I’m overwhelmed by all the wonderful comments and votes of confidence ya’ll gave me over on Facebook for Tory Johnson’s Spark and Hustle conference. I’m thrilled to say I won! I’m now on the speaker’s lineup and I’ll be presenting at the conference July 20-23, 2011. I’ve not ever attended Tory’s conference in the past, [...]
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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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One of the questions I’m most often asked is “Where do you get your inspiration?”
My short answer? ”Everywhere.”
That’s usually not the answer people are looking for. They want specifics, like publication name, date, and page number, so they can see it too. Unfortunately, it doesn’t work that way.
I don’t rely on any one source for [...]
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 [...]
Last weekend I attended the fall convention of the Georgia Quilt Council in Carrollton, GA. After all the years I’ve been quilting, this was my first time attending the council’s meeting, and I was impressed. These ladies know quilting and know Georgia. I met many wonderful quilters, appraisers, shop owners, historians, guild officers, and teachers. [...]
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 [...]
This week I hosted six children in my quilt studio to make Quillows. They were practically giddy they were so excited! We planted the seeds of lifelong sewers and quilters, and they were beaming with pride and tightly hugging their Quillows when they left.
On Monday we started by making a mini-Quillow. This turned out to [...]
Today’s the final day in the Quilts & Creativity Art Week, and I’m concluding with a bang: quilts from the Gee’s Bend quilters. I’ve featured works of art from the Big Canoe Fine Art show in honor of my own art quilts that are on display at the Ann Litrel gallery in Woodstock. Previously I [...]
It’s wood day in the Quilts & Creativity Art Week. I’m featuring works of art from the Big Canoe Fine Art show in honor of my own art quilts that are on display at the Ann Litrel gallery in Woodstock. Previously I featured sculpture and glass.
The wood pieces in the Big Canoe Fine Art show [...]
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 [...]
I feel like Dorothy after she dreams of faraway places and travels to Oz, only to find out there really is “no place like home.” I adored every moment of my book tour, all the women (and men) I got to know personally, their stories and quilts, and spring Quilt Market was a fantastic experience.
One of the big questions any author considers is “who’s the best publisher for my book?” After writing eight books, being published by four different publishers, and independently publishing my own books, my answer has changed over time. I’ve been published by big houses like Tab and McGraw-Hill, I’ve had a literary agent, and I’ve [...]
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My favorite insights as an instructor are when I see the actual moments my students really get it: that singular moment when they realize they’ll never see color, fiber art, or quilting quite the same way.
We had lots of those moments in my Color for Fiber Artists workshop at [...]
My winter class offerings are now on my website, and I’m teaching including a new class called Lose the Paper, Not Your Mind: Half-Square Triangles. I used to pull my hair out making HSTs, because they were never accurate. So, like most people, I made them oversized and cut them down after [...]
Here are the promised photos of my Easy Art Quilt class at Sharptop Arts Association in Jasper. I’m so proud of these ladies as none of them used traditional quilting fabrics available in quilt shops, but fabric they already had on hand or purchased at discount stores.
Geri had never done any piecing before and [...]
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Fall is a wonderfully productive time for me, with cool weather, the promise of a new season, and my kids happily learning in school. I’ve been busy designing and making projects, writing, teaching . . . life is good. And all of it is for you, dear reader. I’m [...]
Tuesdays in October I’m teaching fiber arts classes to a wonderfully diverse group at Sharptop Arts Association. The first two weeks were Color for Fiber Artists, and I promised photos to show the projects from my students, but I was so busy teaching I forgot to take results photos. I’m a bad [...]
To register for my workshops, check out my Schedule page on my website. It lists my latest workshops, dates, locations, and where to call to register. Let’s make some quilts!
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Ever wanted to make an art quilt but don’t consider yourself an “art” quilter? Then my newest class is for you. “Easy Art Quilts” will show you how to make [...]