Quilt-y update

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 latest Quilt-y update includes the Stitch Pink 2020 Quilt Along from Fat Quarter Shop and Moda Fabrics.

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!

PIQF, 2020 is going virtual!

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!

Check out the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show online!
Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show, 2020

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.

The Crafty Quilter and her husband at Regale Winery, Santa Cruz, California.

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.

Detail of Patchwork Pumpkins embroidery @ The Crafty Quilter.
Detail of Patchwork Pumpkins applique @ The Crafty Quilter

That’s all of my quilt-y updates for now. Thanks for visiting and I hope you’re enjoying a nice weekend!

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About Julie Cefalu

Hello! I'm Julie and I love to quilt, craft, read, garden, hike and spend time with my family.

6 thoughts on “Quilt-y update

  1. It’s lovely to see a photo of you with your husband and I’m quite relieved that you’re not in the wildfire area. My prayers are for those who are as I can’t imagine how awful it must be for them. God bless all of the first responders, firefighters and their families!

  2. Hi Julie !
    I love getting your blog.
    I’m sorry to say I don’t have Facebook or Etsy.
    I love your pumpkin wall hanging and would like to make it for my Daughter. Problem is, I can’t get it, cause I’m not into what I have to do to get it.
    Help!
    E. Devine

  3. Hi Julie, I am happy to hear that you and your hubby are safe. Those fires are so scary and so devastating. Thank goodness we have quilting to bring us back to beauty. Pumpkins, pies, golden leaves of fall, really speak to the soul. I wish you happy days and great wine!! 🙂

  4. Hi, Julie,
    Glad to hear the fires are not in your immediate area. Thanks for the info about the online quilt shows. You might want to remove the link to Bluprint since they’ve reverted to Craftsy and aren’t going to be direct selling fabrics and other supplies.

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