I will be traveling to Colorado in April, to pick up some things that she wanted me to have. I won't have room in the car to bring back ALL of her quilting supplies, of course. But having her machines and a few other quilty things of hers will always bring a smile into my own quilty life.
In addition to an occasional wave of sadness, I am having great fun in the studio and the classroom. I have become a regular quilting instructor for the Bernina In Stitches store in downtown Johnson City. Conducting workshops for the store engages all of the skills that I love to use: teaching, quilt design, pattern production, piecing, quilting, and making lesson plans. ... Ooops, I lied. I don't really like making lesson plans, but you gotta do what you gotta do. I admit, I get a little overwhelmed sometimes - but the fun is worth it! So, if you live in my area, check out the classes section of the Bernina In Stitches website to find out when my next workshop or clinic is scheduled. I've included a summary below.
News from the studio
Habitat for Humanity house-warming gift
A "Words of Life" quilt like Dorothy's
One of the quilts in the show is the one called "Words of Life" that I had made for Dorothy last year. Well...I mailed the quilt to Colorado last November! Yikes. As it turned out, I wound up with almost enough blocks from Dorothy's quilt to make another one just like it for myself. So... I am hustling like mad to at least get the top finished in time for the April guild program. I am ready for borders - but don't hold your breath. Workshop prep has just taken over top priority!
Murphy's Corner. It is a disappearing 9-patch and is super easy.
This sweet quilt is also the project for the Starting from Scratch class for brand new beginners that is scheduled 4 Wednesdays in May. See below.
Workshop scheduleAll of the following workshops will be held at Bernina In Stitches in downtown Johnson City, TN. Contact Bernina In Stitches at (423) 283-0456 for more information and to sign up. Class sizes are kept small for lots of personal attention.
Finishing Clinics: Saturday, 3/10, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Sign up for 1, 2, or all 3 clinics!
Heart Song: Thursday, 3/22, 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Jack and Jill: Wednesday 4/25, 9:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
|Jack & Jill|
Starting from Scratch (for the brand-new quilter)This is a 4-week class and will meet once a week on Wednesdays: 5/9, 5/16, 5/23, and 5/30. It will cover everything you need to know to be confident in your quilt-making, talk the language of quilting, have a list tools you'll need, master the 1/4" seam, make nice flat borders, and more.
And, remember - it may be rainy and cold outside, but the sun is always shining when you quilt.
Have a great week! Now, let's go quit something.