color, fun

Color Me

Beautiful.  I don't often share stories from "the office" whether that be the quilt shop/BERNINA dealer or stories from the road teaching. Yesterday 18 students gathered to have their "colors" done.  I covered the shop floor while my coworkers attended the workshop.  However I asked my boss last week, knowing I couldn't attend the class. … Continue reading Color Me

learning, lectures/trunk shows, quilting, teaching

Thinking, thinking and I would like your input, please

Whenever I hear, "thinking, thinking" the voice in my head sounds like Elfred in my GPS.  Elfred is from the north pole and sometimes asks if anyone wants hot chocolate or fruitcake.  My answer to both is, "yes!" I've been teaching machine quilting on a domestic for about 4 1/2 to 5 years now. I… Continue reading Thinking, thinking and I would like your input, please

bernina, quilt shows, teaching

Machine Quilters Exposition

MQX is quickly approaching and as I've mentioned I'm excited to be part of this years faculty.   I'm teaching: Wednesday April 11 8:00 - 12 Noon "Beginner Free Motion Quilting"  Take this class to learn the rules of machine quilting needle & thread pairing, tension both machine and physical and we stitch, stitch, stitch!… Continue reading Machine Quilters Exposition

fabric, Kaleidoscope Collections, Robert Kaufman fabrics, Superior Threads

Hand dyes

Last week Ally came into the shop to get fabric for a new project she's working on.  Ally took machine quilting classes from me at the quilt cottage several years ago.  If memory serves Ally took the beginner machine quilting then moved right into the advanced class as she was going back to work right… Continue reading Hand dyes

quilt shows, quilting, Superior Threads

“Moon Over Manhattan” goes to Road to California!

Road to California offers the longest opportunity to enter a quilt into their show.  If you enter early, like I did,  it's a very long time before you hear if your quilt has been juried into the show.  My friend posted several days ago that his quilts were juried in.  I'm always excited when a… Continue reading “Moon Over Manhattan” goes to Road to California!

quilt desgin, quilting, Robert Kaufman fabrics, Superior Threads

Playing with Silk

I've been purchasing Superiors silk thread on & off for months.  As they were going through the process of announcing the thread coming out I was incredibly excited.  I've quilted with silk from two other companies and love the effect of the silk, loved how it quilted and quite frankly I love the look of… Continue reading Playing with Silk

fun, quilt desgin, quilting

In my Hobbit Hole aka studio

I'm on a deadline to get "Moon Over Manhattan" complete and the paperwork off to Quilt National.  This quilt is still quite vocal and I'm enjoying the process of quilting.  There are colors on the quilt that I never intended however they work and I've been pleasantly surprised by how well they work. Sometime next… Continue reading In my Hobbit Hole aka studio