2013 was a great year for me. I met lots of wonderful people all over the US. I am looking forward to even more fun in the coming year!!



Monday, March 3rd: “The Wool Appliqué Experience” workshop at Centennial Quilters, La Grange, IL

March 10th-12th: On retreat with PAQA

Friday, March 14th: Wrapped in Scraps, Quilters Quest, Woodridge, IL

Sunday, March 23rd: African Folklore Embroidery, Quilters Quest, Woodridge, IL

Wednesday, April 2nd: Prairie Star Wool Bee, St Charles, IL

Thursday, April 3rd: “Language of Flowers” lecture at Pieces from the Heart, Morris IL

Monday, April 21st: “Language of Flowers” lecture at Fair City Quilters, Sandwich, IL

Saturday, April 26th: workshop tba, FCQ

Thursday, May 8: “Lessons Learned while Quilting” lecture at Salt Creek Quilters Guild, Hinsdale, IL

Saturday, May 10: “”Add That Extra Bit of Style” workshop at SCQG

Monday, June 2nd:” Safari Through African Folklore Embroidery” lecture and workshop at Petunia City Quilters, Dixon IL

Thursday-Saturday, 19-21 June, International Quilt Festival/Chicago, Rosemont, IL

Thursday-Saturday, 14-16 August, Quilt! Knit! Stitch! Portland, Portland, OR: Faculty

Wednesday-Saturday, 10-13 September: AQS QuiltWeek, Chattanooga, TN

Wednesday 29 October- Sunday 2 November International Quilt Festival/Houston, TX

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(Almost) All is revealed.

So now I can reveal what I have been working on for the last few weeks. I was asked to tape three new segments for the 1400 series of Quilting Arts TV and after a couple of conversations and a few e-mails back and forth we had a plan! I have been devising some cute projects and stitching lots of step outs, hoping it would all be alright on the night…

Tuesday morning found me in make-up.

DSC07492 I always forget how grey my hair is until I see a picture like that one.

Cheryl was up first so I was able to relax and watch her on the screen. Here she is enjoying some Sharpie fun with Susan, the new host of QATV.

DSC07496 My trays were looked over and organized. I had three trays this time.

DSC07499 DSC07500 DSC07501 Cheryl’s segments all done it was time for lunch. Then, after all the waiting, all of a sudden I was on… Things happen so quickly but we did remember to snap a few pics on set.

Here we are sitting together, very graciously, on the sofa. My machine quilting samples are set up in the front.

DSC07512Cheryl went back to the green room and took this one of me waiting to be joined by Susan. That’s a great blouse from dream on. (thanks Bridget!)

DSC07517 The segment was all about quilting with the walking foot. Here I am in action at the machine..

DSC07525 We changed our clothes between each segment. That makes for a lot of work for the sound guy, finding somewhere safe for the microphone each time.

DSC07531 Susan and I were all smiles before the second segment.

DSC07533 Here’s my view from behind the table.

DSC07535 And here we are in action. I made paper foundation pieced blocks for a pin quilt.

DSC07544 Vivika joined us for a photograph before my third project. Looking great?

DSC07549 And here I am with my clamshell paper pieces for an english paper piecing segment.

DSC07555 My pillows looked good on this white chair!

DSC07565And that was that! Cheryl had some more taping to do so I learnt lots watching her at work. Meanwhile it snowed!


The little bit of the white stuff was not enough to deter us from a final dinner out with the gang. We made a quick stop in at the studio on Wednesday morning, just to discuss a few details for future adventures…

The drive home was uneventful with Cheryl at the wheel. No sleeping this time as we shared our experiences and discussed our plans. There’ll be no slowing down any time soon!

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