Date: 05-16-2007, 12:53 PM (1 of 1)
Hello everybody, it's good to be back with you again. It is a cold, drizzly day here in Halifax with low temperatures and dark cloudy skies. Where the heck is the sun may I ask.
NEW QUILT SITE:
For all those quilters reading this, I have found a new site right here in the Maritimes. There is lots to see including a list of quilt stores, longarm quilters, instructors, guilds and more. Take a look.
Valerie Hearder to offer Art Quilting workshop in Mahone Bay
Collage: Fabric Constructions
September 17 – 19, Registration deadline August 27, Mahone Bay Centre, $270.00 includes 3 lunches and welcoming reception. Materials extra.
Move outside the traditional quilt grid to the spontaneity of free form collage design. Participants learn to look for design cues within the fabric, which allows the fabric to lead the design. Using mainly fusible appliqué techniques, this workshop is a fresh way to look at the design process and encourages participants to trust their own artistic vision and intuition and work in a highly spontaneous way with the fabric. Participants will complete several small compositions based on an architectural/shrine theme before starting a larger wall hanging of their own design. Valerie’s new book “"Points of view: Landscape Quilts to Stitch and Embellish" will be out this September.
NEW FABRIC SITE:
Thanks to one of my members here on the site I can post a new Canadian fabric site. They carry quality 100% cotton fabrics of all types. Fine corduroy, flannel, waffle knits, fleeces and notions along with patterns, etc. Check it out for yourself.
Have you noticed the Cotton Ginny stores this spring. Their cotton tees and tanks are made with certified organic cotton. In the past year they have saved almost nine swimming pools worth of chemicals from going into the environment. They use only cotton that has been grown without chemicals of any kind. Doing their part for the environment.
Have you ever seen the Herrschner site. They are much like Mary Maxim in my opinion. Sometimes they will have some awesome stuff on sale. See if there is anything you like.
Sandra Betzina will now have a monthly column in Sew News called Sewing Solutions. I always enjoy what she has to say, even if I don't follow her advice.
MY SEWING ROOM:
I have just begun to sew up my linen capris and top. I had to make a new ironing board cover. I washed the old one and it shrunk considerably. Why I don't know. I used cold water and line dried it. Anyway, now I have a nice, clean cheery looking board that almost makes me want to iron. NOT!!!
I ordered some blue bamboo jersey from Wazoodle for jammies for myself. This jersey is very light weight and comfortable. At sixty inches wide I only bought two yards.
Yesterday I picked asparagus and chives from hubby's garden. They were part of last nights dinner, yummy too. I do wish the weather would warm up a bit, it is quite chilly for this time of year. Until next week, feel free to contact me here.
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Enjoy your day and happy sewing.
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