Bead&Button Bead Quilt

Every year, beaders from around the world pick up their needles and thread in support of Bead&Button’s Bead It Forward Project in support of breast cancer research. Beaders stitch squares using a variety of techniques incorporating a chosen theme. This year’s theme is flowers. The squares are stitched together to create the most amazing bead quilts which are then auctioned off at the Social Night held during the Bead&Button Show in June. BeadFX’s Opening Beading Night grew out of creating jewellery in support of The Corsage Project. A gathering of beaders using their talents to make jewellery for young women …

More Bead Quilt-y Goodness

Not all contributions to the Bead and Button Bead-it-Forward Charity Bead Quilt are peyote (or gourd stitch) squares. This quilt – “Winging in from North Carolina” consists of squares by the Capital Area Beading Organization (CABO) in Raleigh, North Carolina. It was quilted by Stacy Werkeiser, associate Editor for Bead & Button magazine. Some folks are combining beading with felting, sequins, applique, and other surface decoration techniques! Multiple submissions from some contributors show off their diverse talents! This square by Sarah Shaw uses fiber to evoke an ocean for this little ducky to float on! Evelyn Studer chose a metal …

Pink Flamingos – more birdy beady goodness.

We scooped up another bead-for-charity wall hanging. This one is themed “Flamingos!” You probably remember from childhood nature specials that the Flamingo gets it’s exotic colouring from it’s choice of diet – which just confirms that you are what you eat. (In which case, I’m a left-over Halloween chocolate bar.) Did you also know that the name “Flamingo” comes from the Spanish “flamenco” – meaning fire – and refers to the colour of the plumage. And, that a collection of Flamingos is a “flamboyance.” So we have here, a flamboyance of Flamingos. Ole! Most of the use the same pattern …

Bead Quilt – Part Seven

Part Seven – the final installment! We come to the close of featuring this enchanting bead quilt that Marg got at the charity auction at Bead and Button. The squares are made and donated by beaders from all over the world. The quilt is entitled “Glorious Green” and the theme: Birds. I’ve been  showing this to you one row at a time – up close and personal – so you can enjoy the handiwork in each square. (You might have to stand back into order to “see” the image.) It’s been fun looking at all of these in such detail. …

Bead quilt – part six

Part six! We continue to feature this exquisite bead quilt that Marg got at the charity auction at Bead and Button. The squares are made and donated by beaders from all over the world. I’m showing this to you one row at a time – up close and personal – so you can enjoy the handiwork in each square. (You might have to stand back into order to “see” the image.) The quilt is entitled “Glorious Green” and the theme: Birds. The artist’s name precedes their work.

Bead Quilt – Part Five

Part five! We continue to feature this enchanting bead quilt that Marg got at the charity auction at Bead and Button. The squares are made and donated by beaders from all over the world. I’m showing this to you one row at a time – up close and personal – so you can enjoy the handiwork in each square. (You might have to stand back into order to “see” the image.) The quilt is entitled “Glorious Green” and the theme: Birds. The artist’s name precedes their work.

Bead Quilt – Part Four

 Part four! We continue to feature this enchanting bead quilt that Marg got at the charity auction at Bead and Button. The squares are made and donated by beaders from all over the world. I’m showing this to you one row at a time – up close and personal – so you can enjoy the handiwork in each square. (You might have to stand back into order to “see” the image.) The quilt is entitled “Glorious Green” and the theme: Birds. The artist’s name precedes their work.

Bead Quilt – Part 2

Part two! As mentioned last week, when Marg was at Bead and Button – she bid on and won this awesome  “bead quilt” at a charity auction. The squares are donated by beaders from all over the world. I’m showing this to you one row at a time – up close and personal – so you can enjoy the craftship in each square. The quilt is entitled “Glorious Green” and the theme: Birds. The artist’s name precedes their work.

Bead Quilt – Part 1

When Marg was at Bead and Button – she bought this amazing “bead quilt” at the Bead Social auction for Breast Cancer. The squares are donated by beaders from all over the world. I wanted to show this to you, as it is an amazing and inspiring example – but I want yout to be able to savour the squares and all the work in them – so I’m going to present it to you over a series of weeks – doing one row at a time. The quilt is entitled “Glorious Green” and the theme appears to be: Birds. …