Thursday, July 13, 2017

Road to California--Happy Dance!



Even though enrollment just opened about a week ago, some classes are full, including, are you ready?  One of mine:

SMITTEN IS FULL!!!


This show maintains a waiting list so if you missed out, get on the waiting list--if an opening comes up, and things happen like that, you may still get in. It is a great class, fun to make and fun to teach, and I am thrilled so many are already onboard!

You can find all the class schedule info here: Road 2 California 2018 or use the button on the right.

My other two classes still have some openings:

ANTIQUE ROSE STAR BY MACHINE:  this can easily be done by hand as well

Mine at a trunk show

Student work Anna--all by machine

Student work Celia--all by hand

Student work Jodie--all by machine
2-FOR 1: almost too much fun for words.  This is a two-day class and is worth the time.

One of mine, I've made 6 in various sizes

Student work Susan

Student work Joan
I look forward to meeting some of you on the West Coast. We always have a great time in class--my number one goal is that each student learns much more than they expected.

Let's Quilt!

Barbara

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Ruler Work Demo

Today I am preparing for a one hour demo I am doing tomorrow, twice, at my local Bernina dealer, Barb's Sewing Center. There were so many interested, we added the second session. The first is 10-11 a.m., the second follows right after, 11:15-12:15. More and more quilters want to try using rulers on their domestic machine and this is a great way to get some basic information so you can give it a try.

Practice pieces and Long Time Gone in progress

The rulers I'll be discussing

An example of a recently finished quilt

I will start on a 790 domestic machine then will move to the Q20 to add a few designs to my Long Time Gone quilt, currently being quilted.

The one hour will go by quickly so I have detailed notes to keep myself on track. We will discuss safety first. Then how to decide what rulers to buy, how to use them, how to create designs. And lots more.

Here is a blog I wrote recently with a lot of information on Ruler Work or more correctly, Template Work:  Ruler Work--the Basics.

Let's Quilt!

Barbara