Fun with Circles and events of note – 2016.09.28

Last Saturday I taught my Circles Circles Circles workshop for the Lions Gate Quilters Guild.  It’s a technique workshop, where I teach participants how to design their own circle blocks, and to sew curves and circles with flat seams.  Here are some of the blocks made by the enthusiastic and creative participants in the workshop.

2016-09-lions-gate-circles-workshop

Voting has started at Amy’s Blogger’s Quilt Festival.   You can vote for your 3 favorite entries in each category, including the viewers’ choice category.  My entries are ‘Exuberant Trees’ in the Art Quilts category. and ‘Eclipse’ in the Mini Quilts category.

TerryAske_ExuberantTrees  TerryAske_Eclipse

 

Another event coming up is the Fall edition of Alida’s “Art with Fabric Blog Hop”, starting October 10th.  The complete schedule is on Alida’s blog.  I will be participating, and here’s another sneak peak at my work in progress.

my-messy-worktable  img_2711

 

Thanks for stopping by.  Today, I’m linking up with these blogs – click on the links below, where you’ll find many other creative projects to inspire you.

   Esther’s Blog   Sew Fresh Quilts

 

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Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Art Quilt category

This is my second entry to Amy’s Blogger’s Quilt Festival.  You can see my first entry, in the Mini Quilt Category, here.

 

TerryAske_ExuberantTrees

Category entered:  Art Quilts
Title:  ‘Exuberant Trees’
Techniques used:  freezer paper templates, machine piecing, folded-edge applique, straight-line quilting
Designed, created and quilted by me
Finished size:  16 x 36 inches

You can find more information about how I made this quilt here, and see my other tree quilts here.

 

Make sure that you pop over to Amy’s Creative Side and check out all of the wonderful quilts in the Festival.  And in 3 days, you will be able to vote for your favorites.

 

Thanks for stopping by.  I’m also linking up with these blogs – click on the links below, where you’ll find many other creative and inspirational projects.

Creations by Nina-Marie    Confessions of a Fabric Addict

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Blogger’s Quilt Festival – Mini Quilt category

Today I’m joining the fun at Amy’s Blogger’s Quilt Festival!  Thanks to Amy for hosting and organizing this fun event, where you will find many amazing and inspiring quilts.

 

This is my first entry to the Festival, entered in the Mini Quilts category.

TerryAske_Eclipse

Category entered:  Mini Quilts
Title:  ‘Eclipse’
Techniques used:  freezer paper templates, machine piecing, folded-edge applique, straight-line quilting
Designed, created and quilted by me
Finished size:  20 x 20 inches

I made this quilt last year.   It was recently on display at the VMQG Modern Showcase.

Showcase Modern Mini wall

Make sure that you pop over to Amy’s Creative Side and check out all of the wonderful quilts in the Festival.  And in 3 days, you will be able to vote for your favorites.

 

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New portrait quilt – 2016.09.17

Last week, I saw that the deadline had been extended for the Quilting Arts ‘Who Do You Love?’ reader challenge.  Even though I have a couple of other projects on the go, I decided to set them aside for a few days, and create a quilt for the challenge.

I have a great photo of my husband, that I have been meaning to turn into an art quilt portrait.  It was taken on a sailing vacation, and has wonderful side-lighting.   After doing some digital editing and manipulation of the image, I asked my husband what color he would like to be – blue it is!   You will notice that the photo is somewhat pixelated, but I think that adds interest to the finished quilt.

original-photo-cropped  posterized-and-colored-blue

I printed the photo on fabric, then fused on the sunglasses and stitched them.  I drew in the details – facial features and hair – with a blue crayon pencil.  Then I thread-sketched the details with navy thread.  The letters are fused and outlined with blue pencil crayon.

asketerry_u-r-my-sunshine  asketerry_u-r-my-sunshine_detail

The title of the quilt is ‘U R my Sunshine’ and the finished size is 10″ x 10″ (as required by the challenge rules).

 

I’m linking up with Nina-Marie’s ‘Off the Wall Friday‘, where you’ll find many other creative and inspirational projects.

Creations by Nina-Marie

 

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SAQA Online Auction starts today – 2016.09.16

The SAQA annual online auction starts today at 2pm Eastern.   Hundreds of 12″ x 12″ art quilts have been made by textile artists around the world, and donated to SAQA for the auction.  Click here to learn how the auction works and here to see all the fabulous benefit auction artwork!

‘Koi Pond’ my contribution to the 2016 SAQA Auction.  You can read about how I made it here and here and here.

asket-koi-pond

 

This is my fourth auction quilt!   Below are the three previous ones.  Click on each of the images to see more information about how I made each one.

aske-_-rainy-day-people-2 aske_modern-circles-3

terryaske_happy-purple-tree

 

Thanks for stopping by.  Today, I’m linking up with these blogs – click on the links below, where you’ll find many other creative and inspirational projects.

Creations by Nina-Marie    Confessions of a Fabric Addict

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‘Art with Fabric’ blog hop coming soon – 2016.09.12

A couple of months ago, Alida from Tweety Loves Quilting contacted me to see if I would like to participate in her Fall ‘Art with Fabric’ blog hop.  Of course, I immediately said yes!

The concept is for each participant to create a quilt or fabric project inspired by a non-textile piece of art, such as a painting, a drawing, sculpture, architecture, or even a book, song or poetry.  There are 25 participants, and the schedule is on Alida’s blog.  I’m in the first group, who will blog about our creations on Monday, October 10, 2016.

I’m just going to show you a couple of peeks at my project – my very messy worktable and a portion of the background of my quilt.  You’ll have to wait until October 10th to see the entire quilt, and learn about my inspiration.

terryaske_work-table  terryaske-background

Meanwhile, check out Alida’s blog for links to the participants in her previous ‘Art with Fabric’ blog hop.  There are some pretty impressive works to see.

 

And, if you want even more inspiration, check out SAQA’s blog post about the artists who donated quilts to the SAQA benefit auction, and who blogged about the creation of their quilts (including me!)

Benefit Auction collage

 

Don’t forget to check back on October 10th, when I will reveal all the details about my entry to the ‘Art with Fabric’ blog hop.

 

 

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VMQG Modern Quilt Showcase a success! – 2016.09.02

Last weekend, members of the Vancouver MQG gathered in North Vancouver for our first ever Modern Quilt Showcase.  It was a huge success!

This is what the venue looked like when we arrived.

before set up

 

And a few busy hours later, there were over 130 quilts on display.  Here are just a few of them.

Showcase Modern Mini wall

VMQG showcase 2  VMQG showcase 4

VMQG showcase 1  VMQG showcase 3

 

The show looked fantastic!  We had over 700 people attend over the two days, and they were all very impressed.

If you’d like to see even more of the quilts, check out these links:

 

Thanks for stopping by.  Today, I’m linking up with the blog below, where you’ll find many other creative and inspirational projects.

Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Edited September 5 to add link to  Creations by Nina-Marie

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