Quilt World News
International Quilt Festival in Houston starts on November 1. If you are going, you’d better get organized.
I think I mentioned that I signed up for Threadbias when SeamedUp went out of business. I only signed up. I tried to add a project, but I couldn’t upload the photos for some mysterious computer reason and I haven’t been back. I have nothing against Threadbias, I just feel like a jilted lover. I spent all that time with SeamedUp and now have nothing to show for it. I know it is a risk with free sites, but I will need some time.
All that being said, I don’t dislike Threadbias or anything. I am sure they are a fine crew and doing a fine job. Thus, I wanted to let you know about their Kickstarter campaign to design an online quilt design tool, which is described fully in their blog post. I have not decided whether or not I will contribute, because I am disappointed that they say nothing about EQ7. Why didn’t they call up EQ7 and say “dudes, let’s collaborate on a webtool”? Perhaps they did and were blown off?
I did watch part of the video and the features they have developed so far look pretty cool. Still, I have invested a lot in EQ, so I have to think hard before switching. GenQ Interviews the ThreadBias team on their blog in a Q&A type format. Good info.
Speaking of EQ, follow along with Barbara Brackman’s new Grandmother’s Choice blog starting now. She has started a new blog about blocks. A free block each week. Find the block in BlockBase then build the quilt right in EQ7. The topical topic is: The Fight for Women’s Rights.
Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr of FunQuilts, now Modern Quilt Studio, have a lot of fun news to share with you: classes, books, fabric. Go take a look at their blog post.
Tutorials and Help
Here is another way to make bias binding, if you are looking to try a new way or you have never done bias binding.
Around the Web
Little Bluebell also wrote about the Whole Cloth Quilt Challenge at BAMQG on her blog.
Check out Quilter in the Gap (Rhonda)’s giveaway: Dots and Chevrons!!! Don’t enter, just take a look. I want to win. You know I love dots. I have to make a project with all dots, I think.