What a big finish to 2010 we had with the Quilter’s Favorite Things giveaway! We had so much fun with that contest and we had five lucky winners. This Monday, Jan. 10, I’ll be Pat Sloan’s guest on her Creative Talk Radio show. You won’t want to miss this interview, because I’ll be [...]
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Creative Quilters, I’d like to introduce you to Christmas Tree, the December edition of our year-long color-of-the-month enhanced e-pattern series:
A simple red and cream color palette, enhanced with turquoise Christmas ornaments. The basic red and cream allow you to update this classic runner every year with a new set of colored Christmas [...]
Orange is a bit of a conundrum: it harkens fall like no other color, yet quilters have a love/hate relationship with it. More than any other, orange is the most challenging and disliked of all colors when I survey my workshop students. However, those quilters who love orange do so with an unwavering commitment to [...]
Creative Quilters, I’d like to introduce you to Autumn Antlers, the September edition of our year-long color-of-the-month enhanced e-pattern series:
September’s featured color is orange, a perennial challenge for most quilters. Orange, more than any other color, pops up as quilters’ least favorite color in my workshops. Well, no more. I show [...]
Since Pantone has declared turquoise the hot color of 2010, blue-green is everywhere. I must admit, blue-green was never one of my favorites, as I’d seen it used badly in southwestern color palettes, but never in a color scheme I enjoyed. So, I took my own advice from Color Mastery and worked with this challenging [...]
Creative Quilters, I’d like to introduce you to Petite Pineapples, the August edition of our year-long color-of-the-month enhanced e-pattern series:
August’s featured color is blue-green, the hottest color of 2010. Petite Pineapples combines tradition with trend, juxtaposing 19th century-style hand applique with trendy blue-greens of 2010. This sweet runner uses a clean color palette [...]
I put together a list of the many resources I’ve created over the Color Mastery journey and put them into one place for you. Wow. No excuses not to have outstanding color in your quilts any more!
Color Tips for Quilters by Maria Peagler
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Welcome to the July Color-of-the-Month slideshow, offering tips on using red in your quilt palette. This month’s show features Red in traditional, spare, summertime, and Christmas color palettes! This month I host Buggy Barn, Henry Glass Fabrics, Debbie Grifka, Benita Skinner, and more, sharing fabric designs and gorgeous quilts. [...]
Creative Quilters, I’d like to introduce you to Stars & Stripes, the June pattern update to our year-long color-of-the-month series.
June’s featured color is blue, a perennial favorite with quilters of all styles. Stars & Stripes shows you how to coordinate different blues while avoiding an over-matched appearance. Discover how to coordinate varying color intensities, [...]
Creative Quilters, I’d like to introduce you to Sunflower Summer, the May pattern update to our year-long color-of-the-month series.
May’s featured color is yellow, which so many quilters find to be challenging and avoid using. No more! Sunflower Summer shows you how to make yellow play well with others, giving yellow a chance to mingle and [...]
Welcome to the April Color-of-the-Month slideshow, offering tips on using green in your quilt palette and featuring stunning color palettes that celebrate spring. This month I host Susan Branch, Jan Patek, Franchelle Contreras, and Pat Sloan, sharing fabric designs and gorgeous quilts. Get inspired to create a fabulous spring project and remember to support the [...]
Creative Quilters, I’d like to introduce you to Spring Tulips, the April pattern update to our year-long color-of-the-month series.
I’m celebrating spring’s arrival with a picnic on the new Spring Tulips table runner. I’m so excited to see spring’s explosion of color after such a harsh winter that was spare in its color landscape. My favorite part [...]
Welcome to the March Color-of-the-Month slideshow, offering tips on using red-violet in your quilt palette and featuring the most diverse range of fabrics, quilts, and accessories so far. This month I host Patty Young of Michael Miller fabrics, Marcus fabrics, art quilter Michele Hardy, LazyGirl Joan Hawley, and me, sharing fabric designs, traditional quilts, art [...]
In the month of hearts, roses, and valentines, pink is a natural for February. Being the only woman in my home, I enjoy touches of pink here and there, so I had a blast putting together this month’s show. Nine terrific designers and fabric companies offer their tips for using pink in a [...]
The cupcakes were baked, decorated, and ready to be nibbled on in a ladylike manner. My studio was sparkling, ready for the Mom & Me Quilter’s Tea guests to take a tour. Their parents won the experience at a silent auction for my son’s school. Books autographed, check. Camera, check. All done a day before.
I’m proud to announce my Quilting Unit Study for Homeschool Families is now available as an e-book on Smashwords. No matter what e-reader you use, the file format you need is there. Kindle, Stanza, Palm, PC, Mac, Sony, or even for online reading. They’ve got it all.
The cutie on the cover? My little guy, about [...]
Welcome to a new feature in 2010 here at Quilts & Creativity: Color of the Month. The first Tuesday of each month, I’ll be featuring quilt and fabric designers and how they use the featured color in their palettes.
This month? White! Get tips and see quilts from your favorite designers for your own quilts.
5 Creative [...]
More photos from my trip to Athens and Dragonfly Quilt Shop. As you walk in the shop you’re surrounded by gorgeous fabrics and samples that you can’t wait to make! Love the beautiful white armoire filled with goodies. The shop had a Kaffe Fassett table to get quilters excited about his workshop at Dragonfly. Deb [...]
After I shot this video at Dragonfly Quilt Shop in Watkinsville, GA, I gave a lecture to the Cotton Patch Quilt Guild in Athens, and drove home for a late-night arrival. The same day, my elder son attended a workshop at the local Apple store on how to use iMovie.
I’ve been the computer expert in [...]
Most people dread Mondays. After all, they mean back to work, away from home and family. And rainy Mondays are the worst – as it’s doing here in Georgia today (the photo is from Amicalola Falls on a sunnier day).
I’m deciding on a different outlook. Mondays present a great day of opportunity. Monday is a [...]
Fall just begs for a new quilt, doesn’t it? I have only a couple of workshops left in the fall schedule! Be good to yourself and schedule an artist date by signing up for my workshops. Then get even more inspiration at the fabulous quilt shows coming up – of course I expect you to [...]
My lecture at Ann Litrel’s gallery last Friday was delightful – thank you to so many of my friends, readers, and students who came out and supported me. I talked to gallery visitors as they stopped in and then my lecture was at 7p.m. I talked for only a short time about each art quilt, [...]
I want my work to last. Longevity is one of the three main goals I have for my books. The other two? A post for another day.
I realized long ago that it took just as long to write a book that was trendy and out of print after two years as it did to write [...]
I spent a gorgeous weekend in Eatonton, GA, near Lake Oconee at a delightful new shop called the Stitching Barn. Becky Pittman held her grand opening last week and invited me to present a Color Mastery workshop on Saturday.
The shop really was an old dairy barn and is absolutely charming, both inside and out. Here [...]