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May 24, 2018
workshops – novas datas! from Ritacor

é com muito prazer que vos anuncio as primeiras datas de workshops para este ano! dia 23 de junho, sábado, temos uma aula de manhã (das 10h às 14h) dedicada aos half-square triangles e outra à tarde (15h – 19h) outra aula dedicada ao clássico bloco Log Cabin. o sítio é o melhor possível: a Retrosaria, … More workshops – novas datas!

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May 16, 2018
Building Houses in Aiken, SC from Butterfly Threads

I had full house of quilters at the Carolina Pine Quilters meeting on Monday night. I love how they have a wall of quilters from a featured quilter at their meetings. Doesn't it add a lovely backdrop to the room?

After the meeting I had the pleasure of staying at the home of the current president of the guild. Pat and her husband made me feel right at home! They were so kind and welcoming, I do hope I get a chance to visit them again!

Next to the room I stayed in, was Pat's sewing room. How ...

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May 14, 2018
Monday Monday from Butterfly Threads

I'm off to South Carolina for a trunk show tonight and a workshop tomorrow! If' you're in the area I hope you'll join us. We're going to have fun!

Kelly is staying home with the animals while I'm away because the boys are off having fun riding roller coasters at Cedar Point with their dad.

We will all be back home in a few days, and then we are leaving again for Arizona! My niece is graduating and we thought we would take a peek at the Grand Canyon while we are there.

I hope ...

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May 6, 2018
Handi Quilter Training from Butterfly Threads

I've mentioned it a few times that I was signed up to take three full days of Handi Quilter and Pro Stitcher training this weekend at Tiny Stitches. I have just returned from the training and here are my thoughts...

  • Susan Manry is a delightful, patient, kind and articulate teacher.
  • For the first time, I felt like I finally know enough about my longarm and Pro Stitcher that I actually understood 'most ' of what was being explained. It's a whole other lingo and language!
  • I LOVE working with rulers as much on my longarm as I do on ...

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May 2, 2018
Bonnie Hunter Workshop from Butterfly Threads

This week I have had the joy of taking a workshop with Bonnie Hunter at my guild right here at home! It was such a fun day to spend with friends and especially learning from the fabulous 'Queen of Scraps' herself! Bonnie is even more fun, energetic, and inspirational in person than she is online.

She is full of wisdom and encouragement! While our quilts may not look much alike, we are both very passionate about scraps. I am so lucky to have had the chance to spend time with this amazing lady that I am honored to call my ...

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April 24, 2018
Home from Texas from Butterfly Threads

I had such a nice time in Texas! The quilters of the Golden Triangle Quilt Guild of Beaumont were so delightful. I visited the week after their big quilt show so they were experiencing a bit of "quilt show hangover" as anyone who's put on a major quilt show knows how that feels! They were so kind and cheerful and fun to be around even though they were clearly exhausted.

I got to meet the one and only Anne, the creator of the Strip Stick, which I had just been demoing at Tiny Stitches during the Shop Hop. I ...

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April 19, 2018
But I'm not a pink person! from Marty's Fiber Musings

And I never said you were!  However, often times pink is just the right flair, especially in quilt making. 

improv to the 9-patch.....a workshop

I had the most fun opportunity to teach two improvisational patchwork piecing workshops for Red River Quilters in Shreveport this past weekend.  I took a lot of my scraps for the workshop participants to enjoy and while auditioning different fabric possibilities in an improv patchwork manner, one particular fabric was rejected because "I'm not a pink person!"  And I'm not green either!! BUT, what if green was never incorporated into my quilts.  Just imagine a landscape quilt without green ...

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April 15, 2018
Home Again and Gone... from Butterfly Threads

It was a quick trip to Alabama for sure, but I packed in a lot of fun and laughs with the amazing quilters of Covington County. What beautiful weather I had for the 5+ hour drive on Friday, and such a fun time with the ladies and man at the trunk show that night. The welcome and kindness that they showed me is the best reminder of why I love my job.

 All day Saturday we had a fun workshop. It was ANYTHING GOES and they chose some simple patterns and a couple of more challenging ones as well. This ...

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April 13, 2018
Alabama bound... from Butterfly Threads

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I will be visiting the quilters of Covington County Alabama tonight and spending the day with them tomorrow for a workshop. It's almost a 5 hour drive each way, so I'll be listening to a lot of books on CD!

In other news, I finished quilting another quilt on my new Amara last night and loved it! I did all free motion ruler work and would show a picture of it, but I'm not sure if this one is going to need to be a secret for a while. I HATE keeping secrets!! The good news is ...

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April 11, 2018
Show and Workshops in Beaumont TX from Butterfly Threads

Color Your World - Golden Triangle Quilt Guild - Judged Show 

Friday April 13 & Saturday April 14 - 9:00-4:00

At Ford Park, just west of Beaumont, TX & 1.5 hours east of Houston 
on I-10 between Winnie and Beaumont. 

See details at details at 

Doesn't this look like a great show? I'm sorry to miss it because I'll be in Alabama having fun with another guild, but put this on your calendar for a great time! 

And guess what!?!?!

Come see me there next week! I'll be teaching at the Golden Triangle Quilt Guild ...

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April 5, 2018
Open Shop Dates Coming Up! from Buttermilk Basin Design Studio

Hello!  Just popping in to remind everyone that next week is our next Open Shop!  Our retail space will be open Thursday through Saturday, with Make-It-Take-It sessions at 10, noon, and 2.  Call soon to reserve your space-- space is limited and the 10 am session is already full!  Make-It-Take-It projects are $10 each.

Second announcement, Woolstock 2018 is officially FULL!  However, we'd like to get a gauge on how much additional interest there may be, so if you did want to attend, feel free to call the shop to be added to a waiting list!

That's all ...

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April 3, 2018
Weekend in South Carolina from Butterfly Threads

I had a wonderful time with these lovely quilters in South Carolina this week. I visited them on Tuesday night and presented my Scrap Quilt Secrets trunk show.


On Saturday, I returned for a workshop day with them where we sewed lots of versions of Splash!
A quilt that I've made three times now and love every version.

The first version was made from my dad's shirts for my mom the first Christmas after he passed away.

The second version I made from batiks so I could have one for myself.

Then last week, I made this little ...

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March 18, 2018
Workshop news from Claire Passmore

Now I have settled into my new home in Plymouth I have finally found the time to start thinking about workshops again. I have been busy with so many other things for the past few months I have neglected this part of my quilting life - and I really miss it.
Thank you to the people who have been getting in touch with me about new bookings - it is always lovely to hear from you. Please do be aware that I do now live in Plymouth and therefore the distance that I travel to get to you is likely to be ...

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March 14, 2018
Teaching in Cornwall from Quilt Routes

Last month I was teaching at Proper Crafty in Launceston Cornwall and want to share with you some of the amazing pieces that were created during the week that I was there. Forgive the photos for not being a bit better but it's not always possible to take great shots in these circumstances.

It was thrilling that while at Crafty Retreats in France last summer, four wonderful Swedish ladies made the journey to come and work with me. I was completely humbled that they chose to do so again and travelled to Cornwall to build on what they had ...

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March 9, 2018
Magnolia Quilt Guild in Mississippi from Butterfly Threads

Last week I had the honor of visiting the Magnolia Quilt Guild in Mississippi. These lovely quilters were celebrating a special birthday in the history of their guild and they invited me to bring my Scrap Quilt Secrets trunk show as well as doing a fun day of workshops!

And when I mention that they were celebrating, I was quite impressed with how well they party. They had magnolia and quilt themed everything. Look at this cake! It was adorable and delicious!

They even treated me to a marvelous gift basket at the hotel. I was so surprised and delighted ...

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C'mon Along... from From the Strawberry Patch...

C'mon along on a quick walk through of the quilts that caught my eye at MAQF 2018, some award-winning and some that were just my very favorites. It was a great show, I simply couldn't be a judge. I took a lecture and a class from the immensely talented Sue Nickels. She is a wonderful instructor, extremely well-prepared and super organized. I got a lot accomplished in class and finished two

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C'mon Along... from From the Strawberry Patch...

C'mon along on a quick walk through of the quilts that caught my eye at MAQF 2018, some award-winning and some that were just my very favorites. It was a great show, I simply couldn't be a judge. I took a lecture and a class from the immensely talented Sue Nickels. She is a wonderful instructor, extremely well-prepared and super organized. I got a lot accomplished in class and finished two

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March 8, 2018
Workshop Pictures from Daphne Greig

A few pictures from recent workshops to share with you today.

Last week I visited the Langley Quilters' Guild. I presented lectures to their day and evening meetings and then students joined me for my Sunflower Runner workshop. 

Students learned all about Give & Take Appliqué - an easy way to take advantage of positive/negative design where one fused design makes two blocks!

Fabulous work everyone!! A special thank you to all the members of the Guild who were so welcoming, particularly to Jan who hosted me in her beautiful home.


And here are in progress photos of the projects made ...

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February 28, 2018
February Frenzy from Butterfly Threads

This month has been packed with all kinds of adventures! I have had a little trouble keeping up with blogging this month because...

I had a visit from this boy and together we went to see this girl ride in a horse show at Berry College where she got a 2nd place ribbon! So proud of her, and so fun to see her ride western after so many years of riding hunter/jumper. And secretly relieved that she and the horse stay on the ground the whole time!

Buddy decided to go on an adventure while hubby and I were ...

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February 17, 2018
Quilting Classes, Workshops and Trunkshows Printable Brochure! from Butterfly Threads

I now have a PRINTABLE BROCHURE available on my website that lists all of my programs and workshops! If you wanted to recommend me to your guild (and now is the best time ever!) you can print one of my brochures and bring it to your program committee.

I would love to visit your guild and meet you in person! I offer special gifts to those who recommend me, and I only have a very few dates left available in 2018. I am booking 2019 dates, but I would love to fill the last few slots available for the end ...

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