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Find your 2015 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show memorabilia here!
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Jean and Valori both have quilts on display in the "State of Oregon Craft" exhibition at the museum of Contemporary Craft in  Portland Oregon--Now through August 15th.
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Valori's "In the Bloom" is in the house! Come get some yardage while you can, or order online at http://www.stitchinpost.com/valori-wells-fabric-design/in-the-bloom.html
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Inspired by... Valori Wells

Today is my first post of "Inspired by..."
I had the honor of staying at the Peacock Pavilions in Marrakesh, Morocco. This place is MAGIC... While staying there you travel from house to house and tent to tent through the olive groves over paths. These are unique paths, each step is either too close or too far apart so that you are conscious of every step you take. You are present! My biggest goal and desire while I was in Morocco was to be present, soak in every moment. From my room in the morning I walked through these olive trees to the main house for breakfast. Starting my day being present in the moment.... this has stayed with me and I am so grateful for Maryam and Chris for creating such a unique and magical place.

Included are images of my Path through the olive grove, the Path to the artist tent, and the Path to our house. I knew I would make a quilt at some point based on my love of these paths and the colors of Peacock Pavilions.....

At the beginning of the year Robert Kaufman asked if I would design a quilt out of their Essex Linen to show at market. Of course I said yes.... I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE working with Essex Linen! As I looked through the colors I realized that this was the quilt that I would make to honor those paths!

Some of the beautiful colors from Peacock Pavilions...
We had dinner in a traditional Arabian Tent.... This was our first night there and was the most fun experience... the floors are covered in soft Moroccan rugs you sit on firm embroidered pillows... with soft lighting and bougainvillea hanging from the lights. The tent is covered in traditional Moroccan stencil designs. Seriously how could you not start off your experience with this and not be in LOVE with Peacock Pavilions!!

I loved the nights at Peacock, the pool would darken as the sun went down, the lights would start to glow in the seating area and everything would slowly turn into an Indigo night... so beautiful.
So.... drum roll...... the quilt....
Paths of Peacock Pavilions (photographed on the canyon at our house)
I quilted Olive leaves and Olives all over the paths. I am truly in love with this quilt... the memories of such a special place that helped my path to changing the need to always think about what is next or what I have to do or, or, or to being present and in the moment. Enjoying my children and my husband in the moment! It brings tears to my eyes because I am so full filled by this by the love I receive and give by being in the moment.
I hope you have a magical day!!!
XO
Val
Here is a great description of Peacock Pavilions   from their web site. They are amazing people!

"Peacock Pavilions is a handmade, artisanal boutique hotel in an olive grove on the outskirts of Marrakesh.  Part of the M.Montague offerings,  Peacock Pavilions  was designed and built by American blogger and designer, Maryam Montague, and her American husband, Chris Redecke.  The hotel, like the rest of M.Montague brand,  supports Project Soar, a non-profit organization established the couple to uplift underprivileged communities, especially its girls and women, through art, and fitness. 10 % of profits from Peacock Pavilions go to sourcing Project Soar. Maryam, her husband, and two children continue to live at Peacock Pavilions where they share their own slice of a Marrakesh oasis with resident peacocks Maurice, Persephone and Gigi, five cats, one mischievous yellow lab, and any guests lucky enough to be stopping through."

Learn more about MMontague products and experiences at www.mmontague.com

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The "Color of the Week" started with my collection of fabric, Blueprint Basics, and the desire to share my color inspiration through photography. I mixed in some Kona Cotton Solids to complete the color spectrum. The 52 weeks were split into the four seasons...
Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter....
I designed a quilt for each season ending with a trip around the world quilt, Celebration, that uses all 52 pieces.

To Celebrate the Color of the Week I have 12 of these babies to give away, 52 fat 1/4's in each bundle....

To be entered in the giveaway just go to the blog and tell me what your favorite Color of the Week was. I will close the giveaway next Sunday night and pick 12 winners next Monday.

Thanks for your support!
XOXO
Valori

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Color of the Week: Leprechaun

Leprechaun Kona Solid is a very traditional green. Fits in between lime green and emerald green. Makes me think of  fresh cut grass and a late summer breeze...

I hope your day is full of fresh new green sprouts as a sign of spring coming your way.
Next week is the last posting of Color of the Week....Kinda sad but at the same time so very rewarding to see all the images over the year. I will be doing a BIG give away after the final Color of the Week....stay tuned!
Have a great day!
Xo
Valori

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Our new Row by Row Experience "Fabric Plates" arrived today.
The event begins this Sunday-June 21.
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On our Blog: Inspired by.... White

I am have been feeling completely overwhelmed and stressed the last couple of weeks. I believe in positive thought and the power of your mind - I have times of constantly reminding myself of this. Sometimes I need inspiration to clean out the stress and today I picked WHITE.... so much calm and serenity in white.... when you think of a color can you imagine a smell?  For me white is a jasmine flower - its delicate, intoxicating scent drifting in the breeze.

Here are just a few of my favorite whites...
My husband always gives me a knowing smile when we go anywhere and I stop to grab a quick shot of something... could be anything. I'm pretty sure one of these was outside a restaurant.

I have a collection of white vases perfect for wildflowers....I can't wait to start filling them with my first spring flower the Daisy.

I had to merge two photos here, I wanted to show you the amazing detail of the Riad Idra in Marrakesh, Morocco.

You can't have white without snow.
Snow also means.... hot chocolate! Yummy.....

I hope you are Inspired by white today.... I sure feel better! :-)
Have a great day!
XO
Valori
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Good- Bye Color of the Week...
You have been good to me.
Over the past year I have been pushed at times to find images of a certain color.

I found out that most of my photographs of blue are of the sky. It was my hardest color to find photos of. Which I find very interesting because my favorite color is turquoise. All of the neutrals were the easiest and I loved finding just the right ones.

Sometimes I had to call my husband to ask him what he thought of a color because I had no words. I made a point of posting at least 7 photos of the color. And at times I know I took creative license in picking photos...

I tried to make sure that not all of my photos were of nature. My favorite thing to photograph is the natural world. I wanted to show color in unexpected places.I loved using my Hipstamatic App on my phone to take photos, sometimes they ended up perfect for colors others not so much. It was unexpected and exciting.

I saw color in more depth than I ever have....
I have been overwhelmed with the response to Your Favorite Color of the Week... thank you so much for all of your kind words. They make my heart so full....I wish I could give some fabric to everyone who took the time to comment.

The kiddos and I picked winners and I will be emailing you directly.
Have a great day!!!!
XO
Valori
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Color of the Week: Celestial
Celestial is a luscious deep teal...rich and vibrant.

The last Color of the Week. This has been an adventure for me. Finding photographs that I have taken over the years that fit (sometimes I have stretched this notion) the Color of the Week has been challenging but very rewarding.  I am more aware of color and the variety of colors.

Thank you for following this journey that started with an idea for a collection of fabric and turned into a year of seeing color. Love it....so much!

I plan on continuing a weekly blog of inspiration. Leaving my options of images open to fit a variety of creative subjects...texture, line, emotion, color, etc. I love the challenge of seeing something new in my everyday.

XOXO
Valori
 
PS.... I totally forgot to put this in last weeks post...
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The Raffle Bike has arrived!
Valori Wells Kennedy has collaborated with our generous sponsor, Blazin’ Saddles Cycle N Style, to design another one-of-a-kind cruiser bike to be raffled off as a fundraiser for the 2015 Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. The design came from Valori's soon to be released "In the Bloom" fabric line from Robert Kaufman. You can purchase tickets here: http://www.stitchinpost.com/sisters-quilt-show/quilt-show-raffle-bike.html
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Called and ordered a kit on Monday. Had a last minute Christmas gift come up. Explained that I was in a huge hurry to get the kit. Helper on the phone explained that they had 16 inches of snow, but would get it out in the mail asap! Well....here it is Thursday, and the kit is in my hands!! So appreciative of the great service! Neither rain, nor sleet....... Can't wait to get started!!
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I'm here for the Quilters Affair, followed by the Sisters Outdoor quilt show. And I want to say how fabulous the staff at the Stitching Post is, in spite of being SO busy! Thank you for making a wonderful event for all of us.