Friday, September 22, 2017

Tonights Sunset

I spent the day running all over town doing errands. Not my favorite thing! Got home just in time to see this wonderful sunset. There is something about the low evening light I find mesmerizing.


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Speaking of Couches

By now you must know how much I love and appreciate old linens, especially old doilies. I decided to use a few when I re-decorated.
I pinned three of my favorites to the back of the couch. It's the first thing you see when you enter the living room.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Things to See in the City and Country

I live in the city. I now know I have seen everything. I watched for quite as the policeman talked to the guys. He made a phone call, but I never saw him write a ticket.
Yes, it is a couch trailer.

On the other hand, this is a different one for the books!

Friday, September 15, 2017

International Quilt Festival part 2


Quilt Festival Houston
November 2-5, 2017
Preview Night November 1
Classes begin October 30
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, Texas, USA 77010 

More classes:
Thursday November 2, 2017
Morning (early 8-11)


Fantastic Fabric Foiling  
Bring your projects to life with instant (and permanent) glitz and shine. We will apply foil using a variety of adhesives and make use of a variety of ideas that make it easy. Traditional and non-traditional quilters will learn how to incorporate foil into real show-stoppers! 


 


Thursday November 2, 2017
Afternoon
Paint Stick Magic

Make elegant fabric with the look of airbrushing! Paint sticks applied to cotton or silk is fun, permanent and has an exceptionally short learning curve. Come play with paint sticks while learning the tricks the professionals use in this informative hands-on workshop for both quilt and clothing makers. 






Friday November 4, 2017
Morning 10AM-NOON
FRIDAY SAMPLER  

Stitching Through the Layers: The Art and Elegance of Straight Line Quilting

You’ve made a beautiful quilt top – now what? Melody will show you, step-by-easy-step, how to decide on the right quilting design - what works, what doesn’t and why. Perfect for hand and machine quilters, both traditional and art quilts. 
Friday November 4, 2017
Evening

Super-Fast Binding and Piping

Is binding the quilt your least favorite part? Tired of humdrum finishes? Come and learn piping and binding techniques to make your quilts stand out in a crowd. In class you will be making samples of finishing methods to take home and use on your own quilts. Bindings will never be boring again!


Saturday, November 4
Check out my lecture 11 AM-NOON


 A FINE LINE—CREATING THE QUILTING DESIGN 
Do you have a project that could use help with the "what, why, & how" of quilting? Discover the elements of winning quilting designs and how to apply them to your tops. We will explore whether to hand or machine quilt; selecting, fitting, and marking quilting design; all about thread; and the basics of batting and basting. The emphasis of this lecture is the creative use of the quilted line. Learn to successfully finish all your projects—both traditional and non-traditional quilters.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Houston Here I Come! Quilt Festival Houston 2017!


Quilt Festival Houston
November 2-5, 2017
Preview Night November 1
Classes begin October 30
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida de las Americas
Houston, Texas, USA 77010 
Tuesday - October 31, 2017
 Morning
Doily Delight
A Doily is a small, ornamental mat, of embroidery or lace. Take a doily and create a beautiful work of art, suitable for framing or adding to your quilt. Learn to make folded hexagons, and yoyo’s to produce dimension. Melody will help you with the simple embroidery stitches and beads to complete the transformation. 



Tuesday - October 31, 2017
Afternoon
Bead A Bag


Beads are a fun addition to many quilts and garments. Come learn how to use beads. Learn what to look for when you shop, how to sew those little beads that add so much to your designs. Melody will share with you design ideas, handling tips & sewing 
 techniques. 




Wednesday - November 1, 2017
 Morning
For the Love of Color

 

What you always wanted to know about color but were afraid to ask. Understand color concepts that quilters use – balance, pattern, texture, dominance and the many moods of color. We will play with a large variety of fabric samples, laying them out to experience for ourselves the magic we can create with glorious color.




 Wednesday - November 1, 2017
 Afternoon


Borders: The Final Chapter, featuring Pieced Borders


 Pieced borders add something special! Bring your unfinished quilt top and we will explore clever ways to add grace, spontaneity, sophistication or any effect you desire. Solve the mystery of designing and sewing borders to fit your own quilt. We will look at potential sources of inspiration, fabric choices, and lots and lots of tips for success!
  



More tomorrow.
 Sign up at International Quilt Festival

Check out my lecture 11 AM-NOON Saturday, November 1

 A FINE LINE—CREATING THE QUILTING DESIGN 
Do you have a project that could use help with the "what, why, & how" of quilting? Discover the elements of winning quilting designs and how to apply them to your tops. We will explore whether to hand or machine quilt; selecting, fitting, and marking quilting design; all about thread; and the basics of batting and basting. The emphasis of this lecture is the creative use of the quilted line. Learn to successfully finish all your projects—both traditional and non-traditional quilters.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Summer - and Another Road Trip

Annie's has heirloom quality fabrics and notions for quilters. A wide range of kits, books, patterns, tools, and sample quilts. Lots of unique patterns and fabric combinations into pre-assembled quilt kits that are exclusive to Annie's.

Located in beautiful, Shelton, WA, they have a welcoming shop, where customers can enjoy product demos, block of the month programs, and fun, interactive classes for quilters of all skill abilities.

High Quality! Low Price! $7.99 per yard!
  • Phone: (360) 427-6164
  • 2505 Olympic Hwy North #220
    Shelton, WA 98584
  • Monday - Saturday -10:00am - 5:30pm
    Sunday: 11:00am to 2:00pm


The best selection of WonderFil Thread, I think I have ever seen!