9th Annual ASG Winter Retreat

Get away from distractions and sew to your hearts content with fellow ASG members. Enjoy the cozy atmosphere at the Lodge with a roaring fireplace and great lake view while working on your favourite project. It’s the perfect time to indulge your passion and regenerate your spirit!

The 9th Annual ASG Winter Retreat is taking place January 17th-20th!… Read the rest

Happy Trees mini quilt

Hop over to Jaceycraft’s blog for a cute Happy Trees Mini Quilt Tutorial!

You’ll need the following materials:

  • fabric scraps, cut into triangle shapes
  • Fusible interfacing (for example Pellon SF 101)
  • Batting (approx. FQ size)
  • Fat quarter of background fabric
  • fat quarter of backing fabric
  • 1/4″ yard of binding fabric
  • small scraps for tree trunks
  • Basting spray or safety pins

Read the rest

Felt Ogee and Snowflake Ornament

This felt ogee ornament is created from a square and a few straight cuts. Betz White shows in her tutorial exactly how it’s done.

The classic 3D paper snowflake is made up of 6 of these shapes, each becoming one ‘arm’ of the snowflake. The snowflake can therefore be easily made out of felt as well!… Read the rest

Tiny tree decorations

These little mini Christmas trees can be used for your home and Christmas gift decorating.

What you need to make them:

  • 1 sheet 12×18 wool felt, you could use acrylic too, but wool holds up much better
  • handful of fiberfill stuffing
  • mini charm pack or fabric scraps
  • small scrap of fabric for tree trunk
  • thread
  • tree template
  • fabric glue stick
  • embroidery floss (for garland)
  • leather string (for ornament)

Check out the rest of the tutorial at Noodle-head.comRead the rest

Holiday Party pictures

Once again, Marty Anderson shared her beautiful home with us for the 2012 Christmas Party.
Her home is filled with Christmas treasures and decorated to the hilt. Be sure to see the pictures of the lovely table settings she set for us. And we can’t forget the wonderful pulled pork that her husband prepares for us each year.… Read the rest

Houston International Quilt Festival 2012

Jami Roux and I joined the bus trip out of Wylie’s Blue Ribbon Quilt Shoppe, led by Sally Ashbacher and Debbe Sheridan on November 1st to travel to the Houston Quilt Show.  Also on the trip with us was member, Michelle Knoerzer.

And, what a time we had!  Interesting people, stunningly beautiful quilts and dolls and lots of shopping!… Read the rest

Free general admission to DMA

The Dallas Museum of Art has just announced that beginning January 21, 2013 the museum will do away with general admission fees and become free to the public. They will also launch an innovative new membership model available to public for free.

The new program, DMA Friends & Partners, approaches membership as a program of engagement that is intended to build long-term relationships with visitors and to emphasize participation over the transaction-based membership model that has become common practice among museums.… Read the rest

Continuous Threads exhibition

This amazing exhibit, by the Dallas Handweavers and Spinners Guild, displays handwoven and handspun works ranging from clothing to scarves to table runners to wall hangings.

Be sure and take a look at the handmade items for sale in the market. There are many great holiday gifts!

The show runs from November 9 to December 8, 2012.… Read the rest

Thrift to Gift – inspiration

Looking for inspiration for this year’s Holiday Luncheon Gift Exchange?

Check out below links for re-purpose, re-cycle, re-do or re-new inspiration!

Savvysugar.com – 94 Upcycling Ideas That Will Blow Your Mind. Not all of them use fabric, but they’re great for inspiration.

My Recycled Bags.com – Bags, totes and purses crocheted using recycled products, like plastic grocery bags, VHS tape, cassette tape, and re-claimed fabric.… Read the rest