I've traveled to two events for Floriani one about an hour outside of Philly, and the other about an hour from Knoxville. The next Hands on Sewing School is in Binghampton, NY January 5 - 7. These events are amazing from the word go. Kay Brooks teaches so much about stabilizers and how to use… Continue reading Stay Tuned: a Trip Report
It's been a quiet weekish here on the blog. I wanted to blog last night because on Saturday January 20th I'm teaching at the Quilt Basket in Pawling NY, it'll be a variation on Go With the Flow called "Brain Dump: Stitch the Scary Stuff in Your Brain" the class fee includes a kit. I'll… Continue reading The Quiet Quilter
Butternut, Pumpkin Seeds, Pepitas, curves, arcs whatever you call them they soften up hard lines on any quilt. But did you know they might lead to dancing? Well perhaps not dancing, but rather a source for adding texture to create visual interest. When I'm working on these blocks I'm going for fun, and done. Because… Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month Kaleidoscope Arcs
There is something fascinating about learning new things: sometimes the whole process is easy peasy, smooth sailing, yada yada; and sometimes my head and the cinder block wall just might come in contact with one another, producing the most beautiful stars and light show. Yes, yes, it's really painful however I never actually do it.… Continue reading A little bit of this
It's a rainy Monday here in New York. I shadowed at a Floriani event hosted by Sew Right in Queens on Saturday and Sunday. This was my second shadowing event, the first hands-on, so much to learn, and a different style of teaching for sure. These events are project and process oriented. Project oriented… Continue reading Happy Monday!
Last night I had the privilege of having dinner with Jo Leichte. I got to know Jo years ago through BERNINA. She has recently joined the ranks of the Floriani Education team, so bonus!, we're now coworkers. Having dinner together felt like a celebration. Would you like to see what we tried? Why yes,… Continue reading Celebration!
This morning I am headed out to the Quilt Basket in Pawling NY. If you didn't know this is the home of the Cutie Collection of patterns, the amazing Debby Brown is one of the pattern designers. I have at least one Cutie pack and pattern in the studio that are anxiously awaiting their turn… Continue reading Saturday! Saturday! Saturday! Saturday!