Monday, March 5, 2018

Happy National Embroidery Month



February is National Embroidery Month.  As part of the celebration, I am offering a free machine embroidery design, pictured above, in my Linda B Creative Facebook Group.

 


This is the companion group to my free monthly newsletter, Linda B Creative.


You can sign up for the newsletter on my website www.LindaBrattenCreations.com and just search for the group, Linda B Creative on Facebook, ask to join and answer the questions.

In the group you will also find a post that is giving away this free embroidery design for hand or machine.


There was a bunch happening in the month of February.  I also started this project, a class that I am calling, The Basics of Machine Embroidery--Or What I Wish I Knew Before I Bought My First Machine.



I am working on Module 1 and 2 which will be released in the Linda B Creative Facebook Group.  Do you need another reason to join in the fun???

See you over in the Linda B Creative Facebook Group, Linda

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Say, "Hello", to Brenda "BJ" Faulconer-Sandusky of Sew Crazy For You!

Sewing and Quilting has introduced me to some wonderful individuals that keep inspiring me. Fortunately, I have found many to be very giving when it comes to sharing what they know about their talents, and for this I am very appreciative.  

I would like to introduce to you Brenda "BJ" Faulconer-Sandusky of Sew Crazy For You!


I met her through my Facebook Group, Linda B Creative where she shared this lovely crazy quilted piece that makes me think of beautiful autumn days.

"Country Autumn" by BJ Faulconer-Sandusky

So I reached out to find out more about her and her work, and I was not disappointed.


BJ has been a crazy quilter since 1997! She teaches Crazy Quilting classes, and has won ribbons at Art shows and the Idaho State Fair. 



She is a cover girl in the Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine.

 


"Country Autumn" by BJ Faulconer-Sandusky

It turns out that this piece, "Country Autumn" was a tutorial that she did for the  Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine.  


It was an article to demonstrate how to use Shirbori Ribbon on crazy quilts.

Shibori Ribbon is a silk ribbon dyed usually with multi-colors. The center of the picture is an old post card of her mother-in-law, a Currier and Ives picture. She scanned and printed the postcard on fabric, used it as the center, and crazy quilted around it. She calls this piece in the article, "Country Autumn".   

She is currently working on another tutorial for the same magazine that will come out in January.
BJ  said that any of these magazines can be ordered with links above, as it is a print on demand and always available.



BJ is currently participating in the Sharon Boggon, 2020 Challenge, which is a quilt of your choice, but to be finished by the end of 2020, incorporating 2,020 items, fabrics and embellishments, used uniquely once...repeats can't count.  Sounds challenging for sure, but here is the link for those who would like to join BJ in this challenge, here is the link 2020 Challenge .

BJ's business is called Sew Crazy For You. She shares her projects on her blog, Sew Crazy For You.  


She currently has a post up about how she prints on fabric for her pieces.

BJ also shares her work on her Flickr account. 


Notice what caught my eye when I visited the site.





Any guesses as to why??

If you need to contact her she can be reached by email at Greenfields2@msn.com.  BJ can also be found on Facebook , private messenger her to contact her or become friends. Her page has a featured album that is open to the public, for the Gospel in the Stars that she is currently working on. 

She is also a member of the Crazy Quilt Divas, Crazy Quilt International, and other Facebook Groups. 

It has been fun looking at BJ's crazy quilts, they are works of art.  I do admire those who create by hand.  In fact, I invite you to check out my Pinterest board, Going Crazy for more inspiration.





Feel free to follow any and all of my boards.  Be sure to join us on the Linda B Creative Facebook Group to be inspired by other creative individuals like BJ!

Being inspired, Linda



Sunday, October 1, 2017

Sew Very Busy!

This week has been a blast!  I have really enjoyed hosting the 52 Quilters blog, Instagram and Twitter accounts.

On the blog this week I shared how I got into quilting and what my passion in quilting is.  If you are interested in getting to know me better, check them out!




I was also able to attend MQX Midwest.  See my post about some of the quilts and exhibits I loved on the 52 Quilters Instagram account.




Finally, this happened and I am so excited!!!


I have been working hard to get my patterns out on the market.  These are all PDF and ZIP files so they can easily be downloaded once they are purchased.  There is a quick link on my website or you can go there now by using this link.

Next on my to do list....The October Linda B Creative Newsletter.  Have you signed up for the free monthly newsletter?  Here is the link!


Sew Very Busy this Week, Linda