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August 9, 2018
Lovely Botanicals—The Academy of Appliqué 2019 Class Offerings from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Some of us are fortunate enough to live near friends who share our stitching passion, and we can regularly gather to stitch and share needle stories. Others of us have to work a bit harder to create those opportunities. One perfect place to gather with others who love to appliqué is the annually held Academy of Appliqué, in Williamsburg, Virginia. We are honored to be on the teaching faculty at the Academy; March of 2019 will be our third year as teachers, and we are bubbling with excitement about our classes this year. We hope you will be, too!

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July 26, 2018
A Few Teasers—Birds and Bees, Flowers and... from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

Have you ever had one of those weeks where you figured that instead of stitching, you would rather sit at the computer and fight the cyber world gremlins? Me neither, but that's what I (Teri) did for most of the week. Still, I'm happy to say that our website, which was abysmally out-of-date, is now pretty current. Web design is really NOT my thing, but I try to approach it with the mindset of "I'm designing a quilt." Sometimes that works, but not always... I applaud those who choose to do this for a job—it is ...

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June 21, 2018
Modern Matrix with Traditional Twist-plus a Modern quilt from Pointless Quilter

Yep.  I took a modern looking quilt and made it traditional.  I also made a quilt that I think is pretty modern. 



My friend Anna (Anna the Artist Within) is a quilt designer and this is one of her quilt patterns.  She taught it at one of our guild's classes.  It's called Modern Matrix and when she made it with her color choices (a lime green, black and white) it is sooo modern.  I used a very traditional fabric and quilted it pretty traditionally too.  The lines I used were the serpentine stitch on my machine  I don ...

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June 14, 2018
"In the Garden"—Hydrangea from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

The gardens are bursting forth with blooms as the first day of summer rapidly approaches. This month's block in our In the Garden BOM series is the Hydrangea. I (Teri) have always loved the bountiful blooms of a hydrangea, and I am particularly partial to the blue/purple ones. I was excited to create these flowers, capturing their dimensional beauty.

We will be creating the mophead or French variety of hydrangea, the most common type. It has a large, rounded flower head that is composed of many single blossoms. I cut my purple wool into a pile of one-inch ...

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May 19, 2018
My Seattle Trip from Pointless Quilter

Last year when I took my dad to Arizona, we had some trouble with Southwest Airlines (didn't have a wheelchair for my dad when we got off the plane after many promises).  Anyway, we each got a $150 coupon to use in the next year so I decided to go visit my younger sister Beverly in Washington.  We had a fun filled few days.  Here are some of the fun things we did.

Chihuly Garden & Glass Museum (which is located near the space needle).



These were just a few of my favorite pieces.  So amazing what he did with ...

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April 30, 2018
Start Free Motion Quilting in my Longarm Class from Quilted Joy

In May I’ll be teaching my hands on Breaking into Freemotion on the Longarm Class and I’d love for you to join me!

Pantographs and design boards look stunning when quilted. But there is a whole world of possibility in free motion quilting! The challenge is knowing where to start. Moving to the front of the machine shouldn’t be scary! Spend a couple of hours with us and play with a number of easy freemotion designs.

beginner longarm free motion quilting class by Angela Huffman

I designed this class with my wonderful longarm renters in mind. These folks have experience quilting with pantographs and design boards ...

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April 14, 2018
April's class/club... from Home Designs by Amanda

April is really going by fast... and it's a little later than I had wanted it to be to announced, but the projects for this month are ready to show! These are the three cards that will be included in this month's class... plus a surprise project,  which will most likely be made with new product, how fun! The In-person class will be held at my home on Tuesday, April 24th at 6:

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March 13, 2018
Crafting Teatime... from Home Designs by Amanda

Today I was able to finally get out an email announcing my new class! Yay! Want to see what we are making this month? Here is some general information: Option 1 is the in-person class for $14.00. Option 2 is the to-go class for $17.00. We are using the Southern Serenade  stamp set in for this month's projects. Are you interested in taking a class with me? I have all the

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March 8, 2018
busy, busy, busy from easypatchwork

Hello everyone! It's nice to see you again! I know I have been absent. It is so hard for me to blog these days. I wanted to let you know what is going on in my life that is exciting but sometimes overwhelming too. First of all, I made a couple of patterns, one for free and one payable. The first one is a set of foundations for a 2-Inch and 3-Inch Pineapple Block on Etsy. It includes two pages of

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February 22, 2018
More Trees from Rana Quilts

This past weekend I took my bag of scraps and various other supplies to Augusta for the bi-monthly Art Quilts Maine meeting. I had been asked to teach my Tree Bits technique to the group. With only a couple of hours, we had time to get the trees from conception to adding tulle. Once the tulle was in place, people could carry their trees home without fear of losing all those tiny scraps! Photos of trees in progress have begun showing up on our Facebook page and in my email. I wanted to share a few here--isn't it wonderful ...

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February 11, 2018
We’ve Got Some Exciting Classes Coming Your Way! from Quilted Joy

I have been hard at work putting together my spring schedule of classes and I’m so excited for everything we have coming up! We’ve got everything from piecing techniques to machine quilting on the stand ups AND the sit down domestic machines. So are you ready to learn a lot this spring? Take a look at all of the amazing classes we have on our jam-packed schedule this spring.

Take a (P)Fantastic Adventure in Machine Quilting with Claudia Pfeil

Claudia Pfeil Longarm Machine Quilter

The workshop I’m most looking forward to is Claudia Pfeil’s (P)Fantastic Adventure. You may not ...

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January 25, 2018
Laura Heine Fabric Collage Class Now Open from Quilted Joy

After an overwhelming response from folks loving all the Laura Heine quilts we’ve been posting from our last class, we’ve decided to offer the class again! In this class we will explore the fabric collage technique that defines the Laura Heine style quilts. We will spend a great deal of time considering value and contrast in an effort to add dimensional aspects to our animals. This is a great class to learn not only a technique but also a way of looking at how to select fabric and color for the right effect.

If you’d like to ...

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January 19, 2018
my craftsy class, yay !!! from Sotak Handmade


Hello lovelies,

remember when I talked about the amazing opportunity I had a few weeks back when I flew to Denver and recorded a sewing class with Craftsy? Yeah, the class is now live and it all is super surreal, and exciting, and intimidating all at the same time, eeeeek !!!

My class Giftable Projects: Zippered Bags and Purse Organizer is a six lesson class with detailed instructions and lots of tips on how to make three different zipper pouches. Would you like to see the pouches I designed for the class? Here we go.


 Easy Coin Pouch with removable wrist ...

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October 22, 2017
Here Comes The Watcher Skull from Hobbies Up To Here

Not long ago we shared that I got the email stating I was in Libs Elliott’s Watcher Skull class for the 2018 Quilt Con show in Pasadena. It was an incredible moment to hear that I was going to have the chance to work with Libs and create this amazing (yet intimidating) quilt. Yeah, it’s … Continue reading Here Comes The Watcher Skull

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October 16, 2017
Retreat! from caledonia quilter

Sleep.  Sweet, deep sleep.   In spite of two glasses of wine and a two-pak of Dark Chocolate Reeces Pieces.
Yesterday I started at 5 am, so I could pick up Deb at 7 am, so we could be in Elmira by 9 am, so we could enjoy a trunk show/demo by Kelly Cline before we headed up to Tobermory.

Kelly was fabulous, she works with heirloom linens and creates beautiful works of art, drawing on her art degree and interior design background.  Excellent day!
Following that was a very tedious drive which seemed to take forever, up to Tobermory ...

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"Potts" of Ribbon Flowers from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

We have written about the Margaret Potts quilt many times in the past, and we have enjoyed teaching several workshops based on the blocks of this antique quilt, patterned by the Baltimore Appliqué Society. Last year, Kara and I (Teri) taught a Block of the Month series at our then-local quilt shop, Patches Quilting and Sewing. When it ended, the class wanted more, so we began a new batch of blocks—this time embellishing with ribbon. I thought you might enjoy studying our approach to this block, along with some highlights of our class. My intention was to include some ...

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March 2, 2017
EXPERIMENTING BY TAKING A CLASS! from Quilting with Claire

In keeping up with the word of the year: Experiment!  I have another way to get you going for the month of March! Just to keep track of our monthly goals to experiment in 2017, I had suggested in January to clean up your studio and organize your scraps.  In February I had suggested that … Continue reading "EXPERIMENTING BY TAKING A CLASS!"

The post EXPERIMENTING BY TAKING A CLASS! appeared first on Quilting With Claire.

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November 20, 2014
Bead Embroidery from Completely Blocked

The International Quilt Festival in Houston was amazing, as always. It’s so incredibly inspiring to see all of the quilts and quilt-related pieces that people have made. It was the 40th anniversary of the International Quilt Festival, and as part of the celebration they had a huge collection of red and white quilts on display.

IQF-Ruby-Jubilee-Red-and-Wh

The classes I took there were great, too. I learned how to do reverse appliqué by machine, how to work in a single colour to make small collage quilts, and how to sew with silk. I also got some great tips on getting more ...

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September 21, 2014
Little Red Fish from Completely Blocked

I’m going to the International Quilt Festival in Houston again this fall, and I’ve signed up for a couple of classes there. Going through this year’s class listings, I started thinking about the classes I’ve taken there in the past. I have some partly finished projects from those classes, and it seems like a good idea to dig those out and finish them. I have a bad habit of bringing things home from classes and putting them away, adding them to the stack of UFOs hidden in the closet.

This one is from two years ago ...

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