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Kristin Shields
Quiltmaker and Teacher
Interests: quilts and textiles, books, travel, birds, biking, hiking, kids, photography, all things handmade
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Thanks Lesley! I so enjoyed that class and would love to take another with Janet. She's wonderful!
Hi Renae, I have only used this technique for art quilts, so I've never washed one. I did hand wash a sample once and there was some fading. I would suggest doing a test sample. You might find other ideas online for how to set the color. I am not using this technique any more, so I'm not really an expert. Kristin
I am still getting occasional comments here, so I wanted to let you all know that my new website is alive and well over at Please come on over and join me! Lots of stuff has happened in the last 6 months. I have moved over all the content... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2015 at Kristin Shields Quiltmaker
Hi Jerry, I have certainly made and donated many quilts over the years, but this one doesnt ring a bell. I think you may be trying to contact someone else. Do you have a photo of the quilt you could send? Kristin Shields
Toggle Commented Sep 8, 2015 on Contact at Kristin Shields Quiltmaker
If you haven't read Ahab's Wife yet, I think it would be a great accompaniment to Moby Dick. It's also great on its own. It's one of the rare books I've read twice and would read again.
Toggle Commented Jun 29, 2015 on ten things at SouleMama
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Well, it's time to move on from Typepad. I have heard a lot of good things about Squarespace lately, especially as a platform for artists. I have set up my new space on the internet at: Please come and check it out. This link will take you to the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2015 at Kristin Shields Quiltmaker
Thank you Gail! Cards that are received by April 15th are juried to choose cards for professional framing. These include cards that the Quilter's Affair teachers donate, winners of any contests that are going on, and the best of those received by that date. They frame a lot of cards ( I think 70-80 were framed last year) and the framing is all donated so they need plenty of time to get that all done by July. The framed cards are done by silent auction over the period of the week before the quilt show. The silent auction items have had a Buy It Now price of $250 in the past. All the rest of the cards, plus those that come in after the April 15 deadline are separated into those that will be sold as is- I think those are $5, some are placed on a piece of mat board and sold for $20 or $25. Sometimes teachers send multiples or there are others that come in after the framing deadline that have exquisite hand stitching or other reasons that they are worth more. Those are then sold for $75. This is all what has been done in previous years, but not necessarily what will be done this year.
Here's the pile of 10 fabric postcards for the Wendy's Wish fundraiser at the Sisters Quilt Show this year. I'll be delivering them tomorrow. Here's some news- I'll be starting my first day of work at the Stitchin' Post tomorrow. I'll be working there Mondays and Tuesdays. I'm excited! So,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 29, 2015 at Kristin Shields Quiltmaker
I have several fabric postcards to turn into the quilt show this year. Today I'm showing the three that were made from the challenge fabric (the blue on the bird and cat and the green on the dog). The first two are made with all new fabric. The last one... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at Kristin Shields Quiltmaker
Thanks Judy! Those square photos are from my Instagram feed. I love playing around with iPhone photos. The class with V was really great!
Toggle Commented Mar 23, 2015 on QuiltCon :: 7 at Kristin Shields Quiltmaker
Hello Jane, Thank you for alerting me to the issue with Feedburner. I wasn't aware of that. I am in the process of changing blogging platforms and it may take a bit to get things sorted out. If you are on Facebook, you can like my page: I always update that feed with new blog posts. For the time being I don't think I'll have a subscription option here. Sorry about the confusion! Kristin
Thanks! Yes, I agree about the thread color. I just saw on another blog, someone who did something similar to mine as far as the quilting and the comment was: good use of a variety of colors of thread. Go figure!
You're welcome Marina!
Toggle Commented Mar 18, 2015 on QuiltCon 2015 :: 5 at Kristin Shields Quiltmaker
Thank you Debbie. So, about choosing categories, I found it very disconcerting that they pick the category for you, but you are supposed to submit one quilt per category. Very confusing. I am interested to find out what sort of new categories will be introduced for next year.
Thank you Pip!
While thinking about what to blog about after all the QuiltCon posts, today I received my quilts back from QuiltCon. So here's the epilogue with judges' notes. I've only seen one other blogger's post about their judges' comments, but I found it very interesting so I hope more people will... Continue reading
Posted Mar 18, 2015 at Kristin Shields Quiltmaker
This is the last QuiltCon post. It's all about the one class that I took on the last day of the conference: 15 Minutes of Play with Victoria Findlay Wolfe. Lastly are some shots out and about in Austin. Enjoy! 15 Minutes of Play with Victoria Findlay Wolfe Victoria's class... Continue reading
Posted Mar 14, 2015 at Kristin Shields Quiltmaker
Of course. I've sent it to you.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2015 on QuiltCon 2015 :: 6 at Kristin Shields Quiltmaker
Thank you Judy! ;-)
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2015 on QuiltCon 2015 :: 5 at Kristin Shields Quiltmaker
Hi Pip! Glad you are enjoying them. I am enjoying it even if it takes some time. The good thing is I'll have all the info here for future reference.
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2015 on QuiltCon 2015 :: 5 at Kristin Shields Quiltmaker
Glad you are enjoying these Honoré! You might try to attend when the show is in Savannah in 2017. I have not made plans, but it's on my maybe list!
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2015 on QuiltCon 2015 :: 5 at Kristin Shields Quiltmaker
You are welcome. I'm enjoying it and it's good for me to have all the info here too for future looking up.
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2015 on QuiltCon 2015 :: 4 at Kristin Shields Quiltmaker
Aww, thank you Judy! So sweet of you to say.
Toggle Commented Mar 12, 2015 on QuiltCon 2015 :: 4 at Kristin Shields Quiltmaker
On Friday of QuiltCon I was in Bill Volckening's tour of the special exhibits. It was nice to get Bill's perspective about these quilts and also his personal stories. Bill is a quilt collector and maker from Portland, OR. He is also known as a Quilt Magnet and Sniper. Don't... Continue reading
Posted Mar 11, 2015 at Kristin Shields Quiltmaker
Today's post is all about Improv! Hurray, my favorite category in the whole show deserves a post all to itself. There were lots of improv quilts in the other categories, but this was the highlight for me. For those who don't know, the categories were decided by the QuiltCon folks.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2015 at Kristin Shields Quiltmaker