Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Foothills Piecemakers Info

Guano Sacks

Feed Sacks
Feed sacks were initially made of heavy canvas, and were used to obtain flour, sugar, meal, grain, salt and feed from the mills. They were reusable, with the farmer bringing an empty sack stamped with his mark or brand to the mill to be filled.


Quilt Artists I Enjoy

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Chinaberry Grove Quilts
Johnnie McKenzie
Greenville, SC

Click the Classes tab up top for more details.

Whether you are a new or experienced quilter, there’s always more to learn. I personalize sessions to focus on your learning goals, for example, if you know how to paper piece, you may want to be more efficient or tackle a more complex pattern. Ask yourself, "where do I want to go?" I'll help you get there.
  • Piecing:
    • beginning piecing
    • advanced techniques including curves, Y seams, in-set circles, etc.
    • basic paper piecing - the guaranteed easy way, no templates and guessing if your fabric is the right size
    • advanced paper piecing project such as patterns by Judy Niemeyer,Jjacqueline de Jonge, Deb Karasik, George Siciliano, etc.
  • Quilting:
    • walking-foot quilting, 
    • free-motion quilting (especially for those with no stitch regulator)
    • conquering metallic thread
  • Special Techniques:
    • 3-D blocks
    • Folded fabric blocks, e.g., Cathedral Windows, 

One-on-one and group sessions available. Sessions are held in my studio or at your location. Check out the samples below of quilts I have completed this year.

Email me for more information: johnniemckenzie@att.net .
















Saturday, December 1, 2018

Candle Pattern

Sew Fresh Quilts has a quick and easy candle pattern. Great if you have  ade all the holiday trees and ornaments you can use or give.

Holiday Candle Pattern



Monday, November 12, 2018

Work in Progress

I'm eager to finish my holiday items for my MyColorPops Etsy shop so I can return to my current fun project. All blocks done and one row assembled.


Saturday, November 10, 2018

Quilt in SCMQG Swap

Several people have asked me for the pattern I used for the quilt I made for my swap partner. It is a variation of the very old snowball block.




I got the pattern free some years ago but it is no longer on the guild site. The lady who made the pattern for the LAMQG has it on her site for $4.

Here's a link:  January Block

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Good Tutorial for Single Thickness Binding

This is a really good idea, especially for quilts that will not get heavy use. I found this in The Quilt Show newsletter today.

Single Thickness Binding



Monday, September 24, 2018

Friday, August 3, 2018

Equilter Design Fun

I have been focusing on modern designs for the last couple of years and having EQ available makes exploration easy. Here's today experiment. Soon to be a table runner or even a bed runner.