Tuesday, October 27, 2009

See me in person


Laura says she’ll be lonely in booth 516 in Des Moines, IA, without me to kick around (I am teaching at the show and won’t be in the booth), so come on by and keep her company, and while you are there you can pick out a unique piece of gorgeous hand dyed cotton or silk. It’s only fabric cut it up and use it.!!!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Student work


I always tell my students if they send me finished pictures of their class work I’ll put it on the blog. So here is work from Alice who took my three day class from Quilting Adventures. We had such a good time there.

Hi Frieda,

It was delightful talking with you at Quilt Festival last week.  I'm glad that you had such a good time there.  Enjoyed the photos on your blog this morning!

I'm attaching pictures of a few of my most recent works. The first is my completed first class project, "Silly Tree"  complete with crystals to sparkle it up. The red and green one is the second class project, called "Water Oak Study", 13" x 13 1/4".  The third is my version of your pumpkin quilt meant for the quilt shop to advertise your book when it comes in, besides I love the fall and have hung it in my "hallway gallery" for now. I've also done a couple little ones and have another planned for the next project. Your blue perle cotton hanks (Laura’s) nearly didn't get home from quilt bee last Tuesday.  Two of the ladies were really coveting them. Do have a beautiful fall and a wonderful Thanksgiving!

In  stitches,


Brenda's Quilt, Sunset 007 Art quiltsalice alicepumpkin

I especially like the oak leaf one, Alice’s use of repetition and color is very nice. I just returned from working in Las Vegas, it was a wonderful trip. It isn’t all about gambling there, so many people have moved there to retire and for the wonderful weather. I expected the ladies to be really glitzy and tasseled, but they were regular quilters just like you and me.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Houston and LasVegas





I thought I would post a few pictures you probably haven't seen yet from Houston. Laura and I had a great show and enjoyed seeing so many friends and making new ones. I am off to Las Vegas, to teach, really, and then we are off to Des Moines. I will try to post some more pictures from Houston. Later.
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009



Hi, Frieda!
We met in Houston, at your booth.  I'm a member of Quilters Anonymous in Edmonds, WA.  You spoke to our guild last January, and I found your talk quite inspiring.  I needed to make a challenge quilt for our show in March, and needed to make it fairly quickly.  I hadn't done a lot of fusing, but decided to try it with this quilt.  There's definitely a learning curve, but I had a lot of fun with it.  It won best of challenge theme, as well as second best challenge quilt.  I also entered it into the Western Washington fair, where it won a second place in its category, which came with a whopping $15.00 check.
Thank you again for your inspiring talk, and for the nudge to try something new.
Mary Ellen     Seattle, WA
P.S.  This is my original design.


Laura and I, as always, had a great time in Houston. It is always so fun to see everybody. We will be in Des Moines next week, be sure and come by the booth. I am going to bring lots of Maderia #30 weight rayon thread to sell as well as all the fabulous fabrics, patterns, and silk. See you there!

Monday, October 12, 2009

Houston here we come!



Laura and I leave for Houston tomorrow we will be in booth #438 ARTFABRIK/FRIESTYLE please stop by and see us. We will have lots of little quilts for sale, like the brand new “Jack in the Woods” 12” x 12”, as well as lots of gorgeous hand dyed fabrics, threads, patterns and patterns with kits made up with our gorgeous hand dyed fabrics! We will also have beautiful 1/2 yards of silk and a new product 48 - 5” precut squares of our hand dyed fabrics. So much to choose from and so little time. IMG_3082

We will be looking for you! See you there.

Friday, October 9, 2009

VanCouver WA

I am teaching in VanCouver WA today and tomorrow. The view out my window is incredible!! I am staying with the most energetic woman on her families farm, I wish I had 1/2 her energy.
Today we will be making Tulips and Daffodils in the class Trumpeting Spring and tomorrow we will be dyeing fabric in Color to Dye for.

Saturday, October 3, 2009



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University of Illinois may not have won against Penn State tonight but they do have one new really adorable fan :)

Friday, October 2, 2009



I realize when I look at all the pictures of quilts that I take at shows that I really enjoy and am attracted to traditional quilts, I rarely see art quits that grab my attention. But I certainly only want to make non-traditional quilts. Here are more of the pictures I took in Jacksonville. IMG_3032 IMG_3033 IMG_3034 IMG_3035  IMG_3037  IMG_3036IMG_3049 IMG_3048IMG_3055 IMG_3056 IMG_3058 IMG_3059


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