How a challenge can up your quilting skills

Another great way to be more creative in your studio is to participate in a challenge!  Being a regional rep for the Canadian Quiter’s Association , I agreed to participate in the annual Trend-Tex Challenge this year. That’s when I realized that a challenge can up your quilting skills!

Now this is very interesting .  The Trend-Tex Challenge is an annual event at Quilt Canada.  Participants purchase a kit of 5 fat quarters of Trend-Tex fabrics and make a wall size quilt.  All finished quilts are displayed at Quilt Canada and are sold by silent auction to raise funds for CQA/ACC programs and projects. Continue reading “How a challenge can up your quilting skills”

Stepping out of your comfort zone to make great quilts!

I urge you to try to make a quilt out of your comfort zone! 

I was so happy to hear the news that my niece was expecting that I just had to make her a quilt!  But I almost backed out when she requested it to be in gray, black and white tones. That’s when I remembered that my best work was done when I was stepping out of my comfort zone. Continue reading “Stepping out of your comfort zone to make great quilts!”

How books can spark some creativity

In my last blog post I showed how changing two things could increase your creativity. In this post, I want to show you how reading a book can spark some more creativity.

If you want to venture into improv quilts, I have the book for you: Continue reading “How books can spark some creativity”