Monthly Archives: April 2017

Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It’s off to…………

Sorry it’s been awhile since I have written.  I got back from MQX and dove right in to getting ready for my next adventure.  A little bit about that in a moment, but first I will share about MQX.

MQX was a great experience!!  Not only is it a wonderful show, but the students are all so excited to learn.  I had such a fun time teaching and getting to share with other quilters.  I taught several classes, and while I forgot to take pictures in some of the classes, here is a sampling of what some of my students did.

This was a Beginner’s Free Motion Class in the Handi Quilter Avante room.

I can’t tell you how proud I was of these students!!  Some of them had never even touched a longarm before, and they all did such a great job!!!

There was a drawing class….where I taught about thinking “outside the box” and letting fabric influence your quilting.  The students in this class were great!!  They all were willing to give it a try and I think they did a splendid job!!  I’m hoping to get some pictures of some finished projects once they get them quilted!!

In this next class (Ordinary to Heirloom) we practiced micro-quilting and then worked on a pre-printed whole cloth project.  These quilters knocked it out of the park with this class.

So for my next adventure…………..

On Tuesday, I am off to Germany to teach for Handi Quilter at the Nadelwelt Karlsruhe Quilt Show.  How fun is that!!!  I am nervous and excited all at the same time.  I can’t wait to make new quilt friends in Germany and I will be sure to share my trip with all of you when I return.

I will be posting pictures on Facebook and Instagram throughout my time there, so be sure to follow me, and share my experiences!!

Happy Quilting!!

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It’s off to MQX New Hampshire!!!

I absolutely love teaching and love sharing as much information as I can with my students.  It fills my heart with happiness when I see a student come in to class with doubts about whether they can do free motion quilting, and leave with a smile on their faces because they are much more comfortable with it after the class.  That isn’t necessarily because of my teaching, as it is that they have allowed themselves to try it and have found with practice they really can free motion quilt.  Then they discover that the more they practice, the better they get…..which is so true of so many things in life!!!

I am at this very moment packed up and ready to leave to teach at MQX this week.  Wow….I feel like I have been prepping for weeks!!  Not only did I need to get ready for my classes, but I had made the decision to do a major overhaul on all of my workbooks.  I think as of this evening that I am just about ready!!  Phew!!!

I can’t wait to share pictures and experiences with you when I get back.

Here are some of my most recent quilts that I have had the pleasure of quilting:

Trish’s wallhanging

Ruler Sample that I made

Alice’s Applique Quilt

Alma’s Wallhanging

Debbie’s quilt with computerized edge to edge quilting

Jeannie’s Wall hanging

Andie’s quilt

Andie’s Wall hanging

Ellen’s One Block Wonder Quilt. Original fabric is in the top and bottom border.

I quilted hexagons into the borders!!

Well, I will write again when I get back from MQX and let you know how everything goes.

Happy Quilting!!!

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