Thursday, February 11, 2016

QuiltCon is coming soon! YAY!


Happy to be included in this issue of QuiltCon magazine! 
My quilt Pattern Play is also Kit by this issue!
Visit Interweave for more info.
Pattern Play, Victoria Findlay Wolfe, 2015

My Quilt Pattern Play will be hanging at QuiltCon, along with other quilts from the issue!   It's is ONE FUN QUILT TO MAKE!  Improv without being improv! This gives you flexibility to make your own unique quilt! You can't make a mistake with it.  Go grab the magazine and check it out! FUN!


Be looking for all the QuiltCon hashtags to see all the goings on! #QuiltCon

I can't believe that it is that time of year again...
time flies...


Seems like yesterday, Double Edged Love had it's day to shine, as Best in Show!  
That was such a treat...  That quilt really was a change in my normal process... and a very exciting time for me, creatively... Aha moments, and creative connections, made this a very healing quilt for me. I feel very blessed.  

This quilt is now going to it's forever home... A new owner gets to enjoy it! I'm happy to part ways with it, and know that it will be cared for, for years to come.


Do I have a quilt in QuiltCon this year?
Yes I do!

I'll show you my quilt I entered this year for QuiltCon,  just before I fly off to Pasadena, Wednesday.

I do not enter many shows... I enter Houston International, and Quiltcon.
What I love about QuiltCon, is, that it pushed me outside my own box. I am constantly thinking, how can I change up my own process and make something that I might not have done. I think it is important for artists to keep pushing the envelope, and yes, I mean you, as an artist.. 
We all make, we are all artists...

I am so pleased QuiltCon gives me that place to push my own limits.

I hope to see you there!



My QuiltCon

Thursday: I'm teaching all day. Pies and Points Class.

Friday: I'm teaching all day. Stretch Hex & Tumbler Quilt.

Saturday:
JUKI booth #322  10-11, let me show you what I love about JUKI!
Sizzix Booth 11-12:15, come see my newest awesome dies!
C & T publishing #520:   BOOK SIGNING ! Come say hi!
Victoria Findlay Wolfe, Creativity & Process lecture: 3pm
Marcus booth #630 4-5:30, come sew with me for charity!

Sunday:
Marcus booth #630 10-12pm , come sew with me for charity!
JUKI booth #322  12-1pm , let me show you what I love about JUKI!
Sizzix Booth 2-3pm, come see my newest awesome dies!






See me at QuiltCon?  Let's take a picture! 
I'll give you a "special" button if you come take a picture with me!
;-)

Because I can't wait to meet you and see old friends too!
YAY!!






 
My NEW Aurifil threads are now available in my website shop! 
Be the first to get them!



Don't miss a great week of classes!



   

QBL Features World-Class Faculty
For more than 35 years, QBL has been bringing world-class faculty to Central NY for 2 weeks each summer. This year, we have invited new teachers such as Gloria Loughman to teach alongside QBL veterans such as Jeannette DeNicolis Meyer and Victoria Findlay Wolfe who is returning for her second year at QBL. Read more about their classes below!
 
Featured Classes
Light Up Your Landscape 
Gloria Loughman - July 18 - 22
 
Light is one of the most powerful tools that an artist can use in a composition. Fusing small squares, rectangles or diamonds of fabric, students can build up a landscape background that is full of light, contrasts and drama. READ MORE
 
 
 
Paper or Plastic? Subversive Materials and Growing Your Work
Jeanette DeNicolis Meyer - July 18 - 22

Fabric and thread are the fiber artist's raw materials and most of us work with commercial or hand-dyed cotton in our studios or sewing rooms. Have you ever wondered how your artwork would evolve if your art supplies changed?  READ MORE
 
 
 
Stretched-Hex & Tumbler 'Scrap Buster' 
Victoria Findlay Wolfe - July 25 & 26
 
Add new angles to your quilts through PLAY with these great stretched hexagon & tumbler shapes! Learn or practice those Y-seams. Clever settings require only easy, wide Y-seams-and there are fewer of them than you think!  READ MORE

 
 
Bright Lights, Big City Double Wedding Ring Quilt
Victoria Findlay Wolfe - July 27 - 29

Learn Paper Piecing and my helpful tips for curved piecing to make this "Big Mama" of a Double Wedding Ring QuiltREAD MORE
 
 
 
QBL 2016 Faculty


More Classes & Information on QBL 2016

New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

Schweinfurth Art Center · 205 Genesee St. · Auburn, NY 13021 · 315.255.1553 · www.myartcenter.org

 

Monday, February 8, 2016

Doing GOOD at QuiltCon!!



"Star Power" Quilt By Victoria Findlay Wolfe, 80" x 80" 2016: Mostly Manor fabrics.

Join me at the Marcus booth at QuiltCon! 

 as we Quilt for ALS!


VictoriaALSBlocksQC
Hey QuiltCon attendees:  What could be better than free fabric attached to a worthy cause?? Check out our Charity Make-n-Take in Booth # 630 for your FREE quilt block kit — it’s your chance to join Victoria Findlay Wolfe in a bit of creativity, and to help those with ALS…We are GIVING you the Mostly Manor fabrics, at the booth at Quiltcon. ONLY these Quiltcon blocks, will be used in this particular ALS project... This is NOT an open call for random blocks to receive... This is a Special QuiltCon project only.
VictoriaHeadshot&LogoCreate a simple Drunkard’s Path block with the MOSTLY MANOR stripes and prints, and two-piece template, then hand-stitch the easy 1-seam block and return it to our booth during QuiltCon. Victoria will combine your block with the others to create a beautiful fundraiser quilt, which she’s chosen to donate the Hopes & Dreams Quilt Challenge to benefit ALS… It’s THAT simple!
Spearheaded by Quilters Dream Battingthe Hopes & Dreams Quilt Challenge accomplishes three important goals:
  • To raise awareness of ALS-Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
  • To provide quilts, bringing recognition, hope, and warmth to the lives of ALS patients.
  • To raise funds for research for treatment and a cure
We applaud and acknowledge Quilters Dream Batting for its continued commitment to the cause, and are proud to assist in its efforts. And we look forward to seeing you in Pasadena, CA from  February 18-21, 2016. Learn more about QuiltCon.
(PLEASE NOTE: Our Make-n-Take with Victoria is open to QuiltCon attendees only, but we encourage others to also get involved in the ongoing Challenge directly through Quilters Dream.)

Mostly Manor Fabrics, patterns, templates, thread, and shirts available at my website:  VFWquilts.com

Be sure to also visit me at the SIZZIX and JUKI and book signing at C&T publishing booth at QuiltCon! Schedule coming shortly!

Saturday, January 30, 2016

WORD.



TIME....
Goes to Fast...
Never enough time...
Enjoy every minute...
Be grateful every moment...
Accept where time has lead you...
Each day is precious.

My word for 2016...TIME.


Playing in my mini scraps, I built my word freeform... It's not perfect, neither am I. But I love it just the way it is.

This will be my hand quilting this project with my Aurifil 12wt threads, on the cruise. I am teaching my mini technique on the cruise, too! One of my favorite things to teach. It's very fun... liberating indeed.


I use my MINI templates... available in my shop... also great for a fabulous postage stamp quilt!
 ( just saying)

I'm of on the Aurifil cruise to each!... I'll see you all in a week!

Ahoy!

Thursday, January 28, 2016

APRIL APQ!

My project was featured in the April 2016 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine! See my project, as well as other featured projects from this issue, here: www.allpeoplequilt.com/april

Hey who is that head in the bubble?  She Looks familiar!  Please hop out to find a copy of this April Issue of APQ magazine!  You will see a a whole bunch of goodies in this issue! I can't wait see it myself!

Quilt by Victoria Findlay Wolfe Image courtesy of APQ all rights reserved
This is one fo the quilts I share in the issue... Using all my Mostly Manor in a nice light palette, with my White  & Gold Manor Stripes on the border, makes the whole quilt sparkle! Gott love the Yellow ELISE print fussy cut int he centers too, so luscious!  You can pop over the Website shop to pick up your Mostly Manor Fabrics!!  You will also have a view of my studio space, my process and my home!



Behind the scenes!
We had such a fun time at this photo shoot for APQ... A Lot of fun ideas were bounced around:
Quilts, taxi's, Times square etc, but ultimately we went to the roof of my building... 
Nothing like a NYC roof top. ;-)


The things you have to do to get a good clean studio shot!  haha!

It was s much a fun day, with a great group of people...  I'm honored... Thanks APQ!


Check out the issue for Jenny Egg's debut photo shoot for APQ, too.
ha!

See if you can find her in the magazine. (She is quite the poser!)



Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Today's Gifts!



GIFT #1
...People are kind.
I rcvd an email from lovely lady in Minnesota ,who had purchased this quilt in an auction in Eagan, MN, in 1979, and had it hanging in her home for 25 years!

It needed a new home, and it came to me.  THANK YOU SUSAN!!!


There are many details in old quilts that I love, but one of my most favorites, are the TEENY TINY bindings, they often have...
This quilt has a few burned out fabrics, but it does not change the sweetness of it. There are many great prints, that we see now, reproduced in different color ways.


The little details of appliqué are nice, as are the lavender and pick centers on the Dresden plates...
The quilt blocks and border are machine pieced. The dresden's are hand appliquéd on a heavy muslin, and it's hand quilted. It has flannel for batting. Many of the fabrics are shirtings, and aprox only 20 different fabrics used. Binding is small, and machine sewn on.


And it's LABELED!!!
YAY!!!  See how nice it is to look at a 83 year old quilt, flip it over and see who it was made for and when?  Ultimately I'd like to know who MOTHER was.. But really.... Something is better then nothing!

LABEL YOUR QUILTS! They will be around much longer then you!!  It's real treat to find this on the back of the quilt...

Lilian was a lucky daughter. ;-)



Gift #2:

I was quite happy today!  I made it to my studio and am starting to feel nearly normal again!  Although my ears are still blocked and still stuffy nosed sinus stuff, My body feels like I am on the mend... Thank goodness, 12 days of that nonsense was not fun... Besides, I'm getting on the plane to fly to Florida for the Aurifil Quilting Cruise Sunday!!!  ...And I don't want to be sick anymore, or have blocked ears on the airplane! They hurt bad enough this past week... So I was VERY HAPPY to be back with my JUKI TL2010Q  humming along...


That SNOW!  So where does all that snow go in NYC?
on the sidewalks of course... LOL....
No, not all sidewalks, but some do get only a small path shoveled through, This makes it difficult  to get around in a walking mobile city...

 (before)  Sunday. 

(After! ) Today!

GIFT #3:
Good news is that it was WARM today and half of it melted!!
My balcony table and chairs, where 26.8" sat on the table just  a few days ago, 
is completely gone today!

That's my kind of snow...  

;-) GONE!


**Half yard bundles of Mostly Manor were added to the website.... They are going fast!




Friday, January 22, 2016

TIME



It's been a crazy week here;  Being sick, and a  crazy fire next door to my apartment, yeah, weird...
you may have saw all that on my Facebook page.    But as I lay on my couch, resting, I received some very nice emails from people sharing their projects with me. Thank you for sending me pictures of your works!

Ellinor sent me a picture of her yearly "WORD" quilt, that I usually make every year over at 15minutesplay website...    (We haven't done anything new over there in a while, but there is loads of inspiration still there, if you need a good challenge!)

Ellinor chose ACTION. She said:
For the first time on Jan, 1st I knew my word of the year (learnt about this tradition on your blog). I had no previous experience with piecing letters and had to overwork the A after C had been done J It was such fun to just go for it without much planning and I really enjoyed the hand quilting.


Kim made her word, THREAD, using scraps, machine applique and Hand embroidery!  Loving the scissors binding!



I did select my word, LOVE, right away at New Years, but TIME has eluded me to make it... So I think perhaps I should change my word to TIME!  How precious it is...

I'm looking forward to having some quiet time on the Aurifil Cruise leaving Jan 31st! And some Healthy Vitamin D to kick the yucky stuff out of my system... ;-)  I think I will make my WORD to take with me to hand quilt. Sounds like the perfect, quiet time" project!


HAPPY FRIDAY!








Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Blah.



Laying low over here this week. Ear infection, sinus infection, pink eye! (I feel like a 5th grader) Migraine, sore throat, you name it, I've got it.  

I blame it on airports. 


I'll be here on the couch, if anyone needs me. 

LOL!