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September 6, 2019
Reruns Lecture, Antique Quilts and Outings from Humble Quilts

I had a whirlwind trip to Washington state to present my lecture, Reruns; Quilts Inspired by the Past. 
I had checked out my map earlier to see what was on the way to my SIL's that I could stop and get a bit of exercise. 

I ended up about 15 minutes away from where I was staying. I stopped at the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge. Of course, the middle of the day, at 85 degrees,  isn't the best time to see wildlife, but there was a nice breeze blowing off the Puget Sound. This was an estuary where ...

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August 21, 2019
Quilt Lectures- Now and Then from Humble Quilts

Last week I had the pleasure of sharing "The 10 Reasons I Quilt" with the Mt Hood Quilt Guild.
Thank you all so much for the warm welcome and kind comments on my lecture!! 

 I try and figure out why I am so non-photogenic at my lectures and I think I put my finger on it. I'm very expressive and that comes across in the photos. I'd rather have fun sharing about my quilts then put everyone to sleep! <I didn't see one person sleeping! yay!>
 It was the first time I've shared this quilt at ...

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May 20, 2019
Marvelous Monday from Humble Quilts

I got a bit of sewing done over the weekend but it is my string quilt and won't share that until next week. 
I started to gather my quilts for next month's lecture. I would like to bring my newer quilts so will be changing up the lecture.  I thought while I was going through quilts I'd hang a few ones too. 

This springy/summery quilt was designed by Cheri Payne. 

We have this old tv stand that I use to store some quilts in. Once when my son's friend came home with him from college ...

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January 18, 2019
My Visit to Tehachapi Mountain Quilters from Goer

Last week I traveled down to Tehachapi for a visit to the Tehachapi Mountain Quilters. I met the program chairs from the group last April at the SCCQG Meet the Teachers event.

After a long drive, I rolled into town on Sunday evening, ready to join them Monday morning for their guild meeting. My new Island Batik scarf made it's debut since it was the perfect match the my top. I couldn't resist stopping for a quick photo of the beautiful mountain view on my way to the meeting.

I shared my My Quilting Journey lecture with a ...

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January 1, 2019
HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019 from Nestlings By Robin

How did I celebrate?  Very quietly:)  My year review is already done by completing the 31 day blog challenge.
If you missed it, you can read about it Here, Here, Here, and Here!

I am not picking a word this year as so many do.  Instead I will keep plugging away with the skills I have been nurturing in 2018 (hopefully a bit better though:)

I will have at least one new magazine project out this year and one in the works for 2020.
There are 3 lectures with signed contracts and 2 workshops.  If it isn't signed then ...

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October 25, 2018
Long Island Road Trip from Telling Stories Through the Needle's Eye

A couple of weeks ago, I (Teri) went to Mineola on Long Island to visit the Evening Star Quilters. They had invited me to do a lecture at their meeting, followed by a class—this Eight-Pointed Star with Sprigs of Berries (above), from Elly Sienkiewicz's book, Spoken Without a Word. This was the very first block that I taught, so I was thrilled that they had chosen it; the star has such a simple elegance to it.

I asked my friend, Kristy, to join me for the road trip. Not only was she an invaluable help to me, organizing ...

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September 17, 2018
Happy 2018 and BOOM, September already! from Nestlings By Robin

Why do we always say that we don't know where the year went already?  HAPPY NEW YEAR......Boom.....March...Boom

We do know, we just can't believe that time goes so fast!  I have been SUPER busy this year and no signs of slowing until December.
Here is a quick run down of the year so far.....

We were given tickets to see Jim Gaffigan on New Year's Eve at Amelie Arena here in Tampa.  His opening act was hilarious!  It is great to see so many people come out to see a comedian vs. watching ...

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August 18, 2018
My Book Antique American Needlework Tools from Collector with a Needle

Project Start:  2014
Fed Ex just delivered a very special box!

The "Printers Proof" for my Book - along with a celebratory bottle of wine.  Quite exciting to see it in print - I think you will like it too.

So what's next?

In the next 6-8 weeks the books will arrive.
I have a listing in the Etsy shop for signed copies along with a free postage & bookmark.
There are preview pages on the listing.
HERE:  Book.  ON VACATION - will reopen the Etsy shop at the end of August.

Along with the book we have a line of patterns related ...

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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 27, 2018
Inspiration in the Ordinary, links and sites from Art and Quilting in Camden

Hi everyone!   Thanks so much to those of you who were able to attend my new lecture, Inspiration in the Ordinary.  Thank you so much to the many guest artists who allowed me to share their work in my lecture.  You’ll find them below, along with links to a couple apps that I mentioned in the lecture as well as website links to two exhibits and several books, including The Art of Sarah Ann Smith…so far.  

Street shots from Lowell, Massachusetts. All images (c) Sarah Ann Smith

Inspiration in the Ordinary                   A lecture by Sarah Ann Smith


Guest ...

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January 26, 2018
Inspiration in the Ordinary Lecture on Saturday, January 27 in Waterville, ME from Art and Quilting in Camden

Hi all…quickly popping in to say HI!  I’m debuting my new lecture, Inspiration in the Ordinary, tomorrow at the Pine Tree Quilt Guild quarterly meeting in Waterville, ME.  To get directions, click here for more information.  Note, however, that the meeting has been moved down the hill to the auditorium.  Just look for where there are more cars parked!

From Sarah’s new lecture, Inspiration in the Ordinary. Many of you have seen my “dog walkies” photos…this is what inspires me, and a I’d like to inspire YOU.

Tomorrow I’ll have a follow up post ...

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October 19, 2017
Just a Few Spots Left in the Longarm Schoolhouse from Quilted Joy

Longarm Schoolhouse with Angela Huffman

My Longarm Schoolhouse is only a week away! What’s the Longarm Schoolhouse? I’ll be teaching 8 brand new classes during two fun days of longarm quilting. These classes are designed for all skill level quilters and are equally applicable to stand up and sit down quilters. They’re all lecture/demo and I’ll have lots of handouts for my students.

The Longarm Schoolhouse will take place on Oct. 25-26, 9am-5pm each day, here at the Quilted Joy showroom in Louisville, KY. We’ll be providing a yummy deli lunch, so come ready to learn!

If you haven ...

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September 17, 2017
The Longarm Schoolhouse is Back! from Quilted Joy

It’s beginning to feel like crunch time! I’ll be teaching a lots of different classes this fall and traveling to different parts of the country to teach those classes. I’ve been busy this week finishing up the handouts for my students at MQX in Springfield – there’s still a few spots left in some of my classes, you can reserve your spot here! – and pretty soon I’ll be doing the same for my Longarm Schoolhouse students!

The classes for my Longarm Schoolhouse are a little daunting, because it’ll be 8 brand new classes I’m ...

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