One thing I share with students, if after taking my class you decide that paying someone to quilt your quilts is the way to go, then I will have done my job well. While this seems an odd way to begin a blog post there is some big truth here as where we find a… Continue reading I’m out of Practice
Oh I already let the cat out of the bag! I'm teaching at Quilt Festival in November. The links to the Beginner Free-Motion and Lecture Choosing Quilting Motifs and Color are below. I'd love to see you there. Beginner Free-Motion Quilting - 221 Choosing Quilting Motifs and Color - 355 Please take a moment head… Continue reading International Quilt Festival Here I Come
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?
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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