Karen LePage is a wise, soulful friend and I cherish her. She’s the one I hang out with after a long day at Quilt Market, eating ice cream by the fire pit with our shoes off.
She is a shoes-off type of a person. I feel really good around her beaming, grounded energy. And she is a super talented seamstress. Is that OK to say? Is that a bad word now, like waitress? Should I call her a stitch server? How about Sewing Ninja Princess or Awesomeness? She’s more like a magician than anything– turning ordinary quilting cotton into this smooth, drapey substance that looks like high fashion couture.
So she made this dress in my fun Paintbrush print and although I wouldn’t normally wear a dress with huge paintbrushes, I am rather in love with it. Mainly because of her construction and technique. It fits perfectly. Every detail. The drape! She used the Simone Dress pattern from Victory Patterns and well…anyway…just look…. go enter the giveaway on her blog HERE to win some PAINT of your own!
Next up is Tia Curtis, whom (I am nearly 100% sure) doesn’t sleep. Or maybe she does, but with her eyes open and while quilting. Because in the same two weeks that everyone else had, she made an eight foot square quilt, a three foot square quilt, and an amazing paintbrush holder thingy! And she is a good mom and I know because I can feel that just standing near her AND she tends to her flock of chickens and who knows what else she does. She puts her heart and beautiful soul into her work. Check it out so you can ooh and aaah like everyone else has been doing. Her quilts blur the distinctions between traditional and modern. Click HERE to read all about her process on her blog and enter her giveaway to win some fabric. Just look:
|Such a cool paintbrush holder and carrier!|
|Tia’s Cross and Crown quilt!|
|In love with this needle-turned appliqué loveliness.|