Valley Home Educators Convention

I’m so excited! I just recently found out that I am going to be presenting twice at the Valley Home Educators Convention that runs July 27-28, in Modesto. As I have done in the past, I will be presenting a vendor workshop explaining our sewing curriculum designed especially for private and home educated students. In addition to our text, we also have the program in DVD format. If that isn’t exciting enough, I have also been given the opportunity to share how to integrate the fascinating study of textiles into any study of people, places or time periods in history. Can’t wait for July! This is a fantastic Convention. Great People! Great Location! Great Information! Hope to see you there!


Adding Binding to the Edge of your Quilt

Well, Here’s that video tutorial I promised. Enjoy!

Lake County Guild & Class With Rose Hughes

I had a great time at guild this past weekend in Lake County. Rose Hughes presented with a trunk show. The following day I was able to participate in her workshop. It was a full class and was great fun. Her fast applique technique, really was amazingly fast. The design I drew would have been very slow and difficult to piece with templates. The applique is complete and I finished the couching this evening after work. I hope to bind it this weekend and start adding embellishments. Looks like it will find a home on the bathroom wall, since it has a fish theme and is only 18″ X 24″. I truly believe this will not become another UFO!

Another Wedding Quilt This One For My Nephew

Just finished up a belated wedding quilt for my nephew. Plan to see him and his wife in the next few days. They both work in computer programming. Thought this was a fun little look.
I did this top on a class with Sylvia Davis. She calls it Grandma’s Puzzle Quilt.

Sending a Quilt To College

I started this quilt a while back. It began as a pattern called the Mexican Star from Southwind Design. I added some fun 3-D flowers and some 3-D pararie points for accent. Eventually plan to add nubby yarn trailing out of the pararie points and more 3-D flowers and leaves. This is ‘swamp’ quilt. But for now it is going to live inmy daughter’s ‘college pad’. She likes it just the way it is!

Up Coming Guild Class

I am taking advantage of a much needed day off to gather supplies for a class through the Ukiah guild. I usually end up rushing around at the last minute gathering what I need. Not this time! After a visit to the fabric store for a few items, I’m almost ready. Can’t wait!

Mother’s Day Fun

Today was my day to be ‘selfish’! After I had lovely phone visits with both my children and mother-in-law, I looked outside and realized it was rather dreary. So I opened up my UFO bins and pulled out the brightest project I could find. What started as eight wedges of Lone Star points and a bin of Laural Birch fabric soon became a baby quilt. Maybe one day it will go to a grandchild. Wouldn’t that be fun. All in all, a wonderful Mother’s Day!