I saw a new quilt along that is coming up soon, so I thought it was time for a quilt-y update! Plus, there are some quilt shows that are not happening, but more that are going virtual.
The Stitch Pink 2020 Quilt Along starts on October 1, 2020 for 30 days. Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics are teaming up to spread breast cancer awareness with a free quilt block pattern for each day in October. You can purchase a kit of Moda Grunge fabrics in your favorite pinks here.
The Pacific International Quilt Festival (PIQF) is going virtual this year. This event is usually held in Santa Clara, California (very close to me), but now you’ll have online access October 14-17, 2020. You can view quilts, shop the vendor’s mall and take a class all from the comfort of your own home!
Quilts, Inc. announces that two of the most anticipated shows of the year, Quilt Festival and Quilt Market are moving online. Virtual Quilt Festival will be held December 3-5, 2020 and Virtual Quilt Market from January 26-28, 2021.
The popular Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, located in Oregon, went virtual this summer, so you can still enjoy the beauty of this show. Visit the town of Sisters and their beautiful quilts from wherever you are!
On the home front, the smoke continues to be thick in California. I’m in the Bay Area, but I know the air quality is terrible for much of the state. And now there are fires in Oregon and Washington that blacken their skies as well. I am forever thankful for the firefighters and first responders that are working tirelessly to quell these fires.
We had some wine to pick up at Regale Winery in the Santa Cruz mountains, so we ventured there today. This is located on the other side of the freeway from the CZU Lightening Complex Fires. The view is normally spectacular from there, but you can see how hazy it is in the distance.
I’m currently working on the embroidery portion of my Patchwork Pumpkins wall hanging. Hand embroidery is not my strong suit, so I’ll be glad when it’s done. I do love the applique, though! I’ve used a combination of hand applique to sew the pumpkin layers to each other and then invisible machine applique to sew the pumpkin to the background.
That’s all of my quilt-y updates for now. Thanks for visiting and I hope you’re enjoying a nice weekend!