art, quilt shows, quilting, Superior Threads, teaching

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!

fun, Kaleidoscope Collections, lectures/trunk shows, Quilt Fest, quilting, teaching

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

quilt shows, quilting, teaching

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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A bit of MQX Fun and a little reveal

Wednesday morning brought the first bit of fun! This is Claudia Pfeil quilter extraordinaire, instructor and a bit of a live wire!  I getting ready to head over to the convention center for my first class.  I left my stuff with a group of quilters in the hotel lobby (Thank you ladies!) so I could pull… Continue reading A bit of MQX Fun and a little reveal

Kaleidoscope Collections, quilt shows, quilting, Robert Kaufman fabrics, teaching

MQX part 2

I really enjoyed the whole MQX experience from the Ice Cream Social to my last class on Saturday.  Saturday afternoon I taught "And Now What?!" and showed off my new Dansko clogs as quilterly inspiration.  I enjoyed all my students.  Two gals took all three of my classes, which was rather fun to see a… Continue reading MQX part 2

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MQX show update

To say I'm having fun would be an understatement.  At the Ice Cream Social Mary Schilke & Janet-Lee sang a parody of the "Brady Bunch"  So funny!  With everything else these two do for show prep this must keep them in stitches. Each of the teachers/vendors who had a table were invited to share a… Continue reading MQX show update

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Almost ready to go

I'm heading to MQX tomorrow late morning for 3 days of teaching and 1 day in the Bernina Booth. I just learned last night that my beginner class is full and there's a little room in "Let Your Foot Loose Be Fancy & Free" and in "And Now What" which I'm renaming "Designs in Machine… Continue reading Almost ready to go