Hi all, I hope you are all well and surviving our nationwide quarantine! We are social creatures and this surely is gonna test us… what’s the saying… what doesn’t kill us will make us stronger. Please follow all the directives so this can be over sooner rather than later. While I realize that this is serious, I need to try and maintain my sense of humor (hence the picture above) or I will go absolutely crazy.
First things first…. my online classes (not iQuilt) are on sale 25% off! Use code 25OFF The kits associated with both the Rulers for Rookies classes are 15% off! So why not learn a new skill, refresh an old skill or just have a little fun!
I have also added my 2 DVD’s as downloads! So if you are wondering how I come up with my quilting designs…. it’s really no secret and it’s really easy!! You can take a simple nine patch and turn it into a beauty! So we all have those orphan blocks that never made it into a quilt…. great to practice this technique.
So… my plan A was to go to MQX, teach all my wonderful students and just generally have a blast.
I am currently workin hard on my quilt along…. Comes Around, Goes Around! I am hoping it will be completed and ready to go by next Friday so please bear with me… a lot goes into it! Please stay tuned as there are a limited number of kits… so once they are gone… they are gone.
The kits are laser cut… there is no piecing involved. There will be blanket stitches around all of the applique. There will also be an option of getting the kits with the rulers that I use for the quilting. I will be filming all of the quilting as well, so you can quilt it as I have or you can use the Divide and Design method to create your own! I can’t wait to see what you all come up with.
Stay well! Hope to see you at a future quilt show… SOON!
I received and email from a student, Sylvia Snyder, the other day. First off, I absolutely love hearing from students! To know that I have made a difference in their quilting …. well, it makes what I do all worth it.
So Sylvia took my Divide and Design class when I taught it in Maryland at the Bayside Quilters Guild. This is one of my favorite classes to teach as we cover a lot!! Most quilters struggle with what to quilt on their top once it is completed. That’s what this course is all about. I use a 3 step method of breaking the quilt down into sections and then designing for those sections.
Here are two of Sylvia’s pieces! One is going to compete in Paducah!!
You might also notice the beautiful edge treatment on the first one. Sylvia also took Bethanne Nemesh’s class Devil is in the Details. She went a step further and actually made the beaded binding in gradient colors. Absolutely beautiful!
Thank you Sylvia for allowing me to be part of your quilting journey and for allowing me to share your beautiful quilts with my followers.
So I realize that it’s been a while! I apologize. I have started to accept customer quilts again, it’s difficult to try and get it all done but I’m trying!
I have had this new Rulers for Rookies 2 Kit in the works for quite a while now. I can say as of today…. it is done! I had so much fun designing this panel! It comes with 5 different rulers. ProCircle 7, ProEcho 12, ProPebble 3/4 – 1.75, Pro and my favorite…. the ProLine 8!
There is also a class to go along with this kit, both domestic and longarm! The class is only $10 and helps to pay for the site that it is on.
This weekend! 15% off the Rulers for Rookies 2: The Next Step Kit!
I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving! I had some new additions to my house… it definitely kept things interesting .
I am heading to NYC next week (Dec 13th) to Gotham Quilts and there are still some spots left. Rulers for Rookies is on tap for Friday afternoon and Friday evening! Come spend some time in the city…. check out the tree and enjoy the atmosphere! It is sure to be a great time and if you haven’t been to the shop… its worth the trip.
Rulers for Rookies a great introduction to using rulers on your domestic machine. The great thing about it is that you do not have to bring any of the rulers with you. I provide all the rulers you need. What could be better??
I love when my customers send me emails of their successes!! Nancy Henderson Doyon purchased the ProCircle Odd Set to follow the instructional video I did on the Baptist Fan! I’d say she rocked it!! Wouldn’t you?
Did you know that I teach locally occasionally? Yep… I sure do! In fact, I will be teaching at Ladyfingers Nov 21st! One of the great things about this class…. and I don’t want to toot my own horn but there are many…. is that you do NOT have to lug a sewing machine! This is a design class…. so if you have problems figuring out what to quilt on your tops… especially those that have some open space… this class is for you! Divide and Design!!! You’ll never look at another quilt top the same way!
A couple of examples of what you can do when you learn the Divide and Design technique!!! So don’t wait! Sign up today!
It’s that time of year again! We all madly prepare for Houston market and Festival! Those late nights of prepping the boxes for shipping. We have to send those weeks ahead of time. I always forget what I put in the boxes so this year… I wrote down what was in the boxes so hopefully I won’t forget something crucial! Which I ALWAYS DO!!!
I will be arriving on Sunday to set up my classroom for Monday and Tuesday classes…. unfortunately this year…. I will not be having a booth at Festival! I know…..booooo! I just couldn’t swing it this year. I am hoping to be back next year.
FREE SHIPPING ON DOMESTIC ORDERS
when you purchase 2 or more items
OCT 25-NOV 1, 2019
Use the code FREE
So in light of the fact that I won’t have a booth… From Oct 25-Nov 1, you will receive free shipping on orders of 2 or more items! Orders will go out the following week!
If you forget to enter the code…. (please don’t)…… remember I am in Houston teaching and won’t be readily available to fix the error!
I’m embarrassed to say that this post is VERY late in the making (she says hanging her head very low). A couple of years ago, a student of mine in Houston, Heather Snow, gave me a wonderful gift! Now, I need to say…. when I return from a Houston trip things are very hectic…. unpacking, finishing up the accounting etc. It normally takes me at least a week to see the top of my desk. (not that this is a good excuse at all) So I put Heather’s gift in my studio and like everything else it got shuffled around a bit. When I recently moved I rediscovered it and promptly was kicking myself in the ass for letting it get shuffled around. AT this point you are all probably saying… just shut up and tell us what the hell the gift was!!
Soooo… those old rotary cutting blades that really don’t cut fabric very well… now they have a use!! Pop them in this cute little flower and voila! a thread cutter for when you are chain piecing. When not in use the cute little flower is stored in the circular base! Heather, Thank you so much for your thoughtful gift!
This is the next must have, the Magnetic Pin cup! They come in different sizes for all of your pin holding needs. I realized I needed this after needlessly stabbing my self countless times (and cursing up a blue streak) going for a pin!
Make sure you check out all that Heather has to offer at Purple Hobbies! No affiliation…. just a very happy quilter!
If you are going to Houston and see me…. Make sure you say hello!!
Lisa…do not know if you will get this…but I sent you a thank you a few years back for helping me quilt my first customer custom quilt…your classes have made me a really..I think…good Quilter. Below is my first big win as a Quilter and waiting to see if my client and I get into AQS Daytona Beach 1st entry….still waiting. I asked if you would please come to Florida…we have great golf courses. I see you are on the list for Daytona Beach and you can bet ….I will be in those classes. I know you have been thru a lot of changes in your life in the past year and I hope all is well. Just wanted to let you know in this big world you are always in my thoughts….thanks again for all you do.
As a teacher we never tire of hearing our students success stories and I personally love to share them with the world!
Janis’s quilt won a blue ribbon!!! And I am quite certain I’ll be seeing this quilt in Daytona!!