Archive for October, 2010
We have been inundated with emails waiting for the release of the 2011 BOM. Here it is ‘Imperial Blooms’. Wendy is in the process of dyeing new colors of wool for me to drool over as I make my final choices for the background and applique. I am very excite to start this quilt as it will have a little different slant. It is going to be filled with 44 stitches, 4 a month using wonderful embellishment fibers. In the first 36 hours we have received 200 sign ups. We will be closing it at 300 so don’t hesitate if you are thinking about participating. www.suespargo.com
Today Heather and Megan at Quilt Story have featured my ‘Robin Run the Hedge’ Quilt. Please visit their fun blog at quiltstory.blogspot.com Thanks so much for such a great write up.
Mary and Clarice have moved their store the ‘Rabbits Lair’ to a wonderful new location here in the historical district of Rogers, AR. It is bright, with wonderful light and very inviting. Their new class room is upstairs and overlooks the whole store. To my delight they have added some yarn and Clarice is the new yarn expert. The students were great many new as well as familiar faces. I was also delighted to see Julie, Patti and Diane who came down from Missouri.
The other class was the small bird project. I love Westminster fabrics and we spent time fussy cutting them to layer our leaves and berries.
Jane West brought her little zipper bag which she complete from last years class. I love the colors and buttons she used.
I am sitting in Chicago now on my way home. First thing in the morning I will be finishing up the October newsletter which will include the new 2011 BOM. Look out for it later this week. I am very excited as I think it is going to be so much fun to stitch.
Calgary was wonderful! Great weather, enthusiastic students and lots of lovely creativity. My dear friend Deirdre is the owner of ‘Out of Hand’ in Calgary which is filled to the brim with lovely fashion and quilting fabrics and to die for embellishment threads. It is a treat to teach there as we have every texture available right at out finger tips.
We were spoilt each day with wonderful treats for tea. How do you like these little hamburger cakes?
Mary Jane Cioni brought her ‘Greenbrier’ Quilt to show me. I just loved the embellishment she did on these flowers.
The small bird quilt was fun. We fussy cut fabric, embossed velvet and created stitches. It is always great to have no rules and see how creative everyone becomes.
Many worked on the center of my ‘Robin Run the Hedge’ quilt. Beading, stitching and using textural threads.
Marlene loves the Southwest and decided to make her small bird piece into a cactus with dimensional blooms. She really did well achieving color and dimension in her flowers and texture on her cactus.
Thanks to Deirdre and all my students for making my stay fun and creative. As always I look forward to returning in 2011.
I sometimes have to pinch myself. Can you imagine being so fortunate to be able to travel to such wonderful places and be surrounded by so many creative people everyday. I think I must have the best job in the world!