Friday, April 29, 2022

Tab Choir Quilt Show

Singing in the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square is such a joy to me, and as we finished a recording session last week with guest artist, Sissel, I snapped a little photo of the empty hall.  This is when two of my passions, singing and quilting, briefly collide!  

This old Tabernacle at Temple Square in Salt Lake City, where we perform, has amazing acoustics.  So amazing that unless there is an audience to absorb the sound of a full orchestra, 360 singers, and a pipe organ with over 11,000 pipes, the reverberation is just too much and the sound gets muddled!  We are invited to bring a "blanket" to throw over the pews and help dampen the reverb.  And we quilters in the choir love that we can bring our favorite quilts and have our own little private quilt show to enjoy while we're recording.  

Mack Wilberg
Even our director took a moment to sit after the broadcast and recording session to unwind and enjoy the quilts.  Here's a little sample.  

We had to hurry out of there, so the photos are not great - but it was delightful for the few of us.  

Afterward, I needed a snapshot of my Ypsilon quilt in the gardens outside the Tabernacle:

Look!  The quilt matches the flower bed!  Also, the little kids playing in the background!

In a few weeks, it will be time for my retirement from this world-class choir.  The past ten years have been filled with amazing, beautiful, delightful, awe-inspiring music, and my heart is filled with joy and gratitude for the privilege of joining my voice with this grand choir.  

See last week's episode of Music & the Spoken Word featuring Sissel.



Wednesday, April 27, 2022

Cheryl's Winter Stag

A little custom quilting for Cheryl - Isn't this Winter Stag stunning?  Love the beautiful layout of applique'd leaves that form the design, and the stained-glass-type setting for the borders.

Completely laser-cut in batiks from Laser Cut Quilts, Cheryl's quilt is sure to be a treasure for many years to come!

A little organic free-motion quilting makes the design pop.  


Wednesday, March 30, 2022

I ♥ LOVE ♥ Appliqué - Video Tutorial Series

I'm excited to announce that I am doing a virtual class for the Utah Quilt Guild's Spring "Remote-Fest"!

Mine is one of four classes that will be accessible for a full month of viewing from April 2nd through May 8th!  The cost is $40 for non-guild members, or $20 for guild members.  Guild membership cost is $20 per year.  Find out more information at  Join up, sign up, and treat yourself for Mother's Day!

WORKSHOP: I LOVE Appliqué by Deonn Stott

Explore a variety of practical ways to appliqué using supplies from around the house.

Learn several ways to both prepare the fabrics and apply the appliqué; three or four techniques for Raw-Edge Appliqué, three or four different techniques for Pre-Turned-Edge Appliqué, and we'll even tackle Needle-Turn Appliqué!

Learn a couple of bonus dimensional appliqué techniques, and try a few different feet on the sewing machine in new ways! Download the free heart pattern and sew along with Deonn.
Who knows? You may come to LOVE appliqué, too!

Happy Appliqué



Friday, February 25, 2022

Design Challenge: TV Quilts!

Don't you love it when, every once in a while, a quilt will pop up on the screen in a TV show or movie, or commercial?  I'm talking about Quilts on TV, not quilts to wrap up in while watching TV.  See if you can spot the quilt in this commercial

Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Buttercup Blooms ~ "Vivienne"

"Vivienne" 60" x 60" Lap Quilt by Deonn
featuring Buttercup Blooms by Gerri Robinson for Riley Blake Designs

Gerri Robinson's new fabric line caught my eye with its luscious butter-colored yellows on navy blue with little glimmers of silver ~ like a flower garden in the moonlight.  The fabrics spoke to me and I just had to get some in my hands to remake an old favorite.  

Monday, February 14, 2022

Tutorial ~ How to Bind a Scalloped Edge

Love is in the air!  This "LOVE-ly" gorgeous quilt was made with vintage Valentine handkerchiefs by my quilt customer, Shawn T.  She always has wonderful, creative ideas, and this was no exception!  

Monday, January 31, 2022

A Deluxe Denim Quilt

You guys!  I just finished this beast-of-a-quilt, and it is gorgeous, even for denim!

I don't normally do commission quilts, in fact, never.  I don't have time.  But my sister had a friend who begged to have a quilt made from all his old Levis.  I quoted a price that I figured would change his mind, and he accepted!  Now, I just needed about 50 hours to do it.

Friday, December 10, 2021

Design Challenge: Ypsilon Illusion Quilt

New PATTERN:  Ypsilon Illusion Quilt, 64" x 82" by. Deonn Stott

Ypsilon Illusion Quilt, 64" x 82"

My local quilt guild issued a Design Challenge this past year, and I was excited to play along!  

THE CHALLENGE:  Make a quilt using the following criteria:  

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Virtual Cookie Exchange 2021!

Sugar Swirl Cookies

Cooooookies!!  Oh, I do love cookies.  And I love that Carol@JustLetMeQuilt hosts an annual virtual cookie exchange so I can collect more recipes.

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!

"Give Thanks" panel quilt ~ (see TUTORIAL)
fabric by Sandy Gervais for Riley Blake Designs.

Feeling so grateful for blessings - family, friends, and opportunities every day to learn and improve, to create and share.  Also, super-glad to be able to reconvene with this amazing group of talented people, and thought I'd share that here.  So happy to be singing again, could not help but smile (14:42).