Tuesday, June 25, 2013

EQ7 tutorial

Ready to learn???  Beaquilter has a great tutorial for you!  Go over and learn away.
Happy sewing!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

EQ7 --- WOW

I'm hooked!!!  EQ7 is wonderful.  I don't know how many of you have ever used it, but it's great!  I started using it just this last week and I have to tell you that it's addicting.

It has these HUGE libraies of about 5,000 quilt blocks to choose from or you can draw 
your own, which is what I've been doing :)

Then you have this Project Sketchbook that keeps track of the designs that you are 
working with.  Using EQ7  is so much easier then designing with pencil and eraser.  A few clicks and I
 rotate a block or change a color.....it's amazing, but I am easy to please.  
There are on-line classes to teach you a million different ways to do things.  
I take my first class at the end of this month.  Can't wait!  It's on applique :)
Try it out if you haven't yet. Have fun and happy sewing!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Quilters Dancing????

Did you know that quilters can dance?? We can and we did!  In Portland at Spring market, a bunch 
of us were asked to do the 
"Quilters Shuffle" with the Quiltmaker group.
What a hoot!
Check this out

If you want to see the video....yes they took a video of us all being goofy and laughing like crazy.
Luckily we were able to run through is a couple of time before they started shooting.
Check it out here:
Well, what do you think.. can quilter dance?
I just know that we had a great time and thanks to the Quiltmaker staff for getting us to do this.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Cotton Shop Trunk Show

Thanks to Cotton Shop in Provo for having me come and play with them on Saturday.  
I always have fun going to sharing with fellow quilters.  
The top picture is of my very first quilt.  Yes, it's made from polyester with red yarn ties!!  
Can you believe it??!
I made it when I was 14.  Even though it's ugly, it's still my favorite to cuddle with.
The other pics are my goofy face while I talk about the newest quilts.  
I did a Steam-A-Seam demo while there as well.  
Thanks to everyone who attended!!  I love quilting!!!!!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Flower Pot Skinnie

Do you want to see something stinkin' cute???  Look at this!
Tiffany Searle won the magazine with this Skinnies pattern in it and look what she did.  I LOVE IT!!!
The colors are just perfect, but of course I love the brights.  Cute rounded edges and pieced border.
Great job and thanks for sharing!!
This makes me want to sew.  I've been designing a bunch of new stuff, but I think I will 
get out my machine and get busy.
NOTE: Cotton Shop trunk show tomorrow in Provo UT, hope to see you there.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Very cool give away

Hey there everyone, Kathrine from 
Choo-Choo Skadoo Quilts
is doing a give away!! 
 Go to her blog and enter to win some awesome prizes!!
You won't want to miss this one

Don't forget to come and play at Cotton Shop this Saturday at 10am
pass the word along.  See you there.
Happy sewing

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Funny Kids

This summer has been educational already.  My kids have said
some funny things about life that I just had to share.
1.  Popsicle's taste best if you eat them outside.
2.  With Ninja skills you can do anything, even catching
a fly bear handed. 
(yes he washed vigorously afterwards)
3.  It's OK to skip your chores if you are helping and
serving someone else.
4.  Sleeping on the floor is better than sleeping in my own bed.
5.  It's OK not to grease the bottom of the brownie pan,
they still taste great in pieces.

Love having these guys home. I look forward to what other knowledge that they will share with me.
Don't forget about Saturday at Cotton Shop, 10 am
See ya there!
Happy Sewing

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Cotton Shop here I come...

Come join the fun, treats and good quiltly times at the 
Cotton Shop in Provo UT
This Saturday June 15 at 10 am
Address is 164 West 500 North in Provo
Why do you ask???   Well, let me tell you what is going on that morning
First of all it's Shop Hop, so there is a great sale and prizes
Second, Cotton Shop is always a fun place to go anytime
and Third, I'll be there doing a trunk show (with prizes), a demo and book signing
Don't miss out and come for a party!!!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Quiltmaker Jul/Aug issues

goes to 
Thanks for all your comments, they are always fun to read.  
Sorry the post was late, had trouble posting on Saturday.
Crystal, please email me your shipping address
Thanks to all!!
Happy Sewing

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Etsy has them all!

Just so you know, Etsy is now stocked with all my new patterns!!  
Get them while they are HOT.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Just arrived!

Quiltmaker July/August issue.
It hits the newsstands today.  
Some of you my have this issue already and wouldn't you agree that there are some 
great and wonderful projects to go crazy with!
Look on the cover, the bottom tag line - Easy-to-Make Owls........that's me
OK, right I'm not an owl, but it is one of my Skinnies!
Debuting the 3rd Skinnies in the set of 4.
Page 50 for Fall Skinnies
"Hoo's waiting for Autumn" 
All of you owl fans, this is a project for you!
So get out your scraps and get busy.  
I want to GIVE AWAY an issue.
To win this July/Aug issue, leave one comment and tell me,
What is you favorite animal?
A random winner will be chosen on June 6, Saturday.
My favorite animals are a Koala and Bengal Tigers
Good luck and have a great day!

Monday, June 3, 2013

2 weeks after

It's been two whole weeks since I've been back from Quilt Market and still haven't slowed down.  Printing, shipping, emailing, repeat.  That's what it's been like these 2 weeks.  My studio even got re-organized in the mist of everything else.  Playing catch up on To-Do lists and making all sorts of fun plans for summer. 
Some of you have asked when the new patterns are going to be available on my Etsy Shop....who knows?!  I've been trying to post them and I keep getting an error message.  I have tech support working on it.  Hopefully it will be fixed very soon.
Cross your fingers!
At market I was able to find some fun new products that I can't wait to share with you.  In the upcoming weeks you'll see some fun stuff.
Keep posted.
Happy Summer
Stay cool!