Sunday, April 15, 2018

This week! Paducah, NY, Iowa, oh my!

What a week!  The last two days I was in Troy, NY, where B will be 
attending University at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in August!
WHAT!
I know, right? She's all grown up!!

Tomorrow, I fly to Paducah, so I can teach Herringbones on Tuesday and then MC the awards ceremony again Tuesday evening, (like I did last year,  which you will be able to watch online, got to quiltweek.com, click contests, then click QuiltTV Tuesday 4:30pm I will post a link when I have a direct one) then I fly straight home Wednesday morning, for B's PROM on Wednesday night, then attend a Memorial on Thursday, and a flight to Des Moines on Friday to the Iowa Quilt Museum, (which opens Tuesday by the way) 

For my Opening Party Event  for Playing with Purpose! on Saturday evening!  
Will you come?
PLEASE!!!  It will be so fun!  

*Opening night party (I will be there!)
 is Saturday April 21, 2018 from 5-8pm.
Iowa Quilt Museum
68 E. Court Avenue
Winterset, IA 50273
515.462.5988
Closed Mondays
10:00 - 4:00 Tuesday - Saturday
12:00 - 4:00 Sunday



Monday, April 9, 2018

STAR STORM MINI!!! NEW!!!!



NEW!! Star Storm MINI!! 40” x 40”!!  My BestSelling Star Storm Quilt is now in 80"X80" and also the new SMALL version in 40" X 40"!  SO CUTE!! 
Visit my updated website for more goodies!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

What new with you?




Hello my Quilty friends!  I have news!  I am honored to have an exhibit opening at the Iowa Quilt Museum, April 17th, showcasing works of my 35 years of being a Quiltmaker!
You shrug at the 35 years, But Yes, With a Birthday just days away, I can confirm.  LOL
(Why do the years fly by?)
My first quilt, some early work, all the way through til now!


*Opening night party (I will be there!)
 is Saturday April 21, 2018 from 5-8pm.
Iowa Quilt Museum
68 E. Court Avenue
Winterset, IA 50273
515.462.5988
Closed Mondays
10:00 - 4:00 Tuesday - Saturday
12:00 - 4:00 Sunday


Please come! It will be so much fun to share stories!  I'd love to see you there!

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In other news!
My website has been given a fresh new look! 
You can also follow my Instagram account over there if you are not on Instagram! (scroll to the bottom) 
Hop on over and see all the goodness!
We have some really fun new items coming soon, So sty tuned!
Below is one of my newest templates, called Pavement Puzzle!

 I have been playing with a two color option, But keep playing it up by cutting other fabrics! I have a hard time just making a quilt two colors! Even though I love the look, the urge to throw something else into the mix is just so tempting!  See below?


Ultimately, I went with the Rainbow collection bundle, Available in the shop. (and my NYC store!)   I do love how a pattern can change so easily into something really exciting, just by posing in some fun color choices!


I hope to see you in Iowa! Or any other of the events I will be at this month!
I will be teaching one class, and Again,(my second year)  hosting the 
Paducah Spring Awards ceremony which will be shown live, online!

Iowa Quilt Museum opening event April 21st. see above!
Winterset, Iowa

NJ Quilt Fest - VENDING!  April 26-29
Come by the booth and say hi!

Northern Star Quilt Guild Show - May5-6 Exhibiting, Lecturing and Vending!

Don't miss these last few spots in the classes at my home.  
 (spots go fast! Grab them quick!)


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Friday, February 23, 2018

Oh Boy!

 So, I'm at home this week! I am not at QuiltCon this year!  ...And look what happens? 
First Place for Modern Traditionalism on my Color Study H1 Quilt!
WHAT!  What a treat to find out that it has some ribbon bling next to it!

A BIG thank you to the Judges for choosing my quilt! It is part of a new series I am working on. I have been exploring color and how it can change depending what it's sitting next too.
PLAYING IN COLOR! 

And yes, this is the Technique from my Newest Book, Modern Quilt Magic.
Do you have your signed copy?  ;-)

And, Shelly from Prairiemoon Quilts, quilted it for me. Ribbon candy and straight lines, simple, but beautifully done!
As Shelly always does! I pretty much let Shelly quilt everything for me these days.
I have two long arm machines, but I just don't have time to do what I want with them!
one needs to be home more to quilt, which is why I am hone now.
I head next week to teach a five day class at Emptyspoolsseminars.com  next week... and I LOVE teaching there, and having 5 days with my students...  

Shelly and I make a good team... Thanks Shelly!

I have a new Template set available at the store!

Have a peek! 



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Thursday, February 15, 2018

Story Bee!

StoryBee is a new members-only web series from the nonprofit Quilt Alliance. It's a way for us to say "thank you!" to our members and to come together to enjoy stories from prominent quilt lovers across the country (and the world). Why StoryBee? Just like you'd bring your best thimble and your best stories to a quilt bee, we want to bring you little slices of life from across the quilt world.

We hope you enjoy our first episode featuring Victoria Findlay Wolfe, and hosted by Frances O’Roark Dowell! If you'd like to see all the great StoryBee interviews we have coming up (with Carolyn Crump, Marin Hanson, Carolyn Mazloomi, Luana Rubin, Julie Silber, Nichole Wilde and others), make sure to join or renew your membership today. And if you have a guest you'd like to see on a future episode, be sure to let us know! 




I hope you will enjoy this video of my talk with Frances... Please consider being a member of the Quilt Alliance. ~ Victoria


To sweeten the deal, Victoria Findlay Wolfe has donated a special Valentine’s Bundle, and one lucky member will win it in our March 1 drawing.(visit quiltalliance.org to enter if you are a member) Join the Quilt Alliance today and support our efforts to document, preserve and share our quilt community history, saving the stories of quilts and their makers.

Finished  Commission quilt, Please do not copy.


Monday, January 22, 2018

Paducah Class!


Hello Fellow Quilters!
I will be in Paducah Briefly to again MC the Awards Ceremony at Spring Paducah!  

Before the Ceremony though, I will be teaching one class! 

Classes go live tomorrow, BE READY! ...this one class will fill quickly!!
Here is the link to the class!



Get your copy at vfwquilts.com

 I am popping in quickly for the Paducah show, so I can quickly get home in time for some SENIOR year events for my daughter... (can you believe she is a Senior already?) Can't miss prom!

Before scooting off to the IOWA Quilt Museum for the opening of my Exhibit "Playing with Purpose"... More info to come!





Thursday, January 18, 2018

NYC classes!

I was recently teaching at CraftNapa, and I have to say, it was an amazing weekend. All of the students really pushed outside of the box on their designs. Each one coming up with different elements to try to "shake up" the traditional double wedding ring pattern... It was so much fun to have such an eager bunch!


I always love Red & Green Quilts... so when I spoke with her about hers, she already had a plan to use leftover blocks, and make holly leaves and a RED BOW out of her design! She was inspired by my two Christmas Double wedding Ring quilts, and I love that she saw that she could add a BOW to the design!


Contrast and finding elements within the design!  I love that we could ficus hers with eh dark pattern among busy prints, to have a new design element come forward. We also incorporated a bit of orange to get people to look around at different elements within her quilt.

There were so many great quilts. 22 in all, and you can see more at my Instagram account, to scroll through all the images.

I also taught the Herringbone Class, and again, so many variations that were very inspiring! Here's just a couple... This work is from my New Book, Modern Quilt Magic, If you get a chance to take this class with me, do it! It's so satisfying!!  ....and MAGICAL!!




Looking for some classes?  I am teaching in my home in February!

Star Storm Pattern available at my website and my NYC store:  VFWquilts.com

Another class you should not miss is my 5 day Happy Wanderer Quilt classroom my book Modern Quilt Magic,  at Empty Spools Seminars, 
In Pacific Grove, CA (Asilomar Convention grounds...is on the ocean!) 
I LOVE TEACHING HERE!! Having time, getting to know you, and getting a lot of work done on a great project in a beautiful setting...
Sign up here

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I'll be heading to South Padre Islands next week to teach and lecture at the Guild show! One more trip of WARM weather for me! This winter has been to to cold for to long!




Monday, December 18, 2017

Parts Dept!!

A couple weeks back I chatted with the gals at The Stitch. You can see the video here!

I'm pretty excited to have my new line PARTS DEPT, modern Batiks in my Store!  The Tooth and Nail quilt is made using them, as is my new Star Storm quilt!. It maybe just what you need for Christmas... Ask Santa!  (we do have gift cards available as well!) Hints are good!


The awesome Star Storm in Batiks is a KIT as well! 
FQ bundles, 1/2 yard bundles etc... are all listed here.


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The Star Storm pattern is pretty amazing... If you haven't made one yet... They go together very quickly by sewing strips together...I made this quilt top in two days for my 14 year old Godson... I quilted it this weekend, will bind and ship off by end of the day! 
He likes Purple, Black and White, and Bright Hawaiian prints... So I think this hit the bill!  He is a real outdoorsy kid, So I'm flattered that he wanted a new quilt... Considering the one he currently sleeps under I gave hime in 2008, I think it's time!  Agree?  LOL. I think I have indeed come a long way!