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!
SewCalGal emailed me the sweetest link the other day Joan at Leschenault made a video of the nautilus shell in my tutorial on the SewCalGal Free Motion Quilt Challenge. Thank you Joan! I'll have a bonus tutorial in December that should be kinda fun. As I worked with my students at MQX I encouraged… Continue reading Free Motion Quilt Challenge & More MQX Quilts
Saturday afternoon I sat down to check email and facebook Angela Walters sat with me to enjoy her bagel and some witty banter. She's quite funny. Angela sat at a table with some very happy quilters the evening before and I told her the truth. As they were taking pictures I very nearly raced over… Continue reading Friends and Teacher Ribbon
I don't always remember to take pictures in my classrooms. Truth is I get busy with my students and forget that the camera is in my pocket. They do good work and it deserves to be featured! I did get to be a student this week as well. I took Karen McTavish's class Mastering the… Continue reading
I volunteered to help hang the show today, it's hard work and Cathy Wiggins is well organized! 162 Judged quilts, Wearables, and 2 special exhibits were hung while the vendors were bringing all their amazing stuff in! I knew I'd won something, but wasn't sure which quilt, I had 3 in the show. I behaved… Continue reading Tilde
This trip started out with a blond moment. I thought I was leaving Monday and actually left yesterday, Tuesday. Can you imagine showing up a day early? As luck would have it a quilter did that, showed up at the airport a day early. Oh I felt for her and her flight home is something… Continue reading MQX West Day 1
I don't really mind that the days get progressively darker because the deepening of the days means an explosion of color over the landscape. The mums in the front yard are blooming heartily. We've lost a few, that's to be expected. And next year I suspect a trip to Long Island with Mary will… Continue reading Autumn is my favorite time of year
I like the back. And for a little while longer I can share the backs of several things. A good bit of what I'm working on will be in the Kaleidoscope Collections booth at Houston for Market and Festival. Once Market starts the beauty of the front will be revealed. I can say with… Continue reading I like the back
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!
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