Stained Glass Quilts

Published February 5, 2017 by suejansons

I joined a quilt guild! I haven’t gone to my first meeting yet, but yesterday I had the chance to take a class set up by the guild! And let me tell you it was AWESOME!
Even though I have been quilting for a while, I haven’t really immersed myself into this world until recently. There are sooooo many things I never knew or heard of and my mind is being blown almost on a daily basis!
The class was Stained Glass Quilts. If you haven’t heard of the “remarkable” Mark Sherman, check him out now! Remarkable Quilts Don’t walk, run!

This is a quilt he made that he had on display! The picture does not even do it justice! And we were allowed to touch it and really check it out! 

We each got a kit. This included the basics needed to start. It really was a fun process. One thing that was not included that is needed is a light box. Mark had some for people to use, but most of us had our own.
If you don’t know what a light box is, it is basically a board the emits light so you can trace things on it.
Here are some pictures of my progress.

I can’t give all the secrets away, but I can tell you that Mark shared everything there was to know. So much information that I probably didn’t retain 50%! 
I chose to purchase his DVD so I can finish this up the right way! I am excited to see how it turns out! Unfortunately, my schedule is packed so I am not sure exactly when I will finish it, but my goal is to complete it by the end of the month! 
I will certainly share it when complete, so come back to check it out!
Today we are going to Epcot for their new Art Festival! I hope to share some cool pics of the happenings there!
Until next time, happy crafting!

Painting for Charity

Published January 31, 2017 by suejansons

If I haven’t mentioned it before, hubby and I are members of the Moose Fraternity. It is a great organization that helps children that have no one to care for them. This is completely free to them and funded by all the lodges and their members. If you would like more details, here is the link to the home page.Moose International
One of the ways our local Lodge raises funds is by having a paint night once a month. We participated again this month. It’s always a fun event! Here are the progress pictures of my sea turtle for January!

Well, this was backwards! Thanks phone! 😂 

I can tell you that I have never had painting instructions and I think my picture came out pretty darn good. 
There are other places for profit that offer painting sessions. Some even have charity nights as well. Locally we have Painting with a Twist, and Wine and Canvas. I guarantee you will have fun no matter where you choose to go and you get a one of a kind piece of art as a souvenier! Here are some more pictures I have painted.
This was November’s Moose Paint Night.

Here are the ones I did at Painting with a Twist.

This was a date night painting where hubby and I each did one side.

This was my favorite one to do! It was the most difficult but I love the way it turned out! 

So, if you want to paint your own masterpieces, try it out!
Happy crafting!

Mickey Monthly!

Published January 25, 2017 by suejansons

I know this isn’t quilting related, but I wanted to share this anyway. I never used to be a big fan of Disney, but have since changed my mind! I now love Disney! We are annual passholders and go as often as we can, which isn’t as often as I like. But, more often than […]

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Quiltfest At Last

Published January 23, 2017 by suejansons

Downtown Otown Quilting

This was the very first Quilt Show I have ever attended! I was expecting to see some really great quilts, but I must say, I was blown away! I am warning you now, this post is a VERY pic heavy!

If you have never been to a quilt show, like me, let me give you an idea  of what to expect. First, there are soooo many quilts! These are made by people from all over the world! All the quilts displayed were works of arts! I was amazed that some of the quilts looked more like paintings than quilts. There were also quilts that had so much texture, they were almost like sculptures!

These are the quilts that looked paintings!

These are the quilts that looked like sculptures!

This is one of the quilts being raffled off for a fundraiser for a quilt guild in Tampa! I am just waiting…

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Mancuso Quiltfest!

Published January 15, 2017 by suejansons

Sew, this will be the very first quilt show I have ever attended! It is next Saturday. January 21, 2017! I am sew excited! I found out way too late to sign up for classes, and some of them cost more than my budget allows, but I still cannot wait! It is 3 days long, at […]

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