Welcome to Cinderella's Blog
Perhaps a better Blog name would be Journal or News. Who knew ”Blog" would become a traditional word? The good news is “Quilting” will always be universally recognized no matter what language we translate. We’ll still be searching for creative ways to express quilt art and new locations to shop for essentials. We desire inspirational instructors, exciting fabrics and especially quality THREADS—the glue! Our support network of quilters through satellite groups, guilds, and communities is vibrant (especially here, on Vancouver Island, BC). Join me as I share how-to articles on Threads and techniques, quilting events, profiles on fabric artists, natural things of beauty and general interest to curious and resourceful stitchers! ...Cindy Scraba (Cinderella) 

March 2017 Show Schedule--See you at these Events!

creativfestivalwestvictoria2017PDF Victoria Brochure (pg. 9)
 NEW Bagmania Fun! My popular lecture 
On-Line Registration Victoria Show
TradexAbbyCreativFestival2017PDF Tradex Brochure (pg. 7)
 NEW Bagmania Fun! My popular lecture 
On-line Registration Abbotsford Show
 westshorequiltersguildshow2017Westshore Quilters' Guild Show 2017 
Fri. Mar. 31st & Sat. April 1st
 Eagle Ridge Community Centre
1097 Langford Parkway
Visit their website for more information.

Essential Color Wheel Companion (created by Joen Wolfrom)

Selecting perfect color combinations has never been easier...And here’s the scoop from CT Publ...

JoenWolfromEssentialColorWheelCompanion By popular demand, Joen Wolfrom has designed a durable, color-accurate, double-sided, multi-purpose color wheel that is perfectly sized for use in your studio, workroom, office, or sewing room. It’s easily transportable!

One side of the wheel features 24 pure colors with 4 essential color-plan wheels for each color. The opposite side shows a range of each pure color’s tints, shades, and tones. Pure-color wedges are slotted so you can audition colors (fabrics, paint swatches, etc.) alongside them to ensure a perfect match.

• Beautiful color reference based on the Ives scientific color theory–the definitive color source for nearly a century
• Perfect companion to the Ultimate 3-in-1 Color Tool and Studio Color Wheel (both in stock here under Notions Category.)
• Includes instructions for choosing colors that work together, taking the mystery out of working with tints, tones and shades

*EXTRA TIP from Canadian/BC Appliqué Artist/instructor, Val Ursulak
I found the Color Wheel very useful. I had washed several pieces of fabric and was putting them away a la Joen Wolfrom's 24 pure colours. I usually use her 3 in 1 Color tool to do this but found it much faster to use the Color Wheel. So there we go - one of its benefits. Be sure to tell people that there are other instructions and information inside the cardboard piece at the top of the package.

Comment from Laura Manning, Victoria Quilters’ Guild
The large round format is much easier to use to categorize the fabric by colour than the ultimate 3 in 1 tool (which I also own). I found that if I was not quite sure (because the fabric colour was a tint, shade or tone), I could use the 3 in 1 tool to finalize my decision. I love working with a colour tool. I use it often to "see" why a "set of colours" that I have chosen without the tool "works". It's also fun to see a colour that my eye believes is "off" and confirm or deny. (I know this sounds pretty analytical, but I have science training and that's just the way my mind works!) The last thing that perplexes me on occasion, are greys (which can be to the yellow, blue, red or green!) because putting the wrong two side by side, just does not "settle" in my brain. Not sure if there is anyone with a tool for this. Maybe coming up with all of the use of grey as a neutral.

Happy Color Matching,

Cindy Scraba (www.cindysthreadworks.com)

Posted by G Eichel on August 28th, 2016 at 10:27 p.m. This Color Wheel is definitely the tool that I could use. Thank you for sharing.
Posted by Louise Charlton on August 23rd, 2016 at 4:41 p.m. I have the 3-in-1 colour tool and I love it. This tool looks like it would be great to select fabrics with. louisemcharlton@me.com
Posted by Lezley Zwaal on August 18th, 2016 at 8:44 a.m. Thank you Cindy for bringing this product to our attention!This would be truly handy! be able to match the colours at home, and then take it out to get just the right fabric to finish & compliment the project.
Posted by Maureen Mate on August 17th, 2016 at 9:44 p.m. This would be a handy tool in my sewing room.
Posted by Laura Manning on August 17th, 2016 at 8:08 a.m. Hi Cindy, I've been looking at this tool from afar. Thanks for giving us more information and a fabulous generous giveaway!
Posted by Tarnia on August 17th, 2016 at 12:12 a.m. Wow! This looks very useful, though I would definitley have to take my big handbag fabric shopping. All the more space for fabric purchases! Tarnia.hodges at gmail.com
Posted by J Hegglund on August 16th, 2016 at 9:58 p.m. Love her books and the colour wheel would make a nice set.
Posted by P Sceviour on August 16th, 2016 at 3:43 p.m. I use the 3-in-1 tool to sort and organize my fabric by colour family. This looks like a great additiion to the colour tool set
Posted by Margaret kelly on August 16th, 2016 at 11:42 a.m. All of Joen's books and tools are so useful.
Posted by Kathy Strawson on August 16th, 2016 at 9:17 a.m. This is exciting. I have Joan's books and this colour wheel is the synopsis!
Posted by D. Reeves on August 16th, 2016 at 9:12 a.m. email 24Tangent@gmail.com The tool looks great, love the break down of all the colors.

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