Monday, April 20, 2009

Barbara Jones of QuiltSoup Blogs for HG

QuiltSoup News-April 2009

What's New? Free Patterns, Quilt Kits and Curried Pear Soup! http://www.quiltsoup.com/new.html

Our Mall Doll and Bubblegum Fun quilt kits are ready to go. Yay!!!!!!!! The quilts are made from our Bubblegum Basics fabric collection for Henry Glass & Co. Our cute hankie panel is featured in Mall Doll which finishes at 57 1/2” x 66 1/2”. The pattern is free to you and is included in the kit. Mall Doll kits are available for $70.00. http://www.quiltsoup.com/patterns.html

Bubblegum Fun is also a free pattern for you and we have cut the kits. This quilt features simple squares set on point in between a few fusible web appliqu├ęd flowers. This is a quilt for confident beginners. Kit is sized for a twin bed and finishes at 67” x 77 1/2”. Bubblegum Fun kits are available for $95.00.

Quilt backings for both of these quilts are available. Just pick your favorite fabric from the collection and email me with your selection. The backing for Mall Doll is $31.50. The backing for Bubblegum Fun is $36.00. http://www.quiltsoup.com/patterns.html

We are vending at the Home Machine Quilting Show (HMQS) in Salt Lake City, May 7-9 2009. We will have many of our patterns and kits available so stop by and say hello!

The soup recipe this time is for Curried Pear Soup. It is interesting and can be served hot or cold. I like a little less sesame oil in mine but you will have to be the judge! http://www.quiltsoup.com/soup_to_nuts.html

We are working furiously on our “Cradle to Cradle” book for release in July 2009 by Kansas City Star Publications.

You can follow our progress on the QuiltSoup blog, http://www.quiltsoupblog.com/ You just never know, there might be another give-away on the blog!

Until next time,
Barbara

Bev Proulx Blogs for HG!


APRIL BLOG ENTRY:
Spring has arrived, with the annual national quilt shows beginning next weekend in Chicago. These shows are what all fabric lovers wait for each year. I will be at the AQS show in Paducah the week of April 20th. I look forward to seeing people from all over the world enjoying fabrics, notions, and, most of all, QUILTS. If you see me there, be sure to say Hello. My "Posies Galore" 1930s reproduction line is ready for Quilt Market in May. What a great way to begin the summer, when our leisure time can also include designing and sewing quilts. I love stitching on binding while seated on my deck!
My accompanying picture (see above) this month is the first of two 41 1/2" x 49"quilts I recently made. The design is based on a star quilt top I have from c.1940 and a quilt from 1937 in the book "101 Fabulous Rotary Cut Quilts" by Judy Hopkins and Nancy J. Martin. I wanted two quilts I could use in my Color seminars and lectures that contained examples of my first two 1930s repro lines. Quilters are often surprised that the same quilt pattern looks very different when color choices vary in each quilt. Also, when not using them for marketing purposes, they will look marvelous on the two hangers in our family room when I am displaying 1900-1950 quilts from my collection around the room. Please enjoy the quilt. I will show the second quilt next time. Until next month, Bev

Wednesday, April 8, 2009