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I have been away from this BLOG for a while, please know that I have been doing important work that I will be telling you about over the next few months.
I created some new patterns. Maggie’s ABC’s and Logan Square debuted at the Prairie Heritage Quilt Show in early March. I am working on completing another alphabet. Did you know there are 26 letters in every alphabet, that is a lot of letters to draw!
This spring I spent a lot of time preparing class projects and kits for students. I designed a really pretty new project to teach numerous aspects of machine quilting for the 3-day seminars that was a BIG hit!. I have been testing a lot of various lightweight threads, so that I can supply a cost effective selection for my students. What are your favorites? Most challenging has been to collect solid colored fabric that is “translucent” enough for students to see a printed pattern line through it. But the most fun is finding more printed fabric that can teach students learn free-motion quilting by following outlines of the printed motifs.
For each actual day I spend in the classroom, it takes about 2 or 3 days to prepare, if the PowerPoint and project are complete. I was so delighted to part of the faculty at AQS Paducah where all of my classes and events were sold out! And I had the 4th session of my 3-Day Machine Quilting Seminars.
I have some new irons in the fire as they say. I am building an associated with a new product that is going to revolutionize the domestic and sit down long arm experience! More to come on that as the target release date is July.
So for now, I wanted to let you know that if you are considering joining in the fun of learning at the 3 Day Skill Building Seminar this coming October 14, 15 and 16, read the details here and email me to let me know that you would like to attend. On June 8, I will determine the demand, and add another session if needed. And, I will email the registration forms to those currently on the list as well as to anyone I add to the list this week.
And, I will be welcoming back everyone who has attended a previous 3-day seminar. Review of basics and new, deeper level instruction. I have the hall reserved for Oct. 22 and 23 for the reunion weekend for anyone who has already attended the 3-day in fall of 2015 or Spring 2016. I have a list saved for you if you already wrote to say you would like to come. It looks like one session is almost full, so I may add another. (Still working out the details and may change to Fri.and Sat. AND Sun. and Mon. if need be). Please email me if you have not done that yet to let me know you want to come. I will send out details and registration on June 8.
Give it your BEST!
Jan 1, 2016 Launch of my iquilt.com online course!
Click here to watch the trailer and two tips on my YouTube channel.
Click here to sign up for the class from my home page
August 10 – 13, 2016 Teaching at AQS GRAND RAPIDS!
Please come to my classroom and say Hello.
AQS GRAND RAPIDS
My ELEGANCE IN STITCHES
exhibit will be on display!
This is your chance to see
many of my quilts!
September 8 to 10, 2016 WI Quilt Expo Madison, WI
I will offer a Stage Presentations each day.
Oct 14 – 16, 2016 – Joanie’s 3-day Machine Quilting Skill Building Seminar
I am so delighted to offer this special opportunity for you to plunge into machine quilting. Everything I learned from three sessions of my 3-day seminars has been applied to the spring sessions. Here is the new project to learn straight line and free-motion quilting techniques.
Click here to read the syllabus.
Oct 22 – 23, 2016 – 2-day Reunion for everyone that has attended a previous session.