Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Peoria or Bust!

I am going to be lecturing (though I truly hate that term, more like entertaining) at the Gems of the Prairie Quilt Guild next Wednesday night, November 4th. I will be talking about "The Creative Process", or at least MY creative process, and will have a trunk show of about 35 quilts and my patterns will be for sale. You can get more info regarding the where and when at I noticed today I am not listed (I was contracted rather late) but I promise I will be there! So, if you are anywhere in the neighborhood, please stop by and introduce yourself!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Goin' to Des Moines!

Put some gas in the Cavalier and let's go! My friend Rita and I are heading to the AQS show in Des Moines. My first AQS show, actually. I will be demoing Texture Magic at booth 0215, so stop by and say hi! I hope my ankle holds up, after having broken it last spring (in 3 places!) I am still not quite the same. Oh well, life happens.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Texture Magic Sweatshirt Makeover

This project has been done in my head for a month. But this weekend I carved out the time to make it for real, lol! The steps are pretty easy if you've done any garment sewing at all. Once the center and collar area were cut to the shape I like, I used muslin to make patterns for a shawl collar and cuffs. I used a piece of TM 18X18, which shrunk down to 14X14, I then cut out my muslin pattern, taking care to "flip" the collar once so I would have a right and left. Then, using the same fabric without texture, I cut out the lining pieces. I sort of loosely based the width of the cuff on how much TM I had left in the piece that had been texturized.

This will be just the thing to wear while I am demoing product!