Sunday, October 10, 2010

Quilts, Old Trucks, & a quilting DVD Review

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Yesterday I went to Seams Like Home to buy a new foot for my Bernina. I had forgotten that Friends of Pets was having their auction, so I was pleasantly surprised to have a nice little quilt show in the mall. I bid on a couple, but couldn’t wait until the end, because I had to get home to make dinner, so I didn’t get any of them. I snapped some pictures just to share here. The one above is by my friend Pam Harris.
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This last quilt is one of Linda Beach’s quilts. She is one of our SAQA members.
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The reason I had my camera with me was because I had wanted to stop & snap some pictures of these old trucks that had been calling to me every time I drove past them. I love rusty old vehicles! Is that weird, or what?!
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The other thing I wanted to talk about here, was some quilting DVD’s that I recently purchased. Sharon Schamber was here to teach for the ALCQ guild last month. I went to the free lecture, & it was entertaining. She did a trunk show, with a few of her spectacular quilts, & some of her “stipple” samples, & a few works in progress. She talked a bit about Astrology (which was amusing). Over all it was a nice evening.
I looked at her DVD’s for sale, & she had them bundled in 3’s. I really only wanted the “Corded binding” DVD, & she had it bundled with 2 other binding DVD’s, which I really didn’t need or want. I was also interested in her Dancing Feathers, but again, they were all being sold in bundles.  I had decided against signing up for her classes, & her Longarm Lectures were priced at $55.00 each, for two, 2-hour lectures. The price included the $15.00 DVD that went with the lectures. I decided to go on line & order the DVDs of the 2 lectures, plus the “Corded Binding” DVD. I have to say after watching all 3 I am glad I got the corded Binding, & I’m also glad I didn’t spend $110.00 on 4 hours of lecture.
The other 2 DVD’s are probably very good for a fairly new quilter, but for the money, I would recommend anybody (beginner or advanced), take an on-line “Quilt Whisperer” class with Carla Barrett . As far as learning feathers, I feel Kim Brunner’s “Feathers DVD” was a better learning tool.
  Please don’t misunderstand, as far as Sharon Schamber is concerned, I have nothing but admiration for her work. It is really beautiful, & spectacular, & I’ve never done anything that could begin to compare. I do strongly recommend her “Corded Binding” DVD.

7 comments:

Erin in MI said...

Thanks for the review Deb. I've been eyeing Sharon's Corded Binding dvd for a while now - it's good to know it's worth the money.

ajayan said...

Thanks for sharing, I will bookmark and be back again
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Delighted Hands said...

Love the pic of the rusty trucks...we just don't see them around here! Glad you caught a mini quilt show quite by accident! Beautiful works!

Elizabeth of Online Fabric Store said...

Enjoyed these. I especially like the cat quilt.

Steph said...

Nice pics of the trucks.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Deb. I enjoyed seeing the lovely quilts. Thanks for sharing. Loved the olde trucks too. A Belated Happy Birthday to your son and hubby. Neat that their birthsdays are on the same day. Please have a look on my blog your won one of the pressies on my 4th Year Blogging Celebration. Hugs Judy

Feeling Simply Quilty said...

I really like your old truck pics! There's a quilt in there for sure. But with the digital age, it would be impossible to make all quilts from all pictures.