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May Is For Makers Week 4 – Quilter and Glass Artist


In keeping with my eclectic blog, this week I highlight a quilter who is also a glass artist.  I first ‘met’ Vicki Welsh when she was writing her blog at Field Trips in Fiber in early 2014.  I honestly cannot remember how I found her, maybe a link party, maybe a blog hop, I just cannot remember.   But, we have become friends with our mutual love of quilting and football!

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She recently moved her blog and combined it with her gallery at Colorways by Vicki.  When Vicki first put a beautiful glass quilt motif dish up for auction, I bid like crazy but didn’t win it. I just fell in love with the idea of a glass plate in a quilt block design. It was this one, gorgeous isn’t it!!

Vicki's quilt glass 1

Vicki often posts her glass adventures between her quilting adventures.  While she doesn’t have any of these dishes in her shop right now, I am patiently waiting for her next offering!

Vicki's quilt glass 3   Vicki's quilt glass 2

When she did some great little Christmas Tree Ornaments, I had to get one.  She hadn’t even put them in her store yet, and I was begging her to let me order one.  I got the one circled below.  (PS these are huge, 4-1/2 inches high!)

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There is a free tutorial on Vicki’s site, Colorways by Vicki, that every quilter needs.  This tutorial is essential for your reference library, and I sincerely hope you never need it, but if you do the information is priceless.  It is called Save My Bleeding Quilt, and is a study of bleeding colors and how to deal with problems.  Vicki generously shares this study and the results for free.  Bookmark it in case you ever need it.  She also has other tutorials on her site, and does hand dyed fabrics in beautiful gradients.  See her store for all the choices.

So, I am telling you about Vicki, and letting her know I value her work and her artistry!



Author: Carole @ From My Carolina Home


8 thoughts on “May Is For Makers Week 4 – Quilter and Glass Artist

  1. That is just beautiful. I Love the tree you chose also but they are all pretty. Isn’t it funny how you become friends with someone and after awhile you can’t remember how you met. have a great day Carole.

  2. Good Morning Carole! I went and looked around her site and found some great patterns and information! The glass ornament that you were able to get is wonderful. Glad that you shared. Have a fantastic creative day!

  3. Carole…the color gradient in the stain glass she uses is perfect with the quilt blocks.

    Might need to hedge my way to own one also…stain glass is one of my weaknesses.

    Thanks for today’s “enjoyment”.


  4. Love the glass pieces! I just bought a PDF pattern, Arrows All Aroind, from Cheryl at MeadowmistDesigns. I really enjoyed making her Midnight Mystery quilt last year and think this pattern will work up well in some bright and graphic fabrics. Now to decide what to select for the final #mayisformakers purchase next week!

  5. Thanks so much! This is fantastic.

  6. I knew about Vicki’s hand-dyed fabrics, but I didn’t know about her glass work. Thanks!

  7. This is great, thanks so much for sharing! I knew about her gorgeous fabric, but didn’t know about the glass. Now I’m subscribed to her blog.

  8. hi…I need to know where I can buy one of the Xmas tree glass ornaments pretty please! 🙂

During Autumn Jubilee it may not be possible to personally answer the comments, but be assured I read and appreciate each and every one. Good luck in the drawings!!

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