Wednesday, August 10, 2011

From a little idea...............

This past May, the CQA (Canadian Quilter's Association) mini conference was held here in London ON. I designed and created a pattern especially for the event. This leaf shaped fabric bowl (we are the "forest"city after all)Originally, I thought that a few would be made as decor, but the local organizing committee had other ideas and the project took on a life of it's own. The pattern was sent to guilds across the country and was printed in this issue of CQA's The Canadian Quilter.
It wasn't long before the "leaves", made by quilters from coast to coast began arriving. In this article, you can see that Christine is nearly buried under just a small sampling of what arrived at her door. 100s of the bowls were given away to quilters during the 4 day conference, and those who attended the Gala banquet received their leaf bowl filled with all sorts of fabulous quilty treasures.
This was the first time I had created a project for others and I was completely amazed by the response.
Are you a CQA member?...........if so, you will be seeing more from me very soon....ah, but that is another post.


17 comments:

Ethne said...

What an amazing idea and such a response - maybe you can share it with us (all outside Canada) in a tutorial someday

Needled Mom said...

I would love to have a tutorial on that leaf bowl. That is adorable and I would love to see all of them.

Quilt Hollow said...

Will you share how you made it? I tell ya...you have more talent than anybody I know!
How's the girls?

Dolores said...

Didn't know you were the one who designed it. I thought it was great. Yes, I am a member and look forward to more of your work.

Karen S said...

I love your leaf -- what a wonderful idea. I think that a tutorial would be really appreciated (hint, hint...)

Jackie said...

oohh,,, a secret... I am a CQA member=))

Createology said...

Congratulations on YOUR bowl idea. It is beautiful and I can see what a great response came forth. How fun for everyone to receive one in return and for it to be filled with quilting goodies. I am California...not Canada. :o(

Luci said...

Yes! Do tell! How did you make it? Beautiful!

Diane J. Evans said...

Congratulations -- and well deserved! For those of us here in the States, is there a way we can get a copy of the tutorial???

Diane

Royce said...

Oh I love that - leaves are my fav motif. I too would enjoy the how to info. Not surprised it went over so big.

Crooked Gulley Art Quilts - Mary Couch said...

Oh... I've got to know how to make those leaf bowls... Think holly and berries at Christmas :-) Please, Please, Please with sugar on top. Did you use Mod Podge??
Hugs from Mary

Sharon said...

Wow, what an amazing thing to happen! You must be so pleased. It's a great design - I can see why it was so popular. Good for you!!

Barb said...

Love that bowl. Wish I could get that magazine here in the states. Thanks for letting us see it!

Quilter Kathy said...

You are a tease...what are you up to!?!? How about a hint?!?

sewnut said...

The bowls were so nice. I saw them at our guild. Life this spring did not let me make any of them, nor attend the CQA event but I certainly coveted the bowls.

Excellent design work. Thanks Jill!

Maggie R said...

Hi Jill,
I didn't realize you were the creator of the "Leaf Bowls" They were fun to make. I did a half dozen for the event and got some back for volunteering..
I think it was one of the most successful tutorials.
You also designed the logo (Tree) for the CQA Conference here in Ontario.. Congratulations...You are one talented lady..
Yes I belong to CQA and also will be coming to LFG again this year. Look forward to seeing you
Hard to believe summertime is nearly over!
xoxo
((((hugs))))
Maggie.

M-R said...

Oh, I made one of those leaves? It was the first time I'd made anything like it and I loved it. The pattern was simple and easy to do! I'll be making another one for sure. Thanks Jill!

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