Thursday, May 30, 2013

Desire To Inspire! - May Edition

We have a little business to get to before we introduce you to our next challenger in the Desire To Inspire Challenge. We featured Jacquelynne Steves' new book and inspiration before we left for Quilt Market and offered a giveaway! We are pleased to announce that the winner is:

 Suze said...
I adore your creations and your passion and path for life. The eye candy is absolutely enticing and everyone who sees is going to be lining up for a copy. Someone is going to be thrilled to win this generous giveaway of a cop of the book. Thanks once again for a chance to win an awesome giveaway.

May 24, 2013 at 6:07 PM

Thanks to everyone for participating. Jacquelynne will be forwarding your copy of her new book, Child's Play to you very soon!

Welcome to this month's edition of Desire To Inspire Challenge. We've been loving every project that we've seen. You can find every challenge by clicking the link at the top right corner of our blog.

This month, designer Linda Lum DeBono introduced us to her friend Colleen Gregory. Linda told us that Colleen would be up to any challenge. We were not disappointed!

Colleen made a set of coasters, placemats and a table runner from the line, Jeepers Creepers by Shelly Comiskey. The line is a fun Halloween line featuring ghosts, pumpkins, bats and other creepy creatures.

Linda: How long have you been quilting?

Colleen: I've been quilting for about 19 years but I've been sewing since 6th grade Home Ec class.

Linda: Who taught you how to quilt?

Colleen: My mother-in-law and her cousin taught me.

Linda: You have four fun kids and one busy husband. Where do you get the time to sew?

Colleen: I don't sleep. lol. Just kidding. I sew when the kids are at school. I commit myself to one day a week of sewing or crafting. [HG: That's a great idea!]

Linda: Your biggest challenge that you came across?

Colleen: It was tough getting started and deciding how I wanted to showcase the fabric.

Linda: What's your next sewing project?

Colleen: I have a few unfinished projects that I would like to finish! I am working on a hand applique quilt for my son. I have a BOM and a huge embroidery project that is on-going. Plus, you and I have the Sue Spargo Christmas quilt that we are working on together.

Linda: Which sewing technique do you want to learn?

Colleen: I would love to make a quilt by machine applique.

Linda: Thanks for participating. Are we still friends? The projects are darling. You're all set for Halloween table decor this year!

HG: Thank you Colleen! Dear Readers, please look out for our next challenge at the end of June!



lefuntz said...

I love this fabric and what Colleen has done with it. I don't like decorating for a holiday too early but that would be on my table before summer is over!

Shelly Comiskey said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!! Such beautiful work!