Friday, March 30, 2012

CQJP 2012 Crazy Quilt Journal Project

I am participating in the CQJP 2012 project (Crazy Quilt Journal Project). Each month, participants are to make a crazy quilt block. I decided to do paisleys instead of blocks. And, I embroidered a valance from which the paisleys will hang. Here are the January, February and March paisleys. I will probably bead between the paisleys to get them to hang from the valance.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

You Tube Videos

My brother, Chip, came over and helped me record three quick videos on embroidery tips. Click the link above to go to You Tube and see them. One is on getting floss out of a skein without knots and a big mess. The second is stripping floss (getting a single strand out from the six strands). The third is how I end off embroidery threads on the back of my work: tension, knot, tension.

I'll be recording more in the near future!

Monday, March 12, 2012

New Classes!

Faux Pearls - For Sure! Maureen Greeson, of Maureen's Vintage Acquisitions, has just added another of my classes, but this one has a twist. It's a Take It Anytime Class. This means, you purchase the PDF (which has tons of photos) and learn how to do it! You can email me with questions. Click here to purchase the class and get started immediately! Learn several elegant motifs and seam treatments made entirely of faux pearls to beautify your crazy quilt work.

On March 27, a 4-week on-line class will be starting at Maureen's Vintage Acquisitions. This is Peacock in Paisley. Go here to register!!!

By special request, three of my quilts will be traveling to Beaujolais, France for the Quilt Expo there. Go here for more information.

On April 3, I will be teaching at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY. Grow Your Own Culinary Herbs will be starting at 10 am. Go here for more information.

July 16-20 will find me teaching at Quilting By The Lake in Syracuse, NY. Join me for a 2-day class on hand embroidery for quilts crazy or sane! And a 3-day class on creating fantasy landscapes using crazy quilting techniques. Or come for the entire week and have lots of fun while learning a beautiful art form. Go here for more information.

In November, I will lecturing and presenting a class in crazy quilting for the Brownstone Quilters in Paramus, NJ.