No more snow!
Everything's going green here in Henniker, New Hampshire. It's about time! My daffodils sprung out last week and the lilies are about six inches tall already. With all the rain we've been experiencing, I haven't had to do any extra work in the yard. Mother Nature is doing her thing, um... naturally.
I've finished two more Flowers of the Month patterns! July's Larkspur is back from the printer and I'm in the process of uploading files to my printer for the Gladiolus flower for August. I'll be working on the sample for September's Aster next (in between my quilt guild bookings, of course!)
I've been getting kits assembled and packed up for a lot of upcoming trips. I'll be teaching and speaking in Indianapolis and Colorado Springs later this month, just before my personal workshop retreat at the Valley Inn in Waterville Valley, New Hampshire. The deadline for registration has passed, but if there is a potential student who wants to sign up by the end of next week (May 11), there is a spot available due to a cancellation. Cost for single accommodations is $1299 for five nights, six days, meals and the workshop. See details on my website at: Valley Inn.
Can I tell you how much fun Applique Away on Galveston Bay was this past February? I've promised Amy I'd love to return in 2021, if they'll have me. Their roster of instructors for 2019 is quite impressive. Be sure to check out their website. The class pattern I created for 2018 AAOGB is now available in my online shop. The State Flower of Texas Bluebonnet pattern is $10.00 and includes full-color instructions, full size pattern and pre-printed freezer paper templates. Click this link to my online store.
Quilting by the Lake
This July, I'll be back at Onondaga Community College for Quilting by the Lake! This very prestigious summer retreat brings more than a dozen faculty members to Syracuse, New York, for two weeks focusing on the quilting arts. I'm honored to be invited back. I taught a very memorable workshop in 2016 having more fun than I thought I could in one week (the pink monkey, Moo-ley Cyrus, the red-shirt story, the fire department, and so much more... good times). There are a few spots available for my workshop this summer. Don't have an image for the workshop? Email me and I will bring an image and pattern for you. I'm working on getting a Sweet Sixteen in the classroom. Also teaching during Session 1 (July 16-20) will be Sue Nickels, Joe Cunningham, Rosalie Dace, Jane Sassaman, Ann Johnston and Sherri Lynn Wood. Come join us! For more information or to register, follow this link: QBL.
Grand Rapids QuiltWeek
Finally! I've been waiting for another opportunity to teach at AQS QuiltWeek in Grand Rapids, Michigan, since my first visit there more than four years ago. My travel schedule finally aligned for this year! As I remember, the hotel and conference center classrooms are top-notch! I'll be teaching piecing, applique and quilting workshops; and offering my lecture on how to craft perfect quarter-inch quilt bindings! For more information on my classes, click this link: Grand Rapids or register at: AQS QuiltWeek.
Until next time,