the country in 2014.

Road to California in January is a great show and the first time I will be there. I hope you will sign up for one of my classes.

I am going on a cruise through the Panama Canal in April. This is going to be really exciting. What better way to spend those days at sea then making art quilts.

Quilting Adventures in May is a beautiful Texas retreat. Come make quilts with me. We will also be dyeing fabric. OOOOH

Quilt Colorado in July is going to be fun and exciting. See you there.

Fabric Gradations
Variety is the spice of life

Do you know that you can do so many different projects with my Rainbow gradated dyed fabric? My rainbow quilt is made with just two yards of my Rainbow dyed fabric. The fabric grades are from lemon yellow through red, fuchsia, grape, blue and into green and lime green. There are 14 different colors to work with. If you do applique, this fabric is ideal for you.

Receive a free quarter yard of my hand dyed fabric and the pattern for my Rainbow Quilt as a FALL thank you for every order over $20.


Craftsy is a great site to visit if you want to take classes on a number of different topics, including quilting. You don't have to be a member to visit the Craftsy site, just go and browse through all the fun exciting classes they have to offer. You can sign up today for my Free Motion Quilting class on Craftsy. If you type in this code -  you will receive 50% off my class, Machine Quilting the Home Sweet Home quilt.
This class is geared for the beginner, and it features the perfect size lap quilt to get you started on the way to becoming a better free motion machine quilter on a domestic home sewing machine.

Fabric t Dye For

My book Fabric to Dye For will soon be out of print. If you have been wanting a copy of this easy to follow guide to fabric dyeing now is the time to treat yourself.
Very soon this C&T book will only be available only as an e-book.

Don't delay, order today and receive a free quarter yard of my hand dyed fabric and the pattern for my Rainbow Quilt as a FALL thank you for every order over $20.
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