Some things are worth the wait, and I have to admit these are one of those things! If you’ve been yearning to master the technique of creating beautiful heirloom feathers then, Perfect Plumes is calling your name! The class is broken down into steps that are easy to understand and provides the knowledge and skills needed to enhance this aspect of quilting. The only catch is there is no magic fairy dust..
You may not want to hear this folks but the fact remains, like many things, the key to success with creating feathers is practice, practice, practice! You want to succeed, and I want you to succeed, so in order to achieve that, Perfect Plumes includes worksheets to be downloaded. Trust me, they will be a huge learning asset. In addition, the class incorporates videos demonstrating drawings and stitching performed on the domestic machine.
When I began quilting, I desperately wanted to master feathers. This didn’t happen over night, in fact, it took some patience, time, and a lotof doodling. My unwavering dedication in grasping this concept evolved into a huge love of feathers. They are, by no means perfect, but that’s just fine with me.
Okay, enough about me, back to YOU and Perfect Plumes! Finally, the conclusion of this session incorporates a final project to test your skills, and the pattern is included! A class with manageable steps, videos, worksheets, and a final project; what more could a fan of heirloom feathers ask for? Trust me you’ll soon see that magic fairy dust isn’t necessary; the true magic lies in YOU!
February where are you, where did you go? And did you take half of March with you? Will someone please find February, and for that matter, the beginning of March. I need them returned to me ASAP!
Goals, yes I have a few. You may be wondering why I’m sharing such things with you. Well, in order to accomplish these objectives, I felt if I shared them with all my quilting followers they would become a reality sooner rather than later. Nothing wrong with a little peer pressure.
The first on my little list “to do” is launching my newest feather’s class by April 1st, 2018. Although this will be a session for both domestic and longarm machines I will be rolling the session out to those using a domestic machine first (don’t worry longarm class will be following right behind). Then I will move forward, and create three additional classes by the end of this year. So if you want to learn something special…. let me know!
Next, I am introducing one on one consulting, which I am ecstatic to start! I offer one hour sessions with those needing guidance, and/or instruction on all the various aspects of this craft. Nothing is off-limits! We can discuss business, designing, quilting etc. I’ll be of service to my clients regarding any part of this industry, all you’ll need to do is schedule a consult!
Lastly, I’m really striving to hire my red-headed assistant full-time. My business is becoming more than a one woman job. It’s time for me delegate some aspects of this business to a coworker. Most of my days are spent cutting fabric; and constructing books for my kits and upcoming shows. We all know I’d rather be behind the machine, and bringing her on full-time would prove to be a great asset!
Because I’ve completed the final testing of my newest ruler, the feather ruler, now they are ready for production! I just need to get these lovely tools packaged and then we are ready to launch them your way! And should you all decide they are beneficial to your quilting I will pursue one or two more feather rulers. Your reaction to this initial product will determine the fate of future feather rulers.
This week I will be at the AQS Show in Lancaster! I’m hoping to see many familiar faces as I will hosting two lectures and taking in the show. Please make sure you stop and say hello if you happen to attend this event. Getting the chance to meet new peers and connect with fellow quilters puts a huge smile on my face!
If you are like me you have at least one bad habit that has become ingrained in you since you began quilting. It has probably become such a part of your quilting routine that you don’t even realize that it is occurring UNTIL the end of the day or UNLESS someone kindly points it out to you.
In a shocker my bad habit is wearing my shoulders as earrings. And I am quite sure many of you are nodding your head in agreement thinking, “Me too” or “Boy have I heard Lisa say that during one of her classes!” Posture, Posture, Posture! Letting my shoulders become one with my ears has me cursing myself crazy by the time I am finished quilting for the day. My neck aches, my shoulders feel stiff and my upper body feels very uncomfortable. A stiff, cranky Lisa is not a productive, happy Lisa. “Lower those shoulders” is stressed by me to all my students because IF I can prevent any feelings from transpiring like what is depicted below then it will be heard it again and again.
Yes, we all stumble and fall back into old patterns, but not trying to break them at all will only hinder our ability to succeed. Whether our habits are physical or mental let’s not let them deprive us of reaching our goals. So whenever I fall off the “good habit wagon” and realize I’m wearing earrings I just take a moment and think:
Do you have a habit that lingers in your quilting space? If so please share! If you have conquered a bad habit I ABSOLUTELY want to hear about your success and by all means how you accomplished the task. Remember I only listed one of a long list of habits that I should break while quilting. Perhaps one of my peers out there will give me the inspiration needed to work on another one!