The exhibit at the International Quilt Festival in Chicago was very well received. We had 13 quilts in total at the festival. The quilts were made by various quilters from around the country. The challenge was to make a quilt using a pattern from my first book, or my second book, or both combined. It was also acceptable to use the 3 1/2, 4 1/2 and 5 1/2 inch
A great time was had by all on Friday, March 16th. Saturday’s events were cancelled due to a lack of participation, but we will try again next year. The classes were a huge success. Amanda Jean Nyberg, of Sunday Morning Quilts and No Scrap Left Behind (C & T Publishing) came to Ripon College to teach. Cathy Roeder, a local, expert seamstress and long-arm quilter of Catz Quilts also gave
It’s true. The quilt “Blended Hexagons” from Rainbow Quilts for Scrap Lovers (C & T Publishing) has set in seams. Do you see where the top hexagon sits just on top of the two lower ones? Well, that is a gentle set in seam. In my video I give clear instructions on how to do set in seams with some fabulous tips on how to make them turn out absolutely perfectly!
For those of you that don’t understand this reference that is the title of this post, I need to tell you that it’s a reference to a cartoon. There was a cartoon called Yogi Bear. It was created by Hanna-Barbara in the 60’s. I can barely remember it…yeah, right. Yogi was always trying to teach Boo Boo about the fine art of stealing a picnic basket. Well, fortunately we don’t
Quilt Con was great fun! We were so happy to be able to meet everyone. What a great time. Make sure you stop and shop on my Etsy site. Just go to “shop” on this website. We have TONS of modern fabric. If you’re ever in Wisconsin, make it to the Bungalow. The winning number is 33. Number 33 is the winner, drawn at random. If you have this number contact me
It’s January. January brings us inside. If you live in a climate with seasons you will totally understand this post. It’s the time of year where you can find yourself hibernating and hibernating causes you to intensely scrutinize your surroundings. Just like the changing of the seasons when you find yourself appreciating a new leaf on a tree, a new shoot coming up from the ground….you will find yourself indoors
Here is where you go to sign up! Do it quickly! Class sizes are limited. Event Sign Up Form Saturday, March 17th promises to be a wonderful day full of exciting events. It will be located at the First Congregational Church in Ripon Wisconsin at 220 Ransom Street in the beautiful new, spacious and fabulously lit fellowship room. Saturday’s Events: Cost for full day of events $35 Check in begins
Classes: Classes are full day on Friday, March 16th at Ripon College. Sign in will take place in Todd Wehr Hall located on Ransom Street in Ripon Wisconsin. Classes begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. There will be a 1 hour break for lunch from 12:00-1:00. Students will be on their own for lunch and can enjoy lunch at one of the many dining establishments on Ripon’s main street, Watson Street
So I needed a new i-phone, for a number of reasons. And, yesterday, when I went to update my computer, it wouldn’t update. This necessitated a trip to the Apple Store in Madison. There are a number of options for Apple Stores in Wisconsin, all of them equal distance from my house, oddly enough. But, the one in Madison has the advantage of being close to my Bernina dealership, and
We had a wonderful time at our scarf clinic. We had 2 afternoons dedicated to making “Minky” scarves. I don’t like to use the term minky because it lumps in all of the other plush fabrics. We carry Shannon Cuddle in our shop. It is the highest quality minky type fabric. It sews up so much easier than all other brands. The plush doesn’t shed save for the cut edge.