Monday, February 25, 2013

Winter Show in West Bend

It was a snowy weekend but, it didn't stop the quilters from attending the Winter Quilt Show. It was a fun day! A great place to spend the day in the middle of winter. About a month ago I had taught a workshop at Common Threads Quilt Guild and the gals made my patterns Daisy and Dexter. One of the gals stopped by my booth to show me her finished quilt.. It was so cute.. She embellished it with beads and little buttons that looked like bees. And I received an email from another one of the gals with her finished Daisy quilt. So I wanted to share them with you. I love seeing how different each one is and how each student puts their own twist into the quilt. Thanks ladies for sharing these with me!!

Wednesday, February 13, 2013


Hi all, hope you enjoyed our beautiful snow the other day. I couldn't help but, take numerous photos. It was like a White Winterland. Please forward this email to whomever you think might be interested. Also if you would like to be removed from this newsletter please let me know.

I just wanted to let you know what is going on the next few months.
I have scheduled some open sews at Immanuel Baptist Church in Brookfield. They have a huge room with lots of windows and there are no stairs!! That is a plus when you are hauling a machine and everything else. They are located 2 blocks east of Lilly on Hope. Hope is about 3 blocks north of Capital and about 5 blocks south of Lisbon. 4250 N 137th St, Brookfield, WI 53005
I have 3 scheduled as of now. Bring your projects!!! Let's get some of those UFO's finished!! Please RSVP if you can come for the Open Sews. ANd please bring show and tell.

Weds. Feb. 27 12:30-4:30
Tues. Mar. 12 10:00-4:00
Weds. Mar. 20 12:30-4:30

I am sorry for you Saturday sewers. I have been working on Sats. at PW so I am not able to set up Saturday sew days.

The cost will go to renting of the room. It is a little more expensive than Zion. So I am asking for $6.00 for the afternoons and $9.00 for the whole day. I have a large ironing surface and iron that I bring and a table top size cutting mat.
They have a kitchen so you can bring a lunch.
I looked at the space today and it is really nice.
Please let me know if you can make it. I would like to have at least 3 people to make a go of it. And if you need any help with projects I will be more than happy to help you.

FEBRUARY 23, 2013 is the Winter Quilt show at Washington County Fairpark.. I will have a booth there and will be giving a 45 minute lecture in the afternoon. Make sure you stop in and say Hi.. I will be debuting the new patterns from BFBCC and another new pattern from Toni Whitney. The show is open from 9 - 4pm.

I will be vending at the Crazy Quilters Show again this year in Mukwanago. April 6 and 7.

I am teaching a class on Bigfork Bay Cotton Co. patterns 2 nights at Ben Franklin. Both on thursdays. So bring your pattern and let's get started!!
April 4 6:00 - 8:30
April 18 6:00 - 8:30

The first weekend in May 4 and 5 I will be vending at It's a Stitch Quilt show in Jackson. I was there last year and this is a really good show.

Another note : West Suburban Quilt Guild is having Robbi Joy Eklow for a lecture and a full day worksnop which is open to the public on May 11. This is going to be a great class to take. She has a great technique. I know you won't want to miss it.. Let me know if you would like to come. The cost for non members is $55 which isn't bad. She has taught all over the world.

2 weeks after Robbi's Workshop I will be at the Rock Valley Quilt Show in Janesville, Wi. May 18 and 19.

Also in May: I am teaching a thread sketching/embellishing class at Ben Franklin. May 15 and 22 , 6- 8:30. This is a great class to learn how to embellish those projects with thread. I like to use large flower prints and use the thread to emphasize the flowers.

And don't forget that the IQA show is going to be in Chicago June 21-23. I will be doing a one hour "Create on the Spot" make and take class on embellishing.

Well, that is all for now. Enjoy Spring!! Soon the flowers will be blooming and the days will be longer and we won't have to be cooped up in the house!!