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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 didn't have to leave town until after lunch yesterday so I had time to finish off one more wall section and get this post scheduled. Working around this pipe is a pain. The designs have to be off center... Continue reading
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Today I’m heading to Newport News for the Birds of a Feather conference. I’m looking forward to meeting a lot of other machine quilters and demoing on the Innova. I may not be posting the rest of the weekend. I’ll... Continue reading
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What’s vitragraph? I could not have adequately answered that question a few weeks ago. Of course now, I’m hooked on vitragraph. We got a lesson in vitragraph in glass class this week and while our results weren’t great we loved... Continue reading
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Thursday I’m headed to Newport News for the Birds of a Feather conference. That means I will not be here to do my weekly dyeing or to ship for a few days. Here’s the schedule for the rest of this... Continue reading
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Sometimes in the evening I want to do a little sewing but I don’t want to get out a big project. For this I often have some postcards in process and just work on the bits at a time. These... Continue reading
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It’s the first Friday so it’s time to come clean on our UFO busting! You can join in at any time but to be entered for the drawing you have to either: have a link to your blog in the... Continue reading
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With the 2 big quilts done and snow dyeing over, I was able to get back to my wall this week. Honestly, it was about the only thing I felt like doing while my stomach was in turmoil. The stomach... Continue reading
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I admit, there’s not a lot of creativity happening around here. I’ve caught some sort of stomach bug. I’m not really miserable, just kind of run down so things are taking twice as long as usual. I thought today would... Continue reading
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Lots of people like the effect of snow dyed fabric. Some want to buy the fabrics but some people want to make it themselves instead. Yesterday’s post was for the buyers. Today’s post is for the makers. For those who... Continue reading
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"Crystals" are what I'm calling the snow dyed fabrics. I stayed up late last night to get the photos edited and get them in the shop. You can see all of there here. 37 x 40 pieces are $25 and... Continue reading
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I wrote this up yesterday afternoon but apparently never posted it! You will get 2 riveting posts today. :) I’m late posting today because I was at glass class this morning. An organized person would have schedule a post last... Continue reading
I mentioned earlier this month that I would try to do a monthly review of the books I’ve ready. Here are the books from January with a few words about my opinion of each. Holy cow, January was a big... Continue reading
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It’s officially done! Be prepared, there are a lot of photos and some information about Lura at the end. Lura's Choice 69 x 92 In 2013 Barbara Brackman ran a block of the week program and the theme was Grandmother’s... Continue reading
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I’m still spending every day snow dyeing and have decided to add one more day. I don’t have photos of everything but here’s a look at the second quilt back. It needs pressing and better lighting but I’m really happy... Continue reading
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I don’t have photos ready yet but I am surely dyeing lots of fabric. With each batch I’m dyeing 5 1-yard pieces and one 100” square quilt back (or front). The second batch is in the washer, the third batch... Continue reading
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I don’t have photos ready yet but I am surely dyeing lots of fabric. With each batch I’m dyeing 5 1-yard pieces and one 100” square quilt back (or front). The second batch is in the washer, the third batch... Continue reading
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I promise that this is the last time that you will see the Cathedral Window quilt. I got the sleeve on it this weekend and hung it yesterday for it's beauty shots. I wanted to take one more post to... Continue reading
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Well, that was exciting! We thought we were going to have 6 – 8 inches but there was a blizzard band in the storm that came right over Montpelier. We had white out conditions for about 4 hours and an... Continue reading
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I especially love snow days when we don’t lose power. While it’s fun to watch I won’t bore you with any photos. I posted a couple yesterday on Facebook but my favorite is this one. That’s Pearl, our next door... Continue reading
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Today, as you know, is all about snow preps on the East Coast. We have no idea how much we will get here. It could be 1 inch, could be 12. The grocery store shelves are hilariously bare. Who doesn’t... Continue reading
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Today’s post will be short on words and long on photos. I have so many photos that I’m actually going to split them into 2 posts and the rest will be up tomorrow. A couple of weeks ago Kim and... Continue reading
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Six more veterans quilts are quilted and that means that there are 4 left. There’s really 5 left but I quilt them in pairs and I don’t have one to pair with the last one on a gold backing so... Continue reading
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First the bad news. The USPS has raised rates again! Here are the new rates along with an explanation of my shipping policy. For US Residents: Shipping will be $6.45 for all orders (except large kits) no matter how large.... Continue reading
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Of all of the quilt making steps the one I like the least is blocking. But if the quilt is going to hang on the wall and especially if it’s going in an exhibit, you have to block. Don’t waste... Continue reading
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Well since the label is done I could no longer postpone actually washing the quilt. I haven’t wanted to do this but it needs doing. If colors are going to run I don’t want it to happen to my brother.... Continue reading
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