I’ve recently received a couple of messages of, “Lisa, where are you?” and “Lisa why haven’t you shown us any love over the past two months?”. Firstly, I’d like to thank those individuals who sent those kind inquiries. Secondly, has it reallybeen two months?
I’M WEARING THEADMINISTRATIVE HAT
Unfortunately, I’ve been fabric deep in completing all the boring, and daunting, administrative aspects of my business. Nope nothing quilty, or fun has been transpiring in my studio. I’ve been doing more pencil pushing than threading needles that’s for sure!
Now if you are a current blog follower the saga of Oh, My Bleeding Heart. is nothing new to you. What will be new is that the saga wasn’t quite over since I last posted. And here’s why; I chose to block it again right before Houston. Why I would push my luck with this quilt I have no idea. Because once again the piece bled; did I mention that I brought this upon myself right before my trip to Europe.
Obviously time was not on my side so I couldn’t take a stab at removing the bleed (for the second time). So I stood peering down at this project with two options. One choice was to simply pull the quilt from the show, but this would prohibit me from being able to submit another design for next three years (that’s 1,095 days). My other option was to move forward and provide Houston with what sat before me; bleed and all. Do I? Don’t I? Perhaps I’m a glutton for punishment but I chose to send “Oh My Bleeding Heart” to Texas.
I was in total disbelief when I received a notification that it had won an award. I’m still pinching myself trying to comprehend that this quilt found a way to speak to the judges. Why, or how, it won I won’t know until the awards ceremony. I’d like to think that between the name of this piece, and the bleeds that appeared, its voice resonated with those gazing over its content. Maybe this quilt symbolizes the beauty and the flaws that resides within each and every one of us. Its voice shouted “regardless of circumstances, I am worthy of being noticed and acknowledged”. Whatever the reason I’m so proud that, imperfections and all, this quilt stood out and spoke to those in its presences.
Now, if this quilt speaks to you… you can have a small piece of it. The small quilt below will be auctioned off. Yes, you will have the opportunity to bid on this little quilt that certainly provided a journey within my heart. This is such a bittersweet moment for me; I love this quilt so much that I might just have to bid on it myself! LOL
So Houston is just around the corner! I will be in booth #1334 this year which is right across the aisle from BERNINA!! Will I see you there? I sure hope so!
Don’t miss “Aint No Junk”, a great tell all class with lots of EXTRAS. ANDbecome a member of my Facebook Live Event! I will be “live” answering questions and concerns regarding EVERYTHING under the sun QUILTY related! Sign up now for this amazing class!
Tick, Tock, Goes the Clock..Tuesday’s the BIG day!
Yes, my fellow quilters and students have asked; and I have listened! Therefore, I am thrilled to announce that this Tuesday, July 17th, my online “Trunk Tell All” will go live! PLUS a lot of extras!
I have been hearing from many of you, far and wide, how you would love the opportunity to attend my trunk show but unfortunately logistically it just doesn’t work. That is simply unacceptable; I just cannot allow that to continue. There will be no more worries about where I”ll be, and how to get there, because I’m bringing my show, and a whole lot of extras, directly to YOU! AND for only $50 you get to witness all of it!
Let’s make things even more exciting by revealing that there are also some great “extra’s” included with this program. The first being the pattern of the Emerald Isle! A great starter pattern!
Now if you weren’t the slightest bit interested in quilting you wouldn’t be found viewing this, correct? If that’s the case, and you haven’t already done so, I urge you to jump into Divide and Design! It really makes the craft of quilting a no brainer. And because I believe whole heartedly in this method I’ll provide you with my one page handout on the secret to Divide and Design during this session! YES, that’s right, a second little giveaway!
Finally, sign up during the first week of this launch and you’ll be added to the “Ain’t No Junk” Facebook group! I will be hosting a Facebook LIVE event; during which time I will answer any questions and concerns you may have on all things Quilty! So make sure you’re following me!
There was a lot going on in Heidelberg, PA regarding the craft of quilting! Saturday morning I headed out early, with my red-headed assistant along side of me, to the town located about an hour away.
My session took place in the banquet room of the Heidelberg Family Restaurant. Who says you can’t teach a class at a restaurant? Us quilters are very resourceful and the room was perfect!
I taught my favorite class, surrounded by a room full of engaging and delightful individuals.
Initially, many of my pupils, who were domestic machine users, were a bit intimidated by what I put before them. “Letting go” is always the most difficult part of this class; but I’d like to think that most of them “let go” a tiny bit by the conclusion of our day. I was impressed with the designs that were created; they all should be proud of their accomplishments.Thanks to all my creative students who were willing to step outside their comfort zone and embrace the adventures of today!
I am now accepting preorders for a signed copy….. all orders will go out the week of the 26th! (hopefully sooner) If you order your book with any Quilter’s Groove Rulers, they will all go out at the same time so if you need your rulers, please order them separately.
This book will teach you my divide and design technique as well as give you 5 simple piecing/applique projects to practice on. When using this technique I use a variety of rulers to divide out my quilt. I use the ProEcho’s … the small ones (Proechoes 3-7) and medium ones (Proechoes 8-12) are the most used! You can use whatever templates/rulers you have on hand.
This technique is not just for longarmers! If you quilt your own tops, this book is for you!
Here are a couple of peeks at some of the quilts…
This book goes over the material in my iQuilt class as well. iQuilt is having a sale 40% off one class!
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I am off to AQS Chattanooga on Monday! I hope to see a lot of you there!
The past two weeks were a whirlwind. I was at MQX East where I spent the week with some very talented quilters.. my students. I always learn so much from them. I launched a new class All Marked Up! It was so much fun. It was a round table discussion on marking tools and all 25 students participated. It was such a great class I can’t wait to “teach” it again.
Of course I taught ruler classes, my Divide and Design technique and Mastering the Mini. Here are some pictures….
Divide, Design, Get it done!
Divide, Design, Get it Done!
Mastering the Mini!
And of course, my Sis, Judy is there with me. She’s the one that makes sure all the students are sufficiently caffeinated with coffee and chocolate..
We always try and squeeze in some fun as well…. Judy surprised me with a quilt she made me…. Love it!
Always a great time! Can’t wait till next year! Hope to see you there.
I will be on vacation next week. Yippee! Golf, Beach and Family! Doesn’t get better than that. But in order to have a good time I am working like mad to try and get some things done.
I will filming my iQuilt classes the last week of August which requires, lots of prep work even though I have taught these classes tons of times. But I am lucky that it helps me get to know my new HandiQuilter Fusion!
Having fun and I’m almost done!
Then its on to the next class…. make sure you watch for the launch of iQuilt!
It was so great seeing everyone at Birds of a Feather! I love this conference! The venue is very nice with lots of restaurants in the area. This conference is growing and Val is getting new teachers in as well. Lots of classes to choose from. If you haven’t checked it out, it is worth it! I haven’t heard one bad thing about ANY of the classes taught there.
My classes were fun, as always… at least for me. My students were sponges and soaked in all I had to offer. I am so lucky to have this job!
Here are some pictures from my Feathers for the Timid class.. and these ladies said they couldn’t do feathers… I’m pretty sure they weren’t telling me the truth in the beginning of class.
Here is my Divide and Design Class… boy, they picked it up and ran with it. I was so impressed.
I hope to see many of you at MQX in April! I will be teaching a HANDS ON Mastering the Mini, so you should be able to go home with a completed miniature whole cloth.
It was also great seeing some of the teachers that I don’t get to see a lot, Jamie Wallen, Sherry Rogers-Harrison, and Nancy McNally to name just a few!
Now i have to finish organizing the studio so I can get some work done… looks like a bomb went off in here. LOL