Monthly Archives: October 2014

Another Successful Class

Last Tuesday was the last of 3 sessions of the Free Motion Machine Sketching class I taught at the Redlands Sewing Center. I had 7 students, all of whom had taken at least one of my Free Motion Quilting classes previously. All of these women were confident quilters and it was truly a pleasure to teach them! I remembered to snap a few pictures the last night:







I am always TRULY amazed at how each quilter’s lines are their own; just like handwriting, I can teach them how to form a particular shape, but each person stitches it in their own way. Look at those smiles!

(I’ve got 3 Free Motion Quilting classes coming up, click here for details!)


One Moment | Liam’s Off to NAfME

I’ve been recording my older son Liam’s journey as he grows as a musician here on the blog, mostly for me to help remember these occasions, but also I know that at least of few readers find this interesting…not everybody raises a classical trombonist, it is an interesting road for sure! 😉 He is a… Continue Reading

Show Report | Art for Heaven’s Sake 2014

Well, I’ve been busy!!! Writing a book, teaching full time at the University of Redlands, and teaching a Free Motion Machine Sketching class every Tuesday night has had me hopping! I most definitely didn’t have time to make as much new stuff to sell at my booth, and I decided that it was OK, that… Continue Reading

New E-book | 8 Spooky and Sweet Halloween Projects

I got an email the other day from Vivika DeNegre, the Editorial Director of the quilting group of F&W Media the other day that my Treat Buckets pattern from last year’s Quilting Arts Gifts magazine was included in a fun e-book they’ve put together with 8 Spooky and Sweet Halloween Projects: I’m in good company here,… Continue Reading

Art for Heaven’s Sake is This Weekend

I’ve been keeping an eye on the weather for the past couple weeks. We’ve had some super hot, over 100 days in the past couple weeks, but it looks like we’re in for some gorgeous weather this weekend! Fingers crossed, offerings made to the weather gods, etc… etc…!!! 🙂 Here’s the info on the show.… Continue Reading

October Goals Check-in

Ok, lets see where the goals are: October Goals Sateen clutches for Fall Shows October 15 100% Mail out giveaway Prizes October 15 100% Work on Book February 20! 25% Art for Heaven’s Sake! October 17-19 0% Teach FMMS at Redalnds Sewing Center October 21 66% calendar email to students October 31 0% Custom Tablet cover for… Continue Reading