Thursday, November 17, 2011

Filling Class Proposals for 2012

This evening was filled with submitting teaching proposals for the 2012 quilt shows. I did have time to organize kits for the class I'm teaching in Duluth this Saturday, work a little on a customers sampler quilt, make dinner, and bake a pumpkin pie. There is a warm piece of pie upstairs calling me right now.

I had a light bulb moment earlier while looking at an orphan block that has been hanging from my design board for months and months. It's a paper pieced mariner's compass block made with hand dyed fabric in browns and warm yellows. It's stumped me for months as to how to use it. While making the kits for the class I envisioned the block with fall colored silk leaves swirling around on it. I think it needs to be layered and quilted to death. It could be awesome I think.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Issues with Blogger Solved

I think I've solved my posting issues with blogger. Blogger has problems working with internet explorer, so I'm going to try using Google Chrome to see if I like it. Using IE I wasn't able to post to blogs that I follow, or directly post new stuff to my blog. We'll see if this is the fix I needed.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Classes in Duluth, MN November 19th

Its finally here!

We are offering our very first “2 in 1” Class November 19th. There will be two classes in one day with two instructors.

Morning class will be with Norma Riehm 8:30-12:00

“Falling Leaves”

Have a fun morning making an 8X10 fiber layered, embellished wall hanging using Norma’s layering techniques, and learning some simple fun machine quilting
Your work of art will be uniquely your own. Kit will be provided.

Afternoon class will be with Kelly Pederson Hanson 12:30- 4:00

“Let itSnow”

Create your own snow globe wall hanging to celebrate the winter season. You will learn applique as well as use ribbons and crystals to embellish your creation. We will discuss proper techniques for borders.
Perfect gift for the holidays. Kit will be provided.

We will have an extra hour from 4:00- 5:00 for extra work time. Bring your suits and relax in the hot tub and enjoy the lake if your projects are completed.

Cost for a full day of productive fun $100. Class size is limited. Contact Kelly to reserve your spot. 218-393-6262
Supply list:
Free motion foot also known as
darning foot
Sewing machine, and standard
supplies (scissors, pins, rotary cutter, small sharp pointy fabric scissors
for cutting out applique pieces)
Quilting gloves
If you need extra light bring a
small ott light
90/14 machine quilting
Dark brown thread, preferably
aurifil, mettler , or gutterman. Please prewind 1 bobbin of brown
Superior monofilament or invisible
thread. 1 spool
Medium tone evergreen thread.
Please refer above to brand of thread. Please prewind 1 bobbin of green
Cheater glasses, you might need
them for beading.
Save the date
Saturday November
19,2011 from 8:30 to 5. A
light lunch will be provided.