Thursday, June 25, 2009

Quilts at Tanglebank Country Gardens

Join us for our first "Quilts at Tanglebank Gardens" on September 12, 2009 from 10 - 5:00 pm.
29985 Downes Road, Abbotsford, B. C. Canada

Are you a quilter, a gardener or both? Meet the designers from Quilted Escapes, Country Quilts, The Freckles Collection and Kitambaa Designs along with Tricia Sherman from "The Great Canadian Shop Hop" and QNN and editor of Quilters Connection Magazine, Heather McArthur.

Gather your friends and family for a wonderful fall day at Tanglebank Country Gardens and see quilts designed and created by Canadian designers on display. Not only will you be able to meet and talk to the designers, but you will also be able to purchase their patterns, fabrics and kits and get free advice!

We are hoping to make this an annual event and to grow the number of designers in attendance.

See you there!


Stitcher's Briefcase

Most of my patterns have hand embroidery or stitchery. One of the frustations I found was carrying all my embroidery tools. As stitchers we like to rest our hands on a pillow while stitching as it brings the work closer to you. This idea came to me and here is one of our newest patterns for those who enjoy stitchery. It has a place for scissors, needles, hoop and floss. On the back of the pillow is a pocket to carry your project and the best of all it also has a handle for carrying and a 18" pillow all in one! Using wool, embroidery and beads make this a handy case a stitchers dream!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Our Guild Challenge

At our guild we were given a challenge. It was called a strip challenge and the rules were you must make 6 strips of what ever you wanted but the must measure a minimum of 8 1/2" high by 18" long! I love using wool and I wanted to use everything in my stash, you know all those wonderful bits and bobs that you keep saying to yourself "one day I will use that!" Well by gosh or by golly I did, and thought of all those buttons I had collected over the years. Although I didn't use all of them, I did learn how to sew the buttons on by machine! I love learning something new! By the time I had sewn on all those buttons the name came to me. Flowers and buttons and believe me I was tired of sewing on the buttons, so the name popped into my head, I can wait to get all those bloomin buttons on! Hence, "All those Bloom'n buttons" came to be!

Maybe one day I will make this into a pattern!

Our Guild Challenge!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

What's new at Quilted Escapes

I have been working on a couple of new designs and just released Fringe Benefits which is a rag quilt with a twist! It's ragged on both sides. It's lots of fun!

Look for "Sewing thru the Years" a stitchery pattern with antique sewing machines.

Quilts In the Garden Show

I'm pleased to annouce the 1st Annual "Quilts in the Garden" show at Tanglebank Gardens in Abbotsford, B. C. on Sept. 12, 2009.

Have you always wanted to meet the designers behind the quilt patterns? Join myself, Dougall Ann Walker of the Freckles Collection, Cheryl Wall of Country Quilts and Pippa Moore of Kitaamba Designs. Walk through the gardens amoungst the quilts, pick up one of their new patterns and enjoy the day getting inspiried.

The address is 29985 Downes Road, Abbotsford, British Columbia, Canada and it is from 10 am to 5:00 pm. We look forward to seeing you there.

Monday, June 1, 2009

What's New!

Well, I did it, I am now blogging! Yes, welcome to Quilted Escapes blog site. I will be updating this in the next few days!