Archive for July, 2011


Wednesday, July 27th, 2011


As I worked all week on all the class samples I need for the fall – it really felt like I was getting no where! Little progress is noted when you’re doing 12″ quilts – UNTIL you put them all together! Now to bang out the quilting… Got to get these done and move onto Feather-ology!  – a new quilting class I am offering. Its a Machine Quilting 102 class that moves past the Machine Quilting 101 to play with feathers of all shapes and sizes. The class sample has been living in my head for quite a while now and I hope to have it down on fabric in a week or two. I’ll keep ya posted!

MAQ – What fun!

Tuesday, July 19th, 2011

Just got back from a weekend of teaching and quilting with Mid-Appalachian Quilters. This wonderful event is put on by a group of dedicated volunteers and held at Mount St. Mary’s College in Emmittsburg Maryland every year. I had lots of fun meeting new friends and spending time with old ones!  If you are on Facebook, check them out. New photos are up with all the weekend shenanigans!

There was a myriad of national teachers there  with all sorts of great new techniques and patterns. Loved Linda Hahn’s ( Frog Hollow Designs) New York Beauty.Check out her  book “New York Beauty Simplified” and see what I mean.

Then there was Michele Scott – the Pieceful Quilter, who taught bobbin quilting.   Her Sunday fabric painting class spent the day outside and when we had lunch together, she had a red streak running through her blond hair that wasn’t there at breakfast. Now there’s a woman who really gets into her work!

And I’m not sure that Linda M Poole ever slept! If she wasn’t teaching, she was cutting up fabric orders from her latest fabric line. Check out her blog to get a glimmer into how her mind creates such beautiful fabrics and quilts.

Paula Golden presented a lecture on Color – How to Make Your Quilts Sing and well as taught the mathematically endowed how to draft there very own mariner’s compass! We slipped away for bit of Chinese food one night and enjoyed it by the fountain – much more peaceful than braving the busy cafeteria!

Deloa Jones dragged her long arms all the way from Michigan to offer long arm classes. Check out her talents and inventive mind on You-Tube. She’s got a great array of videos demonstrating some of her new tools that really make long-arm quilting a bit more successful! If you would like a little quilt show, click here. Her work is absolutely outstanding!

The list goes on… Merry May and her Mystery Quilts, Jeannette Pie of Easy as Pie Designs. You may know her Talking Quilts. The list goes on and on. I’ll try to tell you more about who was there later. Right now, with all these links, you’ll be so deeply woven into the internet wonderland you may not get anything else done today!!