ICQC 102 - Paints/Dyes/Inks/Etc is OPEN for REGISTRATION

Intermediate Crazy Quilt Course (ICQC) #102
Using some Dyes, Paints, Inks (etc) Course
is OPEN for Registration
 
Registration will close at midnight on 4 September, CST.
 
 
  The class is self-paced and expected to require 3-6 weeks to complete (depending on the time you have in your own schedule for working the modules)
 
 
There are no pre-registration requirements for this class. You can register EVEN if you have not taken the BCQC or any other ICQC modules.
 
This Course covers:
--Painting Fabric Backgrounds
-- Painting and Dying Lace Motifs
-- Inking Lace and Charms
 
To register please email this information:
Name
State/Country
Email Address
to me at: shaw.kathy@yahoo.com before midnight (CST) on 4 September.
 
The class instruction is FREE.
You will need supplies.
Here is the supply list link.
The list asks for Kona cotton in white...but any white cotton that is "good enough" for you...is fine for me. Kona is what I consider the best brand for white quilters cotton fabric.
 
Class begins on 5 September 
Please do not post photos before then.
 
Class photos posted in class should not be uploaded directly to Pinterest from the class blog...as this also uploads a link to the private class site. You can upload your photos from your computer to Pinterest if you like. Some class photos may be chosen to upload to my own Pinterest as advertisement of this course for future attendees...IF you do not wish to have your photos used for this purpose...please just let me know when you register. This is not a "promise" that I will be using photos...just letting you know that it is a possibility down the road.
 
Once you register, I will send you a welcome email AND you will receive an invitation from Blogger to join the private Class Blog. Email me if you have any issues in signing on to the class after receiving these two instructional emails.
 
NOTE: I will be away from my computer for most of 2 September, so will not begin sending out class blog invitations or Welcome emails...until 3 September at the earliest.

Hope to see you in class.
 
 
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Ooops...mistake

Morning everyone!
 
For a little while this morning...there was the announcement of open registration for the ICQC 102 Class. BUT, this was in error...and the calendar was in error.
 
I have changed the class calendar...and deleted the prior post.
 
My play was/is to move the class open registration to 2-4 September. I did put that in the calendar correctly...but forgot to delete the prior dates in August. Silly to have the same class open just a week apart but sorry for the confusion because I forgot to delete the August info.
 
Geez...it's no fun getting so forgetful!
 
And, it is embarrassing to do it in "public". 
 
Hugs,
 
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OPEN Registration for BCQC AUGUST - Basic Crazy Quilt Course

8/11/15 Edited to Add: This Course Registration is Now Closed
 
BCQC-August is OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
 
This Basic Crazy Quilting Course (BCQC)is a pre-requirement for all other Intermediate Classes (except #102)
 
 REGISTRATION will remain open until midnight on August 10th (CST)
 
The class is self-paced, and expected to take 4-8 weeks, depending on the time you have available to complete the 12 assigned Tasks.
 
 
These 12-Tasks include:
 
1 - How to Use the Class Blog
2 - Selecting Supplies
3- Design Principles of CQ
4 - Sewing the Block
5 - Surface Beading Techniques
6 - Template Seams
7 - Shape Seams
8 - 11 Various Silk Ribbon Flowers
12 - Finishing (lace, charms, etc.)
 
The class is FREE, you will not be charged anything for the instructions.
 
Link to the Basic Supply List 
 
You WILL be required to get your own supplies to complete the about 8 x 10 size block.
Basic CQ supplies include silk ribbon, pearl cotton threads, tiny beads, etc. as the photo above indicates. None of these are in large quantity for a single block.
 
You will be required to use a quilting hoop (Q-snap is fine).
You WILL be required to access the private class blog (upon an invitation sent to you) and post photos of your work as you progress through the class.

  If you are interested in taking this course, please email me at shaw.kathy@yahoo.com and provide me this information:
Your first name
Your last name
You country of residence
Your state of residence IF you live in the USA
The email address you wish me to send class instructional handouts to.
 
After you register, I will send you a Welcome Email and Google/Blogger will send you (at my request) an Invitation to join the Class Blog where the class will be held. Watch for BOTH of these emails, check your spam folder. If you do not receive by Monday morning, email me to let me know.
 
This is an ON-LINE internet class. 
 
You will need to follow some simple instructions to register and gain access to the private class blog. Your name and email will need to be entered; but NO social security or credit card information is required. Just basic information to "recognize" you as a class participant.
 
You will need to be able to take a photo of your work, and upload it to the class blog. You will get instructions on "blogging" so don't worry if you don't currently do that now; you will learn.
But, you DO NEED to have an operating camera and be able to take photos.
You do need a basic understanding of how to save these photos and then retrieve those picture files
 
NOTE: You will be given class handouts/instruction in the form of emails and pdf documents.
 The pdf files can be opened with Adobe Reader (free software on the Adobe.com site)

 You need to be able to open these handouts/instructions and save them.
You can also print as you desire. In total, the course contains over 200 pages of information...so paper/printer will be required if you want to retain a hard copy of this information.
 
Hugs, and I hope to see you in the class! 
 
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ICQC-103 (Basic Surface Embroidery Motifs Course)...is NOW Open for Registration

This is the 3nd offering of this class,
 REGISTRATION will remain open until midnight on Thursday, August 6th
 
ICQC-103 Embellishing with Threads
 
This class covers Surface Embroidery Motifs
to include beaded and silk ribbon monograms.
Additional seam treatments are also part of the course.
  
The class is FREE, you will not be charged anything for the instructions.
 
Registration for the ICQC-103 requires the completion of the BCQC class first. This is a prerequisite.

  If you are interested in taking this course, please email me at shaw.kathy@yahoo.com and provide me this information:
Your first name
Your last name
You country of residence
Your state of residence IF you live in the USA
The email address you wish me to send class instructional handouts to.
 
After you register, I will send you a Welcome Email and Google/Blogger will send you (at my request) an Invitation to join the Class Blog where the class will be held. Watch for BOTH of these emails, check your spam folder. If you do not receive by Friday afternoon , email me to let me know.
 
Supplies needed for this course include various colors of embroidery floss and/or perle cotton thread. A pattern will be provided for the creation of a series of pieced blocks; or you can use plain fabric and work the items as technique samples only. 
 
You are encouraged to have completed the ICQC-101 class before this one...but it is no longer a "requirement".
 
Hugs to all,
 
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Crazy Quilt Quarterly - Autumn Issue

Oh goodie...the CQQ Autumn issue is available now! It is packed full of great inspirations and several how-to things! And looks the the beautiful block by Connie Eyberg on the cover.!
The link for the print or electronic download version is HERE.

This is a great CQ Reference...so inspiring and informative!
 
 
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ICQC 102 - Using dyes, paints, inks...

Intermediate Crazy Quilt Course (ICQC), Module #102 (Working with Paints, Dyes, and Inks), August 2015 is OPEN for Registration, 27-29 July. Registration will close at midnight on 29 July, CST.
 
  The class is self-paced and expected to require 3-6 weeks to complete (depending on the time you have in your own schedule for working the modules)
 
There are no pre-registration requirements for this class. You can register EVEN if you have not taken the BCQC or any other ICQC modules.
 
This Course covers:
--Painting Fabric Backgrounds
-- Painting and Dying Lace Motifs
-- Inking Lace and Charms
To register please email this information:
Name
State/Country
Email Address
to me at: shaw.kathy@yahoo.com before midnight (CST) on 29 July.
The class instruction is FREE.
You will need supplies.
A draft supply list is under the Class Tab above.
 
Class begins on 30 July
 
Once you register, I will send you a welcome email that also has a link to the supply list. Next, you will receive an invitation from Blogger to join the private Class Blog. Email me if you have any issues in signing on to the class after receiving these two instructional emails.
 
Hugs,
 
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A handy tool...that I hope to never use.

We all could feel this way...as it is so aggraviting to "unsew" a seam.
But, with this wonderful little gift from my cyber pal, Carol Kramer...it should be a much more pleasant task!
 
Her wonderful hubby Woody (isn't that a great name to go with this gift!)...made it for her to gift to me. Thanks Woody!
 
It feels wonderful in my hand...the wood is smooth as silk...and the size is just right to rest against the palm of my hand. I just love it...even though I hope to never use it! 
 
HUGS Carol!...and to all!
 
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Okay Call the "White Coat" Guys...

....cause I have finally lost it for sure!
 I just purchased a great book...The Artful Ribbon by Candace Kling. It is a book that I had purchased a few years ago...and gave away or sold...so needed a new one.
Saw it on Pinterest the other day...and it made me think about how much I wished I had it ...and that it looked familiar...I checked the bookcase and it was not there. So, I knew that I had sold or given away my copy...probably in the de-stashing I did the first part of the year.
 
So, I've been waiting on the book to arrive and it did today...so glad to finally have it here!
But...when I put it on the bookshelf...here is what I saw:
 
WHAT! Geez...and frankly, this is not the first time I've done this. Seriously, I need to be better organized or something!
 
So, what to do?
Well, we have not had a drawing lately...so I'm going to GIVE AWAY my newly purchased "extra" book! 
Here are the rules to be considered in this drawing:
 
1) STUDENTS ONLY WILL BE CONSIDERED so tell me which class you have taken. You do not need to have finished the course...but will need to have at least completed the first 2 tasks. (Just registering, but not being able to get started will not qualify you.)
 
2) Leave a comment below with the class info needed. Do not send me emails...only those Valid Comments on THIS POST will be considered.
 
 
3) You have until midnight on Thursday (7/23, Central Standard Time) to leave your comment. I will use the date stamps on the comments to determine if you made the deadline for consideration. On Friday, I will review the comments...and compile a list of valid entries. Then, I will use a RANDOM GENERATOR to pick the winner.
I will post the winner here on this post...by Sunday; after I have contacted them via email. I will use the emails from the class roster of the Course you say you took.
Good luck...hope you win!
 
July 26, Edited to add: 
There were 40 folks entered in the drawing...I checked the comments against the prior class registrations rosters...and if the person was there...listed them on my Drawing List...and assigned them the next number.

Then, I went to random.org and ran their random number generator for any number from 1-40. The result was:

And, #18 was Kathy Lamb of Illinois!
The book is on it's way Kathy...sorry I did not have 39 more so all who entered could have one.
Hugs,!

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Crazy Quilt Quarterly Magazine - Autumn Issue

The Autumn edition of this magazine is coming out right around the corner! I can't wait to get my copy...and I'm sure you feel the same way!
 
The Winter edition is in the works...and the staff is looking for photos and ideas!
So, if you have prior crazy work with Winter scenes, christmas projects, snowmen, snowflakes, in whites, blues, mint greens....let Pam Kellogg know about them!
 
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Open Registration for ICQC-101, Mandatory Intermediate Level Class

Edited to Add, 7/13/2015: This class registration is now closed.
 
Intermediate Crazy Quilt Course (ICQC)101
Designing and Piecing Crazy Quilt Blocks
is now OPEN for Registration
 
You Must Have Completed BCQC first to Register for ICQC.

Registration will close at midnight 12 July, CST
 
The class will begin on 13 July should take 4-6 weeks (or less).
 
These mini classes will comprise this first course:
 
A - Printing on Fabric
B - Color Theory
C - Selecting Fabrics
D - Designing Blocks
E - Adding Lace & Trims
F - Piecing CQ Blocks
  
The class is FREE, you will not be charged anything for the instructions.
 
Link to the Basic Supply List 
 
You WILL be required to get your own supplies to complete the different class tasks. 
  If you are interested in taking this course, please email me at shaw.kathy@yahoo.com and provide me this information to register:
Your first name
Your last name
You country of residence
Your state of residence IF you live in the USA
The email address (if different) you wish me to send class instructional handouts to.
The email address (if different) you wish me to use for Class Blog Access.
 
After you register, I will send you a Welcome Email and Google/Blogger will send you (at my request) an Invitation to join the Class Blog where the class will be held. 
 
This is an ON-LINE internet class
You will need to follow some simple instructions to register and gain access to the private class blog. Your name and email will need to be entered; but NO social security or credit card information is required. Just basic information to "recognize" you as a class participant. We will follow the same process you used in the Basic Class.
 
This is the first module of the ICQC. It does not involve a lot of sewing or piecing...but does involve a lot of thinking! We will cover Color Theory...and you will select various groups of colors. We will discuss the various types of designs for piecing CQ blocks...and when to use which design. You will be practicing these designs by applying the guidelines...and creating your on blocks on paper. You will sew at least one block as the last task...using any of the designs covered. So, while there is not a huge requirement for fabrics, etc...there is a lot of thinking that happens.
 
Hugs, and I hope to see you in the class!
 
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Pastel Hexagon...#?...I forgot...


A very hectic week with family issues...but, still I managed to get at least ONE more hexagon finished. So, feel like I accomplished something creative at least.
Would have been happier to have iris instead of daffodils against this peach background...but, I can live with less than perfect...so am not changing anything. I realize that when the entire quilt comes together, it will not be as noticeable to me as it is just looking at this single block. Here are some closeup shots for you.





Hugs!
 
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Newest Hexagon Finished


Here's my next block. The embellishment is complete, now to add the fabric backing...and it will go into the stack of finished blocks...just waiting to be stitched together into a throw for the bottom of the bed.
 Here are some close up photos for you.
 





Hugs,
 
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Pincushion


I signed up for a pincushion swap (I know!...like I have time!)...but we all need a little "diversion" from the normal at times...and so thought this would be a fun "side street" for me to go down. Here are all four sides.



 
This is inspired by one I saw on Pinterest...but I did my own thing instead.
 
Hugs,
 
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OPEN Registration for BCQC JUNE - Basic Crazy Quilt Course

6/30/2015 Edited to Add: This class registration is now closed.
 
BCQC-June is OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
This Basic Crazy Quilting Course (BCQC)is a pre-requirement for all other Intermediate Classes (except #102)
 REGISTRATION will remain open until midnight on June 29th (CST)
 
The class is self-paced, and expected to take 4-8 weeks, depending on the time you have available to complete the 12 assigned Tasks.
 
 
These 12-Tasks include:
 
1 - How to Use the Class Blog
2 - Selecting Supplies
3- Design Principles of CQ
4 - Sewing the Block
5 - Surface Beading Techniques
6 - Template Seams
7 - Shape Seams
8 - 11 Various Silk Ribbon Flowers
12 - Finishing (lace, charms, etc.)
 
The class is FREE, you will not be charged anything for the instructions.
 
Link to the Basic Supply List 
 
You WILL be required to get your own supplies to complete the about 8 x 10 size block.
Basic CQ supplies include silk ribbon, pearl cotton threads, tiny beads, etc. as the photo above indicates. None of these are in large quantity for a single block.
 
You will be required to use a quilting hoop (Q-snap is fine).
You WILL be required to access the private class blog (upon an invitation sent to you) and post photos of your work as you progress through the class.

  If you are interested in taking this course, please email me at shaw.kathy@yahoo.com and provide me this information:
Your first name
Your last name
You country of residence
Your state of residence IF you live in the USA
The email address you wish me to send class instructional handouts to.
 
After you register, I will send you a Welcome Email and Google/Blogger will send you (at my request) an Invitation to join the Class Blog where the class will be held. Watch for BOTH of these emails, check your spam folder. If you do not receive by Monday morning, email me to let me know.
 
This is an ON-LINE internet class. 
 
You will need to follow some simple instructions to register and gain access to the private class blog. Your name and email will need to be entered; but NO social security or credit card information is required. Just basic information to "recognize" you as a class participant.
 
You will need to be able to take a photo of your work, and upload it to the class blog. You will get instructions on "blogging" so don't worry if you don't currently do that now; you will learn.
But, you DO NEED to have an operating camera and be able to take photos.
You do need a basic understanding of how to save these photos and then retrieve those picture files
 
NOTE: You will be given class handouts/instruction in the form of emails and pdf documents.
 The pdf files can be opened with Adobe Reader (free software on the Adobe.com site)

 You need to be able to open these handouts/instructions and save them.
You can also print as you desire. In total, the course contains over 200 pages of information...so paper/printer will be required if you want to retain a hard copy of this information.
 
Hugs, and I hope to see you in the class!
 
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Next Hex...


I'm still working on my Hexagon Quilt...which is a very eclectic mix of motifs and seams. I'm adding a wee bit of lace in butterflies, dragonflies, and small motifs...but almost no trims or seam lace.
There is no "theme" to the quilt, the colors in the fabrics are what really ties the quilt together. My "goal" is to add a motif to almost every patch and a seam to almost every seam.
So, the blocks are full...but not what I would call encrusted.
I'm really enjoying finding different motifs for the patches. And while most are designed for thread embroidery, I'm choosing to do some as ribbon embroidery instead.
Here are some closeups for you.




Hugs to all!

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