Some of the ladies working in pairs at my Melt n Blend classes. They come up with fun and creative ideas using Crayola crayons on fabric to enhance their quilting projects.
Well a New Year is upon us and I wanted to take the time to wish all of my friends and family a Happy and Blessed 2017. Rocky and I will being doing a lot less travelling this year, but expect it to be very busy none the less. Our daughter, Kristy, will be having her first baby! YAYYY! This is our fifth grandchild, and we are expecting much spoiling and diaper changing.
I am hoping to do more blogging and posting on FB with new projects and creative ideas. Here are a few photos of things to come, and some travel pics of me and Rocky as we closed out 2016.
Happy New Year! from Terrie's Quilts.
The talented and creative ladies from Tucson Quilt Guild welcomed Rocky and I with open arms. Thanks TQG!
Coming in 2017 from Terrie’s Quilts a NEW TECHNIQUE to add to your quilting tool box.
Brush-n-Blend is a new technique, inspired from Melt-n-Blend, to use Crayola crayons on your quilts. Please visit our website and facebook page for a sample.
MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR! From Terrie’s Quilts.
Melt n blend was the perfect technique to bring some life to aquarium creatures, in my latest quilting class.
You're never too young to experiment with crayons on fabric using the melt n blend technique, and of course you never out grow being able to play with coloring crayons. Thanks Jill and Reiley!
Here is a letter and photographs of a recent quilt that one of my former students completed. She incorporated the melt n blend technique using coloring crayons, and won second place for her original and "tasty" quilt. Way to go Cindy!
I wanted to share with you pictures of the quilt I made after taking your crayon class in the spring of 2015 when you were in Folsom, CA. I waited this long to send a picture because I wanted to see how the quilt was judged in the Folsom Quilt and Fiber Guild show. Turns out I won second place in the Emma Allesbes Art Quilt Challenge category. This is the first quilt I have ever had judged. I am really pleased. The quilt is 25" wide and 20" high and is called Tom's Beer Can Chicken. The "wall" and "counter" are my background fabrics. All the rest of the elements are the crayon colored applique pieces I made.
Last year the guild announced the quilt challenge for the 2016 show. The quilt was to be related to food and have a 3D element included on the quilt. I knew immediately I wanted to do a quilt of a beer can chicken picture that my husband took years ago. Crayon coloring was perfect for this quilt. The 3D part of the quilt is a recipe for beer can chicken hanging in the upper left corner. I do not consider myself an artist, but you class made this quilt possible. Thank you for your technique. It helped me win my first ribbon."
My new melt-n-blend quilt, "AQUARIUM", featuring vibrant colors from the crayon box, will be available to order soon from terriesquilts.com.
Some photos of our recent class in Sandy OR, where you see the beautiful poinsettia's coming to life with the melt n blend quilting technique using coloring crayons. Also some of my students diligently working to perfect the poinsettia pattern --SAY THAT FIVE TIMES FAST ; ) We had a blast!
"Say hello to my little friends"! Been spending a lot of time with some new, underwater friends. Using crayons on fusible appliqué can help you create some of the vibrant colors of life under water in my new quilt pattern, AQUARIUM.
Thought I'd do a "little" organizing. Of course it turned into a "big" project.
some more, Before...
...and more After.
A picture of me and Dad when I was in High School, and an "old school" sewing machine like Mom used. I think of them often when I'm in my Fortress of Quilt-itude. Miss you both!
Our booth in Portland was small and cozy, but hey, big things come in small packages!
A show this big requires all hands on deck, including my husband Rocky. "Sorry honey the golf course will have to wait".
Crayons and fabric always put a smile on my face. Thanks Portland for the great show!
I have lived most of my life in northern California and the Willamette Valley of Oregon. My grandmother first taught me to sew when I was eight years old, and by the time I was a teenager I had completed my first quilt. The first quilting classes I taught were at Grandma's Attic in Dallas, OR and Greenbaum's Quilted Forest in Salem, OR. It was during this time that I started experimenting with crayons and developed my Melt-n-Blend technique for using crayons on fabric. Over time I perfected the technique and created some fun and colorful patterns which I sold at our local quilting stores. The success of the classes and patterns eventually lead to my first book "Creative Quilts from your Crayon Box". My husband and I have two sons, one daughter, and four grandchildren. Four of them are quilters--five if you count my husband, Rocky. He's been known to help me with quilting from time to time and has a very nice quilting stitch. My dream is to travel with my husband. I would teach and quilt and he would golf and, well, golf.