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February 21, 2020
Twenty twenty, Imagine and Beauty from Terificreations's Weblog

Twenty twenty is off to an amazing start in ways that I’m looking forward to sharing over the next several months. What I can share with you now is that I’m teaching at International Quilt Festival in Houston, I have two classes Beginner Machine Quilting and The Weight of Color (a drawing style class). As… Continue reading Twenty twenty, Imagine and Beauty

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February 14, 2020
Rulers for Rookies 2: The Next Step!!!!! 15% off this weekend from Lisa H Calle's Blog

So I realize that it’s been a while!  I apologize.  I have started to accept customer quilts again, it’s difficult  to try and get it all done but I’m trying!

I have had this new Rulers for Rookies 2 Kit in the works for quite a while now.  I can say as of today…. it is done!   I had so much fun designing this panel!  It comes with 5 different rulers.  ProCircle 7, ProEcho 12, ProPebble 3/4 – 1.75, Pro and my favorite…. the ProLine 8!

There is also a class to go along with this ...

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February 12, 2020
Head of the Class {My First Teaching Gig} from Little Bunny Quilts

Last week, I taught my first quilting class! I taught "Introduction to Paper Piecing" at Capital Quilts in Gaithersburg, MD. I had eight students in my class and the vast majority had never done any paper piecing before!





Here are some of the finished blocks that my students made!


I'm also excited to share that I will be back to teach TWO paper piecing classes in April and May! I'll be teaching a second session of the beginner paper piecing class and an intermediate/advanced paper piecing class too! If you are local (or semi-local) to Gaithersburg, MD ...

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January 29, 2020
Learn to Quilt with My Online Videos from Christa Quilts

One of the most fun things I love about teaching others to quilt is seeing their joy when they successfully learn to make a quilt from start to finish! So I love traveling the country and meeting enthusiastic quilters who end up becoming my quilty friends. But I know not all of you can come see me in person, and there’s no way I can get everywhere I’d love to. So that’s where my online videos come in.

Christa Quilt Teaching

I’ve filmed 3 comprehensive video classes with Bluprint (formerly Craftsy) along with being featured in a roundup video ...

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January 16, 2020
And now, looking forward from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

I thought that while I'm thinking of what I'd like to accomplish this year, I'd take a look at what  I wanted to accomplish last year. And whether I managed to accomplish anything at all. Sometimes it seems that I did very little, but I know from this post yesterday that is not how 2019 went down. 

Back in January 2019 I wrote that I'd like to try to

  • continue cleaning and organizing the studio
  • finish the last piece in my Bipolar series
  • continue work on the cotton series
  • make a low-volume, neutral quilt for our ...

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January 15, 2020
Registration Opens today for the Minnesota Quilter’s Annual Show in June! from Christa Quilts

I hope you all know by now how much I absolutely love traveling all over to meet enthusiastic quilters and make new friends! I especially enjoy going to places I’ve never been before, especially when it’s a long-time regional show such as the Minnesota Quilter’s Show  & Conference.

Minnesota Quilter's Show

Can you believe they held the first show in 1976 and it’s been running continuously now for the past 20 years. How cool is that?? Well today is opening day for registration, and show dates are June 11-13 in St. Cloud, Minnesota. Minnesota quilters get priority registration starting today ...

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December 21, 2019
Flying Monkeys ... a costume tutorial from Fleur de Lis Quilts and Accessories

How to make a Wizard of Oz inspired flying monkey costume ... with pictures and directions. Leave the wings off, add elf stockings and, yes!, you have an elf costume! (Directions in red are suggested changes for an elf costume.)


Supplies: shirt, white and red felt
Cut the bottom four inches off the shirts.

(Use a green shirt or change the colors as you'd like for the elf.
Don't cut the shirt at all and you can make the design longer for more color.)

I have one of those friends who signs me up for stuff. And then she ...

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December 17, 2019
Make-A-List Monday - My How Time Flies! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

Monday is here again and the last month of the year seems to be just flying by!  So many things to do and it doesn't seem like there are enough hours in the day, but it's still "the most wonderful time of the year"!  Let's see how last week's list went...

1.  Return borrowed chairs to church.
Done - and after returning them to church, we did the next item on the list...

2.  Transport and deliver quilts to our local elementary school that will be given to the support staff and a few teachers ...

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December 11, 2019
Local Quilting Class from Terificreations's Weblog

Friday January 17, 2020 I’m teaching a beginner/intermediate machine quilting class with the Village Squares Quilters from 9:30 – 3. Location is on the Village Squares Quilters website. Please contact Donna VSQ@villagesquaresquilters.com VSQ@villagesquaresquilters.com; for all the information including class fee and location. I’m going to approach this class in a specific format quilting a particular… Continue reading Local Quilting Class

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December 4, 2019
2020 Teaching Schedule from Tales of a Stitcher

Hey folks, my teaching schedule for 2020 is pretty much all locked in. I hope one of these events is near you, and that you will join me in some quilting fun and learning. I am currently booking for 2021 and 2022. 

The quilts you are seeing here are the ones that were exhibited in the show The Pieced Canvas at the Visions Art Museum in San Diego, California last January.

Checked Out Web

Checked Out 25” x 25” 2019

January 2020
Craft Napa
Friday, January 17 – Sunday, January 19
Designing From the Scrap Bag—Friday, January 17, 2020 (all-day)
Making Prints From ...

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December 3, 2019
NYC or Bust!! from Lisa H Calle's Blog

Hey everyone,

I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!  I had some new additions to my house… it definitely  kept things interesting .

I am heading to NYC next week (Dec 13th) to Gotham Quilts and there are still some spots left.   Rulers for Rookies is on tap for Friday afternoon and Friday evening!  Come spend some time in the city…. check out the tree and enjoy the atmosphere!  It is sure to be a great time and if you haven’t been to the shop… its worth the trip.

Rulers for Rookies a great introduction to using rulers on ...

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November 26, 2019
Make-A-List Monday - And The Holidays Begin! from Confessions of a Fabric Addict


Hi, all!

Can you believe it's almost Thanksgiving?  How this year has flown by!  And today marks just one more month until Christmas.  That means it's time to kick into overdrive, all while enjoying the season at the same time.  Trust me, it can be done - it just sounds hard!  

So let's see how last week's list went...

1.  Work on the commission baby quilt.
It's still not finished, but the top is!  I had a hiccup when I looked at the photo I took when I first finished it, and saw a mistake, but ...

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November 22, 2019
Teaching Improv and Curves from Luna Lovequilts

I spoke about it in several blog posts since the beginning of the year ... And at last, it happened ! I teached my two day class about Improvisation last Friday and Saturday.

J'en ai parlé dans plusieurs articles depuis le début de l'année ... Et c'est enfin arrivé ! J'ai donné mon cours d'improvisation sur deux jours vendredi et samedi derniers. 


Luna Lovequilts - Curaçao quilt - Sample for teaching Improv'
Curaçao quilt

Ten participants worked on the four different motifs I used in my Curaçao quilt and my four mini quilts.
Dix participantes ont travaillé sur les quatre motifs que j'ai utilisés dans mon quilt Curaçao ...

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November 21, 2019
Threads of Success: Impressions of an Attendee from Terificreations's Weblog

A Guest post from Elizabeth Rosenberg, the Quilt Whisperer. Elizabeth attended Threads of Success at Quilt Market in October. Thank you Elizabeth for taking the time to write, and share your experience of this Inaugural Threads of Success. Note: all photos courtesy Elizabeth, used with permission Quilts, Inc Press Release I first became aware of… Continue reading Threads of Success: Impressions of an Attendee

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November 16, 2019
Hudson River Valley Art Workshops from Tales of a Stitcher

Years ago, I would read my quilting magazines late at night, and I would see the ads for the Hudson River Valley Art Workshops, and wish I was there.

HRVAWorkshops

At the time, we lived in rural Alaska with three little boys and the idea of traveling to upstate New York to study quilt making was really just a late night wish before a  slumber frequently broken by toddler demands.

Time passed.

I began to teach—just a gig here and there. The boys grew.

Summer 2009

And grew.

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And then one day there was an email from Kim Polla inviting me to ...

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2019 Houston Festival, "Had Me A Blast" from Nestlings By Robin

Where to begin?? 
Here is the pack out for classes and other presentations.
Could be worse;)

 Quilt shown is 'Harvest Nights' available here:
Arriving in Houston and my first time going alone without my 
designer friend, SuznQuilts.
We have been going to Houston together for 10 years.
 Here is the wall of 2019 Houston Festival Faculty 
and I am blown away to be included
 amongst these amazingly talented women!
I am bottom row, 3rd from the right.
 There was a cool wall that had photos of 
classes that still had openings.   
Quilters are visual ...

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November 14, 2019
Int’l Quilt Market Part 1, a sale and a win! from Art and Quilting in Camden

So much has happened in the past 2 1/2 weeks: International Quilt Market, International Quilt Festival, and a whopper of a cold, a lovely weekend with my older son and DIL, and some home improvements. So I’ll start at the beginning…with one detour: I sold a quilt at Festival after all! I’ll post on that in a few days (I shared on FB), but first let’s start with Market. And read to the end for the big surprise!

I arrived on Sunday of Quilt Market–usually I fly in on Tuesday or Monday and begin ...

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November 8, 2019
Upcoming Class!!! from Lisa H Calle's Blog

Did you know that I teach locally occasionally?  Yep… I sure do!  In fact, I will be teaching at Ladyfingers Nov 21st!  One of the great things about this class…. and I don’t want to toot my own horn but there are many…. is that you do NOT have to lug a sewing machine!  This is a design class…. so if you have problems figuring out what to quilt on your tops… especially those that have some open space… this class is for you!  Divide and Design!!!  You’ll never look at another quilt top the same way!

 

A ...

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Can I Get a Whoop Whoop? It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like... from Confessions of a Fabric Addict

Hi, all!

Surprise surprise - it's Friday again!  Where oh where did the week go?  But since it's Friday, we all know what that means - it's time for us to get our whoop whoop on!  I hope you're ready, because I know I am!  Let's get started...

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If you're on Instagram, I'm sure you've seen plenty of quilts made by Amy Smart's Pine Hollow Patchwork Forest pattern. For the past six weeks, she has been hosting a quilt-along and all the different interpretations of her quilt have been amazing!  I'm excited ...

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October 31, 2019
MQX 2020 Quilt Registration Opens Friday, November 1 from Christa Quilts

Are you planning to attend MQX quilt festival? It takes place April 14-18, 2020 in Manchester, New Hampshire. This will be my second time returning to the show and I can’t wait!

MQX Quilt Show

What I’m teaching

I’ll be teaching my most popular machine quilting workshops and lecture!
Here’s my complete schedule:

148-20 Free Motion Favorites
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
228-20 How do I Quilt it?
Tips for Machine Quilting Success
Thursday, April 16, 2020
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
244-20 Walking Foot Wonders
Thursday, April 16, 2020
1 ...

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