All classes start at 9:30 and end at 3-3:30.
March 4th at Pumpkin Patch, Lee, MA
March 6th – Adirondack Quilts, South Glens Falls, NY
March 12th – Brandt Lake, NY
March 18th – Log Cabin Quilts, Selkirk, NY
Hope to see you at one of them!
Hi Everyone – I just heard that there are a few more openings at Keepsake to make my pattern, “Moon Lake”. If you’re in the area, (or will be), just out my one day class! Hope to see you there!
Hi everyone – thought I’d caught up with all of you after a long hiatus. Been busy with new patterns since I wrote last and wanted to pass them along here. All the patterns are made with simple piecing, and raw edge, fusible web, machine applique!
So, I’m starting off with the “Moon Lake” series . . . . . Moon Lake, Night Owl & Summer Moon. One larger quilt pattern and two small ones, and of course they have all may favorite components, lakes, mountains, trees, critters AND Adirondack chairs!
THEN I also have the “Snow Birds” collection.
Snow Birds being the largest of the three, then Winter Retreat & For the Birds.
AND then there’s another “LADY” pattern – this one has three patterns in one, called “The Witchy Ladies”, with Witches Brew, Crystal Ballroom, AND Magic Hats. As a companion pattern, I’m also offering “Scaredy Cats & Boo Hoots”. A pattern with two smaller wall hangings – All easy with simple piecing and fusible web machine applique.
Until next time – Sweet Seasons to all of You!
Yes, I went Back Up North to Chestertown, NY to Country Girl Quilt Shop where the quilters made Back Up North! Sweet quilt shop! And in case you haven’t been there yet, I took some pictures of the shop to give you an idea of what you’re missing! First off, the original shop was located on a side street just off Main, but now Nanci (owner) bought an old Main street home, rebuild it from top to bottom, inside and out, AND it’s gorgeous! Take a look . . . .
We’ll start with the sign, then the front of the shop . . . .
and now, moving inside, all these great room, lots of light, and of course, lots of everything quilters love – fabrics, notions, patterns, etc., etc.
AND here are three of the quilters that were making Back Up North this weekend. (two of them were with us for only a one day class – I’ll have to get their photos another time!)
First up is Sue – who is now a believer in Free Motion Quilting! You go Sue!
Next up is Rosemary – first time making a “large” project, and did great! (She’s normally a “bag” lady)
And Rosemary’s friend – Kathie! Also a newbie to this type of quilting.
BTW – BOTH Rosemarie and Kathie CAN do free motion quilting now – they had doubts, but no longer, they’re believers AND did a great job!
So, I’m signing off – must get ready another weekend – so stay tuned, more to come!
Friday and Saturday of this past week, I headed east on Route I90 to the quaint little village of Lee, Massachusetts. This village is sooooo cute, and so New England! It’s just off of I90 in the western part of the state, and only 1 hour & 10 minutes from me! AND the best part is that Lee has a Quilt Shop! Always a plus for us quilters. Susan and Dan have a great classroom where six quilters can spread out at their own table, and of course they can check out the new arrivals when I allow them a quick break! LOL
So anyway, we did have a full class and we had a combination of projects going on. Back Up North, Over East, Up North, and some Show & Tell! Which I’ll show and Share here!
First is Lainie who made two of the Over East scenes, Out to Sea, and Sandpipers on Parade – She sure did LOTS of quilting on each of these! They look great!
Next up is Nancy – first with a Show and Share of a previous class project (all Nancy needs to do for “Snowy Hideaway” is “make it snow”)
And here’s the one she was working on in class – “Up North” (love the “fall” colors!)
Next up is Paula with “The Lakehouse” – The scene turned out GREAT! (also love the fabric choices)
And here is Stephanie – first with “Up North” from a previous class AND I didn’t get a photo of her “Mud Season” which she was working on in class, along with another one – so, next time, Stephanie!
Check out her Porch Railing Quilt & Geraniums!
OK, next is Joann – she got a great start on her “Over East”, don’t you think?
One to go – and it’s Alice! She also made The Lakehouse! Love the “greens” in her scene!
And there we have it, another successful workshop in a great little Quilt Shop! Be sure to visit And maybe I’ll see you there!
I traveled “over the mountain” this past weekend to Shelburne Falls, MA, home of the Bridge of Flowers aaaaaaaaand A Notion to Quilt, the Massachusetts shop with the MOST of everything!!!
the owners, Becki & Lenny are also in charge of this year’s Massachusetts Row by Row. Be sure to check out the Facebook page for more info on this fun shop hop that starts July 1st and goes till September.
And now, back to my reason for being there – and that was to teach my latest pattern,”Back Up North”, along with a few quilters who were making some of my other quilts.
I’m going to start with the “other” quilts first . . . .
here’s Faith with “Mud Season”. A first for Faith for this type of quilt!
And “Over East” with Roseanne – Making this for a friend!
And “Up North” with Jackie. Notice that we added kayaks for Jackie.
Now, here are the “Back Up North” quilters
Here’s Anna and Janet
If you zoom in, you might see a lighthouse in their scenes!
And here’s Suzette with the super Red ADK chairs! and Ann with here super Wood ADK chairs!
Next up is Lindy with red and yellow kayaks and Deb with her purple and blue kayaks
And two final Back Up North quilters are Elyssa, with beautiful flowers around the Lakehouse and Linda with her inviting “lake water” .
Looks GREAT ladies!
I really enjoy seeing my patterns made up with so many beautiful fabrics! Thank you all for letting me be with you for the weekend and hope to see you again real soon!
A few weeks back I met with Barbara And Laura at Log Cabin Fabrics, helping them “put together” Back Up North. Log Cabin put the fabric kits together, and Barb & Laura put the scenes together! FUN!
They almost had the scene complete in this two day class – just about all the pieces added and quilted too! Can you spot the jumping trouts?
First up is Barbara
And here is Laura
What did I tell you – almost finished! a bit more tweaking, add the binding, and DONE!
Sew, till next time . . . .
I traveled “down” along the Hudson River yesterday to hang out with 14 quilters in Cornwall, NY. They were making my “Over East” combo pattern, and even though it was a one day class, they all made Great headway.
Aaaaaaaaand Here they are . . . .
First up is Carol, and for some reason the picture was cut off with another one. Sorry Carol, but I still wanted to include you!
Next up is Shirley – who made this quilt ahead of time for a local challenge piece – Looks Great, huh? I believe the photo of the class project was the one that cut off Carol’s Photo)
Then here is Tina who made individual scenes
Next up – Sandy and Jan (these two will keep you on your toes)
Next up is Diana – and even though she had to leave early, she had A LOT finished
And here is LOIS – the organizer of this fun group.
Next is Barbara and Bea
Then Susan and Mary
AND Fran (There was other Barbara who had to leave early, so I don’t have her photo – but next time Barbara!)
Oh YES, And The NEW QUILT SHOP! Hudson Valley Quilt & Sew
The shop is located in the quaint village of Cornwall-on-Hudson – Address is 1 Idlewild Ave. #2 (parking in the back) Phone number is 845-534-7300. A sweet shop with everything we all love! You’ll meet Annet, the owner, and Gerri. Both are great and ready to help with any of your projects. Be sure to stop in and see them when you’re in the area. Oh, it’s very close to the cross roads of I84 & I87 near Newburgh. And you may contact them at HudsonValleyQuiltandSew @gmail.com
Sew, till next time . . . .
I traveled to Lee, MA a few weeks back and taught another weekend class at Pumpkin Patch Quilt Shop! I know you’ve heard me mentioned this shop before! It’s a cute little quilt shop in a cute little New England village that you should visit sometime! Be sure to plan on having lunch at one of the many eateries in the village, they’re all great!
The weekend class was open to anyone wanting to make or finish any of my patterns. Some quilters made Up North, one was working on Snowy Hideaway, and another making Sandpipers on Parade. The girls accomplished a lot in the two days (some were only there for one day, and still got a lot done!)
And here they are . . . .
First up is Joan with her “Up North”
Next is Sarah with “Lakeside Retreat” from my “Up North” series . . . .
Then Nancy decided to work on “Snowy Hideaway”, and added quite a bit in just one day! (there’s a lot of pieces in Snowy Hideaway)
Next up is Cathy with her full size ‘”Up North” (also a lot done for only one day, don’t you think?) . . . .
and last, but not least is Liz with her “Sandpipers on Parade”, a great one day project. Liz will be adding the other three scenes of “Over East” at home!
And another successful day at Pumpkin Patch!
Till next time . . . . .