March Has Come In Like A Lion

March, 2015: March has come in like a Lion with lots of snow and cold weather. I taught my new Artful Log Cabin class at Santa Fe Quilting on the two most snowy days in a long time but the quilters got through and we had a wonderful time. I love teaching the artful log cabin class everyone’s piece always turns out great! See pictures of mine in my January post.

Still working on selling my house, staging the guest house now then a trip to the dump and all should be in order for the big crowds that will come house hunting soon!! Then we will be off to California to be close to family and friends. We will miss our family and friends here in Santa Fe but we have several good excuses to come and visit this wonderful place.

I am also preparing to shoot to video on line courses for American Quilters Society. I am very excited about that we are doing two classes. One is Color Theory and the other is Artful Log Cabins. Lots of prep work but it is also fun playing with all of the fabrics and designs that we will be showing. Not sure of the start up date yet, we are shooting the first of April, check back and I will post the particulars.

I have a new on line course that I run myself on working in a series. We are doing the very first one, I have 18 students and they are all creating wonderful one of a kind series. Both of the one line course that I run will be starting again in June. Color and Composition and Design and Working in a series. If you think you might be interested in either course send me an email and I will add you to the list to send out a reminder when they will start. Hope you are keeping warm and dry.

love and hugs


Dear Quilting Friend:

Big news here! In honor of International Quilting Weekend, March 20-22, 2015, The Quilt Show (www.thequiltshow.com), the web TV show hosted by Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims, will open all of its shows from the first nine series shows 100-1513 for the entire weekend. This means that, for three special days, everyone will have the chance to view over 200 shows, featuring some of the quilting world’s leading artists, for FREE.
This year’s sponsors are contributing over $5000 in prizes, including the Grand Prize, a BERNINA 550 QE. Other prizes you have a chance to win are:
Innova Have your quilt professionally quilted ($500 value)
Superior Threads five $100 gift certificates
RJR Fabrics a Delicious Selection of RJR Fabrics
AccuQuilt GO! Big Electric Fabric Cutter
Missouri Star Quilt Company $500 in Quilter’s Cash plus signed copies of Volume 1 of Block Magazine and Man Sewing Swag

As you may already know, I appeared as the featured artist on TQS in show 906. If you didn’t have the opportunity to see this show the first time around, now you’ll have the chance to see it and so many other terrific shows at no cost in this unprecedented three-day offer.

I hope that you’ll share this information with all of your quilting friends. It’s a fantastic opportunity to enjoy three days of learning and fun without leaving your home all for free.
Enjoy the shows, and thanks for helping to spread the word!

Link to TQS website  http://thequiltshow.com/international-quilting-weekend