Christa’s Soap Box – It’s time to brag about my friends: Cory and Carolina

I’m so excited that I get to share some cool things my friends are doing. And not just because their names both happen to start with a “C” (though that is pretty cool)! Cory is my rather blogless friend, so I took it upon myself to shout her praises. I keep telling her that if she ever gets a blog, I think she’ll be an overnight success. :-)

20140315_quilt_life_cover-lgCory is an amazing long-arm quilter, and one of her collaboration quilts was recently featured in the March issue of The Quilt Life magazine. The quilt is called Northwest Passage, and it’s part of an article titled “Going Dutch” written by Colleen Harvey.

Northwest Passage, Pieced by Diane Johnston

Northwest Passage, Pieced by Diane Johnston, Quilted by Cory Allender

When I first met Cory, she presented a trunk show of her amazing work to my local quilt guild, including Northwest Passage, shown above. Of course I blogged about it, and somehow, Colleen Harvey happened to see my blog post later on. She contacted me to inquire about including the quilt in her article, and I was able to help her get in touch with Cory and Diane. I just love it when things work out like that!

20140315_carolina_miniMini Quilt Math – a Craftsy blog post by Carolina Moore

The other good news I want to share is about my friend Carolina who is a prolific blogger. She was recently invited to be a guest blogger for Craftsy and she’s actually written two posts so far!

20140315_carolina_blockCarolina teaches you how to calculate the math for mini triangles, too!

Carolina loves modern quilts and mini’s and she’s created a 2-part series about math for minis. She shows you how to calculate the sizes so that you can shrink down any full-size quilt block into a mini version. How cool is that? Be sure to read part 1 and part 2 here and then give her some comment love. :-)

How about you? What cool quilting stuff is going on in your life, or that of your friends and family? I am a self-proclaimed quilting cheerleader, so I’d love to give you a virtual pat-on-the back, too!

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5 Responses to Christa’s Soap Box – It’s time to brag about my friends: Cory and Carolina

  1. Kathy M Boice says:

    I could not find another area to post my comment. So here it is! I received the beautiful Robert Kaufman Kona Cotton Solids Layer Cake I recently won in your giveaway! The Pastel colors are a much needed palette for my next quilt! Thank you so much for all you do for us quilters and for the information you make available to us.

  2. Michele says:

    That quilt by Cory is just show stopping. Of course she needs a blog to show off her gorgeous work!

  3. msmidge says:

    Great post! Thanks for all the info and introductions!

  4. Nedra says:

    I used to live right by Cory, and I agree, she is an amazing long armer! So fun to see you two working together.

  5. How cool is that! A Holland inspired quilt! Maybe I should make one too!!! I have been working on a charity quilt for the Soy Amado project led by “Little Island quilting”. I am also relieved to have the Chugging Along pattern finally done… That was massive!
    Greetings from the Netherlands ( aka Holland )
    Esther

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