If you’d like to see Wild Daisy up close and personal – it will
be on display March 1-4, 2012 at the Mancuso Quilt Fest of New
Jersey VIII in Somerset NJ. I am very excited that it was
selected to be judged in the Tri-State Quilt Competition! Maybe
I’ll see you there?! For more information on the show, go to:
Did you get your copy of the Winter 2012 NQA Quilting Quarterly?
You’ll find my directions on how to finish a quilt – the
QUILTapestry way! Essentially it is a no-binding technique that
also incorporates a rod pocket – great for wall quilts! You’ll
also find directions for my Ribbon Star QUILTapestry where you
can try it out!
I developed the technique when I was making my Scandinavian
series quilts. I wanted the quilts to finish with a neat edge,
but I didn’t want the visual effect that a binding would add.
Pictures of all three quilts are on page 9 along with a picture
of me wearing my Estonian national costume! The technique is also
great for keeping neat the backs wall quilts with lots of
embellishment or the not so perfect bobbin stitches of a novice
If you aren’t a member of NQA and don’t receieve the magazine,
check out my website to see the quilts and a few more! Patterns
for the Scandinavian series quilts are available through my
website or at www.QuiltWoman.com.
The Courthouse Quilters of Hunterdon County will be hosting
internationally known quilt designer and author, Gwen Marston on
April 15 for a full day workshop and evening lecture. For more
information, please go to: www.courthousequilters.com
The Courthouse Quilters of Hunterdon County will welcome
internationally reknown quilt designer and author, Gwen Marston
on April 15 for a full day workshop entitled, “Small Studies.”
This is an opportunity to explore abstract quilt design in a
safe, worry-free small space. The workshop is open to
non-members for a fee of $55.
For more information, please go to: www.courthousequilters.com
The Courthouse Quilters of Hunterdon County present their 10th
Quilt Show at the Prallsville Mills in Stockton, NJ OCtober 5-7,
Check your mailbox in early February for the next edition of
the NQA Quarterly! I am very excited about being featured in
the Member Spotlight as well having an article and pattern
published about my no-binding finishing technique for
Wall-Quilts and other quilts that really don’t need a
Excited about a new article appearing in the February edition
of the NQA’s Quilting Quarterly.
It’s a new year and a great time to start a new quilt
project! Check out my patterns at www.HelleMayDesigns.com!
Check out the newest dowloadable pattern from Helle-May
Designs at www.ConnectingThreads.com!
I’m so excited to announce that Part 2 of the instructions
for my Wild Daisy quilt are now published in the January 2012
edition of American Quilter Magazine! Part 1 appeared in the
November/December issue. Wild Daisy is a 2-block, partially
paper-pieced twin sized quilt. It was inspired by my earlier
quilt, Driftwood, but with a lot more energy!