Upcoming Poppy Quilt N Sew ClassesApril 12: Demo Day - I'll be at the shop in the classroom to demo free-motion machine quilting and a bit of ruler work. There are plans afoot to show some of this live. Classes: all are 10:30 to 2:30April 24 & May 1 - Beginner Free-Motion Quilting April 27… Continue reading Upcoming, Instagram Share and Reminders
Twenty twenty is off to an amazing start in ways that I'm looking forward to sharing over the next several months. What I can share with you now is that I'm teaching at International Quilt Festival in Houston, I have two classes Beginner Machine Quilting and The Weight of Color (a drawing style class). As… Continue reading Twenty twenty, Imagine and Beauty
Quilt Market might be over but the fun is just beginning. I am eagerly awaiting images for a few fabric lines I fell in love with. One of them has the PERFECT yellows. It was one of the happiest booths. In the booth next door I may have picked up a fat quarter bundle and… Continue reading Coming Soon!
This Saturday January 20th is Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in your Brain at the Quilt Basket in Pawling NY. This will be a fun class, and not at all scary as we'll be making an Impractical Color Wheel using our own thread, and you'll be able to purchase new thread from the shop,… Continue reading Quilts with Character Monday Morning Edition
Why yes! It is the New Year. My Franklin Planner has some ink including the Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain at the Quilt Basket in Pawling. I'm currently working on color wheel number two: red/orange orange/yellow green next up blue, and that will have some green because I found a spool… Continue reading Happy New Year!
So here's a bit o'progress on one sample for the aforementioned class (title). Opening the drawers of the thread chest and grabbing as many different reds as I could find to begin stitching. The cool this is after collecting thread for a few years I have a multitude of reds to choose from. Then again… Continue reading Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain
I've added a Retreat to the list of classes. I've wanted to add a retreat for a very long time, now seemed as good a time as any. A three or five day retreat to explore the world of thread, batting, design, and color. Find the eclecticness of you, the freedom to explore and push… Continue reading I’ve gone and done it now
Slowly, ever so slowly, there are changes happening here. Much ado about character on the blog lately. This conversation will continue. Character and confidence work hand in hand, they build each other, and with that. when we show up to do the work our creativity increases. All of this takes practice. I've struggled with confidence… Continue reading Character & Confidence
Wonder what the heck? I do. So, I'm not sure if you know that the City Quilter is closing in October (as of yet there is no final date). Dale and Cathy are ready to retire. While it's hard to see another quilt shop close, leaving a huge hole in the NY Quilting Landscape, I'm… Continue reading Did you ever?
It happened recently. I saw it and I saw why all in the space of 4 and 1/3 minutes. A way back when I took the guide class for my BERNINA 1080 I remember the instructor telling us to clip the thread at the top and pull down in the direction of the thread path.… Continue reading Be careful – why taking care of your machine matters