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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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A Whirlwind of Activity Going On!!!

As we are in the midst of Fall and the temperature is dropping, I have been reflecting on this year and all I can think of is how quickly this year has gone by and what a whirlwind of activity it has been!!!

Teaching this year has been a blast and I have had the best students!!!  Handi Quilter has been an awesome adventure and I am loving teaching with them and meeting so many new people throughout the country!!

I was teaching at a Handi Quilter Event this past weekend and when I returned home, I had two surprises waiting for me in the mail!!!  I have been working on two new rulers for the past few months and I received my first shipment of them this weekend!!

I designed these rulers for several reasons:

  1.  I like the way smaller rulers fit into my hand.
  2.  I like the way that smaller rulers are much easier for me to manage when I quilt.
  3.  I like to offer smaller rulers for those people that are using their domestic machines with a free motion ruler foot.  If you haven’t tried this before, it is a lot of fun!!!

Here are the new rulers and I am so excited about them!!!

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The measurements of these rulers:

Curvy Small:  5 1/4″ x 2″ x 1/4″
Curvy Medium:  7″ x 2 1/2″ x 1/4″

I have also updated my Curvy Straight Ruler with some registration lines.  This ruler is great for a straight edge as your hand fits very nicely on the curved side, and you can also use the curved side to stitch curves or use the entire curvy side to create a spine of a feather!!

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I hope to have video tutorials up on my website within the next few days!!

And of course, I still have my Curvy Applique ruler available.  This ruler is great for guiding your hopping foot around applique.

Another new item I will be offering, is my pre-printed whole cloths on black background.  The white marking will wash away once you have done the stitching on them that you desire to do.  This is a wonderful way to practice your free motion skills and on this one in particular….your feathering skills.  I hope to have one quilted soon to show what it will look like on black fabric!!

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To order any of these items, just hop on over to my store page.

I already have several shows booked for next year where I will be teaching.  MQX is going to be opening their registration on November 15, and those classes tend to fill very quickly!!

Birds of a Feather has open registration right now.  This is also another fabulous quilting/educational show.  To find out more, click here!

I am also teaching at Mid-Appalachian Quilters in July and at Quilting Elevated – Handi Quilter Academy in June.

Here are a couple of pictures of some of my own things I have been working on.

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This is from a Debby Kratovil pattern, where I changed up the colorway a little.

 

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This is a sample of fill designs for my classes.

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Quilting!!

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This is Why I Love to Teach!!

I hope everyone is doing well.

If you remember, In July I taught a class and did a lecture at AQS Syracuse.  During the lecture, I shared how I go about deciding how to quilt my quilts, and also had students bring in quilt tops to try to get ideas of how to quilt them.

Much to my surprise and delight, I received an email from a quilter that attended my lecture and she also sent me a picture of the finished quilt.

Here is the content of her email:

Hello Jane,

I attended your lecture at Quiltweek in Syracuse last July.  I had a quilt with me asking for suggestions.  I finished it this week, and thought I’d share it with you.  This is a close up shot, as the full one doesn’t show the quilting very well. 

I want to thank you for sharing your experience and skill with the rest of us, and giving me the confidence to do more of this kind of quilting!

Martha

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I also thought I would attach a couple of links to her blog, as she talks about the lecture and then about finishing this quilt.

It does my heart so good to know that I was able to help someone with even a little bit of information or encouragement!!

Here are a couple of the latest quilts I have been working on……

Ellen's Quilt - uses two ombre fabrics!!

Ellen’s Quilt – uses two ombre fabrics

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Quilt made by Beth C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quilt made by Beth S.

Quilt made by Beth S.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Happy Quilting!!

 

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A New Age!!

A local quilt shop (Peggy’s Sewing Center) did a Block of the Month this year.  The BOM is called A New Age by Nancy Rink Designs and Marcus Fabrics.  It uses Aged Muslin and there were different colorways you could choose.  I did not participate in this BOM, as I have come to realize that that is just too much pressure…..LOL!!!

I have to say that I have four spaces reserved by people wanting me to quilt their BOM quilt.  This is a challenge for me, as I don’t want the quilts to look similar with the quilting, so it will be fun to reveal them all as I get them quilted….or I may wait until I quilt the last one and post all the pictures together!!

Anyway….this one belongs to Peggy.  I definitely had a lot of fun with this!!!

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I had a hard time figuring out the color thread to use with this, but ended up with a very pale gray, and it absolutely looks great on this!!!

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I really do love how this turned out, and as I said, it will be a challenge to change up the quilting. The next one has a couple of extra borders and we are going to try to keep it in a “southwest flair” type of quilting.  I actually had to put something else on the frame in between to sort of clear my mind before starting with the next one.  Fortunately, the next two aren’t until October and November!!

I used two battings in this…..Quilters Dream Cotton on the bottom and Quilters Dream Wool on top.  I used Superior Threads So Fine #50 thread.  And of course, this was quilted on my Handi Quilter Avante.  All of this is hand guided free motion and ruler work.

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A New Age Quilt – pieced by Peggy Patterson – quilted by Jane Hauprich (Stitch By Stitch Custom Quilting)

Happy Quilting!!!

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