Playing Around

After weeks of preparing for Quilt Market everyone deserves a little playtime!

Getting quilts finished for the Quilt Market like this “Flower Garden” from our new book “Handful of Scraps” takes lots of time and effort, but once market arrives it’s time to slow down a little and spend some time with friends.

And that’s exactly what I did! My first stop was at American Jane, I love to visit with Sandy, we sat for a minute and enjoyed a few sweets.

Sandy had some great tips on binding and other designers gathered around to enjoy her company.

A hug and visit with Alison who was at market to represent the amazing Basic Grey team!

Playtime was just beginning when I dropped into Vanessa Goetzen’s booth, she is one of the new Moda Designers. She had a cute little tent for us to to play in!

At Deb Strain’s booth it was all about winter playtime, her snowmen were having so much fun on the fabrics!

When I made it to Zen Chic, Bridget was not in the booth, but her delightful assistant allowed me to play with numbers.

I caught up with Bridget on Moda’s couch, probably the most playful spot at the quilt market! Moda had a photo booth there and what could be more fun than take silly pictures with your friends.

As we sat on the couch we had a chance to enjoy one of the new Moda Quilts “Building Blocks”. What a fun playtime for quilters!

On to Sandy Gervais booth, she always makes you feel so welcome, maybe it was my outfit as I felt like I fit right in as we posed with her pretend assistant.

I played, laughed and climbed the ladder with April Rosenthal in the Prairie Grass booth, another new addition to Moda’s playground.

I also got a chance to meet Amy Ellis, it was so nice to make a new friend and talk about her favorite toys.

Old friends are so special, like Joanna from Fig Tree, she even let me try on a cute new dress. I love playing dress up!

Or my good friend Pat Sloan, who wrapped me in her beautiful quilt as we took a moment to enjoy her cute wall-hanging.

I played like a kid in Me and My Sister’s booth. They weren’t there so I helped myself to this beautiful pillow that made me want to snuggle.

Barb and Mary from Me and My Sister were also out playing around – they were performing some kind of surgery? I’m not sure if they have any license for this type of activity… but when it come to playtime I guess anything goes!

Laurie Simpson and I played with quilting stitches. She showed me that it’s OK to have them a little bigger and to just keep having fun!

Getting two designers to play at once is a real treat! I had the chance to do this with Kathy Schmitz and Janet Claire – Amazing artists and such nice playtime friends!

A quick stop at Lauren + Jessi, is was so nice to see this mother and daughter playing together!

Making my way to the next booth I was lucky to run into Doug from Antler Quilt Designs. What a sweetheart and so talented, he creates beautiful quilts using Moda fabrics.

Playing goes with sharing and that’s exactly what Lisa from Primitive Gathering did – shared some of her soft wools with me, so much fun!

It was so nice to stop at Kansas Trouble and visit with Lynn,  her booth was all about picnic and just beautiful – no surprise that she won a blue ribbon for it.

On the way back to my booth, I did get a quick kiss from Barb and Mary. I really like playing with them and look forward to our big tip to France with them later this year!

This time I got a great surprise, my daughter Delfina stopped by and visited me, it made this Market even more wonderful!

Playing around and visiting with everyone is my favorite part of Quilt Market. Thank you so much to everyone that stopped and visited me in the Laundry Basket Quilts booth!

Happy Quilting!
Edyta

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Big Summer Sale!

I love teaching quilting classes and I feel so lucky to be able to teach through Craftsy. If you have been thinking about taking a class from me - maybe practicing basic piecing techniques with me on this alphabet runner…

…or learn my tips and tricks for fusible applique…

…or maybe even something more complex like this beautiful “Dresden Bloom” quilt that includes advanced piecing and applique?

Here is the chance you’ve been waiting for!
Craftsy has just released their Big Summer Sale which lasts through Monday June 9th. There has never been a better time to sign-up with Craftsy and take my “Garden of Quilted Possibilities” class! Click here or on the photo above to join me for hours of fun!

I can’t wait to see you there!

Happy Quilting!
Edyta

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To Die For!

Hello and welcome to the AccuQuilt Blog Hop!
Recently I attended Pittsburgh Spring Quilt Market 2014, it is always fun to be a part of this show!

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One of the highlights for me was to see everyone at the AccuQuilt Booth Party!

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It was a blast! I got to share some quilts…

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We had a drawing for some fun prizes and two lucky girls won my new AccuQuilt GO! dies.

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The GO! Dancing Umbrella die that includes a cute table runner pattern,

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and the GO! Simple Shapes die that includes a wall-hanging pattern.

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I’m a lucky girl too as I get to play with my GO! dies all of the time.

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The GO! Dancing Umbrella die is so much fun to use.
I was really excited to try it for the first time - it only took a few turns,

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my pieces were cut perfectly,

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and  I was on to playing with my color combinations.

I saw endless possibilities through this GO! die for many fun projects!

Now I was ready to try my second GO! die – “Simple Shapes”

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My eye was focused on smaller fun shapes, simple and easy to use in many applique projects.

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My table was quickly filling with colorful  perfectly cut shapes - I had so much fun!

“Jellybean” Moda batik collection and AccuQuilt GO! dies were blooming in my “Rainbow Bouquet” wall-hanging.

Umbrellas were dancing in the “Spring Shower” table runner.

I give a big thumbs up to these new AccuQuilt GO! dies!
These are so much fun and I just can’t wait to see what you do with them!

Happy Quilting, Edyta

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GO! Block Party Blog Hop

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Here’s the schedule:

May 19th – Samplings from a Blue Ribbon Quilter - GO! Simple Shapes by Edyta Sitar
May 20th – Beaquilter - GO! Flowering Snowball
May 21st – Freemotion by the River - GO! Ohio Star
May 22nd – May Chappell - GO! Kite
May 23rd – Sew Incredibly Crazy - GO! Flowering Snowball
May 24th – Laundry Basket Quilts - GO! Simple Shapes and GO! Dancing Umbrella
May 26th – Inventive Denim - GO! Rag Circle
May 27th – Sew Fresh Quilts - GO! Kite
May 28th – Quilt in a Day - GO! Kite
May 29th – Nancy Mahoney Designs - GO! Kite
May 30th – Ray’s Sew Crafty - GO! Flowering Snowball

Check out all the new GO! dies and patterns and plan your next project!

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