Upcoming Classes

Did you miss the opportunity to take my QUILTapestry Workshop in the spring?  Good news! I will be teaching at Fabric Inspirations in Englishtown, NJ again next month!  I will be teaching a one day class (August 17) on the QUILTApestry technique as well as a 2-part class (August 16 & 23) on Electric Quilt Design Software. 

I developed the QUILTapestry technique as a way to finish a quilt when a binding is either unnecessary or unwanted, such as for a wall quilt.  The top border does double duty as the rod pocket!  I teach the technique by having my students bring a leftover block from another class or project, add some borders to it and then finish it with the technique to create a mini wall quilt.  Everyone should go home with a finished project!  No two alike! Here is one example:     


For more examples, please see my previous post QUILTapestry Class.  Pick a holiday themed block and you’re on your way to getting some quick Christmas gifts finished!

The second class I will be teaching is a beginners class for Electric Quilt Design Software.  This class is suitable for anyone who owns either version 6 or 7 or is possibly interested in owning the software.    Have you purchased the software, but are intimidated as just where to begin – this is the class for you!  For those of you still pondering the decision, I can install a free trial version that will be valid for about 2 weeks.  The class will be split into 2 3-hour sessions, a week apart, so that you can digest what you have learned! 

Check with the store for more information:  http://www.fabric-inspirations.com/   or call 732-792-0083.

See you in class!

My son caught the Quilting Bug!


Looking at this picture evokes all kinds of ideas – a superhero bug, an alien, etc.  Not sure exactly what my 11 year old was thinking when he was told to create a tracing design for a kaleidescope project in his 5th grade art class.  But now look at the finished result below and tell me he’s not the son of a quilter!


 Let’s see what influences his mom has on him: a square on point in the center, “patchwork” wings (with curved seams no less! – he really liked the Flip Flop Block concept – see previous post), corner elements that tie the “blocks” together, small flower elements in between.  The school district’s art program has some talented teachers that have resulted in some really neat artwork coming home – but this has to be my favorite!  This one is destined for framing and possibly a quilt design!  I love that my son thinks it’s cool that his mom is a quilter and love it even more that we get inspiration from each other!

Happy 4th!