Archive for March, 2014

Bigsbys Sewing Center

Sunday, March 23rd, 2014

What a treat to teach a three day class on embellishing leaves and circles! I always love lengthy classes as you get so much more accomplished. Rosemary who owners Bigsbys in Milwaukee took my class at MISA last year so she was sold on us going a three day class. Her store is filled with embellishment fibers and hand dyed wool as you can imagine the class was filled with very enthusiast students.

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I was very fortunate to have a couple of hours to visit the Milwaukee Art Museum where there was a fabulous Folk Art Exhibit.
Here are a few images for inspiration
It is always wonderful to see completed projects . This is a piece Rosemary worked on at MISA

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And the above blocks Debbie shared from my Mercer Lane book
Thanks to Rosemary and all the students for a fabulous class.
Creative Stitching
Sue>

Annapolis Quilt Guild

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Late in February I returned to the Annapolis Quilt Guild to do a two day workshop on embellishment. We had a full class of enthusiastic stitchers all working on flowers, leaves and circles. Unfortunately the weather was not great so my trip was cut short by a couple of hours. We managed to cover all the information and stitched like crazy to cover many stitches. That is the problem teaching and living here in the east during the winter months. I feel quite fortunate that this has been the only hiccup this winter considering the nasty weather we have had.

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I always loving seeing finished pieces. Miki brought her lovely flower vase piece which she finished from the first class I taught at the guild.

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Thanks Robin for taking such good care of me during my stay. Keep up the great work with the Wooly Group!
Creative Stitching
Sue

The Main House – Creations Kerrville TX

Wednesday, March 19th, 2014

I have seen and taught at some wonderful places over the years and The Main House was another lovely treat adjacent to the quilt store Creations. What a beautiful retreat center! It is so spacious and wonderfully decorated.

The class was attended by 18 very creative students from many different states. They each worked on there own design adding texture and color with stitches and embellishments.

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Many thanks Kathy, Julie and Barb for making me feel so welcome. I will be returning to teach in 2015 and 2016.
Teaching Schedule
Creative Stitching
Sue

My visit to San Antonio

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

In late February I spent a lovely weekend with Patsy Myers and her husband Dale in San Antonio. I was passing through on my way to teach at Creations in Kerrville, TX. I found lots of inspiration there! We visited the Art museum and spent a couple of hours in the Mexican Folk Art section, spent time at the missions and then an afternoon downtown along the river walk. The weather was fabulous a nice break from the cold Ohio winter.

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Hope some of these pictures inspire you to embellish
Creative Stitching
Sue

WIN IT BEFORE YOU CAN BUY IT!!

Wednesday, March 12th, 2014

Don’t miss your chance to win our brand new mystery box that is being launched Friday, March 14! Like our Facebook page for more details!

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