Join Brandy Lynn this week as she gives you a sneak peek at what goes on at a Quilt Canada Conference. From entering quilts, to the workshops, events, awards and more you'll get the scoop on what to expect at a Quilt Canada national juried show.
Thursday, May 29, 2014
Tuesday, May 27, 2014
Welcome to the Tuesday Preview. Have you ever been to a CQA National Quilt Show? There is so much to take in that it can just be the greatest adventure and a perfect reason to hit the road with a few friends.
Thursday, May 22, 2014
Join Brandy Lynn this week as she announces the Canadian Quilt Talk 2014 Postcard Exchange. She'll talk about what a postcard is with expert Monika Kinner-Whalen who teaches a Creative Postcard Class and has exchanged 100s of postcards with penpals all over the world.
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
But first - Guess what!? We are coming up on the 1 year Anniversary of Canadian Quilt Talk this July! Can you believe it's been a year already? I have so many exciting things happening for prizes, special guests and more. So stay tuned - We are going to celebrate!
This week on CQT 046 you'll meet Saskatchewan fibre artist Monika Kinner-Whalen who has such a lovely talent for stitching that you'll fall in love with her prairie landscapes, and we'll talk all about her passion for postcards. (and introduce a new postcard challenge to you! Eeeee!)
Liz tells us a short and sweet little story about how quilting has changed her life AND her stash! I'm sure many of you can relate, so congratulations Liz! You have won a complete postcard kit to make a half dozen postcards including stabilizers fabric, prestamped backings and embellishement packs in a few different colourways that Monika has put together from her stash. So that makes it super special!
So head on over and sign up for the Canadian Quilt Talk Postcard Exchange happening just in time for Canada Day and listen this week to find out more about the exciting prize we'll be giving away on the Anniversary Show coming up on July 3rd. I'm so excited I can hardly contain myself!
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Join Brandy Lynn this week as she explores what you can do when you get into a rut and can't seem to find your way out. Whether its with quilting, your job, or just everyday life, get yourself inspired to look at the bright side and keep on truckin' with Canadian Quilt Talk.
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
I know it sounds rather sad when you put it that way, especially just coming off of a wonderful Mother's Day weekend, and heading off very soon to judge at CQA 2014. But the truth is, I struggle to find a balance between creating free podcasts, videos and content and generating enough income with my patterns, products and services to break even, or in the grand dream of things, contribute to the household income.
So this week's podcast will focus on ways you can pick yourself up if you happen to walk into a wall, like I've done this week. I’ll show you how to bust out of the overwhelm by taking a look back at your little successes along the way and how to review what works and what doesn't to make a quick and clear plan for the future. I’ll announce some simple changes to the brandylynndesigns website, and I’ll give you a sneak peek into the top 5 reasons why I do what I do for free every week!
So set your daily woes aside, grab a glass of wine and join me this week on CQT Episode 45 where we’ll talk PASSION, CREATIVITY and PURPOSE!
Sunday, May 11, 2014
I have loved moving from the big prairie city to a small town. It's so nice to recognize new friends on the street every day and feel like you know everyone. I planned a fun little Mother's Day craft for the kids and mom's and it turned out quite well.
The moms got involved in the stitching for the very little kids and the kids 7 and up did the stitching quite well. Each mom went home with a ruches flower in a soft floral batik.
I've had a few requests since posting this photo on Facebook, so I'll make a ruched flower for one of my 52 Weeks of Fibre Art videos - maybe next week. Here's a lovely shot of yours truly and my wonderful illustrator Marcia Stacy. She is such a sweetheart and blew my expectations out of the water with her watercolour illustrations for the book.
It's tempting to say that my favourite thing about Mother's Day is bacon as the smell fills my house as I write this, but there are so many other things better than food. Snuggles for one - I love the soft whisper of a child's voice waking me up to the first round of snuggles. Bar none, that's my favourite thing about Mother's Day, and every other day for that matter. Next, I love the surprises. At this stage in my son's life, there's often a gigantic poster-sized card, a bouquet of flowers or a potted pant, and a gift that he picked out himself. But today he went above and beyond by hand pulling bolts of fabric off the shelf at the local quilt shop and having them cut and packaged in a little adorable bundle.
What are we going to make together!? I've deduced that we are going for a picnic at Fintry where there is a waterfall which is another one of my favourite things.
But before I sign off as the boys are urging me out the door (I've been lazing around writing this post for hours now...) I just want to say that beyond the snuggles, my favourite thing about Mother's Day is my mom! Love you mom. You are sweet, strong, sensible and hilarious. And you've instilled a bunch of that in me. Thanks darling! Love you, love you!
I hope you are all having a wonderful Mother's Day!
Thursday, May 8, 2014
Join Brandy Lynn this week from the Eye Candy Quilt Show in Regina Saskatchewan as she interviews Shelley Wicks and Jeanne Large about their new quilt pattern book - Here Comes Winter and much, much more...
Tuesday, May 6, 2014
|Shelley Wicks and Jeanne Large|
|Book Launch June 3, 2014|
Thursday, May 1, 2014
From washing and storage, to mailing and travelling with quilts, join Brandy Lynn this week as she shares her top 10 tips on caring for your quilts.