Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Pike Place Market

An almost nice day in Seattle is a great time to visit Seattle's Pike Place Market.

Its nine acres and more than a century of operation encompass thousands of fascinating stories — tales of immigration, internment, renovation and urban renewal — all that help explain why Pike Place Market is called "The Soul of Seattle."

Pike Place Market is internationally recognized as America's premier farmers' market and is home to more than 200 year-round commercial businesses; 190 craftspeople and approximately 100 farmers who rent table space by the day; 240 street performers and musicians; and more than 300 apartment units, most of which provide housing for low-income elderly people. "The Market," as the locals affectionately say, attracts 10 million visitors a year, making it one of Washington state's most frequently visited destinations.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Carolina on my mind

I'll be at the Durham Orange Quilters with 3 workshops and a lecture March 17 - 19.

Saturday March 17 it will be Simple Surfaces
Learn all about applying paint sticks and foil to cotton or silk quilts and clothing. Come explore lots of different ways to creatively apply these fun and permanent mediums to your own projects in this casual, hands-on workshop.

Sunday March 18 A Fine Line
Bring your unfinished quilt top to show the class and we will brainstorm ideas on how you might stitch through the layers to maximize your project’s beauty with the creative use of the quilted line. Discover the elements of award-winning quilting designs and how to apply them to your tops.

Monday March 19 Super-fast Binding and Piping
Is binding the quilt your least favorite part? Bindings and piping are a snap with this no-fail completely machine-stitched method. In this class you will be making a sample to take home to keep as a ‘how to’ example for your own quilts. Binding will never be the same again!

The lecture Monday is Borders: The Final Chapter

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Best Pick Me Up EVER

Visit your local Quilt Shop!
Running Stitch Fabrics
Store hours
Tuesday-Friday 10 am to 6 pm
Saturday 10 am to 6 pm
Sunday 11 am to 4 pm
213 First Avenue South, Kent, WA 98032 | 253-277-2248

Running Stitch Fabrics is owned and operated by Alice Marshall. An avid quilter, Alice is active in the local quilting community and is a long time member of Evergreen Piecemaker’s Quilt Guild. After working for 30 years for local utilities, Alice jumped at the opportunity to try her hand at running her own business and sharing her enthusiasm for quilts, quilters and sewing. Alice is dedicated to providing quality merchandise, excellent customer service, top notch teachers and services to support the home sewer.