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Not too late! Quilter’s Affair 2019

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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!

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Interview at the Bee Hive!

Anna & Sheila in the Bee Hive!

I want to share a video with you today from Anna of “Quilt Roadies on You Tube” fame, you may also know her blog “Woolie Mammoth“.  We talked together a couple weeks ago after a class I taught at the Stitchin Post in Sisters, Oregon.  Anna was in the class and invited me to her home studio, The Bee Hive for a visit.  Well, as you can imagine, when two quilters get together we have SO MUCH to talk about, and now you get to hear some of it too!

Click through HERE to see the video!  We actually didn’t talk all that much about quilting! It features my currently most popular classes–I think you’ll enjoy it, and you will see how much fun we had together!

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A Quilter’s Affair is coming, plan ahead!




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!