Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Prayer Flag Blog Hop!

I was given this lovely banner set to create a set of flags for the Blog Hop!  A little back story about my experience with prayer flags.  I've been making them flags for a little over two years, first as a way to begin healing after my dad died suddenly, then my mom who followed four months later.  Prayer Flags have given me a way to express myself in a small form, that has paved the way for other work over the years.  I have made prayer flags for friends who were having surgery, wedding flags, positive affirmation flags, happy flags, and some flags that hang in my back yard.  Most of my flags hang in my art studio.
Quilting Arts Prayer Flags eBook which is so beautiful. It is total eye candy, and wonderful words to describe their inspiration

I am honored to be part of the Prayer Flag Blog Hop to promote Quilting Arts new eBook.  The info is here about how you can purchase the eBook and this set of flags that you can button together!  or you can just buy the eBook separately, here
Of course, I wanted to use the fabric from my line, because it's bright and fun!  And it has words, and I ended up cutting up the words, and made my own with the letters

Here they are all in a row on the wall.  This version, the flags are attached with buttons.  Very classic.  You can click on the photo to see them larger

Here is so you can see them up close.  Hope and Love

Family and Prayer

Art and Music
and this is another project that I am working on.  It's in progress...an entire quilt made with 6x8 prayer flags, also made with fabrics from my line and some Hoffman Batiks

and more... so hop over to the other blogs and see what everyone else is doing
April 11:  Blog hop announcement: Quiltingdaily.com 
April 12:  Announcement posted on Quilting Daily Week in Review
April 14: Jane LaFazio: janeville.blogspot.com
April 15: Meg Cox: megcox.com/category/blog
April 16:Deborah O’Hare: thebluehare.blogspot.com
April 17: Jamie Fingal: jamiefingaldesigns.com
                                Susan Brubaker Knapp: bluemoonriver.blogspot.com
April 18  Carrie Bloomston: suchitysuch.blogspot.com/
also visit The Prayer Flag Project which is on-going, and you can submit your flags to be posted on the blog

Leave a comment about anything about this post, and have a chance to win this DVD by me about Rebel Quilting! (US Residents only).  Deadline is Wednesday, April 23rd at 9:00pm Pacific Standard Time.  Random number generator will select the winner!
 

49 comments:

  1. I love your flags ! I am a old quilter but very new to making prayer flags....and am totally addicted after making just 4 ! Thank you for a chance at winning your DVD....Since I am just learning, I'm sure it would be an awesome help !

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  2. Jamie, I love your fabric and intend to seek it out at PieceMakers in Costa Mesa. Love the flags and I'd love a chance to win the DVD. Thanks.

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  3. I love how you used the brighter fabrics in the prayer flag, a piece that is inspirational and makes you feel joy when you look at it.

    Debbie

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  4. Love, love, love your work. I want to be like you "when I grow up" in the art world!!! Every time I see a new project that you're working on I'm sure my husband thinks "Oh, no, she's spending money again". Hoping to get good enough to sell some of my projects.

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  5. I have become OBSESSED with prayer flags recently. I'm working on a set I hope will be finished to hang on Easter Sunday. Your vibrant colors really make your flags HAPPY! I bet the quilt is AWESOME!!!

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  6. Your new line just arrived at the LQS! Of course I had to have a piece. Now you have given me some great ideas of what to do with it.

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  7. I havent done any prayer flags for a while. You are inspiring me!

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  8. Thanks for the chance to win the DVD-it looks wonderful!

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  9. A prayer flag quilt! Oh my, I love it!

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  10. Love the colorful flags and the use of words to direct thoughts and prayers.

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  11. Your prayer flags are fabulous. Love the new fabric line..just makes the flags shine! Thanks for sharing.

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  12. Thanks so much for sharing. Your flags are meaningful and moving and fun too! And your fabric is fantastic.

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  13. I just love everything you make, Jamie--it's always so colorful and meaningful too. You have such a talent for combining patterns!

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  14. Wow! I really like the bright colors you have used in your flags. -- soparkaveataoldotcom

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  15. Love the colors...........beautiuful

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  16. Your flags are stunning; I just love the bold, juicy colours.

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  17. I just recently found you and love what you do! How fun to have a chance to win your DVD!

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  18. These look great! Love the idea of connecting them with buttons.

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  19. Oh, so many things to comment on... I'd heard of prayer flags before, but really didn't realize they were "a thing". Now I'm interested enough to go do some research to learn more.

    And really - I love your sense of colour! Your fabric is, indeed, happy-inducing and the cover of your book just jumps out and grabs me. I'll definitely be wandering around your blog and looking for your book for inspiration!!!

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  20. Very nice way to express a wide variety of things. I have been making them, also, for my garden. I call mine "dream flags" but that is just my preference. I love the hop, and am so glad you are on it!

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  21. I love your Prayer Flag quilt! Wish I had thought of that :D

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  22. prayer flags as quilt! now that is truly rebel. I like it!

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  23. I love the colorful and playful feeling of these prayer flags. They are happy thoughts swaying in a gentle breeze.

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  24. I like the cut up letters into words like collaging.

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  25. Wow I love those bright colors! The wording is great, but I love the rest of the fabric too.

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  26. I love the whole idea of prayer flags! But I especially like the idea of working on these flags with family members, kid groups, church groups, etc. I think doing a project like this with others would really bring out the meaning of the whole idea of prayer flags. Thanks for all the insight to this project.

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  27. What a colorful vibrant inspiring quilt! I have always been fascinated with Tibet and their religious art.

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  28. love the colorful flags!

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  29. What beautiful fabric! I can't wait to find some and explore some creativity!

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  30. I love, love, love your work, especially the houses. You've inspired me to try and sew outside the box. Although I'm new to quilting, so I'm not quite sure how to sew outside the box ( I can barely sew on the line!) : )

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  31. I adore the banner, idea very much! Your fabrics look gorgeous and unique on the banner pieces...I would love to
    learn more about this technique.
    Many thanks, Cindi
    jchoppes[at]hotmail[dot]com

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  32. I have never made a prayer flag but they look amazing. I gravitate toward bright colors and baby, yours are bright. I would love a chance to win your dvd and learn to be a rebel!

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  33. I became more and more excited as I read about prayer flags. I have a friend who is a practicing Buddhist and shares a birthday with me and I have decided this will be the perfect birthday gift!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for this inspiration!

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  34. Ihave seen prayer flags for years but never thought of making them. Now I am totally intrigued! It's a beautiful visual reminder of our needs as well as our blessings! Thanks!

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  35. Jamie, my mom just passed this month, and it was good for me to hear that when you lost both your parents in such a short time, you made prayer flags. Perhaps that is what I need to do too.I love the idea of prayer flags and see how they might be a way of expressing your thoughts out into the universe. Thanks so much for sharing that piece.

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  36. I've been making prayer flags & peace flags for years with my art students (from ages 5 & up) They have always been a wonderful project bring to consciousness of both prayer & peace to children! I would love to win the dvd - Thanks so much for the opportunity!

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  37. What wonderful creativity you have! I love prayer flags and your's are beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us.

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  38. Your fabric is beautiful! I love the idea of cutting out fabric letters to say whatever you want. Thank you for the chance to win, and for educating me about prayer flags.

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  39. I have never made a prayer flag but they look so interesting and something that could be embellished in so many ways, love the lettering. Thanks for a chance to win the DVD.
    Connie

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  40. Love the bright flags (and the fabric you made them with)! I have never made prayer flags but have just started quilting and love modern quilts, especially made with scenes. I've started my second quilt and want to learn more. Thanks for the chance for your DVD! scotthoughtonatverizon.net

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  41. Never tried making prayer flags before but I really like what I'm seeing! Would love to win your DVD. Thanks!

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  42. Now inspired to make prayer flags!! Thanks!

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  43. what beautiful prayer flags and great fabric line. oh gosh - i have wanted that Rebel Quilting DVD ever since it came out. thanks for the opportunity to win.

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  44. Prayer flags shall be my next project. Thanks for the chance to win the DVD.

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  45. I, too, lost my parents close to together. I wish I had thought of prayer flags as a way to process my loss. Now I think they will make a lovely way to pay tribute and memorialize the people who have gone before me. Thank you for sharing your story with us.

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  46. I love prayer flags and your fabric. Thanks for sharing.

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  47. I love the Prayer Flags and see them as a great token of love and support for anyone suffering a bump in the road or just needing as little encouragement.

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  48. I love your flags.... So bright and colorful! Want to learn more about your books and fabric :-). Thanks for the inspiration.

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