Second in the Handmaids® series is “Draw Near.” Still creative multitaskers with an emphasis on stitchery and dress making, in this collection the focus swings toward everyone’s childhood past time, coloring. No matter who you are, at one time or another, when you were very small, someone most likely stuck a crayon in your hand and you began to draw.
I did . . . and am still at it.
So, those were the memories that triggered the imagery for this line that I started at least a year ago and conceived of, long, long before that. A favorite verse found in the forth chapter of the book of James, was the inspiration. Draw near to God and He will draw near to you. The fabric delivery, is a good & needed, reminder for me.
So, vintage crayons, paint tins and turn of the century patterns are all a part of this art group which translated beautifully into fabric by Quilting Treasures. Hope you like it.
Available in quilt shops now.
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I just wanted to share a couple of late entries as we wrap up the She Who Sews Challenge.
And once again thank all, who joined in on the fun. Prizes are being processed and Oh, if you still have She Who Sews fabric left . . . think, pincushions.
Here’s a little hint for the next creative concept. Wanna play?
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Yes, more challenge projects . . . . .
. . wonderful projects, amazing projects!
I was not able to personally acknowledge every participant’s email however, please accept my sincere thank you to all of you. Your attention to these challenge projects have been over the top, truly. I was overwhelmed by your creative talents & sewing skills. It sounds like you enjoyed working on them as much (if that’s possible) as I have seeing them.
We agreed to go beyond the thirty limit originally stated, not wanting to turn anyone down, and sent out 40 sets of fat quarters. We received twenty two participant’s entries from those. I am pleased to announce the results of the random drawing from those twenty two. A framed She Who Sews print & panel goes (as they appear in comments) to:
1 – Marilyn Griffin, 2 – Genie Betts & 3- Cheri Holt
& for our kind comments giveaway, She Who Sews panels go to:
1 – Lyn Kaufmann, 2 – Debra Kay Neiman & 3 – Rosemarazzle
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So many beautiful and creative projects along with your heartfelt comments, were submitted for the Handmaids® “She Who Sews” challenge. I am truly overwhelmed by the response. Again, I want to thank all of you who were able to participate. And for those of you who were not, hold on to those fat quarters. I sense another opportunity to use them and it’s coming right up. So, feast your eyes, once again, more challenge projects.
Enjoy more projects on our Pinterest & our Handmaids Facebook page (like us to view).
Albums added today.
Reminder – The drawing is Friday.
Pretty chair project from Suzie at Threads on My Socks
Tagged tote from Karen at Sew Much 2 Love
& Cute Clutch and Zipper Bags from Isabel at Isa Creative Musings
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Here are a few of the Handmaids® “She Who Sews” Challenge projects that have been coming in.
Every one, is delightful, great job! I love them all.
It is a major treat to see these beautiful and well thought out projects that all of you have created. I can’t wait to share the entire group. We are currently uploading them to a community page so each one can be viewed. We’ll post a link as soon as the rest are in.
Announcing the winner May 30 so please, continue to email your project photos, even past today’s due date.
Also – It’s not too late to leave a comment to be entered as a non participant on our
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Our “Angel Band” presentation
In the Quilting Treasures booth
At the Spring International Quilt Market
The patchy wall/throw quilt was made by Diane O’ Shea
using the small patch panel.
The giant pincushion pillows (Amy Butler’s Puffy Pillow pattern)
& the apron were made by Nancy McClellan
using the vintage patterns and the festive forms.
I had fun making the Angel Band bunting and decorating it with bits of ephemera, old photos, notions & a variety of saved gadgets. Of course, any greeting can be printed and traded out for A N G E L B A N D, to suit your personal holiday project.
I also hand stitched the dress form ornaments which can then double as gift tags for a personal touch on muslin backs.
The “Christmas Story Quilt” (pictured at top, left) using the large patch panel is a free project you can download at QuiltingTreasures.com
Each one of the angel’s patches contains a snippet of the scripture story reference.
The “Angel Band” fabric collection (by J. Wecker Frisch) will be available in quilt shops
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