Archive | April, 2014

SewDown Nashville!

Here’s a little bit of what went down at the SewDown.

 

Robert Kaufman made sure there were mini charms with some of my favorite fabrics waiting for each student.

 

Robert Kaufman mini charms

After getting registered, the whole gang made a trip out to Anna Maria Horner’s home and studio. It was gorgeous–no surprise! Her family also entertained us with some wonderful live music.

Anna Maria Horner's home_SewDown

We paid a visit to a brand-new shop in Nashville called The Fabric Studio. It was lovely.

The Fabric Studio_Nashville

There was even a Botanics sighting…

Botanics at the Fabric Studio

Then there were the classes…

SewDown Nashville_classes

It was a truly fantastic group of students, and we worked on my Aerial quilt project.

Architextures Aerial at SewDown

Yellow and Blue Aerial_SewDown Nashville

Oakshot Aerial_SewDown

Lotta Aerial_SewDown

Botanics Aerial_SewDown

Aerial quilt blocks_SewDown

The Sew Modern crowd was well represented.

Sew Modern at SewDown

as were so many other fun friends…

Aerial sewing at SewDown

Lectures by Elizabeth Dackson, Alexia Abegg, and Maddie Kertay were also very memorable. Here’s Alexia and her Marcelle’s Medallion…so stunning.

Alexia Abegg_SewDown

 

I had such a blast. Everyone was full of enthusiasm, so talented, and just tons of fun to be around. Thanks so much to the MQG for hosting such a fabulous event, and big thanks for everyone who came out. You guys are all great.

 

For anyone who missed it, mark your calendars for QuiltCon 2015. You won’t want to miss it.

Did I mention that I will be teaching and lecturing…?

 

I’ll also be teaching loads more the rest of the year, including at SewOK, Camp Stitchalot, and many others. Check out my events page for more details.

 

Hopefully I’ll see you soon!

 

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Quilting Florida and packing for a SewDown.

savor each stitch_facing east_carolyn friedlander

 

I’m getting the final pieces together for my (very soon) exhibit at Bok Tower–it opens Saturday–and will include a few images (like the one above) from my upcoming book.

 quilting florida_carolyn friedlander

After posting this pic while gathering quilts, I got pretty excited to see some local folks showing interest in the show. So, I’d really like to plan a day for whoever is available and interested to meet up. I was thinking that we can check out the show and then wander around the gardens…chat…maybe bring some handwork or something to sit and work on in a shady spot…anyone with me? The show runs until June 4th, and I’ll throw out 2 potential dates. If you are interested, comment on your preference and we’ll go with the one that seems to suit most people. How about April 26th or May 24th? Both are Saturdays.

 

 

Anyways, here are some more sneaks from my book that will be on display at the Bok show…

 

savor each stitch_sneak preview_carolyn friedlander_lucky spool

 

Otherwise, I need to get to packing. SewDown Nashville is finally here, and I’m leaving tomorrow. Can’t wait to teach and to enjoy some good, quality time at the sewing machine with new and old friends. If you aren’t able to make it, I’m sure the IG feeds (mine included) will be blowing up with activity.

 

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Sometimes you just need to sew.

And that’s exactly what I did.

 

mini sunrise making_carolyn friedlander

 

This week (and these last few weeks) have been a little on the heavy side, so some reconnecting with my sewing machine was very much in order. I gravitated toward making these little mini Sunrise blocks, because it’s such a great project for using up scraps. Totally in the mood to dive right in, I didn’t even grab for anything specific, but instead tried to work with what was sitting on the cutting table from some recent projects.

 

mini sunrise blocks_carolyn friedlander

 

What have you guys been sewing on?

 

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