Tuesday, March 3, 2015

GenerationQ Magazine

GenerationQ Magazine
 how many of you have picked up a copy of this magazine
yes, you can subscribe!!
Jake Finch
 meet Jake Finch and Melissa Thompson Maher
Melissa Thompson Maher
 these two, along with their great team of folks, including Teri Lucas who contributed the blog post about

 create this wonderful publication for us - for quilters!
I am so happy to be included in the GenQ blog
but if you will notice, the website also has a lot of information to share
just head on over to
(there's that word again)
and you will see there are lots of different things that quilters can get involved in
including
charity that we discussed in yesterday's blog!
thank you, Generation Q Magazine, for participating in the BookBlog Tour
and thank you,
Teri Lucas
for your great article!

I am honored!

now for the readers, head on over to the Gen Q Blog and leave a comment for a chance
to have your very own copy of
A Modern Twist

be.do.create.
Natalie Barnes

Monday, March 2, 2015

Hello Victoria Findlay Wolfe!!

what fun it is to have such a great community of quilters!

Victoria Findlay Wolfe
is one of those people that makes this thing that we do - quilting -
C O M M U N I T Y

while
is a book that I absolutely love
www.vfquilts.com
it was 
Quilt Market, standing shoulder to shoulder with another quilter, watching
Sandy
unfold in her "home town"
she immediately knew what was needed
and how to get those items to the people affected by the storm
now that's community!
That's Victoria.
Victoria Findlay Wolfe
Victoria has a great new book out!
Double Wedding Ring Quilts
Traditions Made Modern

she is teaching and lecturing and traveling
spreading her concepts and techniques
throughout
our community

so I am very thankful that Victoria has time at all
to share more information with all of you on the BookBlog Tour
for
A Modern Twist!

hope you will say hello to 
Victoria Findlay Wolf
today!

be.do.create
Natalie.
www.beyondthereefpatterns.com

Sunday, March 1, 2015

A Modern Twist - BOOK BLOG TOUR

it would be an understatement
to say how really proud I am
to have such a great team to participate in the BookBlog Tour
for
Natalie Barnes, Angela Walters
 nevertheless
without further ado
let me introduce you to the lineup
A Modern Twist by Natalie Barnes with Angela Walters
01 March - Natalie Barnes + WELCOME

WE HAVE AN UPDATE!

02 March - Victoria Findlay Wolfe + CONTRAST
Victoria Findlay Wolfe
www.bumblebeansinc.blogspot.com

03 March - Teri Lucas + COLOR
Generation Q Magazine
www.generationqmagazine.com

04 March - Julie Herman + COMPOSITION
Jaybird Quilts
www.jaybirdquilts.com

05 March - Jenny Wilding Cardon + COLOR
Martingale
www.blog.shopmartingale.com
 
   06 March - Rose Hughes + COLOR
Rose Hughes
www.rosehughes.blogspot.com

07 March - Amy Smart  + CONTRAST
Amy Smart
www.diaryofaquilter.com

08 March - Carolyn Friedlander + COLOR
Carolyn Friedlander
www.carolynfriedlander.com/blog/

09 March - Latifah Saafir + COMPOSITION
Latifah Saafir Studios
www.latifahsaafirstudios.com/blog/

10 March - Amy Ellis  + CONTRAST
Amy's Creative Side
www.amyscreativeside.com/blog/

11 March - Angela Walters + COMPOSITION
Angela Walters/Quilting is my Therapy
www.quiltingismytherapy.com
each day, a friend will give a shout out to the book
A Modern Twist
and will speak a little, from their perspective, on one of the three main topics in the book
COLOR + CONTRAST + COMPOSITION 
each day I will post my own introduction to the "quilter of the day"

each friend will ask you to leave a comment on their blog
the random number generator will select a comment on March 15
and I will send that person a copy of the book
signed by both myself and Angela Walters
who not only quilted the quilts in the book
but contributed a chapter
about
COLOR + CONTRAST + COMPOSITION in quilting!
Quilting by Angela Walters
let me just say one last thing
 I firmly believe that we all stand together
in this community
called
quilting

www.beyondthereefpatterns.com
I value what it is that each and every one
of these folks is doing in their own quilting life!!
 
while I am over the moon about having my very own book

I am equally delighted
to have this community of 
open, sharing, positive, quilters 
come together
here...
now.
it is, after all, THEIR blog....and I am honored 
to be included! 
so, I hope you will enjoy the next ten days

for now, please leave me a comment about the 
most giving moment 
you have experienced in your quilting life
 for a chance to have a signed copy
of
A Modern Twist



it's Monday, and time to start your week off with
Victoria Findlay Wolfe


head on over to her post
for some of her own notes on Contrast

be.do.create
natalie.
 


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Winner Winner!

the random number generator selected comment number seven
JODI
congratulations...
Natalie Barnes ,  Angela Walters
remember...the BookBlog Tour will start March 1
the next post will announce the Tour participants
I think you're going to enjoy this!
 
be.do.create.
natalie
 
ps - what are you doing this weekend?
Monica's Quilt and Bead Creations
in
Palm Desert, California
is hosting a trunk show lecture
this Friday from 4-7pm
 
if you'd like to get your own signed copy of
A Modern Twist
come by, visit, and I would be thrilled to sign your purchased book
 
AND
 
on this Saturday from 10-3
I will be teaching
at
Monica's Quilt and Bead Creations
 
most of you know Monica, don't you?
 it should be fun
Natalie Barnes teaching A Modern Twist
we're making a weekend of it!!
won't you come join us?
 
the Desert is beautiful this time of year
I hear it's going to be 79 degrees...
 
 
 

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A MODERN TWIST

it's official.
thanks to everyone who left a comment!
the random number generator chose #7
congratulations to Jodi!
February 10, 2015
"I wrote a book!"
www.beyondthereefpatterns.com
it's such an honor to be selected to write a book
to have the support of everyone at a publishing company
and to have the support from all of you
A Modern Twist
but I have to share with you...
the funniest thing happened...
February 10 came and went without any real fanfare at all

no champagne
no party

just a quiet evening at home
working on a Spring Market quilt
for Windham Fabrics
and a little knitting
while listening to the dog snore
they designed postcards, and when I attended Road to California
everyone received a card
as I sheepishly said,
"I wrote a BOOK!!"
contributed great information on quilting
and quilted all of the quilts in the book just beautifully

we'll be hosting a BookBlogHop beginning March 1
and there will be some great participating designers
so please check back soon!

I am a proud sponsor and a vendor at
QuiltCon
www.beyondthereefpatterns.com
and will be signging books in the booth
that's
Booth 523
by the way

 but really.
in the long run, everything is still the same, here
no balloons
no parades
just fabric.
and quilts.
and you.
thank you
to all of you
thank you
be.do.create
natalie

ps - I hope you'll like the new website....
please leave a comment below, letting me know what you like best about the new site
to be entered to win a signed copy of 
A Modern Twist 
the random number generator will select a recipient
this Sunday eve
 




Friday, February 6, 2015

Black & White by Jennifer Sampou!


are really pretty spectacular
and I was really so very happy to be able to work with Jennifer's newest line
Black & White

Kahakai
was a great way to showcase the whole range of neutrals
and the great prints - large and small
Buddy-dog was sure this was just right for him
but this collection of fabrics
is much more than just Buddy-color!
there are lovely stable greys, and beautiful rich taupes and golds
and the patterns - butterflies, and birds, and textures, and ombres
well, it's really a rich collection

Jennifer has arranged two different giveaways
as a part of this
tour

to be entered for the BLOG gift of a fat quarter TOWER of this great fabric
you must comment on Jennifer's opening January 23 blog post (see link below)
by February 8th
about which project you are most inspired by
and
what you would make with the fabric if you win!!
to be entered for the Taquito Pack (above) and one of Jennifer's new patterns 
you must post on INSTAGRAM with #blackandwhitefabrics and #jennifersampou. 
the winner will be chosen from that feed by the dates listed
(Drawing January 30th and February 6th)
thanks Jennifer!
that makes it easy peasey!! 
 
BLOG HOP SCHEDULE

January 23 JenniferSampou.com, Robert Kaufman Blog
January 24 Jenny Pedigo and Helen Robinson-Sew Kind of Wonderful blog
January 25 Teresa Coates- Fabric Depot
January 26 Amy Gibson- Stitchery Dickory Dock
January 27 AnneMarie Chany- Gen X Quilters
January 28 Casey York- The Studiolo
January 29 C&T Publishing - Stash Books
January 30 APQ- All People Quilt
January 31 Angela Pingel
February 1 Angela Walters / Janice Zeller Ryan
February 2 Sarah Sharp
February 3 Dritz- Make Something
February 4 Nicole Daksiewicz- Modern Handcraft
February 5 Liesel Gibson- Oliver + S
February 6 Christopher Thompson / Natalie Barnes
February 7 Jennifer Sampou Wrap up
February 9 Jennifer Sampou Announce Winner. 
 

thank you again, Jennifer, and Robert Kaufman
for including me in this great tour!!

be.do.create
natalie.


www.beyondthereefpatterns.com

Friday, January 30, 2015

TRADITION with a TWIST

NOTE:  THIS GIVEAWAY IS COMPLETED, AND THE WINNER CHOSEN!

 
QUILTERS NEWSLETTER MAGAZINE.
you know the name
you have probably subscribed for years
but
do you ever look for the special issue magazines
that this great team
puts out during various times of the year?

there is a great special issue on news stands now
TRADITION WITH A TWIST
beyond the reef Post and Beam
has written a great introduction
and many of her quilts are featured

there are twenty one projects all in one place
and I am pleased to announce that one of the quilts
Post and Beam
was designed and made by me
and quilted by
Post and Beam quilt by Natalie Barnes
honestly.
what a great idea it is to look at tradition
with a fresh new perspective
I really enjoyed creating this shifty little log cabin type modern!!

two of the projects in the magazine have kits available to purchase
Piece of Cake and Just a Taste
 BUT
has made this lovely bundle available for a giveaway!!

just leave a comment
and let me know whether you would rather live in a
log cabin
or
a mid century modern post and beam home
and why

you know how much we all enjoy reading your comments
please become a follower of the blog
and your email addy will show up for me
or leave your email in your comment if you wouldn't mind
because
you know, I reply to each and every comment!!!

be.do.create
natalie.