1. Resolutions

    by , 01-03-2012 at 09:33 AM
    Well, I have failed my first resolution of the year. My 3 year old hand applique project is still sitting untouched beside my chair. I did search for a thimble - does that count? My other resolution is to eat healthly but that doesn't count as it is an annual promise. I work full time for Pellon so I am justified in the delay.

    I am preparing for the Road2California show in Ontario, CA beginning Jan. 19th. A lot goes into the preparation of being a vendor at large shows. You shop ...
  2. Self Promotion

    by , 01-02-2012 at 10:45 AM
    Hello Quilters,
    Growing up a Norwegian Lutheran in the Midwest and in my time I was constantly reminded to never be prideful. Bring back memories? So fast forward to my late 20's when -at long last- I learned how to make quilts. I became quite good an hand piecing and quilting and then applique. And so, like many of us I began to share my love of the art with others, then began to teach, then shared my work in patterns. Fast forward to then having a book published by C&T. To me having ...

    Updated 01-13-2012 at 05:56 AM by PatriceJ

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  3. 2012 in Quilterland

    by , 01-01-2012 at 10:47 AM
    Everyone knows what a UFO is. How many do you have? I have plenty. Three years ago I started working on a marketing team. We developed a new line for independent shops and long armers.

    My sewing time was halted. I am not complaining as I do love marketing and I do love the products. I have had the opportunity to meet folks who were not in my cirlcle of instructors and authors. I had been teaching traditional quiltmaking for many years prior to joining the company.

    I write ...

    Updated 01-13-2012 at 06:01 AM by PatriceJ

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  4. Mixing our Hobby with a Profession

    by , 12-31-2011 at 11:28 AM
    How many of us blend our talents between our favorite hobby and an occupation? I have been fortunate for many years in mixing both worlds together. I learned to quilt in a place and time where tradition ruled us all. I dove into hand applique and hand quilting and loved hand piecing with a passion [still do]. I was a baby quilter in the midst of some very talented folks who went on to become leaders in the industry teaching, designing fabrics and writing books and running major seminars. So, I ...

    Updated 01-13-2012 at 05:58 AM by PatriceJ

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