Archive for the ‘Quilt Shop’ Category

Quick Diamond Extravaganza Workshop!


Tuesday, June 12th, 2012
Quilt display at Creations

Jan's Quilts with Striped fabric

My blog has been quiet for a while…. because I am working behind the scenes! I am preparing for a workshop in Kerrville Texas at the fabulous CREATIONS Quilt Shop, to be held July 8-10, 2012.¬† Their blog and online shop tour is just a tantilizing glimpse into a shopping adventure!

Creations Quilt Shop

The 2-1/2 day retreat in July (come join us!!) will be held in the Main House next door to the quilt shop, a fabulous retreat center designed and built by the owners of Creations.

The Main House, Creations

Our workshop will cover different concepts and cutting techniques specifically using striped fabric, and strip-sets that can mimic printed or woven stripes. Students will design their own project after experiencing the techniques utilizing their favorite method.

The first time I stepped foot into their fabulous classroom, I was head-over-heels in love with this facility! Beautiful work spaces for 24 students!

Creations Main House classroom

Upstairs are different bedroom suites, each with its own theme and private bathroom facilities. Owners Julie and Kathy say: “There is room for everyone to be doing something at the same time!”

Click here to read all about the Main House, and add it to your personal BUCKET LIST!

cut striped fabric

Grab your striped fabrics and register for the workshop! See you in July at the Main House!

Autograph Party!


Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

ARTIST APPEARANCE and AUTOGRAPH PARTY!

Date:    Sunday, March 28, 2010 

Where:  Quilter’s Paradise, 1451 Montiel Road, Suite 140, Escondido, CA 92026 

Time:    1-4 pm 

Click for directions 

Come visit with quilt designers whose work is featured in my new book Quick Diamond Quilts & Beyond! 

Quilt artists featured:

  • Betty Alofs¬†
  • Anna Mae Bach¬†
  • Kathy Butler¬†
  • BJ Coopes¬†
  • Frances Cunningham¬†
  • Jan Darnell¬†¬†
  • Carol Gilbert¬†¬†
  • Jacqueline Lacey
  • Lee Olson
  • Nancy Rowland¬†
  • Jane Sassaman¬†
  • Cindy Stearns¬†
  • Suzanne Taylor¬†
  • Patricia Votruba
  • Amy Wazny
  • Pat Wolfe
  • Julia Zgliniec¬†

Machine Quilters:

  • Faye Collingsworth
  • Sue Mezera¬†
  • Jill Miller¬†¬†
  • D‚ÄôAndrea Mitchell¬†
  • Carolyn Reynolds
  • Lois Russell¬†
  • Janet Sturdevant Stuart
  • Marita Wallace¬†

I look forward to seeing  you on Sunday for our Autograph Party!

Teaching in Montana


Thursday, February 19th, 2009

I traveled north to teach in Montana – what an adventure in February! Brrr! My hostess, Karen Vosen picked me up at the airport in Great Falls, and drove me to her home town in Havre, MT. We stopped and saw the sights along the way, which I am sharing in a travel log. The most interesting things I saw were the great big open sky, the wide open prairie of eastern Montana, river ravines, historic Ft. Benton, and two great quilt shops! Ok, here is a peek at the day!

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!

Luella’s Quilt Basket – Redondo Beach, CA


Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

I had the pleasure of teaching the South Bay Quilter’s Guild workshop in Luella’s Quilt Basket¬†classroom. What a great shop! Visit Luella and her staff when you’re in the South Bay area! The shop is easy to find at 1512 Aviation Blvd, Redondo Beach, CA – just watch for the huge quilt blocks painted on the building!

Back Porch Fabrics – Pacific Grove, CA


Monday, November 3rd, 2008

I love to visit quilt shops on the road. While it isn’t possible to review each and every shop, here is a glimpse into a favorite shop in the Monterey area – Back Porch Fabrics¬†in Pacific Grove. (photos courtesy of Jeanne Mills) Feast your eyes!