Archive for February, 2014

Greater Houston Quilt Guild

Thursday, February 27th, 2014

I taught a great two day class embellishing all the elements in my Flower Vase pattern. All the students at the Greater Houston Quilt Guild created unique stems, flowers and leaves using fun ribbons, fabrics and embellishment threads. The tables were filled with wonderful colors and textures all begging to be used. We learned many stitches using a variety of thicknesses of threads.
I was taken very good care of and stayed with my wonderful friend Janice.
During my stay Janice and I were guests on the radio show Eco-Ology on KPFC with Pat Greer. It was great to share our stories about the craft of quilt making.
Creative Stitching
Sue

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Janice Schindeler’s quilt created in my classes at Madeline Island School of the Arts. It was wonderful to see the finished piece at show and tell.

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Teaching in Montana

Saturday, February 22nd, 2014

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I had a wonderful time teaching in Montana earlier this month. I flew into Missoula and then we drove to Seeley Lake where I taught a two day class on embellished flowers for Pam who owners Deer Country Quilts. Everyone was so enthusiastic stitching unique flowers with really textural centers and dimensional petals.

We then drove to Helena to the Sewing Palace owned by Jenny. I taught a two day class where some students worked on flowers and others on my little chicks. We had a lot of fun using all sorts of threads and stitches to add character to the images.
I stayed with one of the students in her beautiful home over looking a lake and surrounded by mountains. It is such a beautiful part of the country, not very populated and covered in snow for miles.

Thanks to all who made this trip so lovely.
Happy Stitching
Sue

December and January

Monday, February 10th, 2014

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I just can’t believe it is already the 10th of February! The New Year has come and gone and the evenings are getting lighter but the cold and snow here in Ohio just keeps coming.
Life has been full of great adventures. Aimee my youngest graduated in early December and now has a business degree. She plans to return to school in the fall. It was wonderful to have all my kids home as well as my parents.
Early in January we all went to Seattle for five days for the opening of my quilt exhibit at the La Conner Textile Museum. The exhibit consists of 30 pieces of my work and will be exhibited until March 25. www.laconnerquilts.com It was so exciting to see so many of my students at the opening and to be able to share my story behind my quilts. I will be teaching at the museum later in the year.
We also took in our favorite sites and experienced amazing meals while in Seattle. We love Tom Douglas’s restaurants so treated ourselves to many fresh fish meals.
Back at the office we have been very busy with the new BOM and teaching kits along with writing new books and making new pieces. I was home for 8 weeks so also did a little home renovation.
I left this morning for Montana to teach. It was hard to leave home after nesting for a couple of months but now I am on the road I am excited to share my handwork and meet new and old friends.
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Keep warm!
Creative Stitching
Sue