Wednesday, March 30, 2016


Kathryn Butterworth always has beautiful quilts to show us when she comes in!  The flying geese border on this pinwheel really adds to this quilt!!

She also made this cute baby quilt with a nautical theme!  

Judy Olsen used fabric from Moda for her quilt!  Love the colors!!

Deb Hyatt brought in some quilt tops that she has been working on - a half square triangle quilt top

and two blooming nine-patches!!

They are really pretty done in Kaffe Fassett fabrics!!

Monday, March 28, 2016


I was at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston last week to see a few exhibitions.  One was clothes designed exploring using technology in fashion!  It was really cool!!  There were dresses that use robotics to make them move, digitally-printed dresses and fabrics,  innovative recycled materials used to make clothes, and lots of other things!!
This dress is laser-cut metallic leather with Swarovski crystals under it!!

Wearable art??  This interesting dress was part of a show that was projected onto the wall behind the dress where the models come out wearing a dress similar to this and two gentlemen lift it off the model (she is wearing something underneath) and artfully place it on the wall for viewing!  

I loved this one!! Those are dressmakers pins sticking out of it that are connected to electronically activated sensors that react to the sound of voices nearby causing them to move in waves!!

This folded square opens up to become a dress!  

I think if you click this to make it larger you can read about the outfit below it!  It describes a process of recycling to make fabric that is less wasteful to the environment.  It was a collaboration between a company called G-Star Raw and Pharrell Williams.  

These samples pictured below are laser-worked to show some of the varieties possible for cloth without "the wasteful chemicals employed in traditional dyeing and finishing techniques"!  

It was interesting to see some of the things going on with research and projects for fabric of the future!  Who knows what we might be using to make quilts years from now?

Friday, March 25, 2016

Quilts By Lynne Conroy and Carol Ayotte!

Carol Ayotte and Lynn Conroy teamed up this month for a bright bold display of wallhangings this month!!

Just what we needed for this month, which started out rather rainy and gray outside!  

Most of these were inspired by Diane Hire,  like this first one of Lynne's, 

and Louisa Smith, like this one of Lynne's!

These next two were made by Carol!  Quite a few of Carol's have been in books by Louisa Smith!

Here's another one of Lynne's!

A vibrant colored landscape by Carol Ayotte!

Lynne made these next three!

And another by Carol!
Stop in and take a look!

Monday, March 21, 2016


Janet-Lee Santeusanio, sounder of the MQX Quilt Festivals, stopped in recently and shared these two quilts with us!  This one is from an Edyta Sitar pattern and Janet-Lee calls it "Fifty Shades of Rain"!

This fun one is called "Dot Dot Dash"!

Rollene Hutchinson brought in her log cabin quilt!

Terry Curry used a lot of scraps to make this quilt!

Terry Curry also made this beauty!  I love the color in this one! Her daughter Tricia convinced her to use these colors!

Here's a closer look!

Tricia Curry showed us her latest quilt!  More great color choices!  

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Quilts By Judy Doyle!

Judy Doyle made this quilt for two special people in her life!

She wrote a really sweet label for the back!

This one she made for her sister! (Also a special person in her life)

Something cozy to keep her warm!

Click to read this label!!

Thursday, March 10, 2016

Visit From Louisa Smith!!!

Louisa Smith was visiting Carol Ayotte a couple of weeks ago and came into Tumbleweed with her  for Carol's regular Wednesday class!!  The class was treated to a viewing of quite a few of Louisa's quilts that are in her new book called "Double Vision Quilts" which will be available in August 2016!!
Carol (left) and Louisa (right) are pictured here holding one of Louisa's quilts!

You can see more of Louisa's quilts and book info here on her website!  Enjoy!!

Carol brought in these two quilts recently to show us!  She used the same strata to make both of these!  It's amazing how different they look!