More Placemats! and news…

I quilted two more placemats yesterday.

Still Cherrywood Fabrics and Aurifil thread with a Woven Stripes binding. I use Quilters Dream cotton batting inside, either Request or Select depending on what is out on the side…

This one has a half inch grid and a quarter inch spiral. My sewing machine (a Bernina 820) has a built in dual-feed system which means I can swap feet at will and still have the benefit of a walking foot.

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I do love the close up looks…

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That’s the Aurifil 12 weight mako cotton in orange for the spiral.

I put a “square spiral”, it’s really a pentagon, on the other mat. I start from the outside and go into the middle on these.

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Not too shabby?

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And the news?

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Yes, I’m going to be teaching at International Quilt Festival in Houston this year! Ever since I took my first class at Rosemont, too many years ago to remember, I dreamt of teaching in Houston, and it’s going to happen this year. I’m to be included in a Machine Quilting Forum, the Friday Sampler, and have five classes too… That’s going to keep me busy. I will be signing my contract and getting it in the mail today!

 

10 Comments

  1. mary Querfurth said:

    awesome job and awesome news!

    February 10, 2015
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    • catherineredford said:

      Thanks Mary!

      February 10, 2015
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  2. Jean Schowe said:

    Congratulations! I would love to take one of your classes.

    February 10, 2015
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    • catherineredford said:

      Jean, I’d love to have you in one. They’re always fun.

      February 10, 2015
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  3. Meran said:

    Congratulations. What an achievement !

    February 10, 2015
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  4. Nadine Donovan said:

    Love the quilting on your placemats! Also- a BIG CONGRATES for teaching!!!!! Awesome!

    February 11, 2015
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  5. eswatniki said:

    That is wonderful news! Catherine-I met you at the quilt retreat in Temecula and we have an empty spot in our line-up next year (in between David Taylor and Mary Lou Weidman) We want you! I will email you and hopefully you have it open.

    February 11, 2015
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    • catherineredford said:

      Thanks! looking forward to heading out West again.

      February 11, 2015
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  6. Kara Jamison said:

    How wonderful for you to be invited to Houston! I’m pleased for your opportunity and the great experience you will enjoy. And I always enjoy your quilting samples ~ ~ each one is perfect!! Thanks for the treat.

    February 12, 2015
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    • catherineredford said:

      Thanks Kara. I’m going to be enjoying a busy year.

      February 12, 2015
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