Sunday, August 24, 2014

Nerding Out

So, I've been a busy bee working on many tasks all at the same time and I am not stopping. It seems that a lot of things are falling into place now that I've decided what I want. I love when the universe provides a path once you've decided on a journey.

Maker Faire Orlando

I am so excited about being a part of Maker Faire Orlando with some fabulously creative women. From a simple conversation at lunch one day about making nerdy yet fun items, my friend Kathryn decided to write a proposal to see if we'd get accepted. I came up with the name, Geeky Chic, and it's snowballed from there. There are four of us this year who will be showing items we've made and sharing demos for projects that are in the works. We will display our love of fiber arts/fabric and hope to inspire others to make something. If you're in the area, you have to stop by September 13&14, 2014 at the Orlando Science Center. We'll be on the fourth floor having fun in the Dinosaur Room.

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Modern Quilting Salon

As the Orlando Modern Quilt Guild president, I am in charge of reading the random emails that arrive for our guild. I felt bad each time someone asked if we offered anything in the evening since our monthly meetings are held Wednesday mornings. I proposed an idea at the last board meeting about hosting a salon to discuss the modern quilting movement. They approved it and I set out to find a place that would have us in the evening. I was in my local quilt shop and thought to ask the owner if she was interested in hosting and she enthusiastically said, "Yes!"

Starting in September, we will have a monthly evening meeting at the Bernina Sewing Centre to share ideas and examples of modern quilting. I really want to grow our modern movement and see what happens from there. I am excited about hosting the first meeting and know we are going to have a great time. (I feel like I have to make lesson plans for quilting instead of English class!)

I will let you know how it goes!

Shopping (I know I shouldn't but...)

I broke my rule of not buying any more fabric this year until I finished some projects. I can't say no to a good sale. I bought a groovy pattern and some solids because I can never have too much gray, black or white in my stash! It came with a cool gift:
Can't wait to attach this patch to something fun!
Botanics by C. Friedlander
Yes, please and thank you!
The package said, "Hello" and it wanted me to add more Carolyn Friedlander fabrics to my collection. I can't get enough of this fabric line!

I also purchased some patterns that I've wanted to try making. The Groove Quilt, I've long admired and can't wait to change up the colors to make it my own. The English Paper Piecing patterns will be a surprise for later. (I'm bringing them to work on at Maker Faire Orlando, so you'll see them soon.)


I haven't had much time to sew but I will be sewing up a storm next month on my vacation.
Made a banner for our Geeky Chic table!
Instead of traditional triangle bunting, I made hexagons.
Super nerdy!
I also started a smallish pillow to match my "Simply Love" Quilt. I wanted to put those scraps to good use!

 Using the same idea of a drunkard's path to form letters, I made a smaller (3" instead of 8.5") scale "Love" that will eventually be a pillow cover for our bed.

I am thinking of making a bolster pillow
but haven't made up my mind yet.
I will finish it when I have a larger guild project completed first.

Hope you are having a great weekend. Let me know what you've been working on this week!

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