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Vol. III, No. VII, July, 2003
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GREETINGS!!!!.....

Darcy and "Classy" Ladies in Class
Darcy Ashton (and class)

 
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Darcy comes to T-Town!

Tulsa was privileged to have Darcy Ashton hold a workshop last month at Just Quilt It!  

Darcy has a selection of retail patterns that are in high demand.  Her use of "down-home" colors and fabrics in her quilts makes her patterns widely appealing.  She recently has had her patterns added into the Keepsake Catalog.

The picture above was taken during her workshop on her Grandma's Bunnies book.  Yesssss, that's her quilt top hanging on the back wall.  Aren't those bunnies adorable?  Here's another picture of it and the cover of her book:  30 bunnies in all.

Darcy's Grandma's Bunnies Quilt Top    Darcy's Grandma's Bunnies Book

Here's her Baby Bunnies:

Darcy's Baby Bunnies Quilt

Here's her Paper Cut Valentines:  She will be holding a workshop on these on July 26.

Darcy's Paper-Cut Valentines Quilt    Darcy's Paper-Cut Valentines Book

Here's her Gingham Dogs and Calico Cats (workshop on August 23):

Darcy's Gingham Dogs & Calico Cats

She has a brand new book coming out mid July. It is the 3 Little Kittens Who Lost Their Mittens. It has 5 projects in the book and will be in the Keepsake Quilting Fall Catalog.  And she is scheduled to teach the Mittens class from this book here in late fall and in Oklahoma City in November.

Darcy's 3 Little Kittens Book

These are just a few of Darcy's patterns.  You can order these (kits, too) online from  Just Quilt It or Quilter's Warehouse.com or locally at Just Quilt It!, 81st & Harvard, Tulsa.

Site seeing, anyone?

http://www.reddawn.net/quilt/circle.htm  Easy Circle Cathedral Window Technique.

http://birdcam.kodak.com/cgi-bin/asCgi.pl?node=10&app=birdcam&laf=playground&instance=1  Another Bird Cam--Peregrine Falcons

http://www3.ns.sympatico.ca/dstredulinsky/kids_patterns.html Snowflakes!

http://www.heritagepatchwork.com/lunchboxes.htm  Quilters' lunch boxes.

http://quiltersreview.com/article.asp?article=/review/product/030623_a.asp  Review and testing invisible, monofilament threads.

What's New?

Well, the 5th in the Short N' Scrappy quilt series is on the free block of the month page.  Caddo River  is the name of it.  Kinda' looks like the Caddo, doesn't it?  I remember swimming in that river when I was a little girl (longgggg time ago) when it was as clear as glass.  We still hope to have this series available for purchase very soon.

Oh, Yeah, almost forgot.  I had an "itch" to appliqué.  A really BAD itch.  So here's how I scratched it:

Vase of Flowers Hand Appliqued

Should have taken a close up for ya'.  It has some star-shaped beads on the rim of the vase, and some sequins and blue rhinestones in the center of the little blue flowers.  Made this for a friend.  

Karen Combs has a fabric collection out right now that is combinations of colors in wide stripes.  I used her green fabric for the stems and leaves.  Just a quarter of a yard yields a good amount of 4 shades of green.  This is great for people who appliqué.  She also designed it in other colors, pinks, purples, etc.  The fabric is produced by Clearwater Fabrics.  Each fabric gradates from light to dark across the width, so you get 11" of each of 4 colors.  Solves the problem of trying to find a "light, medum, and dark" color all the time!

http://www.karencombs.com/texture_stripe.htm  

I sure sound like a commercial.  In fact this whole newsletter does!  Well, I just like to share good things with my friends!  :-)

 

May you always have a quilt in the hoop, I try to.   

Cya,                                                       
Claudia
June 30, 2003

 

    ARCHIVES:  (Please note that some of the links on past newsletters on the Site-Seeing Categories may have expired and are no longer available--in other words--Its Not My Fault!!)
August, 2001- Premiere Issue:  Explanation of Website Categories, Picture of Author
September, 200l - Eden Mennonite Sewing Society, Oklahoma MCC Relief Sale Link, New House Hunting Pattern, New Ozark Mountain Night Pattern, Call for Guest Gallery
October, 2001 - Plett's Plot, Sewing Society Follow Up, New Quilter's Alphabet Pattern, New My Stars & Bars Pattern, Free Block of the Month Project - House Hunting
November, 2001 - HenryCat, My Stars & Bars Free Block of the Month, New Easy Eights Pattern, Granny's Tip of the Month
December, 2001 - MCC Relief Sale, Enid, Oklahoma; Quilter's Corner, Auction Bay, Featured Quilt, Other Quilts, 10,000 Villages, Twilling, Finished Simply Amish Quilt, Free Block of the Month - Easy 8's, New Heart Trio Pattern - Appliqué 
January, 2002New Year's Resolution;  Website Reviews: Bead Creative, Quilting with a Passion, Webshots, Lancaster Gen. Store, others; Quilters Mall Crawl; Free Block of the Month - Calendar Blocks
February, 2002 - Grandma's Buttons Lap Quilt, weather box, Quilt University.Com, Fran Iverson Gonzalez, Hawaiian Ice Breaker, Paypal Added, Connecting Threads, New Pattern - Proud Mamas, Free Block of the Month - Heart Trio Table Runner
March, 2002 - Twilling Quilt Update, Quilt Car, Worm Song, Alex Anderson's Chat Room, Out with Henry, In with Frosty, Free Block of the Month - Simple Scrappy Pleasures.
April, 2002 - Finished Shadow Quilt Top, Yoyo Site, equiltessence.com, Snoopy Dance, What Muppet are You?, Free Block of the Month - Proud Mamas, In the Works - Train Quilt & 9-Patch Wonders
May, 2002 - Nite-Nite Express Quilt & new pattern, Mr. Skunk, Frosty Update, End of the Internet Site, Sewing Genie Review, Ground Zero Quilt Site, Internet Bumper Stickers Site, What Simpson are You?, Crazy Horse Site, 9-Patch Wonders new pattern and free BOM, New Logo
June, 2002 - Eden Mennonite's Broken Star, Stack & Slash Tutorial, Gauge your Age, T-Shirt Quilts, What Storybook Character are You?, Holiday/Birthday List Link, Vacation Notice, Quilt Index. Com Mall Crawl
July, 2002 - Our mention in Quilters' Newsletter Magazine, Diana's 9-Patch Wonder Recipe #3, Diana's Simple Scrappy Wall Hanging, Fractal Quilts Link, What Vegetable R U?, Smiley Reference Link
August, 2002 - Homeland Pride Quilt, Winsome Wildflowers Quilt, Gag Gifts Link, What's Your Inner Flower?, Quilters' Survey, Fireworks Link, WWQP Pattern Search Link, Funny Valentine Link, Kansas Trouble Quilt Pattern
September, 2002 - Simple Scrappy Pleasures Finished Quilt, Sharon Caligan's Simple Scrappy Quilt, Friendship Basket Exchange Block, Nickel Cobblestones New Pattern, Kansas Troubles New free BOM Project, Mini Munchkin land Link, Useful Items Link, Quilt Costs Link, Useless Quiz Link, Jeanne Prue's Guest Gallery Link, The Mom's Dictionary Link
October, 2002 - Book One--the First Collection, Basket Luncheon Set, Friendship Basket Swap, Baby Cobblestone in Progress, Site-seeing, 3 Barns Kansas show
November, 2002 - Cobblestone Finished, Another Nite-Nite Baby Express Finished, Jungle Lone Star Finished, Site-Seeing Links:  Kaleidoscope toy, Funky Chicken, Quilt Lid Boxes, Telephone Game, Which Villain Are You?, Weird Eyeball, Pickup Truck Cover, Quilt Block Design Interactive, Movie Physics;  Simple Scrappy Wall Hanging new Free BOM Project;  Bird Hunting and Pieced Flowers In the Works.
December, 2002 - Thirteen Flowers Finished, 4th Nite-Nite Express Finished, Pat Katnik's Nite-Nite Express, Site-Seeing Links:  Quilts Stolen, Paint by Number, Sarah Mylchreest, Snowmen, Giggles, Mugshots, Canon Cards, Twelve Flowers New Free BOM Project, Snowball Poem
January, 2003 - Bird Hunting Pattern and Quilt done, Site-Seeing Links:  Google View Search & Bill Coleman's Photographs.  Addition of Guest Gallery, Beaded Egg,  Scrap Quilts in the Works
February, 2003 - Nancy Adams' quilt, Juliana Winegarten's quilt, Tulsa Volunteer Blocks, Site-Seeing Links:  71 Reasons to Buy Fabric, FBI Watching You, The Weedeater Quilt
March, 2003 - Just Quilt It! Feature Story; Site-Seeing Links:  12 Flowers Block Swap, Quilt Judges, & Where words come from; Plaid Mad in the Works, & Peacocks in the Works
April, 2003 - Pretty-Boy Peacocks Finished; Site Seeing Links:  Owl Cam, Eagle Cam, Old-Fashioned Living, People/Dogs, Armed Services Banner;  What's New Decisions/Decisions
May, 2003 - Muskogee Quilt Show, 2003; Site Seeing Links:  Leather Thimble, Evil Squirrels, The Weird Chronicles, Iraqi Information Minister, What's New Ducks in a Row, My Stars & Bars free block of the month.
June, 2003 - Penguin Quilt, Site Seeing Links:  QuiltMaker program, Baby crib quilt racks, Quilter signs, Carjacker raccoons, Avoid alien abductions, EQ4/5 Tutorials, What's New Lone Star Basics Pattern

 

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