It´s snowing and more good news

Hej!
It finally started snowing and with it, it also started snowing good news 🙂 Looks like the universe released me from the waiting button.
Here we go:
„Rainbow of Hope“ was accepted into Road2Californa a major Quilt show in USA, with about 500 Quilts there.

„Masquerade“ was accepted into AQS Daytona Beach a major Quilt show also in USA with about 300 Quilts there.


and… I got a new sewing machine 🙂

the new Pfaff quilt expression 720… a dream machine!!
This machine really came as a surprise to me, nothing planned… live really can be amazing 😉
and last but not least… rumor has it, that my quilt „secret love“ will be the cover girl for our Rikstäckets Quilt magazine in December… I´ll soon find out if that´s true 🙂
Update:… yes it´s true.. here it is 🙂

Others than that I´m busy working on the next show quilts, and the quilt class schedule for 2019… so check back after X-mas!

Live is good! 🙂
Happy quilting!!
Love Simone

 

 

 

 

More good news…

Hej!
It´s been quiet a while since I last wrote here after my 1.Place in Salt Lake City. Summer was busy and I´m very grateful that it´s over. The part with the forest fires was not fun, but now we have Autumn, Harvest and soon Winter again. Means sewing time 🙂
Lot´s has happened on the quiltfront too 🙂

My Quilt „Rainbow of hope“ (yes the one who won in SLC/Utah) was in Birmingham /UK at Festival of Quilts and got a „highly commended“ – what an honor! It took me two weeks to find it out – by surprise, nobody told me… so it was a late happy dance.

Rainbow of hope at FoQ in Birmingham/UK 2018 „highly commended“

but the success story goes on 🙂
My new show quilt „Masquerade“ got juried in to the MQX show in Illinois/USA already a big deal only this. Now the fingers are crossed for a good outcome in the end of September 🙂 than I will show the quilt officially here 😉

Last weekend I was with Louise – from my Quilters Guild in Mora – in Lidköping. There – every second year – we have Quiltköping – Swedens own and largest Quiltshow.  Competition theme was this year „Linjespel/ line play“
And to my big surprise and happiness I won 1.place traditional category

1.place traditional category, price was a new Bernina 215 🙂
A dream came true!!

Now it´s back to work 🙂 Training with the dogs started already, the garden is nearly done for this year and lots of ideas are waiting to be born to life! I was also asked to teach in Mora next year at our own Quilt exhibition – how cool is that 🙂

A big THANK YOU goes to Walter for all support and always having my back! I love you!!

Happy quilting! 🙂
vi ses,
Simone

 

 

UQSM 2018 Salt Lake City / USA…. and something big!

I´m back from the Quilt show in Salt Lake City 🙂 and have to say the UQSM show is a show with heart! Such lovely people there and I hade lots of fun and sure some retail therapy too 🙂
A lovely Lady from my Quilters Guild in Mora came with me and together we had a good look around in the area and the Quilt shops. Wow – talk about huge Quilt shops!!!  Take a cup of coffee… this is going to be a long blog post 😉

Red Butt Gardens and Mormon Temple with lovely gardens around!!

We started our Needletour at Gardeners Village where they had a fairy festival and everything was decorated with lovely little fairy gardens 🙂 and our first shop the Pine Needle Quilt shop was also there – talk heaven!! 😉
😉

From there we went to Renae Haddadin Quilt shop Quilts on the Corner a ten minute taxi ride from Gardeners village, and in the same place there is also Quilts etc.
Both wonderful places 🙂 There are a lot of Quilt shops in the area but I think Quilts etc. is the largest one of all…. OOOOMMMMGGGG 🙂 Did I say Heaven already… this is heaven and it goes on – on the other street side… Quilts etc.

books, notions and faaaaabbbbricccc….

House nr2 on the other street side is all about buttons, patterns and wool applique and stitchery, and novelty prints

a place to loose your mind 😉
Next day we went to the Quilt show and the awards ceremony… which really held a surprise 🙂
I got an email about 4am – in the middle of the night – but after I read it there was no way I could sleep any longer… the email stated… „we want to let you know that you won an award, but of course we won´t tell you what award. Please join us tonight at the awards ceremony… “  Good there where two pillows on my bed I could scream into to not wake up the whole hotel 🙂 🙂
The video from the awards ceremony is on my fb page.

The judges where from the NACQJ (National Association of Certified Quilt Judges) that was huge and a honor, because this really means something – they know their business!

They wanted us to know that the competition entries where on a high international level and all who had won an award tonight can be proud of it because it really is big! In the end they had 20 Quilts who all where possible Best of Show winner Quilts – but they had to pick one…  (the Best of Show is picked out of all 1st place winners!)

Best of show: Sherry Reynolds
Front and back of the Quilt 🙂 amazing!

Karen K. Buckley 1st place Applique

Beth Nufer another winner 🙂

Janet Stone 🙂 another winner

Bethanne Nemesh also a 1st place winner 🙂

…okay… I can´t wait any longer…. 🙂

My Quilt – Rainbow of Hope won 1st place conventional machine 🙂
(and yes… this means it was also up for Best of show…OMG I still can´t believe it)

to sum it up you could say in this show have been the best Quilts from all around, the one´s you normal only see in magazines and dream of to see them live… yes they where all there and I was able to see them. This was beyond what I ever would have dreamed off…

But the best thing of all are the people behind the scene.. Jina and Moana who bought the show after Vicky Hundert death . People with heart and so much love!

The whole journey was like a miracle for me, all and everything fell in place like it was guided and ment to be…unbelievable. 🙂
This journey means a lot to me and all the nice comments I got – I will keep them in my heart. Winning 1st place… with a Quilt which gave me sooo much trouble… I really learned a lot, and lot´s has changed in the last month and weeks..

A big THANK YOU to my lifemate Walter who always has my back and believes in me! I love you!

Happy Quilting!

Vi ses!

Love Simone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

14 month – Rainbow of Hope

Hej!

14 month ago I started a Quilt top, the intention was to play with a new ruler I bought from Robin Ruth design. Loved how easy it was and how fast and beautiful the compasses build up. The end of the song was a finished top – my original design. 🙂
The quilting itself took me 3 month, the border/binding alone two weeks and the bling two more weeks.
There are 1.500 Swarovski crystals on this quilt. I used 100% cotton fabric, polyester batting (of a USA brand I will never ever use again- worst mistake I made – lesson learned!), piping around the compasses. All free motion quilting was done on my sit-down pfaff powerquilter 16.0 with Wonderfil threads.
The name of the Quilt : “ Rainbow of Hope“
Inspired from the happenings of daily life – we are all unique like the colors of the rainbow and we are all connected under the rainbow of hope.
here some pics:

„Rainbow of hope“ (c)foto and quilt Simone Steuxner /nissebodesign

Hope „Rainbow of hope“ does well on the different shows it´s intended to go.
Well wishing and crossed fingers are welcome! 🙂 🙂

Happy quilting!
vi ses

Simone

 

 

 

Quilt Exhibition in Sveg

Today in the Swedish newspaper! OMG 🙂
Heute in der schwedischen Zeitung – ein Artikel ueber meine Ausstellung in Sveg.

Simone tog med sitt kviltintresse från Österrike till Vänsjö – Nu ställer hon ut i Ljushallen

14:58 – 1 februari, 2018

Simone Steuxner hade med sig sitt stora intresse redan när hon kom från Österrike till Vänsjö, där hon och sambon hittat sitt paradis. Foto: Privat

Just nu pryder Simone Steuxners vackra lapptäcken Medborgarhusets Ljushall. Små och stora konstverk gjorda i kvilt-teknik finns under februari att beskåda. Simone hade med sig sitt stora intresse redan när hon kom från Österrike till Vänsjö, där hon och sambon hittat sitt paradis.

– Vi tittade på många hus på olika ställen men när gården i Vänsjö dök upp så hade den helt enkelt allt vi ville ha och både sambon och jag är oändligt tacksamma för att vi få leva här i paradiset, säger Simone Steuxner.

Sömnaden har funnits med länge och hon har även tävlat med några av sina verk. 2017 tog hon hem tredjepriset i Scottish Quilt Championship med kvilten som fått namnet Secret Love, något hon förstås är väldigt stolt över.

När hon inte syr själv eller ger kurser i kvilt-teknik ägnar hon sig åt de fyra hundarna av rasen samojed och gården Nissebo förstås som sedan fem år är deras hem.

– Att flytta utomlands är ett stort steg men ibland behövs en stor förändring för att få vad man längtar efter. För oss var längtan stor efter att leva med naturen. Det var den längtan som tog oss hit till underbara och fantastiskt vackra Vänsjö.

Simones utställning finns uppsatt fram till den 28 februari.

 

And the winner is…..

Hej!

time flies and summer is already over, Autumn soon too and Winter is knocking on the door. Time to get back to quilting 🙂

Yesterday I found out that my Quilt „Secret Love“ won 3rd in the Large Wall Quilt category at the Scottish Quilt Championships 2017.
To say I´m blown away is an understatement 🙂

Mein Quilt „Secret Love“ kam auf den 3.Platz in seiner Kategorie – Grosse Wandquilts bei den Schottischen Quilt Championships 2017!
Ich freu mich riesig!

Here a picture from the Quilt, hope to get one with the Ribbon soon 🙂


finally here the picture with the 3rd place (3.Platz) rosette 🙂

Happy Dance here!

 

Happy Quilting!

Love Simone

 

 

 

 

Kviltkurs „Fjädrar“

Frihandskviltnings Kurs „Fjädrar“
02./03. September 2017 Lö/Sö 10.00 -16.00

Är du intresserad i kviltning och vill ta det ett steg fram så är kursen här kanske något för dig! Kursen hålls på Nissebo Gård här hos mig i underbar vackra Vänsjö (4mil utanför Sveg mot Ljusdal/ Hudiksvall). Det är max. 4 personer! Jag erbjuder det medveten för små grupper så att jag har tid för alla, kan hjälpa till eller svara på frågor. Här hos mig finns 4 styck Symaskiner du kan låna, det är Pfaff Quilt Ambition 2.0, eller du tar med din egen Symaskin. För er som kommer från lång väg finns möjlighet att stanna i våra Stugor!

Hör gärna av dig om du är intresserad!!

Pris per person/kurs: SEK 990,00 (fika ingår) per natt: + SEK 200,00

Anmälan till: s.steuxner@nissebo.eu
Anmälan slut är den 20.Augusti 2017!!

 

Nikitas Song

Hej!

Spring is on it´s way. The birds have arrived already and the forest is boiling with theire songs and chatter.
We got some more snow during the week and are celebrating a white Easter 🙂
This means also I had some more time to finish up the last projects.
I was able to finish a heart project of mine last week.
When Nikita died suddenly last year in August, I asked her to send me a sign that she is fine. And she send me a vision of a Quilt I should make.
So here it is:
„Nikitas Song“ 🙂

I think it beautifully represents Nikitas nature 🙂

Happy Easter! Have a peaceful time!

Love Simone