Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Oops!

I have no idea how two weeks passed so quickly! I'm in the midst of moving - my office that is - and I have been busy packing and unpacking and packing and unpacking (only using two boxes - lol).....seriously it is a slow and laborious process so that I can organize one office as I take apart the other! So without blinking I managed to lose two weeks??!!!!



I was going to update you all on everything new at the store but, hmmm, I forgot the camera on the back table by the phone ---- really organized huh! Well at least I know where I left the camera......



Barb suggested that I plug our new club so, this Friday, the 25th of September, we are starting our evenings of the APPLIQUE CLUB! It runs the fourth Friday of every month from 6:00 P.M. to 12:00 A.M. (except December when we will meet on the 11th cuz the fourth Friday is Christmas Eve). Hand applique or machine applique whichever you prefer, bring it along and have some social time with some great appliquers. Nancy, myself and Barb will be there along with coffee, tea and treats. Come when you want - leave when you want and just have a great evening with some new friends and some old. Something like our Sit and Sews but you have to bring applique! The cost is $10.00 for the evening.



I would also like to mention that next Wednesday, September 30th, Elaine Therriault is doing a class on EQ6! The cost is $25.00 and she will give you a complete overview of the program as well as Quilt Wizard which is also a great quilting program put out by The Electric Quilt Company. She has a presentation in the afternoon and in the evening so check the times on our website - just hit the link at the top of this page.



I will try to remember to bring home the camera tomorrow or better yet blog from the store so you can see everything that's going on. I'm dying to show you Effie's quilt from today. She brought in her Grandma's Stars which is ready to quilt from the class she took with Sandy Lindal earlier in the summer, it is really stunning......



One more thing before I go - just a little quilter to quilter tip! I recently signed on for a challenge at a guild I belong to. It's a sampler quilt which will be done somewhat like a round robin and if you want it to be color co-ordinated you can put in your own fabrics! So off I went to my stash (the one I had before Cock-A-Doodle) and found this amazing fabric I wanted to use, something I had bought years ago while travelling. Well - I only bought two fat quarters! Not nearly enough, so now I have to search high and low for some co-ordinating fabrics to set them off and they will not appear as the focus fabric of my quilt! In hindsight I should have bought yardage - that fabric spoke to me when I saw it but I guess it didn't speak loud enough or I wasn't really listening! The moral of the story - when you see fabric that you can "picture" as a quilt - a fat quarter just won't do the trick! You really need to get a metre or two! Certainly I will still try to use this fabric in my quilt - unfortunately it will not be as I had originally thought it would.......



Happy Quilting!





Jo-Ann

1 comment:

Betweens said...

Sign me up for the Applique club I can make it this Friday and I have a project that I am working on and need to chatter while I stitch... great idea!!