Saturday, January 25, 2020

Cruising, Quilting,

I will be teaching on this cruise April 2021 and I will design a new quilt especially for this trip
and you can go to the website listed below for more information.

         Although the project is still in its early design stage, my style seems to be
        traditional quilts with a modern twist to form new and exciting quilts.
        I love color and so it only makes sense to feature the vibrant colors of Mexico.
    The project will include piecing  and my own creation of  “Switch-up”
     that makes one block into 4 separate blocks.
                                              This is a sneak peek of the inspiration colors.


                                       “I make all the mistakes-so YOU won’t have to”

                            Browse the blog to view quilts in the past entries of the blog

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

It's time to think about Christmas Decor

A Christmas Class this fall

Everyone is talking about Christmas in July,

 so I have made

'Oh, Stripmas Tree', 

a design/pattern by J. Michelle Watts.

(Ready for quilting, thus all the pins)

It will only require 2 jelly rolls, one of a white collection, and one of greens, plus a fat quarter of brown fabrics.  You can make it, as I did, with all those left-over scraps you might have in your closet.
So, I decided to add it to my GVR teaching schedule in the fall.  Those who live in Green Valley are aware of GVR, those that aren't in Green Valley, can check the website in late August for the fall catalog that they will publish.
I have decided to quilt it in a fun way and I am stitching in a snowflake into the middle of each of the quilt motifs.  Maybe I will add some embroidered embellishment-ornaments; not sure yet as I have only just started the quilting process.  But I am attaching an unfinished photo just to give you an idea of how cute this pattern is- easy too...all straight stitching.
Consider joining me- those who do not live in or near Green Valley/Tucson, AZ can always send me an invite to speak and teach at your club/guild or other venues.
Be sure to check the website and let me know what you think.
I will be gone in August- and will post another email once I am able too. I am going to be at the Birmingham England- International Quilt Festival, as I escort 20 quilters thru England/Scotland with my daughter Michelle. This is going to be great fun!.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Summer 2018 I will be teaching in Grand Rapids MI at Quilt Week

Lots of good classes to look forward too at AQS Grand Rapids, MI this August 22-25. I will be teaching and look forward to meeting you and other new friends.  

August 22- Day Class- Tangled UP: Zentangle Goes to the Sewing Machine

         Evening- The All-Star Review: My topic is "Straight, Curves, Rounds and Dots".

August 23- Day class: Bargello simplified

August 24- Morning: Zen Applique Placemat: Learn Zentangle Concepts

                  Afternoon Lecture: An Introduction to the Zentangle Method

August 25- Morning: Zentangle Jewelry Set: Creating Wearable Art

You can register for classes soon at Rapids

P.S. I am looking for a Quilt Angel for each of my classes. Let me know if you are interested.

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

I call it Woven

The Pink one has been stolen.  Very Sad : (
I have recently found the nicest and very easy Table Runner pattern, by Ursula Riegel. I call it: Woven Table-Runner, because it appears as if it is woven fabrics.  Ursula has given me permission to use her pattern to teach to those who sew.  Here is a photo of the Table-Runners I have made. 

I am also now doing one with the U of A fabrics, and another will be made with Dallas Cowboys fabrics; but, I cannot forget his truly favorites "New England -any of the sports" Patriots, Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox.
I figure when Bill is watching one of his favorite teams I will put that team on the coffee table.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Zentangles in Grand Rapids MI

Good Morning to all,

It is fast approaching, and I am looking forward to the American Quilters Society show in Grand Rapids, MI. 
I will be teaching 2 Zentangle classes, one will be an introduction to the Zentangle Method, the other is a Beyond the Basics class and we will be working with different mediums.  Should be a fun and productive class for all the participants. 
Introducing 3-Z tiles and Paired with Bijou tiles.  Some on white, some on black.