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!
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 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!
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!)
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!