Friday, October 1, 2010

Lark Crafts Quilt Festival!


All during the month of October, Lark Crafts is featuring a Quilt Festival on their blog. Full of free quilt projects, interviews with quilt designers, and lots of fun quilting inspiration!

Ho Jo Space Spores

And guess who is their first featured artist? That's right, yours truly!

Morning Glory

To make things even more sweet, they are offering 3 FREE projects of mine, that were featured in their book Quilts, BABY!

Click on this link to read the interview and to learn how to make my 3 "Space Spores Trilogy" quilts shown here!

River

Happy Quilting!

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On a more serious note... In regards to yesterday's post, many heart felt good wishes to all of you for your kind words. Please know that I am not always, (although I wish I were) such a "look at the glass half full" kind of gal. In fact I am often the complete opposite and know very well how to throw a full blown pity party for myself.


But sometimes, when everything is raining down on you at once you just have to give in, let go, and count your blessings, for which I have many. Unfortunately sometimes it takes the act of dying to fully embrace the gift of living.

xo Vic

22 comments:

Why Not Sew? said...

Your interview was great. I love your quilts. Beautiful colors and beautiful stitching.
I just read your previous post and it was lovely. Sometimes it is hard to surrender and let it flow. Everything does seem to work out they way it is meant to. The rain was pretty crazy wasn't it? It came down our north wall in the kitchen, right behind the cabinets.
Thinking of you and your family during this time.
Can't wait to get together!

Victoria said...

Thanks Erin, I'm so looking forward to our get together too, and hope this time nothing gets in the way. :0)
And that rain! Wow-wee! (Sorry you sprung leaks as well.) The sunshine today sure was a lovely sight!

Cheryl Arkison said...

Yes, sometimes you do need to give in.
And Ho Jo Space Spores is still one of my favourites. That stitching!

Allie said...

Well how cool is that - congratulations! Great interview.

And...amen to the last part of your post, hon.

Jodi said...

Very profound words - thanks for sharing all that. And I enjoyed that interview, just as I have enjoyed your beautiful work and blog these many months since I've discovered the quilting world. Your muslin table runner is great, too!

nicolette said...

Sometimes giving in is all you can do.

Great interview Victoria! The essence of all crafts and work is the connection with the materials you use.

I need to make fabric stuff with my hands as an antithesis to my computerised work, that I also used to do by hand and dearly miss.

Jackie said...

That is fabulous!! So good that they are featuring you!! Your work is wonderful and should be featured. I totally hear you about giving in. Hope there are brighter days ahead.

XUE said...

Not a surprise you are being featured again, Vic. You know how I am about dogs but that last pic cracks me up! Did Ellie Mae get that rain wear on so that she can go outside to jump in puddles? She has a "Please stop sewing so much & take me out now" look on her face - pretty adorable !

Fer said...

Great interview, and such a generous free pattern!! It's these little quilts that first lead me to your blog, I came across them on Flickr ages ago!

henny said...

Cool!! Congrat to you!
This really make you happy I think after all had happened last week.
Great interview, too :)

Hands Sew Full said...

Wow Your space spores quilt is spectacular! I am visiting via another site who referred you. I am new to blogging and just getting back into sewing. Thanks for the link to your quilt pattern! I hope your family is healing.. I have learned through losing both of my parents in a very short time that death is part of life's journey and it indeed has a purpose all of it's own. Thanks for being so open and sharing that moment.

Corrie said...

oh well done, that is quite the achievment. And your little pup is adorable.

keeping your mil in my thoughts and prayers, it's good to share and let everyone know what it is going on - I find the support of my readers amazing
Corrie;)

Diana Trout {Nan.DT@verizon.net} said...

Fabulous work and loved the interview. You are a silver lining kinda' gal.

Kathryn said...

That was a great interview, I love knowing how you photograph something so hard to capture. And you have such a positive outlook on life, I'm sure no doubt because you have chosen a life doing what you absolutely love!

Nifty Quilts said...

That is so cool! Congratulations!!

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Diane J. Evans said...

What a gift! Thank you for the patterns and the fantastic inspiration. The article was beautifully done -- it sounded just like you. i just downloaded the Spores patterns, and I can't wait to start creating.

Diane

Hey Harriet said...

Hoe adorable that cutie poochie photo is! Congrats on the interview! And I'm only reading your previous post just now (been a crazy week and I've not had a chance to catch up on fave blogs before now...) & I'm so sorry to hear of your bad news. I'm am impressed with your amazing ability to cope with so many horrible things in such a positive way Vic! I hope things are ok! xo

picciolo said...

Best wishes to you and your family at this time Victoria, and I hope your migraines go away too. I'm off to check out your interview - by the way what a cute winter coat!
: )

Michelle Engel Bencsko said...

These spore panels were the first thing that attracted me to your work- and I've been skating along the path you lead us down ever since. Congrats on the feature! I especially liked your first answer on hand stitching. I will have to consider this more next time I take needle to fabric.

karen said...

congratulastions on the feature and I am so very sorry about all your recent sadness and also truly sad that I wasn't ''there'' for you. x

Carol E. said...

Touching comments about your mother in law. My FIL underwent heart surgery this week. He is feeling 1000% better, and I have NEVER seen him so giddy and delighted and happy.. I think his brush with death has given him a new zest for life. Your last comment in today's post is exactly right. AS always, I love love love your quilts. In my next life I want to be as good an artist as you.