Before Market, Windham Fabrics sent me two yards of each fabric in my line, Meadowlark. They asked if I might have a sewing bee in order to make samples. I agreed and after a call to Dale and Cathy, set up two consecutive Tuesdays at The City Quilter. Then I contacted the two guilds I am a member of, and asked if anyone was interested in helping out. Jacqui, the author of the following post was one of the people who showed up. Jacqui and I immediately hit it off and I am happy to say, we are already making plans to go to museum shows and to have lunch.
Here are Jacqui’s words on working with Meadowlark…
Hi everyone, and welcome to my guest post for Melanie Testa’s Meadowlark Blog Hop!
Jacqui Holmes Calhoun here —artist, quilter, book and papermaker.
It was great fun working with Melly’s new line, Meadowlark. This fabric is very painterly, with a block printing-on-paper quality that was fun to play with in fabric form. The patterns are full of rich color and the whole line has an energetic vibe.
Check out my “Four by Four” nine patch quilt I made.
I used 2.5″ squares to make the pattern- in- pattern.
Love the dots…and the birds….and the grid….
I’m seeing a book cover in my future.
I love the 9 Patch block in all its many variations.
Did you know that the 9 times table is the only set that can be written
in reverse and upside down and always come out right?
From the top: Write down the right side #9 in descending (down) order…9,8,7,6, etc.until you get to 0.
At the bottom next to 0 on the left side write 9,8,7,6 etc. in Ascending order (up) and voyla! The 9 times table re-made as play!
For someone who is SO NOT a math person I never forgot that game… and play I did with Melly’s Meadowlark stack. Oh, and then added a few more pieces for more fun.
Speaking of adding….
If you add each line of the 9 times table it always adds up to 9!
9, 18 (1+8=9), 27 (2+7=9), 36 (3+6=9)…..You get the idea,
so you see I just had to add those purple dots. I couldn’t help myself.
To win your very own Meadowlark Stack of 10″ squares (10 is a great number too don’t you think?) just leave a comment by JUNE 10, 2014.
Melly is also giving away 3 copies of her fabulous book “Dreaming from the Journal Page”, for even more inspiration.
One will be given away on her blog and
the other two will be given away at the end of the Blog Hop. You have to leave a post to have a chance to win.
Melly – June 2
Vivien Zepf – June 2
Chrissie D – June 3
Sue Bleiweiss – June 4
Leslie Tucker Jenison June 5
Jamie Fingal – June 6
Lyric Kinard – June 7
Jen Eskridge – June 8
Jacqui Holmes Calhoun – June 8 <——-Jacqui will be guest posting here!
Stephanie Forsyth – June 9
Victoria Findlay Wolfe – June 10
Teri Lucas – June 11
Scott Hansen June 12
Helen Eckard – June 12 <——-Helen will be guest posting here!
70 thoughts on “Jacqui Holmes Calhoun on Meadowlark”
I absolutely love your new line of fabrics and look forward to seeing more!
Melanie, Your fabric is wonderful, 10 is the perfect number !
I would love to win some of your fabric. It looks like so much fun!!
Melanie’s fabrics will be a must have for me, I think they are just wonderful ! Thanks for a chance to win some!
Great fabrics! I can’t wait to play with it. When is it coming out or when will it be in shops. Thanks.
Each post about these fabulous fabrics makes me love them even more. The nine patch block is my favorite because it is so versatile. The Meadowlark fabrics translate so well into this nine patch quilt!
I am really loving these fabrics. Love that quilt
can’t wait to get my hands on Melanie’s fabric line.
Yes, the nine-patch is a great go-to and very versatile pattern! But this fabric would shine in any quilt. Just love it! Can’t wait to get my hands on some.
Love the look of your new fabric line! Would love to have some to play with.
It’s amazing what great fabric can do for the classic ninepatch! Your quilt looks modern and arty and just awesome! Thanks for sharing!
I love the meadowlark line of fabric. Love the colors and would love to work with some of that fabric
You and your work are an inspiration. A testimony to life. As a 35 year breast canner survivor..i was 27 with a 5, 3 and 1 year old…I can assure you…it takes courage, faith, and a community of loving women surrounding you.
You and your work have both. There is so much passion in what you’ve created! I love it! Please let me know how to order…can’t wait to sebe and touch your fabrics firsthand.
Love this collection!
LOVE these fabrics! Great work!
I am loving this blog hop and all the creativity with these gorgeous fabrics!!!
Loving your nine patch quilt. Another math fact about 9. When you find all the answers to the equations in the 9 tables, you can check your work by adding the 2 digits in the answer. They should all add up to 9. 1+8=9. 2+7=9. 3+6=9 …
Ha…. You already had that, I read through too fast. Anxious for the giveaway I guess.
Wow…..such beautiful fabrics….they capture a painterly expressiveness.
Love her fabric! Would be fun to play with. Would love to see her book too!!