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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Welcome to the Quilters Meet & Greet

Welcome to 
Creatin' in the Sticks.

My name is Carla
I am so happy to be part of the 
Quilters Meet & Greet.

It's so fun to hang out with like-minded friends.

Benita at Victoriana Quilt Designs
has created this event to make meeting quilt bloggers super easy.

She asked us to send her a picture of our favorite quilt
and I had just received word that my quilt,
Wavy Strings
had been selected for inclusion in the special exhibit,
In the American Tradition
at the 2019 International Quilt Festival in Houston.

It's certainly my favorite now.  lol
I may even have to travel to Houston to see it.
I was asked to make a recording for the Guide by Cell.  
So if you are at the festival, be sure to check it out and learn more 
about me and my quilt
in my voice.

Since you are here for the Meet & Greet, I guess I should tell you a bit about me.

I live outside of  Dodge City, Kansas - (out in the sticks)
I started this blog back in 2012 and the name, Creatin' in the Sticks, just seemed fitting.

The blog started as a way to share recipes and craft ideas, but it quickly took a turn to quilting exclusively once I discovered blog hops.

This was one of my first blog hop projects, Duck Creek.

Blog hops are a great way to challenge and inspire yourself
not to mention all the friendships.

I've partnered with my friend Carol over at Just Let Me Quilt to host Blog Hops
we offer a different one every month.

Next week I'm hosting the
My Favorite Quilt Block Blog Hop.

We offer sign-ups about 2 months ahead of the hop so there is plenty of time to prepare a great project. 
 Follow along here, on Facebook, or on Instagram if you would like to participate in a hop.

We would love to have you.

I am also a designer for Thermoweb.
I love designing projects for them and love all of their products from 
HeatNBond adhesives for applique to EZ Print Quilt Block sheets for paper piecing.

is a quilt I designed for Thermoweb.
Click HERE for the free pattern.

There are lots of free patterns and inspiration for both fabric and paper
using the adhesives offered my Thermoweb on their blog.

I have had a great year as an Island Batik Ambassador.

This is Chunky Twists made for an Island Batik Ambassador challenge - to use AccuQuilt dies to create a baby quilt

As an Ambassador, I have received Island Batik fabrics and lots of other surprises from industry partners to make projects for the Ambassador monthly challenges.
The fabrics are so perfect for my designs
the opportunities are amazing.
This was my first Quilts of Valor quilt made with the new Island Batik Freedom Collection.

If you look at my sidebar you will find more about me
what I'm up to.

BUT, what about you?
What are you up to?

I'm so happy you stopped by.
Let's be friends!

Be sure to check out Benita's main post for a list of all the bloggers participating in the Quilters Meet & Greet.

There is a giveaway too.


Kris said...

Carla, you are one busy gal! I love all your stuff as usual!!!

Pam @Threading My Way said...

Beautiful projects! Wavy Strings is stunning and I love your Duck Creek pillow.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

love that zig zag quilt

Alycia~Quiltygirl said...

How fun to get to know more about you! I love your blog and your blog hops - so much fun!! And you have to travel now to houston to see your favorite quilt!! that fantastci!!

piecefulwendy said...

So many pretty quilts, but that Wavy quilt -- the straight line quilting looks great, but it definitely takes patience, right?! Fun to get to know you a bit more!

Danice G said...

All pf your quilts are so beautiful and colorful.

tink's mom said...

I can see why the zig zag is your current favorite. It like all of your work is wonderful to view. Enjoyed reading a bit about you and your many creative outlets.

Jan @Cocoa Quilts said...

Your wavy strings is a favorite. I love that quilting, basic put perfect.

Daryl @ Patchouli Moon Studio said...

Carla, you always do lovely work. I love that wavy strings quilt!

Sheri said...

Wow! I do love your wavy strings too!! What a fun way to scrappy quilt!

Vicki in MN said...

Hi Karla~I have adored your wavy strings since it's debut. Congrats on it going to Houston!

Susan said...

I like the wavy strings and the QOV carpenter's star.

Debbie said...

Adore your wavy strings!

GranChris said...

I am fron Kans City Kans but I now live in NC. I love your quilts. Great colors.

Velda at the Freckled Fox Quiltery said...

Holy Heck your quilts are ahhhmazing.

sharon g said...

Oh wow, I love every single one for different reasons. The patterns you chose really show off the beautiful fabrics. And the red white and blue show off your patriotism!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!! I would like to make a patriotic quilt for the 2020 election :) I will be wearing my patriotic bracelet, and my patriotic pin that I made. A quilt would be great. I might have to do that.....Thanks for showing us your awesome talent. You have really inspired me to break out of my paper crafting shell and get back to quilting. I have made several of them, but not in the last few years. THANKS.

Vickie said...

You've come a long way in the past few years...Congratulations !

Home Sewn By Us said...

Hi Carla! Big congrats on Wavy Strings being in the IQF in Houston. How fabulous is that?!! I love it even if it wasn't going to be in an exhibit - it is exquisite. You really did a nice job on it, and it looks like matchstick quilting?? I think you should DEFINITELY travel to Houston to check on it and make sure it's not scared being away from home and all. I love these hops and yours for next week sounds like fun. I'll be back to check out everyone's favorite blocks - I may just find a new one for myself. ~smile~ Roseanne

Lisa J. said...

Your quilts are lots of fun with lots of colour.

Nana said...

Your quilts are energizing.

Nann said...

It's nice to meet you and to see your beautiful quilts! Congratulations on having an entry in the Houston show.

christine said...

I like the matchstick quilting on the zigzag quilt

Kathleen said...

Congratulations! I think you will need to go see Wavy Strings. I don't think I will be there, but you never know. Lovely to learn more about you and fun to hop with you when I can!

OhioLori said...

Love the Wavy Strings!! Awesome quilt!! & Loooove the Feathered Hearts too!!!

Carol S. said...

You are so inspiring with your amazing projects...I love them all! Congratulations on having your quilt at the show in Houston. I want to go see it!

The Joyful Quilter said...

Congrats! on your quilt from the All About Strings Blog Hop making that special exhibit at Houston, Carla. That is SEW exciting!!! Enjoy the Meet & Greet and I'll see you next week at the Favorite Block Hop.

Karrin Hurd said...

Beautiful quilts, and congratulations on making the special exhibit in Houston!

Gemini Jen NZ said...

Thanks for sharing with us in the meet and greet! I have often visited your blog over the years and enjoy seeing what you have been creating. I really like your Wavy Strings - the photo of it on the meet and greet main page really caught my eye.

MissPat said...

My favorite is the Quilt of Valor. It is striking. If you've never been to Houston QF, you should definitely go. It's overwhelming, so be sure to allow multiple days to visit the show and the vendors.

Frédérique said...

Love to see your quilts! A long time follower ;)

LakeMGal said...

Wavy Strings is awesome! Thank you for sharing your talents.

Nancy J said...

Wavy Strings, fabulous, and I hope we see a pattern for this, love the use of each set of colours.

Jayne Honnold said...

Hi Carla! I am Jayne from the Meet and Greet. I am trying to catch up with the remaining participants before the end of the month. You certainly seem like one very busy quilter! I love the quilts you featured. It's been quite inspiring to meet so many talented quilters!

Beth@IHaveANotion.com said...

I am so behind, now nearly a month, but there have just been so many things going on... but I am slowly making my way up^ the list on the Meet and Greet!!! and I was reading... the Favorite Block Hop... but woefully behind. Love your quilt going to Houston. You are one busy creator!