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Vicki Welsh
I love all things to do with fibers
Interests: fabric dyeing, fabric painting, surface design, sewing, quilting, longarm quilting, fabric postcards, mixed media, kaleidoscopes, reading, photography, fused glass
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I go back and forth on whether or not I want to enter shows. I entered Start Struck in the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Festival in 2012 and was totally surprised with an Honorable Mention ribbon. I’ve decided that if I really... Continue reading
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The last few weeks I’ve been really busy dyeing up lots of fabric because I knew that I was going to miss a couple of weeks in June. I’m going to do some visiting and I can’t seem to convince... Continue reading
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I finally got some shibori done last week! Itami Miki Takasago Sassayama Yabu Nishiwaki Tatsuno Here’s another 3 yard piece of horizontal stripes. Ottosen – 3 yards – looks like a fiery sky. Summer Sunset gradient is back in stock... Continue reading
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Chris and I are pretty routine people. We don’t travel a lot because we like home. So Saturday was a big day for us. We took a day trip to Roanoke (3 hours) to attend a surprise 30th anniversary party... Continue reading
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I got one more section completed and a second almost completed this week. I picked up this multi/black pottery at Visual Arts last week and knew right away how I wanted to use it. Polka dots! Then I started a... Continue reading
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Cutting Convulsions Disorder (CCD) occurs when you are mentally aware of the cutting dimensions that you need to use but your hands don’t follow through. It often occurs with complex measurements involving 16th of an inch but can happen at... Continue reading
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I have a few new fabrics in the shop this week and want to remind you that I can usually custom dye fabric specific for your project. I’ve recently dyed custom new gradients and custom modified gradients. I can take... Continue reading
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It’s done! Over 10 truck loads of mulch have been spread. I finished the last of it this morning. It was worth the effort I think. They look so much better surrounded with mulch. Now I just have to spend... Continue reading
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Since I shared the mosaic wall yesterday, today I’ll catch you up on Lura’s Choice. I did all of this Thursday. Yesterday was errands day and today I’m teaching the new owner’s class at Virginia Longarm. Tomorrow I should have... Continue reading
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It's the 15th so it's time to check in day for our Big Dream projects! Five people linked up last month and I'm happy to see that others are joining me to stretch to get those projects underway. After all,... Continue reading
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If I were to post honest photos of what’s going on around here all you would see are a bunch of trees surrounded in mulch. I’ve spread at least 10 truckloads and have only one left. I don’t mind doing... Continue reading
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I finished the SID on the green sashing and made myself start on the sampler blocks. I have to constantly remind myself that I’m not trying to win awards with this quilt. I’m just trying to finish it AND practice... Continue reading
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I have just a few new fabrics in the shop this week but 2 of them are in a new series that I’m really excited about. I have been looking for years for flat trays that are over 40” wide.... Continue reading
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We checked the bird boxes yesterday. There's still nothing notable in boxes 2 and 3 but the bluebirds are very cute! It's getting cramped in there! Here's the second iris variety to bloom. This group of plants had 17 booms... Continue reading
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We had a lovely weekend here in Virginia. The weather was perfect. I even got to sit outside for a few hours yesterday and work on some shibori samples. I have 4 new pieces ready to dye this week. I... Continue reading
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I have 2 more sections done this week. Ahh, this is the one that I’ve been wanting to do for a while! I actually bought the glass for this one so it will be the most expensive section by far.... Continue reading
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Yesterday I had 2 goals. I wanted to get some bottles into the kiln to slump for a friend and I wanted to get the shibori quilt (Lura’s Choice) loaded and start quilting. It was a lot more work than... Continue reading
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Lots of random things going on around here. I’ve gotten 2 days off mulch duty because Chris needed the truck to haul wood. Yesterday was dyeing day but I got a late start. We have someone here replacing some damaged... Continue reading
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The baby bluebirds are growing like crazy! Nothing's happening in the other 2 boxes so far this week. Continue reading
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There is nothing more exciting than getting an email from a customer sharing something made with my fabric. Yesterday was a great day because I received this from Roseanne Williamson. She says “This is a baby gift for a teacher... Continue reading
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This week was a big week for dyeing gradient….plus a few other things. here are all the new ones for this week. Abundance Canyon Blaze Beach Walk Malibu Sunset Leafy Greens Stash Pack 10 fat eights Shelburne – One yard... Continue reading
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My friend Sue Bleiweiss has a new book, Colorful Fabric Collage! I’ve knows Sue for several years and always admire her art. I especially love the collage quilts that she has been making the past few years. They are vibrant... Continue reading
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A couple of weeks ago I bought everything I need to start grouting my wall. I don’t know why but I’ve been a little afraid of grouting. Yesterday I decided that I needed to get on with it. First I... Continue reading
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This is one weird week in my bird watching chronicles. There’s some really good news, some hopeful news and some really weird news. Great news in box 1! The Bluebirds have hatched and it looks like all 6 made it.... Continue reading