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New England Quilt Festival!!!

Oh I am a tease aren't I?! See this quilt?  Well the front of it got juried into the New England Quilt Festival.  Click on the link to see a full list of the finalists.  Congratulations to EVERYONE. Looking through that list - there's some amazing competition, meaning that there will be a lot of… Continue reading New England Quilt Festival!!!

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New England Quilt Festival

I get to teach 4 classes over 3 days at the New England Quilt Festival in Manchester New Hampshire April 10 - 13. Here's the link to my faculty page. April 11 morning - Let Your Foot Loose, Be Fancy & Free is all about learning machine stitching motifs that can be used on quilts.… Continue reading New England Quilt Festival

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Keith is a calendar guy!

Well at least his quilt "Curvilinear Energy" is! MQX Calendar 2013 FINAL Isn't it beautiful!  Congratulations Keith. Janet-Lee and Mary announced last night a very exciting change with MQX!  MQX East is now: New England Quilt Festival and MQX West is: Pacific Northwest Quilt Festival.  The links will be active shortly and when they are… Continue reading Keith is a calendar guy!

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MQX West just got a lot more exciting!

I get to teach of course and that always makes me happy.  Really happy.  I'm teaching 3 classes and I understand there's still room for students in them.  I'd love to meet you. Yesterday afternoon Janet-Lee Santeusanio sent the email out saying "Congratulations your quilts are finalists!"  I was bouncing off the walls.  Well not… Continue reading MQX West just got a lot more exciting!

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Teaching & traveling

I'm very grateful for the opportunities that quilting brings.  The opportunity to be on the faculty of a variety of shows and work with quilt shops and guilds is part of a dream come true.  I look forward to meeting you and as Alex Anderson says, we quilters do meet! Over the next couple of… Continue reading Teaching & traveling

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MQX West – Portland

Just signed my contract for MQX West.  I'll be teaching Beginner Freemotion Machine Quilting, Let Your Foot Loose Be Fancy & Free and And Now What?! Designs in Machine Quilting (this class will have some machine stitching!). I'd originally missed the deadline in January due to a serious case of "I'll do that later" brought… Continue reading MQX West – Portland

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The men of MQX

While quilting is "typically" a womans world men in our industry take to it like a fly takes to honey.  And just like women men run the gamut from very traditional to art and everywhere in between.  A few years back I went to the Illinois State Museum where they had an exhibition of quilts… Continue reading The men of MQX

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An Interview with Janet-Lee Santeusanio

Interviewing quilters is becoming a bit of a hobby for me.  I learn a little about them and their quilting process and get to share that with you.  This one falls under the category of "we just made it!" We just made it for a couple of reasons 1) Janet-Lee will be heading to RI… Continue reading An Interview with Janet-Lee Santeusanio

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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