We usually have a couple of hundred quilts in the show

DSCN0470Aurifil supported  “Metamorphosis.” on May 1 and 2, 2009 at the Timberlane Middle School in Plaistow, NH. The Penny Raffle was a big hit, due in part to the basket full of Aurifil thread —

Janice Taylor says : “This year’s show is over, it was held on May 1 + 2, 2009. This show was our quilt guild’s 29th, next year will be our 30th! Each year different members of our guild volunteer to be Show Chairmen and Show Committee Chairmen. We usually have a couple of hundred quilts in the show (all made by our members), about 20 vendors, a display of our charity quilts for the year, a lunch kitchen, and booths/tables for White Elephant, Quilters’ Boutique (where the maker and the guild share in the income from sold items), Demonstrations, Raffle Quilts 2009 and 2010, Penny Raffle, and this year we had a Silent Auction of small quilts to benefit both the individual quilters and this year’s charity — Neighbor’s Helping Newborns.
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Alex Veronelli and Stefano Pucci traveled to New Hampshire this year to see first-hand Machine Quilters Exposition (a.k.a. MQX)

1Easter week in Manchester, NH saw the latest installment of the Machine Quilters Exposition (a.k.a. MQX) at the Center of New Hampshire/Radisson Hotel. MQX’s first show took place in 2003 in the more remote conference center in Laconia, NH, but has since grown year by year in both size and reputation to become the premier exhibition for machine quilters in the United States. Show founders, Janet-Lee Santeusanio and Mary Schilke made their vision into reality to the delight of exhibitors and visitors alike. MQX is a full-featured show and contest, offering quilters opportunities to exhibit their quilts in a dozen categories, or to take any of over 200 classes and lectures from any of 56 teachers. In addition, every year, the show features special exhibits of related quilts and a charity challenge. This year, those included a 40 piece exhibit called Real Men Can Quilt, and another from a 33 member group from the Maine Machine Quilters and a collection by quilter Ronda Kae Beyer.
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I am mainly a traditional…….


Griet Knops : “I met Sophie Campbell while living in Paris and she is the one who introduced me to patchwork and quilting. When I returned to Belgium I started a patchwork Group and later I have been one of the founders of the Belgium Patchwork Guild.

I am mainly a traditional. When I started, I worked exclusively by hand. Nowadays I do some machine piecing, but the quilting is always made by hand.


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I have a longarm machine and Aurifil runs smoothly every time

bookcover  Today we meet Barbara Persing . Barbara is pleased to announce the release of her book StrataVarious Quilts, published by C&T Publishing.  The book was written with persing_hooverher sister Mary Hoover.  The book has 9 beautiful Strata Quilts with directions and quilting tips . She  says : “ I have been sewing and quilting for over 25 years. In 2000, I wanted to change my working situation and started my own business providing Longarm Machine Quilting services. My business grew quickly and I soon recognized that my customers appreciated my ability to provide guidance in choosing the quilting designs.
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Over the raimbow


 Today I wish to post about a 2007 review of Aurifil thread which ran in Quiltmaker, I really wish to thank Diane Harris the Associate Editor of Quiltmaker for the nice words spent on our thread.  Reading Quiltmaker is like having a good friend at your side teaching you in your home. It’s instructive for beginning to intermediate quilters, but it never loses its warmth and sense of whimsy. And it’s very likeable in its choice of content, as well, with themed projects for holidays and special events. It’s no surprise that the audience for this magazine is very loyal and that subscriptions are renewed even after readers grow into accomplished quilters.  

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Colors have a strong influence on our state of mind and both in patchwork and textile art

ma3Marta Anzolla job has always focused on people’s health, holistic speaking.  Each person is made up of body, mind and soul, and only with this cohesion people can “be healthy”. Body techniques professional, she plunged into chromoterapy and aromacology attending training courses in Italy and abroad.She runs groups and workshops on health.  For 10 years she has been interested in the creative aspect of techniques, using fabrics and colors.  She expanded on patchwork and textile arts, also attending training courses both with Italian and foreigner artists.


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The sewing machine became very early my favourite tool

       Bente Vold Klausen

Bente Vold Klausen is a norwegian textile artist born in 1952 and the editor of the Scandinavian quilt magazine ”Quiltemagasinet” for 10 years. She has exhibited and teached all over the world for the last 25 years.

Bente tells us: ”I was lucky to be born into an artistic family. My mother is educated as a sculptorer and my father is a dedicated amatour painter. Art was always an important part of my childhood, and it still is.
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