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Happy Thanksgiving!!

Well, the last several weeks have been a whirlwind of travel and very little quilting.  But I did take pictures along the way!!

Here is a recap of my adventures:

First, I went to Logan, Utah to Stylish Fabrics to teach at a Handi Quilter Event.  What a lovely shop and students!!   If you are in Logan, Utah, make sure to stop in to this wonderful shop!!

The scenery when driving from Salt Lake City Airport to Logan, Utah was just amazing!!

Not only did I get to teach at this lovely quilt shop, but one of my educator sisters and friend, Kelly and her family happened to be in Logan, and I was able to have dinner with them.  When you travel, dinner time and evenings can be somewhat lonely, so this was a real treat for me!!

Next up, was a trip to Stroudsburg, PA to Pocono Sew and Vac for a Handi Quilter Event.  Again, it was a lovely drive and a wonderful event filled with great students!!  The store and staff at Pocono Sew & Vac were wonderful.

I then turned around three days later and flew to Houston, Texas for the International Quilt Festival and to work in the Handi Quilter Booth.  What a treat it was to actually attend the Houston Show and as always, it is such fun to chat with customers and help support the Handi Quilter classrooms.  The first day there, we had the opportunity to spend some time walking around the show and shop, which was such a treat!!!

And then look who stopped in the Handi Quilter Booth to try out the newest longarm, the Amara…..none other than Jamie Wallen!!

Two days after returning from Houston, I was off again to a Handi Quilter Event in Denver, Colorado.  Denver Sewing & Vacuum had a hands on event, where the students were able to have a Longarm machine to work on during class.  This was such a fun event and was for four days.

All in all, it was a great few weeks, but it has taken me a few days to finally catch my breath.  I am now ready to hit the ground running with the Holidays coming!!

I am so blessed and thankful for all of you!!  I hope that you all have a wonderful  and blessed Thanksgiving!!!!

Happy Quilting!!

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Summer Quilting

I am having a hard time believing that Summer 2017 seems to be coming to an end very quickly!!

I am busy getting ready for teaching at the Fall Paducah Show, which is only a couple of weeks away (OMG!!!!), but I thought I would at least do a short post and show you some of the lovely quilts that I had the opportunity to quilt this Summer.

This quilt was done by Pat Hersl.  I love this quilt.  My applique ruler really helps get your stitching close for quilting around applique!

This next quilt was made by Janet.  She did a beautiful job with this and the colors are just amazing and so summery!!!

This quilt was made by Ellen and was the Mystery Quilt from Peggy’s Sewing Center.  It now resides on my Mom’s bed and she loves it!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This mini that I quilted is taken from Helen Godden’s Quilt-A-Doodle-Do book!!  Isn’t it adorable!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a cute little project.  I deconstructed silk flowers, and rearranged them on a fabric sandwich, then placed organza overtop and quilted away!!  It was a lot of fun!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This anchor quilt was designed by Pat’s husband and appliqued and pieced by Pat.  Then I had the pleasure of quilting it!  Great job, Pat & Ron!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This anchor quilt was made by Ellen for a family member.  The pattern was from Tula Pink and is a free pattern on her website.  It is absolutely stunning!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cathy’s flannel and wool quilt was a pleasure to quilt.  This is called My Crazy Life from Lisa Bongean.  Congrats to Cathy as she won “Reserved Grand Champion” and a “First Place” at the Queen Anne County Fair for this quilt.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I’d also like to congratulate some recent winners…..Rhonda (Best of Show at Diamond State Quilt Show), Ellen (Second Place at Maryland State Fair), Mary (First Place at Maryland State Fair), Rhonda (Best of Show at Ocean Waves Quilt Guild Show), Ellen (two First Places at Ocean Waves Quilt Guild Show).  CONGRATS TO ALL!!!!  WELL DESERVED, LADIES!!

If you are coming to Paducah, make sure to stop me and say hello!!!  I am teaching six classes and presenting one lecture.  Three of my classes are sold out, with the other three having only a few spots left, so come and join me!!  For more info, click here.

I will also be at the AQS Des Moines Show the beginning of October, but I will be working in the Superior Threads booth, so make sure you stop in and see all the glorious thread that they have and say hello!!!

I’d also like to ask that you all keep the people in Texas who have suffered greatly from the recent hurricane, in your thoughts and prayers!!

Happy Quilting!!!

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Machine Quilting Unlimited

This past Novemer, the Handi Quilter Educators were given a challenge to quilt ice-dyed whole cloths that were made by Debra Linker (here is her facebook page).  She does exquisite work and I was honored to be part of this challenge.

If we turned in our completed projects by a certain date, we were able to get our quilts into Machine Quilting Unlimited Magazine.  I decided to give it a try and what fun I had in this process of quilting this piece.

So I started my process, and will share some of my progress shots:

Before it was quilted!

 

 

 

 

The back of the finished quilt:

 

Fully Finished:

The binding on this is a “faced binding”.  This was new to me, but I am totally loving it!!

Make sure to pick up your copy of this magazine, as there are several others featured in this article, and they are all extremely unique and beautiful!!!

 

Happy Quilting!!!

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