I am so excited that I can barely contain my excitement! The past few months have been challenging to say the least. We are all in a similar boat… our quilt shows have been cancelled which means that all of those classes that we all signed up for just went POOF! So what’s a quilter to do… we turn to our online options. Sometimes these are good and other times not so good. I have the perfect solution!
Private quilt coaching… you are in your studio, I am in mine and we come up with a game plan specific for you based on your own skill level. So if you have a special project that has been lying around for a while because you don’t know what to quilt on it…. this is perfect for you! Or maybe you just bought a longarm and are a little afraid and don’t know where to start. This is perfect for you! Maybe there are numerous things you want to work on or learn… again… everything is tailored to you. It doesn’t get any better then this!
What’s even better is that the first 5 people to respond…. get a free 1/2 hour coaching session! Limited spots so don’t delay!
Yes, I know I’m a little late! But I wanted to wish you all a happy 4th of July! I know it might not have looked liked the parties and celebrations of the past but things will eventually return to normal whatever that might look like.
I am holding my first 3 day Virtual Design Retreat on Monday! I am so excited. It filled up so fast that I have already scheduled the next one. So Mark your calenders for Sept 8,9 and 10th! Space is limited so if you are interested here is a link to register!
I have been in a bit of a quilting funk. little to no motivation to quilt, piece or applique. As I was perusing Facebook and saw that I am not the only one in this position so I am thinking about having a couple “sew in’s”! They would be through Zoom and I think 2 hours would be a good time frame for them. So my question to you ….. would this be something that you are interested in. I know its not the same as all being in the same room but I think it could be a lot of fun. Any takers….. This is also to help me get out of my funk… I’d like to start a new project. This is the one I am thinking of doing.. https://barbarapersing.com/products/bliss-laser-cut-kit
Just respond in the comments if you are interested in a Sew In! I need help getting out of my funk.
I am overwhelmed with the response for the virtual 3 day design retreat! It is officially a go! I will be planning more soon! I miss all of my quilting peeps and definitely miss teaching so I am really excited about this.
You will be working on individual projects. A smaller project is recommended but not required. If you need a small fun project to work on consider getting the laser cut fusible kit,What Comes Around, Goes Around. This top goes together quickly!
HI all! I know it has been quite some time since I’ve written a blog. But here I am! I hope you all have been surviving the latest events from Covid, the George Floyd fiasco and the murder hornets! To say a lot has been going on is an understatement. Being a small business that relies on my traveling and teaching, Covid has sure taken its toll!
While I am still taking client quilts and my website remains open… I am thinking of trying something new and am wondering how many of you would be interested. So here is what I am thinking….
Three day Online Design Retreat! 10a-3p Mon-Wed We would use Zoom, I would limit the number for the first time to 10 students. Cost would be $225 for the three days. You would work on your own project with assistance from myself and the other students. The first day would be designing the quilting for what ever top you have chosen…. the second day would be a combination of designing (if you didn’t complete on first day) and stitching. The third day would be stitching.
What you would need….. a cell phone or iPad. ( a computer might work) Tripod to set your ipad or cell phone on. It will need to be positioned so we can see what you are working on. A lot of the work will be independent but you can ask questions and I’ll help you every step of the way.
If I get enough interest, I am thinking of doing this July 13,14, and 15! Please email me if this is something you’d be interested in. If this goes well…. I will do more and on different topics.
To say that the last month has been crazy is a complete understatement. I’m sure just like me you have days that are good and days that are bad. I feel like I am on a crazy rollercoaster of emotions and I can’t get off the ride.
Many of you are like me… have your own business and are hoping that you can survive not only the virus but that your business will survive this as well. Trying to explain to your children what is going on adds to the stress we are all feeling.
I have been trying to keep things as normal as possible but without traveling to shows and guilds… this is proving hard to do. I have been doing some FB live videos on my new fusible kit pattern…Comes Around, Goes Around. So make sure you follow Quilter’s Groove rulers page on Facebook. These FB live videos give me something to look forward to as well as connect with all of my fellow quilters which is something I miss greatly. You can see the past two videos on the page as well… I walk through how I go about designing the quilting for this cute little quilt.
The kit is for sale on my site… with the background and binding or without. I am also working on a short class for this kit. This is my first fusible kit and I am so excited! I hope you like it as well.
Looking for something to do to help…. there is a big debate whether to make or not make facemasks… I have been making them and will send some to my niece in California…. her and her roommates are traveling nurses. I will continue to make them, in between trying to work, for other people… police officers, postal employees, the workers that are in our grocery stores… and of course any of my friends that want them.
Be safe, my friends…. do your part… stay in! This will end.
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?