Now that it’s the middle of March and we are starting to think of spring–you know what that means!!?? The Quilter’s Affair is not far behind, YAY!!!! The dates are July 8-12 for a wide variety of classes, including my Star Crossed Footstool, and two fun quilts; Block Party and Hopscotch Pinwheel. The Stitchin’ Post has kits available.
I’ve already had messages from some of you who have registered, and for the rest, IT’S NOT TOO LATE! Just paging through the on-line catalog is enough to get my excitement up! I’ve planned story boards for all of my classes and have been working to get them finished. That means that even if I’m tied up with another student when your question comes up, you won’t have to wait to see what comes next!
Then, of course, don’t forget the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show on Saturday July 13th, and also the events on Sunday the 14th. The evening events are just a riot of fun, and there’s several NEW things happening throughout the week this year. See you there!
Congratulations to Sheryl K.!! She was in my class at A Quilter’s Affair in July, and entered her Color Wheel Footstool into her local county fair, taking Best of Show! Not surprising to me, as the fabric choices and construction are perfection. What a way to celebrate the end of summer with a great project!
You can get a kit for the Color Wheel Footstool in my SHOP, and then watch the video tutorial about foundation piecing the strips. It is wonderful to see this three dimensional project blossom!
What a wonderful week in Sisters, Oregon of teaching, special events, meeting up with old friends and finding some new friends too! I’m in awe and grateful for the experience in such a wonderful setting. The students were absolutely wonderful, making great progress on their projects each day. It was fun to meet up with several later in the week as they let me know that they had finished their quilts! I had several groups attending my classes who came together including a set of sisters I’ll never forget as well as a set of Grandmother/Mom/daughter who spent a remarkable day together with me. My youngest student is pictured above, a teenager who did an outstanding job on a complicated pattern! The middle pic is a fun and colorful version of my Hot Ziggidy! pattern from Friday’s class. The pic of me is from the instructor’s show and tell on Thursday night. I decided to show a footstool instead of a quilt!
Bring on summertime and the fun quilter’s retreats we’ll be enjoying! A Quilter’s Affair in Sisters, Oregon is just about heaven on earth for me and about 40,000+ of my quilting friends! This year I have the great honor of teaching these three quilts, and I couldn’t be looking forward to it any more! Hot Ziggidy! is a fast and fun quilt, large blocks that show off your large scale prints. The pattern is a downloadable from Craftsy that you will notice on the left sidebar. Shooting Stars is a Hunter’s Star variation where the colors drift in diagonal rows across the quilt, and it has my signature pieced border that blends so well, and is easy to add. It’s from my book Perfect Fit Pieced Borders, which you might already have, and if not you can pick it up from the Stitchin’ Post, or get it from my shop page. Spinal Cord is an intriguing block, you’ll be surprised that it goes together as a tumbler design rather than a rectangle. This one too, has my signature pieced border which makes it very special. It’s also from Perfect Fit Pieced Borders. There’s plenty of time to sign up for classes, so don’t hesitate. Look through the on-line catalog and choose your favorites! I’ll see you there!