Poking my head in today to let you know that I’ve updated my calendar for the next couple of months. Look for it, shown as EVENTS in the top toolbar.
ALSO, I have had a fun day with the guys from Boersma’s who came to town to install my new Innova Longarm! I had sold my old one, and was missing being able to quilt my own quilts. So off to McMinnville I went–it’s a very familiar shop to me as our son went to college there, so I was able to visit regularly.
And Jack. I’ve known him for so long, from teaching at the longarm conventions, and trouble shooting problems with my old machine. I just trust his insight and knowledge. So, now that the machine is here, I will have to pace myself! I’ll be tempted to be out there in the studio using it all the time! One thing is for sure, I’m really happy and grateful to have an Innova, and looking forward to showing you what I can do with it! It is not a computerized machine–though it does have a stitch regulator. I love the artistry of “drawing” on the quilt, so really didn’t want a computer. Once I get my act together (HAHAHAHA!), I’m hoping to have an open house to celebrate and show all my local friends what’s up over here!
So, can I just tell you how much fun these Barn Quilt Classes are? I’ve been teaching both BIG and small classes. It is a very manageable project, where everyone goes home with a finished Barn Quilt. The process is pretty low-stress, and there’s lots of time for conversation. Most will finish in about 5 hours, so when the class is scheduled for 6 hours, even the more complicated designs can be finished. The next classes are scheduled at the Stitchin’ Post on August 17 and 18. Check out their workshop and class page to reserve your seat! After that, there will be more classes in Eugene on August 23rd and 25th, send me a message to register, I’ll also advertise those on Facebook and Instagram. I teach at quilt guilds as well, so if your guild is interested, I do travel throughout the Pacific Northwest. I’m always adding new patterns, I’m sure you will find your favorite!
There’s still time to pick up your copy of Quilts and More, Summer 2018. My quilt, Block Party is on the cover, and it is full of fun projects, large and small. I plan to do some embroidery this summer inspired by this magazine!
Check out your local bookstore, I know Barnes and Noble has it, as well as quilt shops, craft stores, grocery stores, and if you’re in the PNW check good old BiMart!
One thing I love about this magazine is the alternate color-way version that is included, and for my quilt pattern, Joanna Burgarino, Editor, made a miniature wall hanging/table topper! Also, in the pull-out there are COLORING diagrams for each quilt included. It gives you so much confidence when you are choosing fabrics to know how the colors work together as a whole!
I hope you’ve been following my Fb and IG (both are @Sheila Sinclair Snyder) to see the amazing results of the latest Barn Quilt classes at The Stitchin Post in Sisters! They have also posted LOTS of in-process pics!
New classes coming up this summer:
June 19: Westminster Pres. Church, Eugene, OR. Contact: ME! Please DM, or email.
I have a couple other tentative dates in the making, so I will share those as they firm up. I will also have a couple speaking engagements this summer. Come hear my story and see a great trunk show at the NW Quilters Guild in Portland on August 13th. After that I’ll be presenting at the Comforters Quilt Guild in Tacoma on August 28th.
Hopefully there will be some down-time as well, to enjoy the beautiful Oregon summer.
We love working together on anything, and this is a fun example of Girlfriends Gone Wild with imagination! We had the best time brainstorming how to make the projects we came up with. Once you get atarted, it’s hard to stop! I hope you will pick up the magazine, it is loaded to the MAX with fun stuff and of course the directions and patterns are included for you to make your own wonderful versions!
Here’s a link to get a digital version and see other awesome projects included in the mix. Lisa is also featuring more projects on her site too!
I’ll be posting more pics of some of the projects soon!
If you’re not already planning to be there, I am personally extending an invitation for you to attend this Sew Expo 30th anniversary event! Located in Puyallup, WA, at the Washington State Fairgrounds, it is a very large and exciting retail show that covers every sewing and quilting interest and related topics you can think up! I’ll be signing books at the Pine Needle booth, talking quilting and I just might even have a few give-aways each day! At any rate I’ll definitely have chocolate! There are classes, lectures and demos, as well as the wonderful vendors, each with something fun, unique and inspirational to show. We’ll have lots of copies of my “Get Addicted to Free Motion Quilting” available, and I’ll be happy to give you a tour and tell you all about it!
It’s almost here! I’ll be helping to set up the Expo booth tomorrow in Portland. I can’t wait to see the Expo Hall transformed into such an outstanding quilt show! There are so many awesome classes offered, some still have some openings so be sure to check the Pacific Northwest Quilt Expo web site for your favorites, and then register at the show.
I have two classes/lectures. “New Designers: How to Get Started” is Friday, 9-10am. “Going Pro”, a lecture on setting up a longarm quilting business is Saturday, 9-10am. I’ll also be signing books in the Expo booth, #38, just to the left as you enter the door!
I’m going to love seeing so many of my long-time friends and customers there, and will no doubt meet some new ones! If I’m out of touch for a few days, you’ll know I’ve been immersed in quilts/quilt talk and quilters!