Sunday, October 1, 2017

Sew Very Busy!

This week has been a blast!  I have really enjoyed hosting the 52 Quilters blog, Instagram and Twitter accounts.

On the blog this week I shared how I got into quilting and what my passion in quilting is.  If you are interested in getting to know me better, check them out!




I was also able to attend MQX Midwest.  See my post about some of the quilts and exhibits I loved on the 52 Quilters Instagram account.




Finally, this happened and I am so excited!!!


I have been working hard to get my patterns out on the market.  These are all PDF and ZIP files so they can easily be downloaded once they are purchased.  There is a quick link on my website or you can go there now by using this link.

Next on my to do list....The October Linda B Creative Newsletter.  Have you signed up for the free monthly newsletter?  Here is the link!


Sew Very Busy this Week, Linda

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Hosting 52 Quilters this Week

Hello Creatives!

This week is full of activity for me.  I am hosting for 52 Quilters.


This is a social experiment in quilty communication and collaboration. Discover a virtual patchwork of quilters throughout the year: each week a new quilter will take over the 52Quilters twitter, blog and instagram. The goal of this project is to document the collective crafted life of quilters. 



So be sure to keep up with my adventures on their website at www.52quilters.com.  

There is also a special Give Away on the Instagram account at  https://www.instagram.com/52quilters/


Look for this post and follow the instructions to be entered in the Give Away. 

Being inspired by quilty people around the world, Linda

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

What, Me on TV???



Things are really moving around here.  I wanted to share with you a neat opportunity that I was able to participate in this past month. 

Many of you know that I had a vendor booth at the Rooster Creek Quilt Show in July.  I had a great time and met many who were interested in quilting.  One individual that I met was Rick Jey.

Rick is a member of the Jefferson City Art Club and hosts a program on JCTV in Jefferson City, MO that interviews artists about their work.  Imagine my surprise when he approached me about being interviewed about my art quilts!  Having no formal training as an artist, I was honored to be a part of the program.

We met late in August with his new co-host, Kat Dake at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, MO.


Both hosts were great at putting me at ease and asking questions that I knew the answers for!  You have no idea how hard it is to talk about your accomplishments. 

Here is a sneak peak at what the room looked like that we filmed in.


I want to give a big thank you to Station Producer, Gloria Enloe, and her staff. 


So do you want to see the interview????



Trust me, it wasn't as painful as it looks!

Still sharing my love of quilting with others, Linda





Monday, September 4, 2017

Craftsy is Free for the Day!

I just wanted to remind you that all the Craftsy Classes are Free to watch today!
You will not be able to use the app to view them so go directly to the website!

Encouraging Inspiration, Linda

Thursday, August 31, 2017

A Linda B Creative Newsletter Reminder

Just a reminder, to hurry and sign up for my free monthly newsletter, Linda B Creative, and receive the August free Sunflower Quilt Label pattern.

The link to sign up for the newsletter is on my website: www.LindaBrattenCreations.com.

Then be sure to join our Facebook group, Linda B Creative to see how to use the pattern.


New Linda B Creative Newsletter for September to be released soon!

Keeping you informed, Linda

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Rooster Creek Quilt Show

My how time flies, when you are busy!  This July, the Rooster Creek Quilt Guild and the Rooster Creek Quilt Shop hosted their second Rooster Creek Quilt Show.  There were over 700 attendees for the three day event.


I was excited to participate as a vendor and as a demonstrator. 

Trip around my booth!

I gave six one hour demonstrations through out the event. 


On Thursday I gave demonstrations on free-motion quilting using the domestic machine.  On Friday I gave two different presentations on the variety of mixed media that you can use in your sewing and quilting projects.  Then on Saturday I demonstrated the ins and outs of foundation paper piecing.



My team and I posted the live demonstrations in my Facebook group, Linda B Creative.  Feel free to join the group and catch up on the fun we had!

 

Also at this event I launched my new pattern line and adult coloring book, Sew Very Sketchy.  It combines my love of sewing with adult coloring books.  Feedback has been great, and I am excited to tell you more about them later.
Sew Very Sketchy Kaleidoscope Swirls Bag
Sew Very Sketchy Adult Coloring Book
Sew Very Sketchy Buttons, Beads and Baubles


It was great to meet new quilters and catch up with some dear friends at the event. They are already making plans for next years event.

A special shout out to my team of helpers that made everything go smoothly, Brett, Sheri, Brooke and Riley!  I could not have done it without you!

Dreaming of Quilt Shows, Linda

Thursday, March 30, 2017

2017 Technology and Quilting Quilt Show


Let's face it technology has changed a lot in our lives.  Some changes are for the better and others many of us can live without.  It has greatly impacted the sewing and quilting industry.  Our machines are computerized, we share design files and patterns electronically, and even print our own fabric using our home computers.  Sometimes it may seem difficult to keep up with all this changing technology.

I like to look at it as opportunities to express my creativity differently.  One way in which I use technology to create quilts is to create photo transferred quilts with my home computer.  Digital cameras have opened up a love for photography that I had never been able to explore before, due to the cost of developing the film.  Now I can be selective, and only print what I really want to work with.

I love being able to take photos and edit them in Photoshop to create a unique and appealing piece.  Then using my inkjet printer, I create the fabric that becomes a focal point of my wall hangings.  Without technology, this would not be possible.


That being said, the Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia, MO is currently hosting a Technology and Quilting Quilt Show through April 15th.  I am honored to say that ten of my photo transferred quilts were selected to be on displayed at this show.  In addition to photo transferred techniques, computerize embroidery, computerized applique, and computerized and free-motion long-arm quilted quilts are on display.



On Saturday, April 1, 2017, from 1:30- 2:30 pm, at the Daniel Boone Regional Library in Columbia, MO, there will be a special presentation about this exhibit.   Mindy Smith, the curator of the library's annual quilt exhibit, will talk about the history of computer technology in quilt design and stitching, including how the innovative Statler Stitcher, a computerized long-arm quilting machine invented by Columbia resident Paul Statler, has played a role. Mr. Statler will tell us how he started and show a video of how his machine works. You’ll also find out how the technology behind production quilting has made the Quilts of Valor project feasible. Mindy will illustrate the tremendous variety of techniques used in computerized design and stitching with a quilt trunk show.

They used my Bronze Iris in the show's program!
After this presentation, there will be a tour of the quilts, and it will start in the lobby of the library.  I want express thanks to the Daniel Boone Regional Library Foundation for funding this event.

Here is a sneak peak!








This is a great opportunity for you to see how technology has influenced the industry. Hoping to see you on Saturday, Linda

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Sewing and Quilting Hacks You Will Love!


This month I am sharing all of my favorite sewing and quilting hacks in my Facebook Group, Linda B Creative!  I have all ready begun with the very first one, the Humble, but Mighty
 Toilet Brush.



You may wonder how this will help you in your sewing studio.  Trust me once you see it demonstrated you will get one.  Also the live feed shares additional information on how to make sure it remains in your sewing space.



You may be wondering why it looks like this, but there is a good reason.

Today we learned why these items are handy in the sewing room.  


 If you want to find out, join us at the Linda B Creative group on Facebook!

Finding new uses for ordinary things,-Linda