I decided on a whim to go to a local quilt show. My very first ever quilt show. I mean how exciting is this? A Quilt Show! What would happen? What would I see? Did you know they are having a block contest? And it's a block I can make this morning before I go,… Continue reading Did I ever tell you about the time?
Quilt Fest SLC part 2 and Announcement!
Drumroll please! I am teaching at Quilt Festival Houston. (the link takes you to the newsletter.) I will also be presenting at Quilt Market please stay tuned for more information. Onalaska Middle School Quilt Artists - Children are the future of the quilting industry. The students of Onalaska Middle School, Onalaska, WA, have learned to… Continue reading Quilt Fest SLC part 2 and Announcement!
IQF SLC Day 1 – A Quilt Festival Series
I had the better part of the morning to walk the quilts and get images before the show floor opened. The first exhibit I'm sharing is Blocks Among Friends Sponsored by Handi Quilter Stolen Moments - Amy Van Garp United - Lana Russel Finding Common Ground - Judy Hays Flutterby - Gina Siembeda Friends -… Continue reading IQF SLC Day 1 – A Quilt Festival Series
I’m leavin’ (left) on a jet plane, I’ll be back Sunday morning
My suitcases are packed, almost. Clothes are in the laundry. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pMnM868owQc SLC Quilt Festival is here. I have copies of my book ready to sign. And Batt Scooters! And Batt Snipps. well I was going to post this yesterday and the day, as happens, got away from me. Good reason of course: washer repair tech,… Continue reading I’m leavin’ (left) on a jet plane, I’ll be back Sunday morning
Getting Ready for Quilt Festival
Under my needle right now is an Annabell Wrigley Color Wheel panel. I'm not sure where I saw this however I reached out to Windham and am quilting this for the National Sales manager. Quilters this is a great panel for practicing machine quilting as it's 35 x 42, perfect size for a kids play… Continue reading Getting Ready for Quilt Festival
Quilted Features: Brint Fanizza Famore Cutlery
Hey! Happy Thursday to you. I am happy to present you with this conversation with Brint Fanizza of Famore Cutlery. I have long admired Brint for his generosity and kindness, for his ability to hear ideas and connect people with people and then connect them with others who would work well with them. In this… Continue reading Quilted Features: Brint Fanizza Famore Cutlery
I’m a terrible picture taker
Let me rephrase a bit. I'm terrible at taking pictures when I'm teaching. It's really annoying in some regard because I'd love to show you what's going on with the quilters in my class. And yet somehow I get caught up in the teaching moment and the next thing you know all the students are… Continue reading I’m a terrible picture taker
A Week in Review
Sunday found the hammock and enjoyed the warmth and kiss of the sun. . . for 30 minutes because it was H O T! Monday gathered all of the laundry and changed the sheets; found just the right suitcases for the trip to Nebraska for the Heartland Quilt Guild and LORI BAKER! Tuesday finished packing… Continue reading A Week in Review
Thread of the Week
Twist! A few years ago I hosted a quilted block of the month and now I've started with the thread of the week or month depending on what's going in my immediate world. As you know I love thread, how it holds things together and how it dances over the surface of a quilt. Sometimes… Continue reading Thread of the Week
More to the Story
Before getting into todays post please pray for the repose of the soul of Joan Hawley: to say this is a stunning and heart breaking loss is an understatement. My prayers and condolences for Joan's family and the quilting community. And now please allow me to share two Quilted Features Interviews with you. First up… Continue reading More to the Story