That’s pretty much the only sound coming from my sewing room this week.
These 6 blocks are the extent of the sewing that’s happened so far this week. I did finish the materials and samples for a class I’m teaching at Virginia Longarm this weekend and I’m now working on the materials for my visit with the Richmond Modern Quilt Guild tomorrow.
The VLN class is the second day of new owner training and it’s called Pathway to Proficiency. It’s intended to give students a way to approach hand guided quilting so that they can be productive (and proficient) from the first quilt. If it goes well I’ll probably be teaching it once a month for the new owners. We are also talking about a ruler work class that will be open to the public.
That’s why I’m not sewing and I’m OK with that.
But my customers have been busy so let’s look at some of their work today!
When customers shares something they make with my fabric they are awarded at least a 15% discount with the issuance of the next newsletter. Images of the work has to be in the Flickr gallery and has to be sharable. Here are the pieces that were shared in the most recent newsletter.
Leslie McNeil’s Izaak ~ the bloomin' Bighorn Sheep of the Rocky Mountains is one of her beautiful floral collages. Izaak has the Thrive gradient as his background. Izaak and lots more of Leslie’s beautiful work is available in Leslie’s Etsy shop.
Stephanie Weiss made this wall hanging from the Fire Line gradient. The Flickr gallery also has a photo of the piece beautifully displayed in her home. It was inspired by Stupendous Stitching from Carol Ann Waugh.
Cheryl Kotecki made this beautiful quilt in memory of 4 uncles. The red and blue banner fabric was custom dyed for this quilt. You can see close up photos of the quilt and Cheryl’s beautiful quilting on her blog.
In other news. Don’t you just love it when something “breaks” but as soon as the repair person shows up it’s working fine? That happened yesterday. Grrrrrr.
Out internet has been having problems for a couple of weeks. When I called Exede they acknowledged the problem and said it was either some part on the dish or the cable. When the guy arrived yesterday it was working better than perfect! Everyone agreed that there is a problem somewhere but there was no way to diagnose it yesterday. I think the problem is the cable inside the house (it’s not as high grade as it should be and it’s pieced. Joints in cables are never good so we are going to have it all replaced. Hopefully that will solve the issues.