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Wednesday Night Live!

Wednesday, March 2nd, 2011

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Join nine C&T Authors this evening (March 2, 2011) on the C&T Wednesday Night Live online digital lounge!  Click the photo to go to the C&T blogsite and learn more!

We will be discussing our upcoming workshops in the world-famous Empty Spools Seminars, held annually at Asilomar Conference Grounds in beautiful Pacific Grove, California.

If you are new to the online digital¬†format, it is a live, interactive online chat room ‚Äďwhen you log in, you will set a name for yourself, and you will see the presenters talking on their web cameras (one at a time). You may enter comments throughout the evening, and at the end, post your own web site or blog address for others to see and write down.

See you tonight online at 6pm Pacific Standard time! (link: World Clock Time zone converter to locate your local time)  Following the event, you may also watch the recorded event; I will post the link when I know it!

Road to California Quilt Show

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

Tomorrow will be a big day! I am heading up the road to Ontario, California! What is in ONTARIO,¬†you ask? The big Road to California Quilt Show, of course! No, I am not teaching! WHOOPEEEE! I get to be “one of the girls” and attend a workshop with Melinda Bula.¬† Her work is lovely, and I am only taking a 1 day workshop to learn her technique.

The Ontario Convention Center is a big beautiful place with a view of the nearby San Gabriel Mountain range (on a clear day). We are predicted to have rain so it might be stormy. See you there!

January 15th¬†¬† FOLLOW¬† UP!¬†¬† The workshop with Melinda was relaxing and creative play time! I enjoyed the day away, and the quilts at the show were PHENOMENAL. The dense quilting was particularly amazing – I feel like an amateur compared with these master¬†quilters! Click on both slideshows for a peek at Road to California, and Melinda’s work on YouTube.


Click to play this Smilebox slideshow: 2010 Road to California

Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum Featured Artist

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

My work has been on exhibit at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum in Golden, Colorado this autumn. On October 11, visitors gathered for an afternoon with me, talking about quilts and getting reacquainted with friends! See the highlights, below:

Click to play this Smilebox slideshow: Rocky Mtn Quilt Museum
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Autograph Party – Book Signing

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

Quick Star Quilts Book Signing

Mark your calendars! The participants for Quick Star Quilts & Beyond will be signing the book for all customers at Quilter’s Paradise in Escondido, CA.

What:  Author & Artist Book signing

Where: Quilter’s Paradise in Escondido, CA¬† map

1451 Montiel Rd # 140
Escondido, CA 92026
(760) 738-9677

When: Sunday, March 8, 2008    from    1 pm -4 pm

Additional Activity:¬† 5th¬†San Diego Quilter’s Run¬†‚Äď a multi-shop “hop” with special prizes

See the quilts from Quick Star Quilts & Beyond on display, and meet the artists who created them! Many of the artists will be present to sign your book!

Road to California

Sunday, January 18th, 2009


Wow! What a terrific show! I just returned from Road to California in Ontario (east of Los Angeles). My friend and fabulous machine quilter, Janet  Stuart and I entered our first quilt collaboration into the show, and we were awarded 3rd place!

The quilts at Road to California were spectacular! Janet and I were proud to be accepted, and humbled to receive an award from the judges. The award winners are listed on the Road to CA website.


Working under a short-term deadline, the quilt was originally designed in 2006 to feature my Timeless Treasures Textural fabric line.¬† The large quilt’s appliqu√© took longer than expected, and¬†was not displayed in the fabric booth at Market that year.

Cheri's Crystals boothMy favorite reasons to visit a quilt show: 

  • Viewing¬†spectacular quilts¬†inspires me¬†to take time and add special touches to¬†my own quilts
  • Meeting friends ‚Äď quilt shows are¬†reunions between hundreds of quilters!
  • Shopping at the vendor booths¬†‚Ästtreat yourself to new gadgets, fabric, patterns and tools!
  • Watching demonstrations of new products.
  • Refreshing your imagination with new colors, patterns and ideas.

I had a great time with friends Cheri Meineke-Johnson and Janet Stuart as they worked in Cheri’s Crystals¬†booth. Cheri sells beautiful Swarovski crystals that are applied with a special heat tool to fabric. Her award-winning quilts with quilter Linda V.¬†Taylor are gorgeous!

Lois Smith, USA¬†‚ÄĒ Christine Porter, Bristol, England¬†‚ÄĒ Pam Holland, Australia¬†

APNQ – Association of Northwest Quilters – QuiltFest 2008

Friday, August 8th, 2008

What a great weekend in Seattle! I taught 3 classes for APNQ 2008 QuiltFest in Seattle at the Washington State Convention Center. This was the first time the APNQ show offered workshops, and it was lovely to see the other instructors РI crossed paths with Anita Shackelford, Diane Gaudynski, Yvonne Porcella, and Jean Wells. I missed meeting other instructors Daphne Greig, Shar Jorgenson, and Rosalie Dace (from South Africa).

The convention center was a lovely facility! My dear friend Kathy Butler joined me, and we had a nice visit during the QuiltFest. I missed another friend, Charlotte Rogers but did visit with Jane Moxey, the producer of my new DVD. Here are some photos of the weekend in Seattle!

A highlight of the trip was visiting Pike Place Market! (Click on any photo to see it larger. Click the new photo once again to see it full size).  Kathy and I treated ourselves to a gigantic specialty dipped apple from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate factory Рa Granny Smith with caramel, white chocolate, dark chocolate, peanutbutter & crushed nuts. We would cut off small slices and savor the wedges for dessert!