SIGN UP For My Classes for Fall Quilt Festival 2018!

SIGN UP For My Classes for Fall Quilt Festival 2018!

Here’s the list of my classes!  Head over to http://quilts.com/quilt-festival-houston-classes.html to sign up starting Monday July 16th!  There’s a ton of business classes and fabric manipulation classes!  Here they are….


 

Monday November 5th


 

Tuesday November 6th


Wednesday November 7th



Friday November 9th


Saturday November 10th


Cotton Cuts Mystery Quilt REVEAL!

Hey you!  Remember when I made my VERY FIRST mystery quilt block for a charity quilt with all money going toward the sheltered workshop for disabled individuals that they use for their fulfillment, Valley Industries???

Here’s the Final REVEAL of the Mystery Quilt!

And YOU can enter one more day to win it over HERE!!  Get to clicking!  

Cotton-Cuts-600x255And lastly, the signups for the next mystery quilt will open on May 25th at www.cottoncuts.com/about-pmq. You have to check it out!!! Thanks for letting me be part of this awesome project, CottonCuts!!

 

 

Time to Spring Clean MY Studio!

Time to Spring Clean MY Studio!

Spring Clean Your StudioBlog Hop 2018 (1)It’s my turn on the Spring Clean Your Studio Blog hop!  Hooray!  If you haven’t checked out all of my friends’ blogs on the hop, there’s a handy list on the bottom to check them out.  I really love looking at people’s studios, and I get so many organization tips from getting that insider sneak peek.  Be sure to leave them a comment and say hello!

IMG_4060 IMG_4059As you can see, my “before” pictures are not that bad!  This studio has definitely been worse, just look at previous year’s! Except…..

IMG_4062This closet is an absolute disaster.  The room in the house I use for my sewing studio has a wonderful walk in closet that I basically have just resorted to throwing things inside.  Plus, I’ve been getting into the bins and not replacing them properly.  It’s a big big mess.

IMG_4063 IMG_4064Here’s the lovely “after” in my main studio.  It’s a terrible grey rainy day, so the pictures are not as bright as I would like.

IMG_4066But the closet!  There’s a floor!  You can walk in it! Things have been put away!  Now let’s see how long it can stay this way.

IMG_4067Here’s a reverse shot of the sewing room from the closet.  Not bad!

I hope you take a few minutes today and visit all of the blogs on the hop.  Everyone did such a great job.  Check back too for updates from Quilt Market and where I’ll be teaching next!

April 23 – Lori Crawley Kennedy –http://theinboxjaunt.com
April 24 – Jennifer Thomas – http://curlicuecreations.blogspot.com
April 25 – Robin Koehler –http://nestlingsbyrobin.blogspot.com 
April 26 – Andi Barney-https://www.andibarney.com/
April 27 – Misty Cole –http://www.mistycole.com/blog
April 28 – Carolina Moore-http://alwaysexpectmoore.com/
April 29 – Heather Pregger –https://heatherquilts.blogspot.com/
April 30 – Linda Bratten –https://lindabcreative.blogspot.com/
May 1 – Lisa Reber – https://www.dippydye.blogspot.com/
May 2 – Teresa Coates –http://crinkledreams.com
May 3 – Lisa Chin – http://www.lisachinartist.com/
May 4 – Jamie Fingal –http://www.jamiefingaldesigns.com/
May 5 – Sam Hunter – www.huntersdesignstudio.com 
May 6 – Jessee Maloney –www.artschooldropout.net/blog
May 7 – Randa Parrish –http://www.sewartsyfartsy.com/
May 8 – Sarah Vedeler-https://meaningoflifedesigns.com/
May 9 – Jessica Darling – https://jessicakdarling.com/
May 10 – Melody Crust –http://www.melodycrust.com/
May 11 – Debby Brown –http://higheredhands.blogspot.com
May 12 – Cheryl Sleboda – http://blog.muppin.com

Announcing the Spring Clean Your Studio Blog Hop 2018!

Spring Clean Your StudioBlog Hop 2018 (1)

It’s that time again!  And here in Illinois, it actually is starting to feel like spring!  I’m so honored to have an amazing crew for this year’s Spring Clean Your Studio Blog Hop.  There’s so many talented designers and artists who are ready to clean up and show you their studio! Here’s the list!

April 23 – Lori Crawley Kennedy – http://theinboxjaunt.com/
April 24 – Jennifer Thomas – http://curlicuecreations.blogspot.com
April 25 – Robin Koehler – http://nestlingsbyrobin.blogspot.com
April 26 – Andi Barney- https://www.andibarney.com/
April 27 – Misty Cole – http://www.mistycole.com/blog
April 28 – Carolina Moore- http://alwaysexpectmoore.com/
April 29 – Heather Pregger – https://heatherquilts.blogspot.com/
April 30 – Linda Bratten – https://lindabcreative.blogspot.com/
May 1 – Lisa Reber – https://www.dippydye.blogspot.com/
May 2 – Teresa Coates – http://www.crinkledreams.com
May 3 – Lisa Chin – http://www.lisachinartist.com/
May 4 – Jamie Fingal – http://www.jamiefingaldesigns.com/
May 5 – Sam Hunter – http://www.huntersdesignstudio.com
May 6 – Jessee Maloney – http://www.artschooldropout.net/blog
May 7 – Rhanda Parrish – http://www.sewartsyfartsy.com/
May 8 – Sarah Vedeler- https://meaningoflifedesigns.com/
May 9 – Jessica Darling – https://jessicakdarling.com/
May 10 – Melody Crust – http://www.melodycrust.com/
May 11 – Debby Brown – http://higheredhands.blogspot.com
May 12 – Cheryl Sleboda – http://blog.muppin.com

I hope you are excited as I am to see everyone’s studio!

Cotton Cuts – Charity Mystery Quilt!! – Clue 9

Cotton-Cuts-600x255About a year ago, Kim Moos of Cotton Cuts reached out to ask if I would participate in the Charity Mystery Blog Hop, associated with her Puzzle Mystery Quilt.

Basically, each month a new blogger does the month’s clues and then ships them back to Cotton Cuts. Cotton Cuts will sew the puzzle pieces together and then hold an auction for the finished quilt, with all money going toward the sheltered workshop for disabled individuals that they use for their fulfillment, Valley Industries. SIGN ME UP! I wanted to be part of this!

IMG_3388I opened the package to die cut pieces, and the color way chart of my package, and the clue itself. Here’s my blocks.

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Now I will admit, I have NEVER done a mystery quilt before!  Never EVER! The mystery quilt is designed by Shelia Christensen, and you can read more about it here.  I know I’m making one small part of the quilt, but it’s kinda cool to not know how it will all look when it’s done.

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They are signed and ready to be assembled.  You can have a chance to win the quilt by entering the raffle (link below).  This really will be a one of a kind quilt!

Enter the raffle

Each blogger will make up one of the clues and send it to Kim who will complete the quilt. Here is the list of blogs where you will be able to follow the quilt being made:

In addition to the Mystery series, Cotton Cuts also does monthly boxes of fabrics and patterns, right to your doorstep. This is sew sew cool.  I love getting that kind of mail!