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Posts Tagged ‘Helen Gibb’

Week 2 Giveaway: Using Up That Stash

Friday, November 21st, 2014

 Quilters have their stashes of fabric and Week 2’s Giveaway is full of ideas to use up some of that stash for creative gifts, embellishments, clothing, household items and more.

Week 2 GiveawaySave the Selvages  by Sandy Thompson;  Scraps Plus One by Joan FordBeginner’s Guide to Ribbonwork DVD by Helen Gibb4 Patterns by Connie Spurlock (No Sweat Quilted Jacket, Bibs for Boys, The Eyes Have It-5 designs for eyeglass cases, Hummingbird Haven applique)

As a reminder, here are the rules for entering in Week 2’s giveaway. There are up to three ways you can enter to win:

1)      Write a comment on this blog post and tell us why you want to win 

2)      Write a comment on Road to California’s Facebook Page post featuring Week 2’s giveaway and let us know why you want to win.

3)      Tweet out  Week 2’s giveaway on Twitter using the hashtags #road2ca2015 #giveaway and @Road2CA

Entries for Week 2’s Giveaway begin Friday, November 21 and close Wednesday, November 26. The winner will be chosen using Random Number Generator and will be announced on Thanksgiving day on Road’s Facebook Page.  Now that will be something to be thankful for!! Any questions? Contact Caryn at carynpayzant@roadtocalifornia.com

Good luck to all who enter!!

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Road 2014 Faculty Spotlight: Helen Gibb

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Helen Gibb will be teaching two evening classes at Road 2014: #5035 Ribbon Brooch will be on Friday Evening and #6038 Half-Doll Pincushion is on Saturday evening. You can also visit Helen at her booth, #635, in the vendor mall.  Helen Gibb 2014

Personal: Helen Gibb was born in Australia but has lived most of her adult life in the United States. She is a big fan of the television series, Downton Abbey, and is currently reading two books that relate interesting aspects of the show. 

How did you get started in quilting? While I don’t do any quilting, I am a big fan of embellishments. I use ribbons and trims to make various ribbon flowers and leaves for decorating crazy quilts and fabric collages.Retreat flowers 2013

Where do you find your inspiration? I have been the arts and crafts industry for over 35 years and throughout that time my biggest inspiration has been flowers. I wrote 16 books on how to paint them, as well four books and a DVD on how to make flowers from ribbon. Endless!Journal HG

What do you do when you aren’t making embellishments? I am a big reader especially of British novels. I also enjoy painting, and now I am even enjoying some exercise in the form of walking and biking! Good to get out and stretch!

Where is the farthest you’ve traveled that is quilt related? For the past five years I have taken a group of ribbon enthusiasts to Italy where they are immersed in the Italian culture of a small Tuscan village.Italy 2011

In June of 2014, I am taking students to the Tyrol region of Austria for a week of ribbon-work and cultural exchange. I am so grateful for the ladies who enjoy these trips with me – it is truly life changing for everyone.

What do you like best about teaching? Seeing students realize that they can achieve a high quality of work is very rewarding for me to see as a teacher. With a little guidance and an open mind to something new it’s amazing what my students produce!Half Dolls Group

What do you want your students to get out of your class? Enjoyment, learning, and enrichment are what I seek for my students in the fiber arts. Being open to using new materials, techniques and ideas is healthy and stimulating. You’ll never know what you’re capable of achieving unless you try something new.Boue Soeur Roses Brooch 500

Please visit Helen on her website: www.helengibb.com

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