Dear Friends and fellow quilters,How can it possibly be July already? This year is just flying by. I have had a fabulous first half of the year, and I hope you have too. I am a new Grammy again. My son and his wife have been blessed with another beautiful boy name Henry Raymond. Henry was my father's name and Raymond is Henry's Grandpapa's name (on his mother's side). We are so happy to add him to our family, and yes he already has his own quilt.
After the fireworks have finally ended, I know you are going to be back inside your "studio" and sewing, I am always working on something.
As a thank you to all my loyal customers, with each $20 order you will receive a free spool of Aurifil cotton sewing thread. You can never have enough thread, and Aurifil cotton is one of my favorite threads to piece and to quilt with. If you order fabric, I will try to match up a color with the fabric that you picked. I have some new gradations that I know you are going to love.
New Class I have added a new class to my teaching list that I think you will love. It is called Small Quilts on Timtex This is a great way to frame your small works of art and use textiles to do it. In the class you will explore at least four different ways to work with this stiff but sewable interfacing. It can be used as a frame for a finished quilt or as part of the quilt itself and quilted right through the Timtex. I will be teaching this class at the IQA quilt show in Long Beach, CA. August 2-4, 2013.Come and join us. There are still a few spots left.
Cruise Come with me on a fun cruise through the Panama Canal. The Cruise is leaving from Fort Lauderdale, FL and cruising through the Panama Canal. We then head up the west coast of Mexico, stopping at some fun ports along the way. I have traveled the world but I have never been in my own backyard of Mexico. I am looking forward to experiencing this fun, festive culture from the convenience of a cruise ship. While we are at sea, there will be time to make some fun art! Field Poppies, Holiday Moments and Star Lilies are just three of the classes I will be teaching.
Machine Quilting the Home Sweet Home Quilt I hope you have signed up for my class on Craftsy. This class is about machine quilting on a domestic home sewing machine. It has all the information you need to become a great quilter on your home sewing machine. No long arms for me, just my plain old domestic sewing machine. You can become as good a quilter as I have just by taking the class.
I would love to see you in one of my upcoming workshops. We always have fun and it's great to learn something new!