Friday, July 31, 2009


You will be amazed and mesmerized by the collection of 12 inch by 12 inch pieces of art awaiting you in this years SAQA Auction...

The wonderful thing about pieces this size is the immense work is there by some of the BEST Art Quilters in the world. and everyone can find a space for something so special to hang . This artwork is capable of many things from bringing a simple smile to your face to opening your heart to things in life you need to see.

So visit the site today and see what awaits you will be glad you did.


North Carolina
Studio Art Quilt Associates
VA/NC/SC region

Not all of us can be Cinderella , But some of us can be Fairy Godmothers

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Hatteras Island Quilters First Show July 30-31,2009

Hatteras Island Quilters will have a first quilt show on Thursday and Friday, July 30 and 31 at the Cape Hatteras Anglers Club on Light Plant Road in Buxton.
On Thursday, July 30, the show opens at noon and closes at 4 PM. On Friday , July 31 the show opens at 10 am and closes at 4 pm.
Admission is Free.

the above was copied from a notice in the Coastland Times.

Quilting is just not functional Bed Quilts anymore. There are those traditional quilts that will keep you warm and then there are pieces that are Art Quilts that hang on a wall as decoration. Quilts are painting with fabric, and creating something that warms your heart and soul.

A quilt is simply anything that is three layers, a layer of fabric, then batting , and finally another fabric. Then either hand stitched or machine stitched (quilted)
for durability.

So many people have different ways of quilting some use scraps in "green" quilts recycling whatever they have around...and then there are ones who use ready made fabrics, and last but not least Hand Dyed fabrics...that turn out exquisite beautiful colors.

So if you get a chance to go to this quilt show or visit the Outer Banks Antiques and Quilts shop which sells supplies as well as finished pieces both old and new, you won't be disappointed.

Be prepared to smile