Thursday, July 31, 2008
Let me just tell you all...THEY ARE JUST GORGEOUS, WONDERFUL & AWESOME! I was just in awe of all of these when I opened up the envelopes. Each one was an "oh my!"
Here's a sneak peek sampling:
Look at the crisp points on these from CottageQuilting
SerenStitches created 16 different blocks!
Here is the original post with all the swapping details!
Sunday, July 27, 2008
In her own words, taken from her profile one Etsy:
"Hello, My name is Monika and I am a Quilt Lover. I started quilting in the 1980's and pursued it as a hobby. Since retiring from long haul truck driving in Nov. 2006 I became more serious about my hobby and I am now busy making quilts and establishing my business as a Long-Arm Quilter with my APQS Freedom. I have 3 very serious Fans which are welcome in my Studio anytime, there is an 8lb TerriPoo named Peaches, a Chinese Crested Powderpuff named Phayzer and the cutest little Miss Molly, a 5 month old Border Terrier Mix. Their unconditional Love and Trust makes every day a special day.
We are going back to driving on a part time basis with Hubby. We will be working one week and home one week, hauling crude oil from the leases in the fields of northern Alberta to a distribution center in Saskatchewan. It will be a team operation once again and I am looking forward to yet another challenge in my life, hauling "super B" tankers!The puppies will come with us, thankfully we'll be in a truck only for 7 days!"
For all I know her hair is in a bun under her hard hat, but I hardly think she is your average quilter!
Here is one of my favorite's currenty in her shop:
Hope you've enjoyed this peek into the life of a quilter today!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
In case you've never done this before, it's under the community tab, and you'll click on the box at the far right that says Chat. A list of rooms comes up, look for the one that says Quiltsy Team. It will have a box you can type the password in, just convo one of us for the password. This way it will be just us quilters! I am a recent newcomer to using this, and it's pretty easy - just don't hit the backspace key at the wrong time (I tend to accidently leave the room once in a while doing this!). Join us for some friendly discussion, bring your own refreshments! I encourage you to join us, especially if you are a first time chatter - it's pretty fun to talk in real time and you won't have to worry about not knowing what to do - because several of us are just learning, too!
We are especially looking for input on tagging and the guidelines we would like to have in place. With our group at about 100 members it's time to make sure that we keep our identity and ideals intact through this growth spurt.
Happy quilting, till then!
(I added the links to our names to make it easy to know how to contact us for the password.)
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Please note our numbers have changed. Each swapper should send FNQ 16 blocks. Full details are here: http://teamquiltsy.blogspot.com/2008/07/our-first-quiltsy-block-swap.html
Monday, July 21, 2008
Friday, July 18, 2008
I have added a new feature to the blog today....it's not a blog roll, but instead a treasury roll! Be sure to check out all the treasuries made on Etsy by your favorite quiltsy members!
I will keep this list updated so you can come here & just click away!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday was Treasury Day for Quiltsy members - not only did several members get treasury pages, but we also were featured on the Front Page! This is a screenshot of the treasury made by warmnfuzzies - isn't it beautiful! Wonder if any of our new ones will make it to the front page? I guess we'll just have to wait and see!
Mail date: September 15th
Theme: green & blue (going for a two-color quilt look)
Block Size 6.5" (for a 6" finished block)
Each swapper will make 1 block for each "swap sister" (the more variety the better, so feel free to make different blocks).
There are 16 signed up, so each swapper mails 16 blocks (16 other than you-but don't forget to make yourself a block too!).
All blocks mailed to FNQ with return postage.
I'm looking forward to seeing the different blocks that come out of this swap!
This swap is now closed, but rumor has it that a Chrismas Swap may be starting up, so keep your eyes open so you don't miss out on that one!
Monday, July 14, 2008
Tomorrow is the final day for members to sign up for the block swap. Currently we have 11 signed up and are planning to make two blocks for each one. If we get more swappers we will cut down to one each, so we won't have to make so many blocks. We are making 6" finished size green and blue blocks. This is for fun, not to be judged so all are welcome!
If you would like to be an author on this blog and are a quiltsy member, please convo Pamelaquilts on Etsy and I will be glad to send you an invitation. The more the merrier!