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With Milk and Sugar?

I recently had the honor of quilting a gorgeous hand appliqued quilt titled, With Milk and Sugar?,  for my customer and friend, Rhonda.

The hand applique on this piece is just phenomenal and this was such a fun and whimsical quilt to quilt.  This was a Block of the Month from Material Obsession by Wendy Williams.

Here are some of the pictures I took as I was quilting:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This quilt was entered into the Ocean Waves Quilt Guild Quilt Show recently and both of us were so excited that it had won “Best of Show” and a First Place Ribbon.  Congrats to Rhonda!!!

Here is Rhonda in front of her award winning quilt!!

 

At this same show, another customer/friend, Ellen, won ribbons on two of her quilts:

New York, New York won a First Place Ribbon & a specialty ribbon of “Best Use of Color”, and her Gypsy Quilt won a First Place Ribbon.  Congrats to Ellen!!!

Here is Ellen with both of her award winning quilts!!

 

On a side note…..aren’t those ribbons beautiful!!!  This was such a nice show!!!  Well done, Ocean Waves Quilt Guild!!

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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It’s Been Awhile…..

It’s been awhile since I last posted here.  My intentions are always so good that I will take the time to write a quick post and get it out to all of you.  But if you are like me, my days are over with before I can get everything done that I had intended to do.

First, let me tell you that my trip to Germany was absolutely amazing!!   It was a little intimidating travelling by myself, but with the help of my interpreter, it was very successful!  How fun to teach at a quilt show in Germany, but what I discovered is that we are all quilters and loving what we are doing and love learning new things!!

Here are some pics from my classes that I taught!!

Here are some pictures of Karlsruhe, Germany

Here’s the crew of people that went out to dinner each night!!  What a great group!!  A special thank you to Birgit and Patricia (1st picture below) for all the help and encouragement they gave me on this trip!!

 

Since Germany, I have been to Utah to teach at Handi Quilter Academy!!  What a blast that was for both the teachers and the students.  If you ever have the opportunity to attend Academy, it is a wonderful experience of learning and friendship!!

 

Here are some of the educators having fun with the photo booth!!

 

All of the Educators for 2017 Handi Quilter Academy!!  I am so fortunate to call them friends!!!

Besides all of this, I have recently been blessed with a new grandson!!

My next venture is to teach at Mid Appalachian Quilters Conference at Mt. St. Mary’s College in Emmittsburg, MD.  This is three all day classes, and should be a lot of fun!!

I am also excited that I am teaching classes at AQS Fall Paducah this September!!  To see more about the show, or the instructors.  One of my classes has already sold out, so please don’t wait too long to sign up.  Here is a list of my classes.

Have a great and happy Fourth of July weekend!!!

Happy Quilting!!

 

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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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