Asilomar: Machine Appliqué Adventures

I have taught at Quilt Festival in Houston and for AQS in Lancaster but the Empty Spools experience beats them all. You stay in the historic women’s college, built over 100 years ago by architect Julia Morgan. The setting is one of the most beautiful parts of the world on the beach at Monterey Bay. Pebble Beach golf and 17 Mile Drive are very close. My 5 day workshop explores the world of machine appliqué. We will play with tools and shortcuts, time savers and applique design options for mock hand applique (turned edge), raw edge applique and fusible web applique. The cafeteria provides food, the evenings include entertainment and the whole experience is worth the money.

Church Quilt Banners

My church asked me to make banners for their 40th anniversary. I quilt, that is what I do. They shrugged and said that quilts would be fine. The quilts are 3′ x 10′!  I cut out the words with my Silhouette CAMEO using Heat and Bond Feather Lite fusible web. The quilting was done by my friend Lin Squires. She stitched feathers using gold thread. Very beautiful. Now that I can see them full length I notice a few mistakes.

Good news for Whisper Color quilt patterns!

I am happy to announce that a selection of my patterns are now available from E. E. Schenck. This makes it easier for quilt shops to order patterns while they order their fabric and notions. The patterns carried by E. E. Schenck are: