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A fun, fun ornament

I am in full Christmas mood. I know, I know… it’s still September… and I just can’t help myself. 🙂

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Mini sewing circle

It’s been well over a year since my sewing circle last met. Not only did I move out of the city, but it seems the rest of the members also ended up scattered, and coming together once a week became challenging.

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A seven-patch table topper

My beginner piecing class focuses on block design and piecing: 4-patch, 9-patch, 5-patch, and 7-patch. I tell my students that if they learn how to draw and sew blocks based on these four grids, they will have enough to make quilts for a lifetime.

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Back to teaching

Still trying to catch up with a ton of work here, which means I’ve had to push blogging back a bit. But I miss it! So here I am popping in to share at least a little bit of what I’ve been up to.

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Quilting classes

It has dawned on me that although I often talk about my quilting classes, so far I have never shared pictures of where they take place, or of any of my students.

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Embellishments III

Ok, so here are the four little projects/variations I have prepared for my embellishment workshop. Plus a link to a tutorial with additional photos showing the process for preparing the background in the last of these cases… in case you would like to try your hand at it, too!

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Embellishments II

In spite of being under the weather this week I was able to complete a few projects for the embellishment workshop I will be giving soon. I settled on a design and four different variations, which I will post soon. In the meantime, however, I was enjoying this process so much I prepared another little […]

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Embellishments I

I have been asked to give an embellishment workshop over the summer. This is an area where I myself do not have a great deal of experience. But I’m told I am the closest we can get to an “expert” in a country with no quilting tradition.

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What a mess!

The last several weeks have been all about Christmas projects. Sewing up samples for four different workshops I’ll be teaching each month all the way through November. Trying to decide what to include, making the samples, printing patterns and writing instructions.

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Christmas in July!

It somehow seems odd to think about Christmas sewing while some people are off at the beach enjoying the hot sun. In my neck of the woods, this should also be “summertime” for us. And though often enough over the last few weeks we have had some sunny mornings, most afternoons we are still getting […]

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Christmas samples and learning boutis

It seems incredible that half a year has already gone by and here we are in July! And so much of my time continues to be consumed by teaching, with little time left for sewing and other activities. With Alexia out on vacation, though, I have been lucky to have a great helper.

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Time to celebrate: the book is out!

So sorry I haven’t posted in ages… I was pretty much pooped out writing the EQ6 Appliqué Drawing book and decided to take some time off from the computer, for what I thought would just be a couple of days but rolled into weeks.

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Ok, so I didn’t meet my self-imposed deadline to finish the book. Then my editor suggested we aim for February 15. Which was last Friday. Didn’t make that, either. She tells me now that she doubted that was realistic and was really aiming for sometime this week. That was after I sent in my last […]

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