Monthly Archives: June 2016

Fun Times with the Wandering Foot Quilt Guild

Last week I spent some time with a lovely guild in Arcadia, which is about an hour from Redlands, called the Wandering Foot Quilt Guild. I packed up a huge roll of wall quilts plus another big basket of larger quilts and smaller 3-d works:

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and gave a lecture/trunk show Wednesday evening where I trace my pathway from traditional to art quilter. It was great to look out in the audience and see folks nodding in agreement at different parts of my story!

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I had a great time visiting with lots of these ladies afterwards.

Saturday we had a workshop where I taught them my Quilt As You Go with No Sashing method as they put together some service quilts that they’ll donate to a local hospital. Some of them did some straightline quilting with a walking foot, while others tried out some free motion quilting motifs I showed them. They made great progress on their quilts and we all had a great time:

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24 Years and Counting!

24 years ago, on a rainy Saturday afternoon, I married my awesome hubby: We’ve lived in 4 different states since then, are raising 2 awesome boys, supporting each other in good times and bad, and encouraging each other to find time for our passion! We are both lucky to have jobs that actually use one… Continue Reading

24 Years and Counting!

24 years ago, on a rainy Saturday afternoon, I married my awesome hubby: We’ve lived in 4 different states since then, are raising 2 awesome boys, supporting each other in good times and bad, and encouraging each other to find time for our passion! We are both lucky to have jobs that actually use one… Continue Reading

New Baskets Sized Just Right for DVDs!

I’m headed to Acadia, CA this afternoon to give a presentation to the Wandering Foot Quilt Guild this evening entitled “My Journey from Traditional to Art Quilter”. While I’m there, I’ll have some hand dyed fabric and DVDs for sale, so I decided to make these 2 baskets to hold them: I used some fantastic multicolor… Continue Reading

An Awesome Free Motion Machine Sketching Class

I finished the last session of my latest Free Motion Machine Sketching class at the Redlands Sewing Center. All nine of these ladies have taken Free Motion Machine Quilting with me previously, so they were very quick to pick up this new technique, and were sketching splendidly by the third class! Continue Reading

June Goals Check-in

I’m not gonna lie, I got a little freaked out with everything I have to do. It seems like I spend more of my time at the computer than I do either dyeing or sewing, and I worked myself into a bit of a state where I couldn’t get much of anything done! Gah! Anyway, I… Continue Reading

Complete | A Big Improv Pillow

I’ve been working on a large improv pillow, I wanted to have something to show the ladies in my Free Motion Machine Sketching class how to sketch on a quilt. So this improv cabin with lots of negative space was the perfect space for some funky allium flowers: The pillow form I have is a… Continue Reading