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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Out At the Quilt Show- Quilt Unlimited

I must still apologize to my followers for not blogging for awhile here.  I am still in a blogging/quilt funk.  I have had so many things on my mine and even some wild titles for blogs in my head, like “Quilt Suicide” or “Bloggers Are Us” and “What’s Up With The Cat Fur”.  My “Quilting MOJO” seems to be out of whack, but I am trying to get it back.  (Whack/Back).

Yesterday (Friday), I took off from work (been doing that a lot) to hang with my girls Linda (Eat, Sleep ,Quilt) and Pat to ride down to Chantilly, VA to take in the Quilters Unlimited Quilt Show.  This was a great show to attend and it was better then the Baltimore Quilt & Sew Expo last month.  Great vendors and Quilts.  I did not have my camera with me, so these pictures are from my cell phone.  Did not get to take a lot, my battery was running down.   




This quilt is at the Artistic Artifacts booth and was done by Linda Cooper and I think it is called Kinetic Quilts.  I am sorry if you cannot see it that well, cell phones do not make a good pictures.  This is a two-sided mobile-like art quilt with small mini-quilts in the center.  I plan to take this class in September and Artistic Artifacts is located in Alexandra, VA not really far and if I have to take the metro train, they will pick me up for the train station.  Check out their web site www.ArtisticArtifacts.com/classes to learn more.  You can see more of Linda Cooper’s work here http://www.lindacooperquilts.com/KineticQuilts.htm

Now I must say that in every show there is always some item that you see that you say to yourself, “I could have made that” or “I can use something different” or “that is a waste of money”.  Well this little idea below, was one of those items, that when I saw it I said “I can use a crab mallet” .


Yes readers it is a The Wacker.  This little mallet is a must have item for your sewing room.  I do not know how we have ever lived without this most important tool in our quilting life.  Once you press your seams, you take the mallet and wack that seam flat.  You have a perfect flat seam.  No more bumps or lumps. You can now flatten those unruly multi-layer seam allowances that your iron cannot do.  Oh I must not forget that with a combine price of $26 you can even get the wacking board, which is a 1 or 2 inch thick wood board with batting and a cloth cover.  No more dents on your tables with this item.  And if this is a most need item for your sewing pleasure just hope on over to www.harvesthousequilting.com.  Stop laughing.  This is a real tool, and I think I will be going out to get my sewing friends the crab mallet.

Well as you can see this is a early posting for me.  I am off to Atlantic City with a bus load of people my son included.  The center of my hand has been itching, do you think I am in for a big win?  I hope so.

So until I blog again

The Slow Quilter (Felicia)


  1. But there will be people who buy these over priced crazy things. I have my dress makers seam mallet from long ago - maybe paid less than a dollar for it.

  2. Ok, I'm laughing at the seam whacker...

    I love Artistic Artifacts! I met a couple of the ladies at IQF in Cincinnati a couple of years ago. In fact, I did a challenge that they sponsored(Power Suit Quilt Challenge). Good people.

    I hope you're over your funk soon. Cleaning and re-doing my studio helped me out of my 12+ month funk...

  3. A whacker huh??? I see it as a weapon, when things don't go right in my sewing room! LOL! And I sure coulda used that a few weeks back! tee hee. Your not the only one who has had to deal with funks. It's universal. Hope you recover soon! :-)

  4. It was nice to read you again. I love your blog. Hope you had fun and the itchy palm paid off.

  5. Hi! I am in a quilt funk, too! I'm glad to know I'm not the only one. We need to work at it together and get over this funk! Good luck!

  6. So happy that you enjoyed the show and hope that you make it an annual event. The red and white quilts were beautiful. The seam whacker...I don't know. I think this is a gadget that I can leave off my list.

  7. There are a lot of quilting gadgets that can be left at the quilt shows/quilt shops. I saw one recently for cutting apart blocks that you've sewn one after another. Gee... I think I'll keep using my scissors for that job.

    P.S. I tried to reply via e-mail to a comment that you left on my blog but it bounced back as undeliverable... so I thought I'd stop by your blog for a visit instead.

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  9. A crab mallet? LOL...guess I need one if you say I do. I hate when I get in those quilt funks, but usually a trip to a fabric store and new fabric makes me feel better. Maybe I have too many quilt funks because my sewing room is packed with way too much fabric from those shopping trips. :O)

  10. Wow - the Whacker! Just what I've been needin' and didn't know it :) too funny!

  11. I think I have a meat mallet that would work too. :) blessings,marlene

  12. Youare cracking me up. I have to say, the Wacker, has shown up at our quilt shows for several years! I don't know anyone that has purchased it though. Looking forward to seeing your Tammy Bag!