Monday, March 24, 2008

Convergence giveaway...



Impressed I remembered it was Monday? I am, too! But I didn't do any sewing today, as we went up to see Ferret's solo exhibition at the Dissenter's Gallery at Kensal Green Cemetery ("we" in this instance, being me, my friend Lana and all our kids) - which was very enjoyable. If you've never seen any of her pieces in person, do try to make the time to go check out this exhibition - it's a lovely small venue and you can get really up close and personal with the pieces, which are many of them stunning. My personal favourite was a new piece called Heat, though I also found myself very attracted to a quilt featuring a herd of cows (or more precisely, young bulls), which is not something I ever thought I'd hear myself say!

After that, we split up and my kids and I went off to the Tate Britain to look at some paintings, which was also enjoyable. Sarah actually looked at lots of paintings; the other two, not so much, though they were amused by some contemporary installation type pieces featuring found objects, such as a cauliflower.

Anyway. Here's what's on offer this week - four squares, about 10-12 inches square (a guess, I didn't measure) which were experiments with Convergence Quilting a la Ricky Timms. I have long since decided I am not going to do anything with these four pieces (particularly as I was lucky enough to receive a convergence quilt in a quilt swap, so my need for that type of piece is satisfied), so am offering them up to a good home - or heck, to any home! If you make small quilts for charity auctions or something, these might be very suitable starting places, needing only a border, perhaps. Or you can cut them up - I don't care, I just want them out of my pile of things I must feel responsible for or guilty about :)

As usual, if you are interested in being in the draw for these pieces, leave a comment here before Sunday.

26 comments:

Karol-Ann said...

I know I shouldn't comment again, but I can't help myself because I just love these!!! So pick me, pick me please LOL

Jenn said...

I love the bright colors. Pick me!

zizzybob said...

Any fabric I can use in a charity quilt is always a good thing, especially such lovely bright colors. But my name in the hat, bowl automatic random number picker thingy.

rlbates said...

Very pretty!

artisbliss said...

Count me in, Kate.

Betty Donahue said...

The kids my quilt guild makes charity quilts for would just love those bright colors. (I love bright colors, too)
Betty

Doreen Kinkade said...

Oh, I hope I win. Just bought the book and would love to have a real piece in front of me.
Doreen K.

Supermom said...

Oh, please...I love this. Put me in your giveaway pool!

Supermom said...

you should give us mortals some instructions on how you make this likd of quilt...

Anonymous said...

Ooooooh! I love the colours and fabrics, they sing.
metbury

Becca said...

I can't resist these Kate-they're beautiful and I know the perfect use for them (How often does that happen!) I'd love to be in the draw!

Becca

Di said...

Great blocks Kate. I can find a use for these, in fact several!! Please put me in the draw

sbonetsue said...

I could of course give thos blocks a good home in a Project Linus quilt so throw my name in!

BMT said...

Wow...those blocks are beautiful!! Count me in Please!!

kiwicarole said...

I love the colours on these Kate, and have never done anything like these patterns before. Many thanks for the chance to win them! Carole

Sequana said...

Ok....I'll admit it. Just send them here to a bad home.....*L*

What great colors!

Cathy W said...

Hello Kate -- I, too, love these colorful blocks! I make charity quilts that I donate through my guild and other organizations too. I hope I'm lucky and win one of these!!

carrie said...

Oh they look nice! I haven't tried making those

Maggie said...

I would make tabletoppers out of them for the big national quilt conference this June
Maggie

Judi said...

WOW I can't believe you want to get rid of those great pieces. Count me in.

miniaturequilter said...

Its very generous of you to offer them. Please include me in your drawing! Thanks!!

Moonlightress said...

They are really gorgeous and I just love them! I know I already have some of your inchies, but I just can't pass up this opportunity, so please count me in too ? :)
Karen

Hedgehog said...

Would love to have my name thrown in the hat! Just saw a nice tutorial for convergence quilting - think I might need to give it a try.

Joanie Hoffman said...

Hi Kate,
I'd like to be this drawing please.
Happy Wednesday,
Joanie

Shelina said...

These would make great quilts for the Ami Simms' Alzheimers initiative. I feel bad for requesting another win, but this time it is for a good cause!

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

I have made two convergence quilts- one finished, one undecided how to finish. These are very lovely, and I want to be in on this give-away! thanks!