The LAMQG had its November meeting last night. It was time for the reveal of our projects for the Habitat Challenge. You can see all of the projects here if you’d like.

We Skyped with Jay McCarroll and it was a a ball…He is a total crack up.

LAMQG Nov. meeting

Then he hung out with us as we all showed our projects. He was so great about giving individual feedback to everyone!

Here’s the quilt I made. It’s similar to the other one I recently made.

Habitat Challenge quilt

For the challenge we were allowed to add all the solids we wanted, but only use the Habitat line otherwise. I took these pictures after washing the quilt so it’s nice and crinkly!

Habitat Challenge quilt

I used more of the line on the back, along with my go to Kona Coal.

Habitat Challenge quilt

On to other things!¬† The winner of Quilting Arts’ Quilt Scene magazine is¬†Janine – keep an eye out for an email from me!

And finally, Action Kivu gets 50% of the proceeds from sales of jewelry from Ember Arts through Dec. 7th. They have some really beautiful jewelry – maybe you wanna do some Christmas shopping AND do a good deed?

Market is HUGE.

Market

This photo shows less than half of it… It’s absolutely enormous and it takes a long time to walk the whole floor. Anything you can imagine that is related to quilting is there… From long arms to notions to fabric to embellishments. It can be overwhelming. I got home and realized I didn’t take enough photos and besides, I’m sure you’re seeing recaps on other blogs (and if not Katy took loads of great photos) and check out True Up for pictures of all of the new fabric lines coming out. There were the usual handful of booths I found pretty but it’s a big blur of STUFF.

Along with that, and less of a blur, are all of the people! It’s sorta like summer camp for quilters – all of your friends you saw last time are there again this time and you don’t get enough sleep and you have a ball. It’s really just so much fun. Everyone is also working hard, (it’s a trade show after all) but it’s a really good time to catch up with everyone in person.

Also released at Market is Quilting Arts’ Quilt Scene! A big ol’ magazine with lots of content.

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I have a place mat project in there…

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…and I knew my sewing space was being featured too but I was surprised to open up the magazine and find a two page spread on it!

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So who wants a copy? Leave a message here and I’ll pick a winner early next week!