Monday, July 16, 2018

MQX MidWest coming up fast

Stevie and I went on a short vacation last week to visit
my sister.  Didn't do a lot, but was good to visit with her.  She moved
from Tennessee 40 years ago but I still miss her like it was yesterday.

Now I have to get to work.

Now on to things more important....
I am starting to prepare for my classes at
MQX quilt show which is in Sept at the Crown Plaza
in Springfield, IL.

One that I am excited about (well I'm excited about all of them) 
is my hands on longarm class
"Writing on the Wall"
We are going to make a small wall hanging, similar to this

learning how to mark and work with stencils and templates.
Some ruler work, (a ruler is not required to take the class) 
I will share my rulers for those that do not have one.
We are going to work on some grid work and background fill,
Don't know how to quilt these things?
Well that's what the class is for.
I will show you how to quilt all of this.
You can use one or more of these techniques on 
every quilt you make.
Don't have a longarm?
That's okay you can do the same thing by hand 
or on your domestic machine.

Please share with your blog friends, Facebook pals,
Twitter whatever you is your communication source.

Hope to see you there!

P.S. There are several nice hotel within walking distance to 
the Crown Plaza
that are less expensive and just as nice.  
Don't let that to keep you from coming.

Monday, July 2, 2018

I have been gone for so long I almost forgot how to blog.  
A lot has happened since last year, some good, 
some not so good.  I won't go into to everything but
a lot of doctors, lots of test, some surgeries, 
not all me, but my parents, sister, husband.
Overwhelming at times, but enough of that, let's get to the good stuff.

So excited to be teaching at MQX Quilt Show
again this year.  Check out their website
lots of new classes and a few offered last year.
I am teaching 5 classes this year. 

Want to know how to get those pretty motifs 
on your quilt top?
I have a class for that.

Want to know how to make those pretty motifs?
I have a class for that.

Want to learn how to quilt those motifs on a longarm?
Well, you are in luck, I have a  class for that too.

Never been to MQX?
It is one of the best shows.  Mary and Janet-Lee make
everyone feel welcome and just like old friends.
The quilts in the show are amazing, 
the classes are wonderful,
a lot of different vendors.
I have been to several quilt shows during the years, 
including AQS Paducah, and I rate this one right at the top.
Held at the Crown Plaza
 ( I always want to say Crown Royal, lol) 
Nice hotel, nice rooms but could be a little pricey if on a budget, but there several hotels within walking/driving distance.
For several years, I stayed in a place right down the road, stayed all day at the Plaza, and slept at a different place. 
Just as involved, just as fun but had a little more money for the show. Just saying.

Never entered a quilt in a show before, 
this one is a good place to start.
Also Janet-Lee is obsessed  
loves polka dots and there is a special challenge. 

I will share some work next time and I promise it 
won't be 11 months.  It will be very soon.
Thanks for sticking with me.