Saturday, June 8, 2013

Quilting on the Beach 2014

This February I will be teaching two classes at Quilt Passions' Quilting on the Beach.  One will be my Hawaiian Applique class, from cutting to applique, and the other will be a foundation pieced mariner's compass that I call Sea Crystal. 
This is what it looks like before I start quilting on it.  The piece will be 30" square so you may get the mariner's compass all sewn in class.  In my method you do not sew through the paper so you don't have to remove it after piecing.  I will have this pattern available later in the summer and it will include a larger size quilt also. Quilt Passions will have the brochure for the retreat available in the next couple of months.  If you would like to receive a brochure email them, and they will send you one when they are ready.  National teachers that are coming this year are Ron Arpell and Nancy Lee Chong.  Others may be added before everything is finalized.  Stay tuned!!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Colorful Tropics as a Block of the Month

I am so excited that my quilt Colorful Tropics is being carried by a number of stores as a Block of the Month.  If you are interested in making this beautiful quilt here is the list of shops currently carrying it, maybe one is close to you:
Quilt Passions  Kailua Kona, Hawaii
Stitchin' Heaven  Mineola, Texas
Bearly Quilting Sonora California
Cindys Quilt Shop  Caldwell, Idaho
Connect the Blocks Powell, Ohio
and soon to have it is:
The Quilt Place  Rockledge, Florida
Check out all these wonderful stores and maybe they will have just what you are looking for.