Amazing Quilts by Grace

Quilts and Workshops by Grace Errea

January and February 2016

January and February 2016 Newsletter

(Ruby Poinsettia 33″ wide x 28″ high)

New addition to the patterns page, created with the 2016 Hoffman Christmas fabric collection.  

Out all the dozens of photos I took of Poinsettias this past Christmas I chose this one from the many pots displayed at the local Trader Joe’s.  

Quilts is approximately 33” wide x 28” high and was finished with my “envelope” technique.  Meaning no borders or binding.

Pattern for this quilt is available on:

Poinsettia pattern

Other new patterns ready for YOU

“View from Above” Quilt Pattern

For this landscape I chose a picture I had or a local view facing the ocean and right across from Catalina.

Pattern available on my website’s Patterns page:

View from Above Pattern

Quilt finishes at a 29” wide x 22” high quilt and is also edged with my “envelope” borderless and binding-less technique.  Interested in this technique?  I have a “book-on-CD” to show you exactly all the steps.

Border-less Envelope Technique – Book on CD

 “Hyacinth Macau” 

Hyacinth Macau is not a brand new quilt but it is a brand new pattern.  Quilt finished to approximately 26” wide x 36” high. 


The pattern will be available on my For Sale page this weekend.

This quilt is edged with what I call “bording” which is a Binding and a Border all in one step, with a 3-dimensional flange in between.

“Bordings” – Book on CD

Where I have been and where I am going

January started with a great visit to the “Citrus Belt Quilters” in Redland, CA.  In the workshop we did Threadwork, i.e., a little thread drawing and a little thread painting. 

February:  Unfortunately, my Tehachapi class was cancelled as the weather decided to dump lots of snow on the mountain.  I thought I would never be affected by snow again when I moved from NY to California.  Class was rescheduled to May. 

February 4 and 6th I will be in Hanford, CA at the Common Threads Quilt guild.

February 11 and 12 Is local time.  Visiting the Beach Cities Quilters Guild which right around the corner of where I live.  Nice to not have to drive long distance for a change.  

March 9 and 10 will be an awaited visit to the Orange Grove Quilters and then March 17-18 off to visit the High Country Quilters in Palmdale.

For more information please visit my Website Calendar 

Interview for the Hudson River Valley Art Center and teaching there March 30 – April 3,2016

Finally March 30 to April 3 I have wonderful multiple day retreat teaching a “soup to nuts” class in the Hudson River Valley Art Center in Greenville, NY.

Note:  March 30th is the arrival/check in day with a welcome wine and cheese reception at 6pm, followed by dinner. The actual class days are March 31, April 1, and 2. Then departure is after breakfast on April 3rd.

 In this class we will start with a photo, create a pattern for it and then, create a masterpiece using my “Heat-Set” machine appliqué technique.  Take a look my interview posted on the Art Center’s website.  It is my 3-Day “From Photo to Art Quilt” Class.
Come and learn how to create your own masterpiece and take a look at the interview:

Quilting Arts TV (QATV) 

And just to squeeze one more thing in March, I was invited to tape a number or segments for Quilting Arts TV with Susan Brubaker Knapp. 

These will air on Quilting Arts TV around June and thereafter.  Will keep you posted on the dates and times.

Previous Post:   Next Post:

Comments are closed.