It has been some time since I have written on the blog...but I thought it's time to jump back in and write about this beautiful opportunity quilt that was made by the Napa Valley Quilters. The pattern was adapted from our pattern, Le Bouquet Francais, and the fabrics are from the same collection released by Moda last Spring 2014.
This is called an opportunity quilt, because you actually have the opportunity to own this quilt by purchasing a raffle ticket for $1! How amazing is that? We have this beauty on display at French General until the end of April - please come by and see the beautiful piecing, applique, quilting and binding work!
You can purchase raffle tickets at French General during the month of April by coming in to the shop or calling us at 323 668-0488; or you can visit the Napa Valley Quilt site and purchase a raffle ticket online by clicking here
And if you are the ambitious type, you can also purchase the pattern for this quilt - we have them in stock at French General.
Ok - I'm back in, I have written on the blog! I will continue to do so!
Snow Globe Ornament by Molly Meng
Fabric Mistletoe by Robert Mahar
Stitched Holiday Apron by Tyn Atol
Holiday Earrings by Kaari Meng
It's that time of the year again...our annual Holiday Round-About is fast approaching! Join us Saturday, December 6th from 10-4pm when we put on a full day of crafting and cheer! Teachers include Molly Meng, Robert Mahar, Tyn Atol and myself...we each teach an hour and a half workshop and at the end of the day you have created a snow globe ornament, made a mistletoe out of fabric, stitched a holiday apron and made up a beautiful pair of sparkly earrings! It's a bit fast and furious but it's four workshops for the price of one...our gift to you this holiday season! Come join in the festivities, have some holiday proseco and a cookie or two...you deserve it!
A couple of days ago I wrote about Michele Muska's new book, Quilting the New Classics
, which is a beauty and if you are a quilter, a must have! What I forgot to mention is that Michele, visiting from New York, will be teaching an upcoming workshop at French General in November.
Michele, who works for Simplicity, will be bringing out a bunch of Simplicity's 12-Needle Felting Machines and teaching us how to create a beautiful velvet and silk cuff bracelet.
If you have never seen one of these machines at work, check out this video on You Tube
to see the magic happen!
This will be a fun workshop filled with lots of different techniques that Michele has learned while working in the fibre and craft industry for the past twenty years.
Sign up here
to take part in this special workshop on Saturday, November 8th and try your hand at the needle felting machine...it will open your mind to a whole new way of creating with fabric!
It only seems appropriate that as I sit here in Houston, getting ready for Quilt Market to begin, I tell you about a beautiful new book that was just released by my friend Michele Muska. Quilting - The New Classics is a practical and inspirational book that covers 20 traditional quilt designs as well as 20 contemporary designs based on traditional designs! I was excited to be asked to design and make a traditional nine patch quilt...and lucky that I have a team of quilters and sewers behind me so I could actually turn it in! To kick off the release of this cool new book, we are having a blog hop...so you can jump around and meet each of the designers. I wish I could show you a picture of the quilt we made, using our La Belle Fleur collection....but that will have to be on Instagram later...I can only manage so many technical connections at once!
Follow along the hop below to see all of the beautiful quilts....I am sure they will inspire you to try your own classic or modern design!
Follow us @frenchgeneral to see lots more quilt inspiration from Houston!