Hands of Korea, Korean Bojagi Exhibition

by Mary Beth Krapil   I want to share with you one more collection that was on exhibit at the European Patchwork Meeting in Ste Marie aux Mines, France, the "Hands of Korea", Korean Bojagi Exhibition. Korean Bojagi (Bo-Jah-ki) - traditional wrapping cloth - is a marriage  of utility and beauty. Historically, it is a [...]

2017-09-28T10:04:28+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Handi Quilter sponsors exhibition of the Patchwork Gilde Deutschland e.V.

By Mary Beth Krapil   Handi Quilter had the pleasure of sponsoring an exhibition of the Patchwork Guild of Germany. "Tradition bis Moderne" or Traditional to Modern was on display at the European Patchwork Meeting in Ste Marie aux Mines. The Patchworkgilde Deutschland e.V. promotes and maintains the art of patchwork, quilting and textile arts and [...]

2017-09-28T09:59:21+00:00 September 29th, 2017|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Quilter’s Guide to Quilt Shows

By Mary Beth Krapil Fall is a popular time for quilt shows. Busy summer activities have come to an end, the kids are back in school and life takes on a regulated rhythm and routine. The quilters start looking for that next project they can work on through the winter months. A quilt show is [...]

2017-09-07T11:51:14+00:00 September 8th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Back to School? Handi Quilter Education

By Mary Beth Krapil   It's back to school time across the US. The kids are excited about meeting their new teachers. The stores have sales on paper and pencils and crayons. And it's time for the quilters to think about learning something new to boost their quilting skills. This time of year, life falls [...]

2017-08-21T15:04:34+00:00 August 25th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Recycled Hexies

By Mary Beth Krapil   Recycled Hexies is a special collection curated by Mary Kerr that was on display at the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo in Raleigh, NC in July. Re-purposing, reusing or recycling vintage textiles is quite in vogue these days. It's a wonderful way to honor those stitchers who came before us, [...]

2017-08-16T13:53:26+00:00 August 18th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Do you have a stash?

by Mary Beth Krapil Do you have a stash? When we become quilters we purchase fabric for our first project. After that first quilt we are hooked and start to plan the next quilt. We hunt for the perfect fabrics and in the course of that hunt, a few other fabulous fabrics find their way [...]

2017-08-03T16:47:21+00:00 August 4th, 2017|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Black and White Plus One Challenge

By Mary Beth Krapil   I had the opportunity to view an impressive collection of quilts that featured black and white plus one additional color at the Original Sewing and Quilting Expo in Raleigh, NC.  These quilts are the result of the 2016 Quilt Expo Quilt Challenge from Wisconsin Public Television with Nancy Zieman. Quilt [...]

2017-07-31T11:00:27+00:00 July 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|2 Comments