Sierra 2 Sage Shop Hop 2014 | Mystery Senior Project Challenge
All challenge quilts will be on display during the
Reno Sew Original Quilt & Creative Expo.
The rules are simple, each entry must incorporate a
minimum of 6"x6" square inches of the mystery fabric
Viewers Choice Award will be determined by the Expo
Prize: $25 Gift Certificate to ALL 10 participating
A Stitch Of Country, Blue Petunia Gifts, Homestead,
Fabrics, Fabric-Chicks, Sew-n-Such, Sierra Sewing
Center, Sierra Sewing
Center of Carson City, The Quilt House, Inc., The
UnCommon Thread and Workman Farms.
More information and how to entry the Mystery Senior
The Mason Dixon Quilt Professional Network announces:
2014 MDQPN Challenge Exhibit - 1914-2014: US Modern Era
break down US history into 4 distinct eras: (1)
Colonial, (2) Ante-bellum, (3) Post-bellum and (4)
Modern. The challenge is to craft a quilt which
depicts an event, a person, a fad, a body of work, a
movement, an idea, a decade - anything which
occurred in the past 100 years (1914-2014) in or to
About the Exhibit: This is
a MDQPN exhibit which consists of 12 quilts
measuring 26” x 22” with the “US Modern Era” theme.
The quilts cover many historical events from the use
of chemical weapons in WWI, the internment of
Japanese-Americans in WWII, the phenomena known as
Dr. Seuss, the emergence of TV as a cultural
phenomena, the Space Program, Vietnam and Flower
Power, the decline of the blue color worker and the
outsourcing of American jobs overseas, recognition
of Native American sacrifices, to the emergence of
video games, ribbons for a cause and Facebook.
About MDQPN: Based in the
Mid-Atlantic region, the Mason Dixon Quilt
Professionals Network (MDQPN) is an organization
that supports, promotes, and encourages quality
professional quilt services and acts as a resource
for members to market their talents. MDQPN is
composed of quilt artists, teachers, pattern
designers, authors, shop owners, fabric
dyers/painters, judges, appraisers, hand/machine
quilters and notions/tool manufacturers.
Vintage Vibrations Challenge Exhibit
By The Five Easy Pieces
Meet The Five Easy Pieces, our long-distance
quilting group, and our Vintage Vibrations Challenge
About us…we are five friends and colleagues who have
worked in various aspects of the Wonderful World of
Quilting, both together as well as individually.
We’ve become very good friends over the years and
although we live in various areas in the Northwest,
we get together once or twice a year to spend a few
days compulsively sewing and visiting.
This year we challenged each other to design and
create a unique quilt that incorporates a vintage
Carolina Lily Block as well as a little vintage
fabric. The guidelines were to incorporate the block
into the quilt in our own way plus incorporate the
vintage fabric into the new quilt as well. We
believe the blocks to be about 100 years old so
making a new quilt using the block was fun as well
We’re pleased with the variety of our quilts, as
well as the unique color and design that each of us
came up with. The idea of a challenge was great to
get us to think in a new way. All totaled we have
over 150 years of piecing between us, but it’s
always good to take on a new idea!
We hope you enjoy our Vintage Vibrations Challenge.
We’re excited about the next challenge for Five Easy
“Shadows”- Quilts on the Wall Fiber Artists
A collection of art quilts from Quilts on the
Wall artists explore the idea of their 2014 theme
All of the artists have portrayed their
interpretation of this theme in their own personal
Each quilt is a one-of-a-kind fabric paintings,
either abstract or representational, over the whole
Photo- Karen Markley's "Into
2014 NQA Certified Judge Challenge
Given only the inner dimensions of sky, water and
land along with the outer dimensions of 18" - 30" x
30" length, twenty one NQA Certified Judges took on
the challenge of creating a continuous coastline.
A wide variety of techniques were employed creating
scenes ranging from the eastern Carolina coast to
the coasts of California and Oregon. Warm sandy
beaches change to northern tree lined lake fronts
and then to marshy bird sanctuaries; from realistic
sunny days to comedic imaginative thoughts.
Enjoy yourself as you immerse yourself in our
journey and it may help you to recall poignant
memories of a coastal journey from your own past.
Through the Years…a Collection from Pam Clarke
I started quilting and have been collecting
quilts since 1970. In this collection of quilts you
will see a how far we have come with hand quilting,
piecing and machine quilting.
I have always loved sewing and working with fabric
since I was a small child. I started making my own
clothes when I was 10 years old, I fell in love with
quilting around 1967, my grandmother made quilts and
I wanted one so bad from her but knew there was no
chance that I would receive one as I am one of 70
grandchildren and I was way down the list.
I decided in 1970 that I would start quilting and
make quilts for all my immediate family; (I’m one of
8 children) to this day I have given all my siblings
and parents one or more quilts.
I also have a passion for vintage quilts, quilt tops
and fabric that started my collection in 1970. I
found my first antique quilt dated 1890 in Edmonds
Washington and I haven’t stopped collecting yet.
I love the finishing part of quilting, so when I
started my Longarm Quilting business in 1988 I had
several of my own quilts that needed to be completed
and loads more of vintage quilt tops that I had
collected through the years. In my Quilting business
I have machined quilted over 8,000 quilts, and at
one time owned over 300 finished quilts that I have
sold, given as gifts , donations etc.
You can see a great change of my quilting style in
this collection and how far I have grown in the
quilting world starting with my hand quilting quilts
then into my machine quilting and finally into my
more current style. My favorite type of quilting is
traditional, scrap piecing mixed with applique but
my passion is working with vintage quilt tops from
the early 1900’s through the 1940’s.