Sunday, April 29, 2012

Been so long

I think I might want to get back to this blog so I can update people who do not use Facebook and be able to add more content.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Just checking in.

Just letting you know I have change my website hosting and will soon be able to offer the new appliqué patterns I have been working on this last year as e patterns and hard copy soon. So excited. Pictures and information to follow.

Monday, January 24, 2011

It has been awhile.

I have been busy working on appliqué patterns which I will be sharing as soon as I figure the mechanics to get them on the website. Sewforever Quilt Storage, still the best way to store your quilts, no folds, breathable, water-resistant and archival. Now I just need to find the time to blog more often. But that means providing fun things for you to look at and read.

Here is a tip. Want to learn a wonderful way to apply binding? Go to look for the free lessons and find Angel Binding.

Well back to work for me. Lots to do.

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Well I figured now was a good time to caught up. The last time you heard from me was April 2009. This is what has been going on. A friend and I supervised a trip to Florida for 20 Seniors during Spring Break. We had a wonderful time. Destin has beaches that are white and the grains of sand reminded me of baking soda. Just lovely. We got to share a great vacation with our daughters and their friends. So glad we went. Every one of those kids will always remember Florida when the hear the song Mercy by the artist Duffy.

Then before I knew it graduation was here. Our third and youngest child was done with high school. The summer flew by and we became empty nesters, with 3 kids in college. I am always busy and they kids are doing what they need to do. Doesn't mean I don't miss them but it is how it is suppose to be. Our oldest will be graduating from college this May.

Sooo the keeping busy part. June was NQA and QSDS. I shopped at NQA and took Deborah Fell's class The Business of Art at QSDS. My Sewforever Quilt Storage Product was featured in Quilter's Newsletter the August/Sept 2009 issue. More tomorrow with pictures to follow.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Thought I better update. Last time I said I would be back hopefully in a couple of hours. Guess that didn't happen. Try a month. I really am going to try to be more current. It would help if I knew someone was going to read this. I will pretend this is a weekly diary and not worry if anyone is reading. It can be like my own personal account of what I am doing and more importantly what I am learning. Tuesday night, April 7, 2009, I took a class at The GlassThimblefrom Kathy Kaiser, Free Form Design and Piecing. Kathy helped me get over a road block I have had for a long time. When given a blank piece of paper and told to just draw something nothing comes to mind other than panic. Kathy gave us a piece of paper with 12 blank blocks, in each block we were to draw 3 lines in different arrangements. That was pretty easy, 2nd sheet, 12 blocks, draw 3 curved lines in different arrangements. Ok, 3rd sheet draw a combination of straight and curved lines. The combinations are endless. You can even use tracing paper to combine and manipulate the shapes. Before I knew it I had some interesting drawings. Here is a picture of the quilt Kathy created and the description of the class.

Isn’t this quilt awesome! Join Kathy to
learn how to draw and piece your own
designs. Once you learn the technique,
the possibilities are endless!
Instructor: Kathy Kaiser
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
Fee: $30.00
Dates: Tuesdays, 4/7 & 4/14, 6-9 pm


Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Well Beth Wheeler's name at the top of my last post is there because I posted the Christmas tree quilt pictures and was going to talk about how Beth suggested to work in a series. I could not figure out how to go back and finish the entry that I started and accidentally posted instead This blogging is hard work. Is anyone even reading this. It is time away from quilting and it feels like floating out in space wondering if someone will notice. Anyway back to Beth. I made one Christmas tree at a class on decorative stitches, came home and remember a tree Sue have made at Quilt Trends, a quilt shop I use to work at. So I was in the mood, had great snowman fabric for the background, which you can't see in the picture, and had to fuse fabric to make one like Sue's. Well I had left over fuse fabric so I just kept making more. This isn't really what Beth meant when she suggested a series. I think you are suppose to branch out more. Get the Christmas tree reference. Beth's blog is always interesting I am going to post this and hopefully come back later to show you how far along I have gotten on the Ruth McDowell project I have been working on.