May 6, 2010

It feels like ages ago that we were at MQX and now we are getting ready to go to MQS next week.  While we had a great time at MQX, I received some bad news while there.  My Dad’s cancer had returned.  He had Lymphoma 12 years ago.  After some additional tests etc.. it is not lymphoma.  That would have been good news.  He has bladder cancer.  Today my mom and him are at MUSC, Medical University of South Carolina, to obtain a second opinion and to get treatment options.  The past couple of weeks have been fairly emotional.  Please keep him in your prayers.

I have started my next “project”.  Here is the collection of fabrics I have chosen.

It will be a combination of applique and piecing.  I might keep this one under wraps until it is finished!  Not sure yet.

For those of you who went to the AQS Lancaster show, I just found out that the quilt on the cover of the program used one of my designs, Oh my Feathers!  Very exciting.  I was even at the show and didn’t see it.  LOL  I think I need to be more observant.

After much consideration, I have decided to start teaching again.  I will be hold ing classes in my new studio at my home.  I am currently developing some new classes, a beginner longarm class, where we go over everything from loading the quilt, to design choices, pricing etc. and  for the more advanced quilter, Divide and Design.  This class will focus on how to view a quilt, divide up the open spaces and then design for those spaces.  I hope to have them ready to go in the fall once the kids go back to school.

Intelligent Quilting, a pattern company owned by myself and Karen Thompson is now on Facebook!  It is so much fun to get to chat with our customers and we love when you all post pictures of the quilts that you completed with our designs.  Come join us!