Sunday, June 8, 2014

A Whirlwind of Teaching

Hello Quilters!
What a busy Spring I've had with teaching.  A big thank you to all of the guilds that invited me to share my lectures and workshops with them over the past few months.
Last week found me in Calgary with the Piecemakers of Calgary Quilt Guild for their 25th anniversary.  A special thanks to Sonja who not only worked on the organization for my teaching visit but also had me stay with her.
Calgary Peacemakers working on their quilts.
Here are a few of the projects I've been working on....
Clearing out an old bin of kid's fabrics!  The result was 14 pillowcases for the Childrens' Hospital.  


This table topper was done at Kalioscope of Quilts Potluck Sewing night.  The pattern is Rock Candy by Jaybird Quilts.  Other than the fact that my Cauliflower Mac and Cheese didn't survive the crockpot trip, it was a great evening!


This is the log cabin quilt that I'm working on in the studio.  I'm using lots of taupes, greys and blacks with a fleck of green or rust here and there.  The strips finish at 3/4"so there are plenty of seam allowances and thread used.

I can't remember if I have shown this before.  This is the Voyager Bag from Brenda Miller.  The pattern is very well written.  Shirley at The Marsh Store had a workshop for this bag.  As I'm not too confident with zippers, I was happy to have Shirley lead me through the process.  It was easier than I thought it would be!  Three more of these bags are cut out and ready for me to sew into Christmas presents.  These bags are made with the  foam batting so they are very sturdy.


A Mothers' Day gift certificate from The Marsh Store promoted the palette below.  At the moment, I'm designing a quilt to go with the fabrics.  Sort of backwards, but it works for me!

Yesterday was a spectacular day here on the shores of Lake Huron.  I took a walk along the beach enjoying watching the boaters on the lake and watching the families enjoying their beach time.  There were so many people on the beach that it looked like a long weekend in summer!  That long, cold winter will make us all sun worshippers this summer.  Enjoy!