Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Mighty Savannah

Hi there! I got to quilt another quilt on my bucket list! When my friend Stephanie called me and asked me if I was interested in quilting her Savannah Lion quilt she was making for Cherrywood Fabrics I didn't hesitate to say YES!!! This is a quilt I have seen floating around the internet and I have loved it. I knew I absolutely did not have the patience to make it, but I was dying for someone to have me quit theirs for them.

I knew just how I wanted to quilt it! I wanted straight lines in the face and a wild mane.

For that fantastic teal and aqua background I quilted small scale grid and swirls (which I am totally crushing on at the moment).

The eye got a swirl. I do wish I would have used black thread, but oh well,

I love this quilt. Wool batting, 4 5 different colors of thread and I think 5 days of quilting. I probably could have done it in 3 days, but my kids kept having to eat and I kept having the sleep at night and the pool called a couple times to ask where we were (not really, but we did go to the pool. It is summer after all.)

Have the best day ever!
Tia Curtis

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Tia Curtis Quilts Website is now live!

Hi there folks!

I am so happy to announce that my new website is live. You can choose from hundreds of Edge to edge (E2E) designs for your next quilt. All but 3 are $.02 cents a square inch. The price includes cream or white thread. If you want a special color thread that is fine to, I will just need to order it for you. My E2E turnaround is pretty quick still. The custom work is what takes so long.

You will still need to email me so I can send you an order form. I do like to talk with clients a bit before they send me their quilts.  I like to have a mental triage going. You can contact me through the contact page of the website, or you can just email me directly. Its easy. Have the best day folks! If you are poking around my website and notice something crazy that clearly does not belong there please let me know and Stu or I will fix it.

I still have a ton of designs to load up but they were all beginning to look the same so I called it quits for the time being, Next items to add to the website are patterns. I have written so many over the years, I just need to get them looking uniform so they will be pretty for you.

Have a great day folks!


Saturday, July 9, 2016

New Website!

I am so excited to announce that I am making a Tia Curtis Quilts Website! You will be able to shop for fabric, and my patterns in one spot as well as select edge to edge designs for the quilts you send me. I can't wait to show it to you! I am putting together an email list now so I can keep in touch with you. I promise not to sell it or spam you. If we have not emailed one another before now and you wish to be added to my list please just shoot me a quick email and you will be part of my tribe!

some quilts I quilted for Ruthie

Hi there! I wanted to pop in to show you some quilts I finished for Ruthie a moth or so ago. One is custom and the other is an edge to edge.

Ruth's combined these lovely twilled pieces with her stunning Kaffe Fassett fabric.

Twilling is a type of hand stitching that creates the wonderful raised motifs. She didn't want them heavily quilted so I just outlined them to they wouldn't puff up after the quilt is washed.

I combined swirls in the background with straight lines in the churn dash blocks.

This next wonderful quilt was one she worked on at a Kaffe Fassett workshop at Missouri Star Quilt Company. I loved her stories about the workshop and Kaffe and Brandon Mably.

She wanted a pretty dense all over design so I used Arches. I LOVE Arches and would happily use it on everything.

Have the best day!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival 2017

Good Morning Folks!

I am thrilled to announce that I will be teaching at KCRQF again next year! They have such a great lineup of teachers and vendors, I am so pleased to be among such great company. I am scheduled to teach 5 classes. It is going to be one busy weekend!

 My 3 long arm classes are; 1) Quilt as you Go on the long arm (QAYG), 2) Welsh Borders on the long arm, and 3) Swirls, Feathers and Lines.

I am also scheduled for two domestic machine classes. 1) Free Motion quilting  and 2) Rope Bowl.

I am so excited! I have been working away on samples and hand outs and getting my class kits together. This will just be the most fun.

If you have any questions please feel free to ask! I will be adding pictures of class samples later so you can have a visual to go with the class descriptions.

Please come join us in Kansas City next June! I would love to meet you and get to know you all better!

Tia Curtis