Thursday, April 22, 2010

Quilt Chicago 2010

Today, Earth Day, is the perfect day to share my experience at Quilt Chicago. Classes and demos all focused on eco friendly projects and recyling to create items that make great gifts for friends.

Ending a whirlwind week in the Windy City was bittersweet. Classes and students were terrific. Talent was overflowing. Friendships, old and new, filled the week with joy, fun, sharing and laughter.

Fabrics in the Dyeing in the Kitchen were dyed using edible dyes from the kitchen cabinet and veggies for stamps to create unique designs. Skittles, M&M's, carrots, celery, cauliflower.....what fun!

Cloth Paper Scissor's Open Studio was the perfect place to demo these gift tags made from snippets and bits. Previous creations yielded these tiny pieces of scraps that became lovely gift tags.

In the Saturday Sampler I demonstrated making notebooks using more snippets, bits, leftover ribbons, silk flowers and small notebooks. These are a fun, easy way to make a special gift for friends. Recycle, recycle, recycle.....

Sunday Shuffle gave me the opportunity to demo paperbag wallets......another great recycle project.

Friday, April 02, 2010

Quilt Chicago


This is a fun class in which Tracie Lyn and I will show you how to take a favorite memory or event to create a unique one-of-a-kind quilt block. This is a way to capture your thoughts and incorporate them into a quilt or wall hanging.

Thoughts for the quilt block may come from your journal or perhaps a wedding album, baby book or a child's summer camp adventure. You will learn a technique that can be used in many ways to immortalize thoughts and events that are special. There is nothing better than to have a quilt covered in memories wrapped around you to warm your heart.

Classes fill quickly at Quilt so we urge you to register for this class as soon as possible. We are excited to know that something we will teach you provides a way to enjoy special memories.