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Friday, November 5, 2010

Sarah Vedeler in Houston Quilt Market 2010 - GO! Be Dazzled Takes First Place

Sarah Vedeler’s GO! Be Dazzled quilt has earned First Place in Houston.  Congratulations Sarah!
(Computer-Aided Machine Embroidery category the International Quilt Association in Houston)
I posted photos of her 2 entries, Heather Feather and GO! Be Dazzled, yesterday on this blog.

These are photos of Sarah's School House Presentation last Thursday, Oct.28, 2010.  Schoolhouse is a series of classes/mini-commercials/introductions to new products and designs sponsored by the various companies and occur the day before Quilt Market Opens.

This quilt was made using Sarah's GO! Be Dazzled Machine Embroidery Software.  It is amazing how quickly Sarah's designs have taken off and now there are Silk Fabric Collections ,AccuQuilt GO! Fabric Cutting Dies , Aurifil Thread Collections and Isacord Thread to go with her designs. 
I love this AccuQuilt GO! don't need to actually put up a Christmas Tree this year.....Just make a wall size tree and hang it on the wall.....EXCELLENT idea!!!!  No cleaning up pine needles for the next 3 months :)  This is perfect for those who can't put up trees or don't want to be bothered by the work involved.  No one says you can't stitch on loops to hang ornaments either!!! :)
Although Sarah looks great in her silk is actually a Christmas Tree Skirt :) 
How did Mrs. Rosemary sneak into this photo?  She seems to turn up everywhere :)  Isn't the wall hanging Sarah's holding up absolutely stunning? 
Sarah was showing the Sparkle Thread Collection by Aurifil.  
Speaking of the Sparkle Thread Collection....IHAN is sponsoring the Bloggers Quilt Festival over at AmysCreativeSide Blog and our gift is a box of the Sparkle Threads by Aurifil :)  I hope you entered a quilt!
 Are you seeing Stars?  Me too.  Lots and lots and lots of Stars.  Not only has Sarah come out with this new Machine Embroidery Software but Brewer Quilting and Sewing have come out with some Exclusive AccuQuilt GO! Dies to go along with Sarah's Designs. 
Another Brewer Exclusive-Stars Silk Collection and Aurifil Stars Thread set to coordinate. 
These are the Brewer Exclusive AccuQuilt GO! Stars Dies I was talking about earlier.  Many of them are available now at IHAN!!!
Sarah demonstrated why she likes to use the AccuQuilt Dies in her designs.  She had used her Embroidery Machine to make a Star and then asked asked AlexVeronelli ,of Aurifil, to trim around the Star.
Here is Alex hard at work.  He was very focused.  I did notice he seemed a bit awkward with the you think he's a quilter or a stitcher?  Me either.
He gave it a good effort and this was the result.    I don't have an Embroidery Machine but I can certainly understand why someone would want their designs to come out better than this!!!  Yikes
These photos were taken at the Brewer Quilting and Sewing Booth in Houston.   You certainly could not just walk on by without taking notice of Sarah's beautiful designs....and those Silks.....and Threads.....and Dies.....Oh My!!! 
Can you imagine something this beautiful under your tree?  Incredible!
Armed with a camera at all least one....there were times I had three.....I seemed to run into Sarah everywhere I went.  Check out her bag.....I should have waited for her to set it down....but I was not thinking at the time...dang.
A glowing smile.....and that was before she won first place!!!! 
Ok, so photo overkill.....but you know what?  I enjoyed photographing Sarah's work and I enjoyed seeing her recognized for her beautiful Quilt Designs.  I hope you enjoyed them too.



  1. I love the new dies, really wonderful and her embroidery software goes so nicely with it. That is something I could use with my machine. Another thing on the wish list.


  2. Wow! Beautiful quilts! The silk colors are so rich. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Thanks for all the photo's - all those quilts and other art in the previous post is gorgeous, wish I could see it in person!

  4. Great post Kelly - and some really good pics too. Thanks!!!

  5. Loved the photo's!~ thanks Kelly! I would be afraid to use that tree skirt! lol :-)

  6. Amazing quilts! Thanks for sharing.

  7. Oh no - lol - looking at the pic of him trimming the applique - most appliques have a running stitch, then you trim it, then it finishes it off with a satin stitch so the edges are hidden. Awkward, yes, because you have to leave the design in the hoop - but doable. Good idea to use the Accuquilt. Her designs are just lovely.

  8. Gorgeous quilts and some great dies. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Thanks for all the photos! They are fantastic!! You can never, ever have too many! Love the saturated colours and glitter. brilliant.

  10. I love those Christmas trees, just beautiful. I see that you said you ran into Sarah everywhere, but on FB she said you were stalking her, LOL.

  11. ::drool::
    must. have. those. tree. dies.
    Thread, too!

  12. Thanks for sharing such beautiful pictures with us! Those colors are absolutely stunning - so fresh & new & I just love 'em! I swear, one of these days, I'm gonna have to buy a lottery ticket so I can better my chances of winning one. And you know what's gonna be first thing on my list (hint: it's NOT a new car, but it does GO!)

    I'm soooo glad you got to hang out with all those cool & artistic people!

  13. I am so thrilled for Sarah... she does amazing work and she is such a nice person, too! You did a great job covering her Schoolhouse session, Kelly! It was great fun seeing you at Market.

  14. Great post Kelly. Love hearing about these new dies and Sarah's new ME designs. Interesting that they will be a Brewer exclusive.
    My mind is already clicking away with ideas for projects for these new items. Such fun! Glad to know they are available at IHAN!



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