Saturday, April 27, 2013

April Showers Bring May Flowers

Well, it isn't raining today but, it seems as though it has been raining for months. I just wanted to let you know that Bigfork Bay Cotton Co. will be coming out with some new patterns at Market in May. So stay tuned and I will post them after market.
I am still hosting open sews on Tues. in May. I know we will meet for sure the first 2 Tuesdays and after that I'm not sure because of a surgery I have to have asap. I'm hoping to get the surgery done the third week of May so I can get back into the swing of things soon after that.
I finished my quilt called Beauty for the Milwaukee Art Quilters Challenge. Color Wheel Opposites. It will be at the It's a Stitch show next weekend in Jackson at the Kettle Moraine High School. I will also be vending that show. My quilt was picked one of 8 to be included in MARQ's quilts for the Ultimate Guild Challenge in Grand Rapids.. Our paperwork is in and now we just wait to see if the quilts make it in.
I also sent a few entries into the Houston show just for the fun of it and maybe just maybe one will make it in. You can't get in if you don't try. Right!!
I'm still working at Patched Works and really love it there. The fabrics are amazing and my fellow workers are awesome!! Wish I could work there forever... Funny to think I took my first quilting class there in Oct. of 2003. I've come full circle I guess..
My sister and I gave our Tale of Two Sisters lecture to the North Shore Quilt Guild last week and I think it was a hit... We had so much fun and they seemed to really enjoy it. I received a nice thank you note from Marla.. it made me smile.
I want to thank everyone who is helping promote my business and my love of quilting. I'm hoping to continue on this journey as long as I can.

I will be doing a Create on the Spot at the IQA show in Rosemont. Friday @12:30 and Sat. @3:00 Bead and Thread Embellishment. It's $10 for the one hour make and take.. Stop by and see me!!

International Quilt Festival
Chicago 2013

June 21-23, 2013
Preview Night June 20
Donald E. Stephens Convention Center
Rosemont, Illinois
Hours:
June 20 (Preview Night) - 5-9 p.m.
June 21 & 22 - 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
June 23 - 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Admission: $10 adults/$8 seniors 7 students.
Children 10 and under free.
Full Show Pass (includes Preview Night) - $25





http://www.quilts.com/home/shows/viewer.php?page=SummerFestivalChicago

Friday, April 5, 2013

SEW DAYS and BFBCC CLASS

I am planning on Sew Days for Tuesdays in the months of April and May. 9:30- 3:30 at
Immanuel Baptist Church 4250 N. 137th St. Brookfield Wi.
I will also be teaching a thread sketching and embellishing class at Ben Franklins on May 15 and 22 6:00 pm - 8:30
This is a really fun class if you want to improve your free motion quilting skills.

Do you have one of the Bigfork Bay Cotton Co. patterns and are afraid to take it out of the package...Well, this is for you. I will be teaching an all day BFBCC class on June 29th most likely at the same church as the open sew. 9-4. I would like to know at least 2 weeks ahead of time if you want to take the class. The cost is $35.00.
Please email or call me if you are interested in the open sews or the BFBCC class.
artontherun@wi.rr.com
262-781-9269

Crazy Quilters Show

Hi all.. I will be vending at the Crazy Quilters Show in Mukwanago, WI. this weekend. Sat. 9-5 and Sun. 10-4
I hope to see many of you there.. it is always a really great juried show. My quilt Beauty will be in the show. This will be its first showing.