I’m posting a day early because tomorrow morning I’m flying to Tokyo, Japan! I will have plenty to share about this wonderful adventure in my blog upon my return, but I wanted to let you know I will not be posting next Sunday 😊.
This past week, as I was organizing and packing, Sommer was telling me about some of her favorite books. One of them was Flat Stanley. I then told Sommer about my own version of Flat Stanley – Quiltina! (click here to read about that adventure) She asked if she could make her own to go with me to Japan…
meet Flat Stephanie!
We glued her onto cardboard but before we cut her out Sommer had designed an entire background – so she will remain a rectangle. She and Quiltina are in my suitcase and ready to go.
Sommer has already told her teacher about it and plans to write a report, with photos, when Stephanie returns 😃.
In the meantime, if you live in southeastern Wisconsin, perhaps you’d like to sign up for a quilting class at Sew Much More in Waukesha. Click here for a listing of all of their winter classes.
I’ll be teaching there regularly, beginning this semester, and here’s a listing of what I have planned:
Thursday Open Labs – most Thursdays from 9:30 to 3:00. Here are the dates: Feb 13, Feb 20, Mar 5, Mar 12, Mar 19, Mar 26, Apr 2, Apr 9, Apr 16, Apr 30, May 7, May 21. Please consider signing up for one, or a bunch, to
Finish some UFO’s!
Get help removing the roadblocks keeping you from completing that project you really love!
Or just to socialize while getting things done!
I’ll have tips, hints, techniques and demos to share each week and I’d love to have you there.
Beyond Meandering – Friday, Feb 21, 9:30am- 3:00pm. Quilting the quilt should be as much fun as making the top! If you’ve been free motion quilting for a while and wonder if there is life after stippling and meandering, the answer is YES! This class is for stitchers who are already comfortable with the free motion technique. It’s filled with loads of “no mark” designs to learn and practice. Then, to determine how to use all these designs on actual quilts, students are invited to bring an un-quilted top for a group brainstorming session.
Pieceful Star – Friday, Apr 3, 9:30-3:00. Learn to strip piece a simple design, then cut repeating diamonds from it to get a modern twist on the lone star pattern with much less effort (click here to see many other student quilts in a blog post from 2017).
Threaded Borders – Friday, May 1, 9:30-12:30. This is a free motion quilting class with a twist for the machine quilter who has been honing her free motion skills. By combining our imaginations with contrasting threads, wonderful borders and illusions will take ordinary quilts to a new and exciting level.
I’d love to have you join me in a class, or two, or three!
So, until I return – Sayonara!