I’m Back from Festival and Ready to Get to Work!

This year has been such a whirlwind for me! Like so many others in the quilting industry, the pandemic really interrupted our work flow and it’s take a bit of time to get back on track. I’ve travelled here and there this year and looking forward to a full travel schedule again in 2023. I’ll be vending at QuiltCon in Atlanta in February and teaching nationwide again which I’m really looking forward to.

I’m excited with the response that Stitchy got in the Benartex booth quilt market last month. Right now I’m working behind the scenes to finish up patterns and kits to represent everything shown in this photo above. I know folks are especially clamoring for kits of the star quilt shown here, so as soon as all of that is ready, I’ll let you know! I took lots of video as I made these beauties, so I’m excited to get back to sharing on my YouTube channel soon!

I also had the most amazing time teaching at Quilt Festival last week. It was my first time ever attending this show, let alone teaching and it did not disappoint. I pretty much lived in this hallway the entire time, teaching on wonderful machines provided by BERNINA. One of the great things about attending a huge show like this is that you don’t even have to bring a machine – how cool is that??

However, I was soo busy teaching that I didn’t have time for too many photos. But I brought the family along for support and my daughter was able to snap a few “action” pics in my quilting workshops.

My students were fabulous and eager to learn and I get a lot of joy teaching others my “perfectly imperfect” quilting methods. Whenever someone leaves me a glowing evaluation, it makes me feel warm & fuzzy inside – so thanks to those of you who say such kinds things as “this was the best class ever” or “I learned so much!” It really makes my day!

On the show floor during preview night, I was able to visit with the folks from Arrow Sewing. I loved how they had my Christa Cabinet and quilt blocks prominently on display. That’s been very well received, too!

I’ll end with these great shots of my hubby and daughter. They really enjoyed viewing the quilts while I taught and it was fun hearing about which quilts were their faves. Usually I travel alone, so it was such a nice treat to have company this time around.

Until the next post, happy quilting!

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