Quilting resources

Quilting resources

June Program – Ye Olde Forest Quilters

seahorse_old_forestJoanne and Kelley Jones will speak about their adventures as quilt shop owners, and their precision, laser cut, pre-fused quilt kits. Ye Olde Forest Quilt Shop is located in Greensboro with easy access from I-40.

They are a friendly, modern eclectic quilt shop located in the heart of North Carolina with an emphasis on old-fashioned customer service! The provide high quality quilting fabrics, longarm quilting tools, quality threads and
quilting notions.

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Online Resources – November


Online blog highlight: Moda Bakeshop Looking to use up that spare jelly roll or charm pack? Or are you looking for a quick 120-minute Christmas gift? Check out the Moda Bakeshop at http://www.modabakeshop.com Moda Bakeshop features “recipes,” or patterns and tutorials that feature Moda precuts, including charm packs, jelly rolls, layer cakes, honeybuns… However, any precut package can be used for these patterns. There are a variety of projects available, ranging from table runners to bed-sized quilts, and the designs feature all different kinds of fabric, as recipes come from literally hundreds of “chefs,” or contributors. And if you have a great precut pattern, you can become a Bakeshop Chef too!

Online resource feature: Flickr Photo Pools Flickr is an website where you can store and display your photos for others to see. But Flickr isn’t just for artists, or stowing your vacation pictures; many people post high-quality photos of their work for others to admire. There are also special themed photo pools, some which have amassed thousands of projects. To see a list of photo pools, look at the online resources database on the website. Visit flickr.com today to explore!

Find us on Pinterest for more ideas: http://pinterest.com/DOQuilters/ Have any cool websites or resources you’d like to share? Is there a topic you’d like me to research and share? Contact Annelise at ahgorensek@gmail.com

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Online Resources – October

Online blog highlight: the Free Motion Quilting Project

Looking to machine quilt your project, but need fresh ideas for what designs to use? The Free Motion Project, started by Leah Day as a year-long blog with a design-a-day and has evolved into a database of 400+ free motion quilting designs. The blog gives the option to sort designs by skill level and family design type, as well as chronological and alphabetical order. Click here to see an example of Leah’s tutorial on her design Underwater Rocks.

Online resource highlight: the Missouri Star Quilt Company 

The Missouri Star Quilt Company is an online one-stop shop for quilters of all experience levels. Their website features an online fabric, pattern and notions store, a blog containing project ideas and inspiration, a quilter’s forum, and finally, a myriad of useful video tutorials. All of these resources can be accessed from the main website, but the tutorials can also be found on YouTube:

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Online Resources: Shibori Dyeing

Bibby requested that we share some online resources for those of you who would like to try your hand at Shibori Dyeing–the artistic medium of our September speaker, Kevin Womack.

Shibori dyeing, which is kin to the popular technique of tie-dyeing, is a type of fabric dyeing in which the cloth is twisted, compressed, or wrapped in a certain way that produces a design after being immersed in fabric dye. One of the more well-known forms of shibori is called Arashi shibori, in which fabric is wrapped around a pole to give a distinctive design.

Arashi shibori, courtesy of the Lee County Arts Council

Arashi shibori, courtesy of the Lee County Arts Council

Here are some helpful online shibori tutorials: 

DIY Shibori, from Erica at HonestlyWTF

Step-by-Step instructions for four shibori folding techniques from Design Sponge

Step-by-Step form Dharma Trading Company.

For resources on dyeing techniques, books, and supplies, check out the Dharma Trading Company online store! 

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Online Resource Database

Looking for online inspiration? Look no further!

We are compiling online resources in a Google Document that can be accessed here.

Do you have a resource you’d like to add? Would you like access to edit the document? Email Annelise at ahgorensek@gmail.com


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Online Resources – September


Material Obsession by Kathy Doughty.

A native of the United States who began quilting after relocating to Australia, Kathy’s blog, shop and  website feature vibrant, colorful quilts and patterns. Although she lives in Australia, Kathy’s sites feature quilt-alongs, as well as online quilt patterns.
Find her here: www.materialobsession.typepad.com


Sew the perfect binding!

Many of us (myself included) have been taught binding techniques, only to forget them when the time comes to bind. Fortunately, the internet contains a myriad of binding resources.

Some helpful YouTube videos include:

“The Ultimate Binding Quilt Tutorial” by Missouri Quilt Co

“How to bind a quilt: 6 simple steps” by Heirloom Creations

“Quilting Tutorial: Worry Free Bias Binding” by The Quilt Patch

Find helpful step-by step picture-based tutorials at:

www.cluckclucksew.com/2013/01/machine-binding-tutorial.html and


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Have any cool websites or resources you’d like to share? Is there a topic you’d like me to research and share? Contact Annelise at ahgorensek@gmail.com

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National Quilting Association

National Quilting AssociationThe National Quilting Association, Inc., a nonprofit organization run by quilters for quilters, was founded in 1970 by seven women in the Washington, D.C., area. The organization was established to create, stimulate, maintain, and record an interest in all matters pertaining to the making, collecting, and preserving of quilts, and to establish and promote educational and philanthropic endeavors through quilts.

Members receive a subscription their quarterly magazine and monthly email newsletter, and have access to free online patterns. When you join be sure to enter our chapter number NC612.

Website: www.nqaquilts.org

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John C. Campbell Folk School

John C. Campbell Folk SchoolThe John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, NC offers weeklong and weekend classes year-round in traditional and contemporary art and craft, music, dance, cooking, gardening, nature studies, writing, storytelling and photography. Talented instructors teach both novice and advanced adult students. The 300-acre campus’ natural setting provides a beautiful backdrop for fun and creative learning. To request a free course catalog or register for a class, call 1-800-FOLK-SCH or visit www.folkschool.org.
John C. Campbell Folk School – Bringing Folks Together Since 1925
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