Can you guess where I’m posting from?
Yup! We just drove over the “flying geese” bridge to arrive in Paducah for the 2022 show. After 3 years I’m finally here again and very excited. Stay tuned for next week’s post to read all about it 😊.
And now for this week’s topic:
The pandemic pushed me into a semi-retirement ~ and I’m thrilled to be coming out of it! Thanks to all the guilds who have recently booked lectures and workshops with me! My quilts and I are happy to start traveling again.
I’m also missing my regular classes at WCTC, and I’ve decided to head in a bit of a different direction by offering some classes really local. I’ve actually begun teaching in a lovely “Stamping Studio” in Watertown, WI. I realize many of you do not live close enough to take advantage of these classes, but I hope you will enjoy reading about my new adventure in this week’s post.
Lyssa recently opened Song of My Heart Studio to teach paper crafting. She holds classes in scrapbooking and card making and is very excited about hosting workshops in other mediums in her studio. Click here to visit her blog. I love that she is in an old downtown building filled with character and, even though her front door isn’t flamboyant:
the inside is bright, welcoming and inspiring. She has many of her cards for sale ~ and they are amazing (so I’ve decided to buy from her and keep on quilting instead of learning a new addiction 😊).
There’s room for 8 quilters with machines. The lighting is good and I’ll have extra cutting tables and pressing surfaces set up. I will be holding sew days as well as project and technique classes.
I’m calling this adventure: Stitching Together. I’ll be hosting Open Sew afternoons, as well as quilting classes. The first 2 classes I’ll be offering are my Beyond Meandering free motion quilting class
and a Striped Pinwheel Topper.
To read more about the studio and all the class details, please click here!
I need to add one more topic to this week’s post because of its time sensitive nature. The Wisconsin Museum of Quilts and Fiber Arts currently has an exhibit of quilts from Quilt Nihon in Japan. Mike and I went to see it this past week and it was amazing. It runs through the end of April, so I’m including this for anyone who still can make it to the museum ~ and for anyone who can’t, but would like to get a mini virtual tour. They were all worthy of sharing, but here are just a few of my favorites, with a few close-up photos because the detail is truly amazing!
They were jaw-dropping and even Mike was impressed!