After a chaotic season, I was looking forward to a calm, quiet fall/winter without much on the schedule…. thinking I would have plenty of time to create new work. While I am still planning on being creative, and working on new projects, my large blocks of open time just keep disappearing. I don't know how it happens, but it's life and I will work around it. I am getting stuff done (see the new baby quilt I just completed and I working on another gift, gradation quilt), and getting booked to do some cool stuff. I was just asked to do a lecture for the Holland Friends of Art…which I am looking forward to! I am overjoyed that they invited a quilter to talk, and thrilled and nervous that it's me. I booked another vending gig…with my favorite guild, West Michigan Quilt Guild…Thank You! And I just did something new and fun, I took pictures of a friend and her quilt so she can use the pictures to submit her quilt for competitions…putting my studio/design walls to good use. As much as I complain about being busy, I do enjoy it. Everyone this summer reminded me that I need to learn to say the word "no", but I think it's just as important to learn when to say the word as how to say it!
I love using leader/ enders when I am chain piecing. It was an idea from Bonnie Hunter. Instead of using a scrap piece of material in between chains, use two small blocks. You can work on two project projects at once! I keep a pile of 2" scrap squares next to my machine for this reason...Happy piecing!
West MI Quilt Guild
National Quilting Association
American Quilter's Society
Surface Design Association
International Machine Quilter's Association, Inc
Modern Quilt Guild
Some of TEACHERS I HAVE LEARNED FROM: