I just spent a fabulous 5 days in Sisters, Oregon. The weather was great and I always love the smell of the pine trees which radiates the outdoors. The hotel upgraded me to a suite, so I had a great spacious room with a comfy leather chair to sew. What more could a girl want!
Archive for October, 2009
Sandy Jones taught my ‘Flowerbed’ Quilt at Tiger Lily Quilt Co. in Utica, NY. They all did a fabulous job using a combination of wool and cottons and then embellished them with wonderful fibers and stitches.
The group has been together for almost 15 years now. They meet once a month and have 13 members. Each year they try and pick some project to do together which most of them complete. They all enjoy their get togethers and have a fun evening.
Susan Schering was a long distance member. Sandy drew her block number each month and she sent pictures to her. Everyone had fun anticipating how Susan would do each one keeping with her Halloween theme. They were all hoping that she would send her finished piece up but she hasn’t yet. Sandy said she was so grateful that many of her students send pictures of their finished projects. They are so creative and I love the way they make a one-of-a-kind piece using the Flowerbed design as the inspiration.
This design is available on my website in the ‘Flowerbed’ book and is also available as a complete kit. www.suespargo.com As you can see makes a wonderful Block of the Month program. The blocks are 6″ each so it is a doable project. If you have not worked in wool this is an ideal project to start with.
During September and early October I was fortunate to teach at Rabbits Lair in Rogers, AR and at Yellowbird Art in Lansing, Iowa. I taught the Altered Texture class at both stores and was very happy to see all the embellishment techniques the students tried out.
Rabbits Lair is also teaching my Flowerbed Quilt as a block of a month. I love the sample above which they had stitched to promote the class.
It was a whirlwind few days in Houston but I do have a few pictures to share with you of the event. First of all was the set up of Sue’s booth and once again we managed to carry it all in our suitcases. Big suitcases but suitcases none the less. Everyone always loves the burst of color!
Here is the Ollie Owl pincushion.
I am spreading the word about my creative passion Contemporary Folk-art. Tomorrow at 3.30pm eastern time I am going to be a guest on Martha Stewart Living Radio on Sirius Satellite for the Living Today show talking about Quilting on the American Artisans Series. My host is Mario Bosquez
To join me you can sign up for a FREE 3 day subscription at http://www.sirius.com/freetrial/register, and record the interview while it’s LIVE onto your computer.
Looking forward to sharing with you