Hello quilters and fellow sewing enthusiasts! My name is Belinda Karls-Nace and I am back as guest writer on the AccuQuilt Blog today. For those of you that are unfamiliar with my work, I'm a quilting and needlework designer, creator, finisher, and teacher (and the author of the Samplings from a Blue Ribbon Girl blog)...and lucky enough to design projects and create quilt samples for AccuQuilt.
Quilter Carla Hamilton came in for a tour of AccuQuilt recently and she inspired us with her incredible tenacity and positive outlook on life even in the face of a disability that halted her ability to quilt. Carla, 68, has been visually impaired for the past seven years and had completely given up on quilting because she couldn't see well enough to cut fabric without risking injury to herself. However, approximately two and a half years ago, Carla’s friend Mary introduced her to the GO! and Carla immediately went to purchase one for herself. She’s been on a quilting roll ever since, making an impressive 27 personalized quilts for her family members last Christmas. She had no idea a fabric cutting system even existed for quilters, and now she’s in a full blown love affair with her GO!
Hello everyone! I'm Diana Ray, the quilter and writer at Ray's Sew Crafty. I'm back to show you a quick tutorial on making scrappy Christmas placemats and coasters using just two dies! I'll be using the Go! Ohio Star (#55174) die for my 17"x 12"placemats and the Go! Kite (#55254) for my 6"X 6"coasters. They are both BOB dies, a "Block on Board", which means that all of the pieces for this block are on one board for quick cutting! I love that!