Monday, September 16, 2013

Fall is here and so are my fall workshops. I'm packing up my suitcases, I'm almost ready to roll.

I'll be teaching three classes at the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza. Here's a link to my list of classes at the show.

And then in October, at the MQX Quilt Festival in Portland:

And then in November, at the Hudson River Valley Art Workshops

Here are some of the quilts made by the women taking my classes in Taupo New Zealand this July at the quilt Symposium:

Jo's quilt. I was very lucky to have Jo in class, what a nice person.

Aren't Marie's color choices delicious? She was very nice too.

I loved Lee's color choices too. Fall colors are often my favorites. Lee was very nice to me too.

Catherine did a nice calm version, I love it. And her too.

This color scheme reminds me of Gypsy wheels. Lorraine came all the way from Australia for the symposium. Another nice person. (Are you seeing the pattern here?)

Jennifer's quilt. I'm sorry I'm not putting last names on these, I am zooming in on everyone's name tags and the last name font is just too small! In any case, isn't this an awesome quilt? And Jennifer was not bad either.

Mary was the enabler for the trip to see Mr. Wright. I "helped" her pick out the fabric (while piling bolts of batik on the class Angel).

Isn't this center lovely, and the next picture has all the other parts.

It looks almost like a quilt salad, with red tomato slices and green gears...

Tracey did a great job and her hand dyed fabrics are really good. It was nice getting to know her. Also met her Mom who is very proud of all the great stuff she does.

Diana! Nice Job!!! This is my favorite color scheme lately.

Christine! Love the colors and the gear in the center.

I think this is Jill's. I love love love the dots.

Another fine example.

Tanya? Isn't the sun shape cool?

I love the spirals against the purple. Peggy made it really interesting.

I was so busy taking the picture, I forgot to get the quilter's nametag. I love the colors.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Classes in Portland

Check out my classes in Portland at the Machine Quilter's Exhibition in Portland, Oregon in October.

There is one space left in W227-13 Free Expression Fused Buffet.

A few spaces in the other two:
W339-13 Art Deco and Flower Fused Components
W425-13 Expressive Unmarked Free Motion Quilting

I've never been to Oregon, so I'm very excited to go, besides that, I love working with Mary Schilke Shilke and Janet-Lee Greer Santeusanio.

AND my daughter Samantha is going to come to Portland to visit the show! Yay!

Here's a link:

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Yes, I know my blogging efforts are pathetic. Sorry.

A quick note that there are still spaces in a five day workshop I'm doing with Quilting Adventures in Texas next month. There is still time for you to sign up.

The workshop is officially to design my kind of quilts, but if you just want to hang out and make a quilt without having to design, that's fine too, I'm bringing a bunch of patterns.

Check it out here

I promise to start updating my blog on a regular basis! (yeah, I know I say that all the time...)

Here's a picture of a new quilt in the meantime:

This quilt is named "Spirals" (yes, I know that's very original). I used the Accuquilt Go! to cut most of the shapes. I designed a die for them, I used that for some of the parts, and then used other dies they have for other parts, and then I used my computer to design some of the OTHER parts.

I do have a pattern for this, and it's available in my classroom when I teach. So far, I'm not selling this separately, although I might do that in the future. You don't have to use any dies to make the quilt, all the shapes needed are included in my pattern and they can be traced and cut out by hand.

In the meantime, this quilt is going to go to the Mid Atlantic Quilt Festival, with the Mancuso Brothers. I've taught there the last two years, and judged, so I didn't enter a quilt in the show. This year, I'm teaching for them in Denver (DNQF) and in Pennsylvania (PNQE), so I submitted this quilt to the show.

I hope you are having a lovely winter. Or summer if you are in the Southern Hemisphere.