Monday, July 27, 2015

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:
Email Address
to me at: 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.

Friday, July 24, 2015

A handy tool...that I hope to never use.

We all could feel this it is so aggraviting to "unsew" a seam.
But, with this wonderful little gift from my cyber pal, Carol 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!

Monday, July 20, 2015

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 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 glad to finally have it here!
But...when I put it on the 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 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 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 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.


Monday, July 13, 2015

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!

Friday, July 10, 2015

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 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!

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

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 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.


Sunday, July 5, 2015

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.



I signed up for a pincushion swap (I know! 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.