To celebrate, I did a little stash enhancement. Crafty Laine in Monument had an incredible sale, plus they offer a discount to Front Range Modern Quilt Guild members on our meeting day. What's not to love?
I think I was quite restrained, I only bought one piece of fabric. (OK, and some more magnets to make another Petrillo bag. And a pattern. And a fat quarter bundle. But still!)
This is my last Pink Castle Fabrics Stash Stack Club. I had to cancel my membership when my credit card was compromised. I'm so glad I got the purple stack, because my next Scrap Squad quilt will be made with scrappy purples! (BTW, Wells Fargo called me when only two very small purchases were made on my card. Guess they knew I wasn't in London!)
Before my credit card bit the dust, I tried out the Moda Club from Sew Lux Fabrics & Gifts in Durham, NC. I couldn't resist stashing the Seascapes collection for a future Sailor's quilt. That pattern is the design for the next Fat Quarter Fun class at Ruth's Stitchery.
Last Saturday I took an all-day EQ7 class from Barb Gardner at First Stitches in Canon City. If you ever get a chance to take a class with Barb, go for it! We learned so much, I can pretty much design a quilt using Electric Quilt now!
Oh, and the shop had a fabric collection that was new to me, Silvia's Garden by Silvia Vassileva Studio for P&B Textiles. I found another shop in Colorado that ordered the entire collection, so that is on my next shop hop list.
I'm in love with this new book by Emily Cier of Carolina Patchworks:
Emily is a master of modern quilts -- the book also has a companion workbook:
My best purchase of 2013 is a new camera strap. Custom made by Crafty Coley, it's my favorite color, and it makes using my camera so much more comfortable. Coley has an etsy shop as well as a Facebook presence, and she sells lots of custom-made items -- check it out here.
Tune in tomorrow for "Sunday is for Scraps." I've been cutting scraps into usable sizes and shapes all week, come celebrate my progress with me!
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