Saturday, May 24, 2008

Well, it's Memorial Day weekend and it's raining. Imagine that! Guess we will have to stay home and sew.

The program for Country Quilter's went very well. Everyone seemed excited by all the new things we talked about. The iron-on quilt was a hit as well as Vicky's patterns. If you haven't checked out Vicky Lawrence's designs, go to our website and click on Prairie Edge Patchworks. She has great designs and a they have such a variety of styles, that they will appeal to lots of different tastes. Her applique designs are especially well received.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Good morning from the Overbrook Quilt Connection

Over the weekend, we got a new sample made using the Pellon grid on point. This is a really quick and easy way to make a wallhanging or quilt. Even a T-Shirt quilt (You don't have to back the shirts with interfacing). Developed by Crooked Nickel Designs, she has some really great patterns.
Today we will start packing. I am doing a "Zapper" class for the Country Quilters in North Topeka. We will show all the new gadgets and how to use them. Sometimes, the explanation about uses gets overlooked in the everyday shopping at a quilt shop. Just learning about a new gadget gets your mind working and you start thinking about a ton of different possibilities.

Hopefully your schedules have let up and all those graduation parties and events are under your belt and you're ready to start sewing again. Have a good week and enjoy your quilting.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Today I have been working on the class schedule for the summer. Most of our classes are one day classes, usually held on Saturdays. This summer we are offering "Machine Quilting", taught by Delores Rieck. This class is always popular. Back by special request are the "It's A Wrap" and "Stacked Posies Supreme". Our kids class for the summer will teach you how to make a pillowcase, an MP3 carrier and a pillow. You don't even have to be a kid to take the class.

Vicky Lawrence is introducing an "Intermediate Quilting" class. Beyond learning how to piece blocks, this class will go into more intricate piecing like Feathered Star and how to draft a Mariner's Compass.

For quick and easy to finish classes we are offering the "Tossed 9-Patch" and a new concept of iron-on quilts developed by Crooked Nickel, using the iron-on grid and the 5" squares from Charm packs.

Yesterday we received the Christmas line from Laurel Burch called "Bountiful Blessings".

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