Yesterday as I participated in a Virtual Panel (and will again on Monday) and talked with a few industry related people that the Quilting Worlds, and it's environs from our sewing rooms and studios, to quilt guilds, small businesses and quilt shops are all about relationships, growing them, and nurturing them. Normally at this time… Continue reading Spring Quilt Market Virtual Style Take 2
I've traveled to two events for Floriani one about an hour outside of Philly, and the other about an hour from Knoxville. The next Hands on Sewing School is in Binghampton, NY January 5 - 7. These events are amazing from the word go. Kay Brooks teaches so much about stabilizers and how to use… Continue reading Stay Tuned: a Trip Report
Butternut, Pumpkin Seeds, Pepitas, curves, arcs whatever you call them they soften up hard lines on any quilt. But did you know they might lead to dancing? Well perhaps not dancing, but rather a source for adding texture to create visual interest. When I'm working on these blocks I'm going for fun, and done. Because… Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month Kaleidoscope Arcs
There is something fascinating about learning new things: sometimes the whole process is easy peasy, smooth sailing, yada yada; and sometimes my head and the cinder block wall just might come in contact with one another, producing the most beautiful stars and light show. Yes, yes, it's really painful however I never actually do it.… Continue reading A little bit of this
So here's the second installment of the Kaleidoscope Quilted Block of the Month. I'm posting on Friday because I have a commitment tomorrow. Let's start with how much fun I had stitching this one out. I figured there'd be feathers, and bubbles, and swirls, something simple. Well. I did start out with feathers. First step:… Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month: Kaleidoscope Feathers
Saturday turned out to be an amazing day. My sweetie and I took advantage of some time together at home to rearrange the furniture in the living room. There's something cathartic about making changes that begins to free the creativity in my soul. On Saturdays post I chatted about taking a detour while working on… Continue reading Quilted Block of the Month: Kaleidoscope whole cloth edition
Lately upon entering the sewing room there is a strong sense of being overwhelmed with ideas. Lots of ideas tumbling over, and over each seeking the deserved attention. While writing that sentence an idea to make a whole cloth using 60 weight thread in the top and bobbin popped into my head. I think I'm… Continue reading A needed detour
Sew Much Cosplay has a new product coming soon that I love! Pixel Party a fusible, wash away stabilizer with a grid printed specifically for 2 1/2'' charm squares. I made two quilts for the booth for Market and Festival. Check with your local Floriani dealer in about a month for Pixel Party Quilt. I… Continue reading Pixel Party Quilts
It's a rainy Monday here in New York. I shadowed at a Floriani event hosted by Sew Right in Queens on Saturday and Sunday. This was my second shadowing event, the first hands-on, so much to learn, and a different style of teaching for sure. These events are project and process oriented. Project oriented… Continue reading Happy Monday!
Last night I had the privilege of having dinner with Jo Leichte. I got to know Jo years ago through BERNINA. She has recently joined the ranks of the Floriani Education team, so bonus!, we're now coworkers. Having dinner together felt like a celebration. Would you like to see what we tried? Why yes,… Continue reading Celebration!