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Quilters’ Show & Tell: New Beginnings

Quilters' Show & Tell

Hi everyone! The theme for this week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell is New Beginnings. This is an open-ended theme, and the interpretation is up to each individual quilter. The quilt you submit can be any style and technique and it does NOT have to be finished either.

To enter, read the updated guidelines then submit your quilt photo here! You have until Friday, January 25th at 8:00 a.m. (EST) to enter. Voting will start shortly after and last until Monday, January 28th at 8:00 a.m. (EST).


To sponsor a weekly Quilters’ Show and Tell event, please send me an email and I’ll send you the information package. Check available dates here.

I do need a sponsor for this week! Contact me ASAP!

Guest Judges

The guest judges for this week are Kim from Persimon Dreams and Thearica from Pig Tales and Quilts. They’ll both have 100 bonus points to award to their favourite quilt(s). I asked them both, what they’re working on, and here’s what they told me…

Kim – Persimon Dreams

Hello everyone and Happy Monday! My name is Kim Lapacek and I blog at PersimonDreams. I always tend to have many different projects going on all at the same time. I started to write it out in paragraph form but I think I need to transition to bullet format to simplify it all.

  • Joining the crowd in the #scrappytripalong
  • AmysCreativeSide’s Dancing Stars QAL
  • Craftsy Block of the Month
  • A Lovely Year of Finishes to help me finish up my WIPs from 2012 First 3 blocks so far
  • A modern sampler quilt for my brother granny square quilt progress
  • A Granny Square quilt for the amazing woman who watches my children. (The fact that two quilts I’m working on have lots of WHITE is very uncommon for me but I am really loving how they’re turning out.)Squarey Quilt
  • A squarey quilt using me original spoonflower typewriter fabric prints and hand-dyed pinks and oranges

Thearica – Pig Tales and Quilts

Hi, my name is Thearica and you can find me hanging out over at www.pigtalesandquilts.com where I try to blog interesting things that happen in my sewing room and quilting studio. You will also see lots of photos of piggy related gifts that my friends send in and photos of our pig pottery that we collect from Western, NC!

When Michele asked me if I would be interested in being a guest judge for the “New Beginnings” challenge, I knew it was perfect timing for me to say “Yes!”. I am coming off of a 3-year semi-sabbatical due to the death of my mother and overall health issues myself. 2013 is a “new beginning” for me as I am going back to work full time in my quilting studio! I also built a web site last summer that offers supplies to crazy quilters and a few things for the traditional quilter as well. You can visit the site at www.crazyquiltingsupplies.com.


As this year unfolds I want to quilt more for myself but also begin to take in client quilts once again. Before I went on sabbatical it would not be uncommon to see 40+ client quilts hanging on the rack waiting to be quilted. Although I am going back to work full time, I do not desire to be in that position again. I never had time for my own quilting before and that is not going to happen again. I do very few pantographs or meanders although I do not turn those jobs away, they are a quilter’s bread and butter. I am at my best in the studio when I am quilting custom designs. I have clients who have won multiple ribbons on quilts we have worked on together and I have won a few ribbons myself just on my quilting.


The following crazy quilt was made for my granddaughter Allie for her 7th birthday. She loves pink, tea parties and fairies so I made her quilt with all of that in mind. I had it framed so she could hang it on the wall in her bedroom. So far, it is my best piece yet, or I think so.

Crazy Quilt Tea Party

I hope you will come and visit my blog. I am hosting 3 sew-alongs on the blog at the moment. Come and check them out! There is a tab at the top of my blog called “PigTalesandQuilts Events”. Click on that tab and you will find the information and direct links for all 3! I hope to see you there!

Last Week’s Quilters’ Show & Tell

Thanks to everyone that entered quilts and voted for last week’s Challenge Quilts Show & Tell event.

Guest Judges

Here’s how the guest judges bonus points were awarded:

Sandi awarded her bonus points as follows:

40 points to Turning 60 by Debbie, bringing the total points up to 29+40 = 69
30 points to Galaxies Converge by PersimonDreams, bringing the total points up to 79+30 = 109
30 points to Pear Blossom by Jan, bringing the total points up to 160+30 = 190

Melissa awarded her bonus points as follows:

25 points to Hundertwasser Improvised by Dianna, bringing the total points up to 51+25 = 76
25 points to Farmer’s Daughter Sampler Quilt by Starwood Quilter, bringing the total points up to 49+25 = 74
25 points to 3DTP by Becky, bringing the total points up to 45+25 = 70
25 points to Galaxies Converge by PersimonDreams, bringing the total points up to 109+25 = 134


I am giving away both copies of the Quilters’ Cookbooks to the top two winning quilts as well as two entries from the comments.

The winning quilts are Pear Blossom by Jan F. with 190 votes …

Pear Blossom

and Galaxies Converge by Kim at Persimon Dreams with 134 points.

Galaxies Converge

The winners from the comments are #8 Lynette:



and #16 Lori:



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