Sunday, July 29, 2007

Summer experiments 2007

Summer is usually a very quiet time, and this one is no exception. It gives me 'studio time' to experiment and play with new ideas. I've been facinated with using striped fabric........just one fabric in a project. Depending upon future exploration, this may be a new workshop offering. Each fabric presents a new challenge, and a new result! My stash has been growing by leaps and bounds.......many new striped fabrics to audition.......many new layouts to be tried.

Poinsettia Class

AQS Nashville is always a wonderful experience. Poinsettia is one of the classes I will be teaching. Others include "A Little Bit of Fun" with foundation piecing, "Not Just Another Log Cabin", and my lecture will be "Inspirations From Nature". My booth will be #1205. Please stop by if you visit the show.

Saturday, July 28, 2007


Newst in the Designer's Workshop foundation patterns is Pansy (Available after 10-1-07). It contains all directions and illustrations, a Master Pattern page, and a printed freezer paper foundation sheet.

New U-Can-2 Patterns

Following along in the tradition of giving you 'two for one' I will be presenting "Sweet Violets & Tutti-Frutti" at Quilt Market in Houston this fall. Again, one simple block, but two different colorways and settings, gives you two completely different images. Violets is a simple row/strip style, with 'spacer blocks' added. Tutti-Frutti has an optional inner Prairie Point border. Both are constructed with a 'recipe' of Fat Quarters.

Foundation Piecing #101

Created in response to the numerous visitors to my NQA booth in Columbus who had never tried 'paper piecing', this is the ultimate 'hand holding' guide to get you started. Six easy blocks walk you through from the most basic mock log cabin, to the more involved Scrappy Heart block. A pre printed freezer paper sheet is included.