Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Olivers travels...

Oliver is flying once again!  Sometimes I think this boy has traveled more than me!

A while back I received an email requesting Oliver to be part of the 2017 invitation-only special exhibit at the Brigham City Museum of Art and History.  Wow!  Umm, yes...

The exhibit runs June 16 through August 31, 2017.  The museum is located at 24 North 300 West in Brigham City, Utah, and I am honored to be included in this amazing list of artists:

Presenting quilts by Christine Alexiou, Canada; Beatrice Bueche, France; Sue Bleiweiss, Massachusetts; Melani Kane Brewer, Florida; Anne H. Datko, Utah; Jennifer Day, New Mexico; Karen Eckmeier, Connecticut; Aileyn Renli Ecob, California; Kaye Evans, Utah; Laura Fogg, California; Robin Gausebeck, Illinois; Mariko Hayashi, Japan; Margarete Heinisch, California; Ann Horton, California; Jean Renli Jurgenson, California; Sandra Leichner, Oregon; Shani Leser, Israel; Karen Marchetti, Florida; Suzanne Marshall, Missouri; Lea McComas, Colorado; Jeannie P. Moore, California; Patti Morris, Canada; Bethanne G. Nemesh, Pennsylvania; Do Palma, Wyoming; Ruth Powers, Kansas; Jan Reed, California; Jane Sassaman, Illinois; Gillian Shearer, Australia; Zena Thorpe, California; Laura Welklin, Indiana; Cathy Wiggins, North Carolina; and Allison Wilbur, Rhode Island.

If you're a new follower you might not know about Oliver.  He is one of my favorite quilts. He was the result of a week long retreat with the amazingly talented Sharon Schamber.  Like I've said a million times before if you ever get the chance to take a class with her do so - you will not regret it!
While Oliver is retired from competition, he's had quite the journey so far - here are just a few highlights -

Published in the 2011 International Quilt Festival 2011 Quilt Scene Magazine featuring a full page photo:

A step-by-step digital interview with The Quilt Show (2014):

AQS Quiltweek Syracuse 2015 Showbook feature artist interview:

And multiple other printed show brochures and advertising,

So... if you just happen to be in Utah over the summer, swing by the museum, check out the exhibit, and maybe send me a picture or two of Oliver hanging!

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Cruise-away Giveaway WINNER

I'm back from the cruise -- wow, what an awesome time!  I truly hope you all enjoyed your Mothers Day celebrations - it sounds like each one of you had wonderful plans.  Now let's see who won the Build-A-Stitch book!

With a little help from, the winner is Dawn Kenestrick!  Congratulations Dawn, please message me (here or via Facebook) your mailing address and I'll get the book off to you.

That was a lot of fun!  I'll be sure to have more giveaways in the future!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Cruise-away Giveaway

To celebrate my first quilting cruise (well, my first cruise ever), which just happens to set sail on Mothers Day, I am going to have a giveaway! 

I'm super excited because this is my first official giveaway as well.

One lucky quilty peep is going to win a copy of the Build-A-Stitch workbook!

Yes, there are some rules...

1.  Comment here, on this blog post, how you'll be spending Mothers Day.  

2.  Share this post on Facebook (make sure to share it publicly so I can view the shares).

3.  Like (follow) the Karen Marchetti - Quilt Artist Facebook page.

Once you've completed all three you'll be entered into the giveaway.

Entries will be accepted until midnight (EST) on Sunday 5/21/2017.  The winner will be announced here on the blog as well as shared on the Karen Marchetti - Quilt Artist Facebook page on Wednesday, 5/24/2017.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Quilt or Couch?

I had a last minute trip to AQS Quiltweek Paducah to help out in the Gammill booth.  What a fun time this was!  Gammill has come out with a set of quick change feet and they are awesome!  Here's a few fun pics from Paducah:

Just a sampling of some work with the couching foot:

One of my facebook quilties, Colleen, ran out to her car to grab her Build-A-Stitch book so I could sign it.  It was so nice meeting her!
photo courtesy of Jen Smith

photo courtesy of Theresa Olson
Even Jen got in on the stitching fun:

Here I am sharing the awesomeness with some quilties:
photo courtesy of Theresa Olson
Once I was home I managed to relax for a few days... hahaha, by relax I mean finish a client quilt (you can see that over on the other blog).  And then I had one evening available to play with the couching foot...

Well... one evening turned into two, which then spilled over into my weekend, but here is the amazingness that happened:

And here's a ton of detail pics:

As you can see the couching foot is loads of fun!  I've named this little bit of play Words on a Whim -- hopefully, you'll be able to see it at Fall Paducah... I'll let you know.