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seminar spotting

Hello all, ME here.

Did my weekly grocery run yesterday. Instead of going to the small Tops near me (where I can buy just the basics), I went to a Wegman’s. I’ve avoided Weggies lately, since I find I buy way too much “fun” but not “necessary” stuff when I shop there. I picked up 2 quilting magazines. (Which group do they fall into?) The first is the summer issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. Both of our seminar teachers for this fall have blocks featured in this issue. Beth Ferrier’s block is called Butterfly Dance-a lovely appliqued piece. Anita Grossman Solomon’s is called Ginger and Fred, an interesting and versatile pieced block. I’ll bet there is a quick trick for cutting it as well. Maybe she’ll share it at seminar. One of our future teachers, Bonnie Hunter for 2014, has a block in the issue too. Her block is called Talkin’ Turkey! I’m scouting the blocks for a star or two to include in our first bloggers Quilt-a-Long.

The second magazine I purchased is the inaugural issue of Quilty. Mary Fons, daughter of Marianne Fons, is the editor and made several of the quilts. I haven’t finished a full review of the magazine yet, but I like what I’ve read so far. It’s obviously aimed at a younger demographic, but if you’re young in outlook rather than chronology you’ll still enjoy it. Have you seen any episodes of her free “tv” series on QNNtv? Watch one or two, especially if you are trying to get some younger quilter hooked. It’s described by Mary as “a home for rookie quilters”.


  1. msmadesimpler says:

    You must have a crystal ball because yes, there is a quick cutting technique for Ginger and Fred and it’s downloadable. It’s here:

    See you in September,

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