Friday, November 21, 2014
My friend Gudrun Erla (GE DESIGNS) and I had dinner last week in MN ( while we waited for my rental car to get towed and replaced from over heating in 20 degree weather! haha)
... She has a new ruler that is pretty clever out with Creative Grids.
The non slip, large size makes this a great handy quilt for cutting a lot of fabric, in one go...
She has a this great video below , that really gives you all of the ways to suss this ruler!
Check it out!
Gudrun has this book, Big Blocks Big Style, and the quilt with the snowflakes, is one of my favorites...
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
I woke up to this lovely review of my new book!!
I'm so excited to share these quilts with you! The work was healing, emotional, and an exciting journey for me... Love those Full Circle Moments!!! (Who knew a double wedding ring would have that impact on me!)
Thanks Publishers Weekly for giving my book a "Star * Buy this book * rating!!!
Please Pre-order a SIGNED copy of my book at website.
Want to take a two day Double Wedding Ring class with me?
Don't be afraid of the curves, let me show you how fun they are!
January 10th & 11th 2015
Wisconsin Museum of Quilts & Fiber Arts
A two day workshop to focus on play and design of the double wedding ring. You can make one as traditional or as out of the box as you want, using several techniques I share during the class... Come ready to play and push the limits of design!
Click here for more information!
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
I'm home from my "other Home" Minnesota, where I was born and raised!
I taught for 9 days straight around the State of MN and one stop in WI, and had quite the adventure!
Wednesday evening, before I left, my poor sweet Kia, passed away. It was the best time, as I would have been very sad had I missed seeing her... She was in congestive heart failure since August, so her passing in her sleep, quietly, and rest, was a blessing. I'm grateful for that. She was still her very happy self, and I knew she was getting really tired out... I did not want to see her in pain. She was a real sweetie. Jenny Egg has had an adjustment to make... They were inseparable...
Then Friday morning, in flurry to get organized to get to the airport,...got TO the AIRPORT... only to realize that I did not have my ID or credit cards with me!
Luckily, I was able to find someone to quick go to my apartment and come to the airport with my proper ID!
I started at MN Quilters with a lecture, then a workshop at 1st Sewing in Bloomington, then up to Brainerd for a lecture and a workshop....
Yep, Minnesota did not let me down... it dropped 11"of snow on us "Up North" and made us all a twitter over weather people would be able to make it... But Minnesotans are tough, winter driving, stock, and we had a nice turn out even in the nasty weather! hehe!
Thanks Karla at Cherrywood fabrics!!!, and Linda from Pinetree Quilters, for hosting me!
I stopped and had a visit with my mother, and my aunt, as well.
Gotta do those things while in the state!
|Love those Cherrywood fabrics!!!|
Next I was back to Minneapolis for a workshop, and before heading south to Henderson, I was off to have dinner with friends, when my RENTAL CAR OVERHEATED in 20 Degree weather!
Hey, you learn something new everyday! Didn't see that one coming!
So we sat, ate, chatted while we waited for my "new rental" car to arrive...
I'm quite grateful that even though it was a tough week, My classes and lectures were attended by warm, fabulous, quilter peeps! They all did amazing work, which I hope will also inspire you! I was sure inspired!
This sweet young lady, all of 7 years of age, was taking NOTES during my lecture, and commented... I think she really likes Double Wedding Rings! ( I guess I'm an easy read! ) hahaha!
She then asked if I'd sign her notebook. Awwwwwww. SO SWEET!!! You Betcha!
I did really enjoy this sign in Henderson as well... "Quilt Speaker" Love it, just as much as I love (turkey) Bingo! ;-) The people here were fantastic, my host, Sandi, and the friends of the library were just the best. Thank you all for having me come. Peeps from all over southern Minnesota came out, and I am truly touched!
After an hour delay,more snow, and a de-iced plane, I safely returned home to NYC,
to a wonderful 46 degree evening.... Ahhhhhhh!
Now to get caught up, and head out Monday for Seattle!
Monday, November 10, 2014
The first auction week of the Inspired By contest quilts will go live on eBay.com at night—Tonight!!!
Very exciting! Be sure to bid FOR your FAVORITES! Many beautiful quilts have been made, and are great gifts. Tis the season! I have my eye on a couple!
Our annual quilt auction is a major fundraiser for the Alliance. Proceeds support the operation of projects like Quilters' S.O.S. - Save Our Stories and Go Tell It at the Quilt Show!, and our ability to partner on projects like The Quilt Index.
***Auction dates and links:***
Once the auctions have begun, you can go directly to the current week's eBay auction by using this link (before the auction begins , however, you won’t see any quilts yet):
Below are the auction dates. Each auction begins and ends Eastern.
To preview the quilts for each week before that auction week begins: you can visit our Facebook albums:
Week THREE: https://www.facebook.
com/media/set/?set=a. 10152879521701340.1073741836. 31536621339&type=3
Important note: the quilts for each auction week are only viewable on ebay.com during the auction period for that quilt. Before and after the auction period the quilts are not viewable (eBay only posts items included in live auctions--no archives or scheduled auctions are viewable).
Sunday, November 9, 2014
Friends at Festival posted a quilt pattern of mine... Hop on over for a freebie! Goes together quick, stash buster, and a sweet design for more gift quilts! Donations and otherwise! Here I used Pat Sloan's One for You, One for Me Fabrics
Share a quilt with someone who needs. CLICK HERE
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Hello Seattle Area Quilters!
I'll be lecturing while I am in Seattle for my annual family
Tuesday Nov 25th, 6pm
Edmonds Church of God, 220th St
Southwest, Edmonds, WA
$10 tickets: email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets are through the mail only, and will not be sold at the door.
Please email Stephanie for tickets.
Get your tickets soon!
See you in WA!
Friday, November 7, 2014
I'm off to Minnesota and Wisconsin for quite a trip of teaching and lecturing!
I look forward to hanging with my MN quilter friends, and WI pals,across the St. Croix river!
The workshops are all filled, but the lectures in your area, I'm sure you can attend!
Some may have a guest fee. Please come! Let's talk quilts! YAY!
Lectures below, are in RED.
- Nov 8th -MN Quilters Guild Lecture: St. Lawerence Church, 1203 5th St SE, Minneapolis
- Nov 9th 1st Sewing Center WORKSHOP, inside Hancock's, Bloomington, MN
- Nov 10-Lecture, Pinetree Patchwork Quilters, Lord of Life Church, Baxter, MN
- 11th Pinetree Patchwork Quilters Brainerd, MN guild and Cherrywoods workshop
- Nov 12th MN quilters guild Workshop
- Nov 13th: Henderson, MN Library Lecture
- Nov 14- Hudson Heritage Quilters WI workshop
- Nov 15- Hudson Heritage Quilters WI, Lecture, Saturday: Hudson lecture change:
please note the address change for the lecture due to a funeral.... 504 frontage road / bethel Highlands Campus 9:30 am Saturday morning Hudson Heritage Quilters...
Come say hi!!