Recap of my visit with the North Suburban Needle Arts Guild

The fine ladies of the North Suburban Needle Arts Guild invited me to speak and teach at their guild in early February.  They wanted to learn about eTextiles, and I was so happy to oblige!

The lecture, “Intro to eTextiles” was a big hit!  Check out the packed room of members!

packedroomI also was able to set up my flashy, blinky, and lit up artwork, as well as sell some kits.


The two day class started with 6 inches of snow in the Chicago area overnight, and I woke up thinking that maybe they would cancel the class.  When I got to the parking lot, it was plowed and waiting for students!  Nineteen of the 21 students showed up!  That’s AMAZING!  These were dedicated needleworkers, and they wanted to learn, which is what I hoped I gave them!

We made eTextile books on the first day, and light up voodoo/squeeze dolls the second.  We had such a good time.  Look at the amazing work they made!

Student Work

More Student Work

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That was some really fantastic work by my students and I am proud to share it with you.  As always, if you want me to teach or lecture to your guild, I’d be excited to book a date.

For booking details, click here.

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Busy little bee…

I apologize for being away so long, my readers!  I have good news though, I am back with gusto and plan to do lots the next couple of weeks:

  • There are going to be TWO Technique of the Week updates!
  • A giveaway will start July 16th!
  • More pages from the Home Sewing is Easy comic book will be posted in honor of San Diego Comic Con
  • and much much more….

I have had a very busy go of things since things took off at the day job in the comic book industry.  I’m happy that things are going so well, but frustrated that I end up with much less personal time than I’m used to.  It’s balancing out, and the hard part is almost over.
Come back tomorrow for the first of the Technique of the Week updates!!

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Holy moley is it nuts over here.  I’ll give you a brief update… 

I was out of town for New York Comic Con, and then my father has surgery on his knee.  He’s convalescing at my house while I am trying not only to work full time but work on my gallery show pieces for the end of the month.  The quilt guild I am president of is having a small quilt auction, and my mother in law is coming to visit at the end of the month as well.  Just after that is Houston, the IQA show.  WOW.

Nuts, right?  But that’s life for you. I do indeed plan to get back to weekly techniques and more very soon.  Please bear with me.(Or sympathize with my husband who has to put up with me.) 
PS. Not sure why I tagged this as Chickens, but that’s how crazy it is over here! 🙂

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Please bear with me…

There will be a Technique of the Week soon.  So busy!  I’m like a little bee.  Buzz, buzz, buzz!

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My quilt “Road to Home” was accepted into the Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza and will be on display this September, from the 17th to the 20th.

This is a my first entry into a major quilt show, and by extension, my first acceptance! I’m thrilled to pieces!

So, I plan to go out to the show and visit my quilt on display, since you can only have a “first quilt show” once. Anyone who plans to be in Philadelphia at that time, let me know so we can meet up!

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