I started taking a Quilting 101 class, at the quilt cupboard, where we will be putting together a quilt with 9 blocks, each using a different technique. We are using “make your first quilt” by M’liss Rae Hawley. This is Annie, the quilt shop’s mascot! 🙂 oh my goodness she’s the cutest!! :)) Here is the wonderful Jill, an incredible teacher , who makes my … Continue reading Quilting 101
OK! I’ve been so busy with SO many things! But I will do a brief run through as to what I’ve been up to and what you can expect soon! As you know, I bought some foam tiles and “installed them with Raymond, Jeanie and my amazing contractors help! 🙂 My contractor also put perforated hardboard, AKA pegboards, on both of my walls in my … Continue reading What I’m working on 🙂
I took a hand-quilting class, shortly after finishing my first hand quilted quilt. The amazing Jill, at The Quilt Cupboard, taught me how to properly stitch/ hand-quilt using the rocking motion. It was quite fun learning how to quilt the right way! Lol We sandwiched muslin, batting and some plaid fabric on a hoop. Jill had us trace and stitch a pretty medallion-like stencil design! … Continue reading My hand-quilting class with Jill!
I bought this kit at the quilt festival , from My Red Door Designs. I absolutely love it! 🙂 Not only is it patriotic but I also get to learn how to do different kinds of projects. I’ve never done yo-yo’s before and what a better way to learn that with this beautiful pattern! This adorable kit comes with the pattern, directions and ALL the … Continue reading “United We Stand” by My Red Door Designs
I was walking around the quilt festival and came across Cheryl Ann’s Design Wall booth and just knew I had to have one of these in my crafty room! It’s such a neat concept: an easy to build stand, slip in a flannel piece of fabric, and with the slanted design, it holds your pieces of fabric! Maybe it’s just me wanting to simplify the … Continue reading Cheryl Ann’s Design Wall: A Must-Have in your Crafty Room! 🙂
After everyone, at the quilt festival, persuaded me to attend the Road to California‘s quilter conference, I’ve registered for some classes! I even printed the entry form to submit a piece!! 🙂 Raymond’s little sister, Jeanie, supervises ALL of my printing! She even bites and tugs at the sheets of paper as they slide into the printer, just to make sure that I’m paying attention … Continue reading ADVICE NEEDED: Sewing Machine Tote Bags!?
On my third day at the quilt festival ,well actually everyday I was there, I snapped pictures with my iPad and it got a lot of attention! 🙂 I bought this skin ,at skinit.com, with Raymond’s baby picture 🙂 isn’t he adorable!? This picture was taken on the drive home when we first got Ray! He was only 3 pounds in this picture, now he’s … Continue reading My last day at the Quilt Festival!
I had the pleasure to attend the Iron Quilter’s Challenge, during the quilt festival at the Long Beach Convention Center, and it was UNFORGETTABLE !! I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I was excited about the event when I first read about it. “Culinary artists have done it, and now fabric artists try their hand (or hands) in Quilting Stadium! Be part of a … Continue reading The Iron Quilter’s Challenge !!
At the quilt festival I met Nancy, co-owner of her shop with her daughter Lauren, Kenzie Mac & Co. They have such adorable patterns and kits for kids clothes, totes, aprons and many more! And all of their products are MADE IN AMERICA! Big plus! “Kenzie Mac & Co. was inspired after the birth of a precious baby girl named Mackenzie. Mackenzie’s mom[Lauren] and grandma[Nancy] … Continue reading “Wee-beings” by Kenzie Mac & Co. 🙂
So day two at the quilt festival AND I’M HAVING A BLAST! Every time I come, I meet new people and just want to stay here all day, but thanks to the parking meter today, I was only allowed about two hours to shop at the festival. Boo! Luckily, I got ALMOST everything that I wanted. I was glad to have gone to yesterdays preview … Continue reading The Quilt Festival day two: I bought some goodies! 🙂