Artistic Alchemy goes to The Quilt Show in Grass Valley, CA!

by Heidi Emmett 

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How many fiber artists does it take to set up (this booth is a first for us) a 10 x 10 ft. booth? Four! Here we are: the intrepid group that makes up Artistic Alchemy; Christine, Mary, Sandra, and Heidi. Welcome to all of you who are new to our blog after visiting our booth!   DSC_1203

Sandra and Heidi are both wearing a Terrific Tabard vest. Don’t forget I am offering Terrific Tabard as an option to Off The Grid vest in the Art to Wear workshop I am teaching. DSC_1200

I like how Sandra added a “phone pocket” on her Terrific Tabard aka “Skinny vest.” DSC_1095

Below is the cute triangle mini bag you will make in Mary’s workshop. It’s from the Steam-a-Seam section of the workshop.


I love her new canvas pieces. She is always adding new techniques that will help you create your own one-of-a-kind piece of art work. DSC_1193

This is how we felt after figuring out our booth setup!DSC_1192 Over in the SWAG (Sierra Wearable Art Group) showcase, I showed my Off The Grid Vest in a pre-felted fabric.I  have the wrong side out at this show for a different look. It’s a miracle vest pattern, so many have said that! One size really DOES fit all. Read more under my workshop description in the menu bar of this home page.  DSC_1189

Loving how the colors of Sandra’s “Octavious”  quilt helps to showcase our booth and show everyone what we each do at the Artistic Alchemy retreat. DSC_1103

Yea!! What a success our booth was. Now many, many, more are interested in what we do and are considering signing up for a creative and fun, 5 days of sewing by Lake Tahoe. Each workshop is filling. Christine’s is the first to have a waiting list. Sew don’t delay to pick your workshop choice and sign up!
DSC_1106 Christine’s Crossover Collage Vest in the SWAG section. DSC_1188

Mary’s stamped and painted linen coat in the SWAG section. DSC_1187 Sandra’s “Chuck Close” quilt won a prize in the show.DSC_1165

Here is Sandra’s latest quilt, “Winston,” another ribbon winner. I zoomed in a bit on this quilt to showcase the depth of color. DSC_1162

Here’s the write-up on Christine’s  ribbon winning quilt!DSC_1159

Solid and Plaid Modules. Sorry, I just retitled it to “Dazzling Color Blocking.”

DSC_1158 Christine’s “Swizzle Sticks” was a ribbon winner too!DSC_1143

Thanks for coming along on our weekend at The Quilt Show. We love what we do. As I like to say: “We make it up, make it fun, FUN!, and get it done!”  Hugs, Heidi