Mark me down as one of the millions who fail at their New Year Resolutions every year!
I think it's been three weeks since I have blogged. "Bad Jenn"
Hmmmm let's see what cool pics i can show you.
The Cat who guards Handi Quilter Wires. If I sit on them mommy can't quilt!
The damage to Jenn's CRV. Still haven't figured out who or what did that. You'll be seeing her pickup for a few days vs the car.
The strawberry I grew with my inside garden thingy.
Oh Looky! Jenn actually has been working on something. Up coming HoopSisters BOM for 2018! Stay tuned for information when I finish. I'm on month 4 of 5 so hopefully by Mid February I will have a start date!
Does that make up for not blogging? I'm not making any more promises to you!
Holy Heck! It's been like a month since I blogged.
Ok. I don't usually do resolutions, but I will try to blog more.
This will be a shameless plug for my Machine Embroidery that starts next Saturday @9am! You will want to take this. It's only one Saturday a month and it's only $12 + supplies. Then you end up with an awesome wall hanging, maybe pillows. The possiblities are endless!
Open to all makes of embroidery machine. You just need a 5x7 hoop to do this project. Call or email me and I'll send you the supply list!
Just let me know by Friday at 5pm what version you need! Check out the Pictures. You will be doing Jan, Feb and March the first month! You don't have to use my colors. I'm an odd duck! lol
Susan Jungerheld has been a professional machine quilter since purchasing her first
longarm machine, an HQ Sixteen®, in 2008. When Handi Quilter introduced the
HQ Fusion®, Susan knew it was the machine for her. Since then, she has added the
Pro-Stitcher® and purchased an HQ Sweet Sixteen®. She loves free motion and ruler
assisted quilting on both stand up and sit down machines, and enjoys combining
freehand and computerized quilting.
Susan has been sewing her whole life and began teaching sewing, piecing and
quilting in local quilt shops. She is thrilled to share her knowledge and experience
with quilters everywhere as a Handi Quilter Educator. Since 2013, she has taught
in many Handi Quilter retail shops in the United States, Germany, South Africa, and
Dubai, UAE. Susan has also been a classroom educator with the Original Sewing &
An award winning quilter, Susan has experience quilting for local quilt shops,
customers, and charities. Her quilting has been featured in McCall’s Heritage Quilts
Made Modern and Quilt Trends magazines.
Before working professionally in the quilting industry, Susan received her bachelor’s
degree in psychology and worked in counseling, education and customer service.
Originally from Pennsylvania, she has lived in several other states, Germany,
and Ireland. She and her husband reside in New York state and have young
Friday, December 1st and Saturday, December 2nd, 2017
The New Amara will be demonstrated!
Friday, December 1st:
11am to 2pm: Stepping Stones—This class is for everyone – whether you’ve never quilted and want to learn, or if you already quilt. This overview covers the step-by-step process, from selecting a quilting design to the first quilting stitches. You will learn how to resize and apply designs, choose batting and backings, baste quilt tops, and all about threads, needles and tension. You will be on your way to finishing your quilts!
Topics Include: *Selecting, resizing auditioning and applying quilt designs *Preparing the quilt top and backing *Batting selection and basting *Threads, needles and tension *Stitch in the ditch and meander quilting
3pm to 6pm: Long Arm Quilting Boot Camp. Does longarm quilting interest you, and you’d like to learn more about it? Or do you just need a review of longarm basics? This class takes the mystery out of longarm quilting by acquainting you with the basic terms, machine features, how to load a quilt, and what you need to know about thread, needles and tension. Handi Quilter longarm systems are user-friendly, come in various sizes for every budget, and are designed by a quilter, for quilters – just like you!
Topics Include: *Definition of longarm quilting terms *Basic machine features *Bobbins, tension, needles and thread *Loading quilts *Groovy boards and pantographs
Saturday, December 2nd:
9am to noon: Ruler Mania If you love precision and consistency in your quilting designs, you will love using design rulers and templates! These handy tools assist in placing designs accurately and stitching them out precisely. Learn to handle rulers and templates safely with the ruler base, and how to achieve accuracy with the markings. The wide variety of Handi Quilter rulers will inspire you to new design heights.
Topics include: *Handling rulers safely *Accomplishing precision and accuracy *Straight line quilting and stitch in the ditch *Right angles and crosshatching *Overview of all shapes of Handi Quilter rulers
1pm to 4pm Creative Textures and Fills
Meandering is the easiest and most common filler for background space – but there are limitless creative design elements to use instead. Come expand your design portfolio by learning the stitch path of a wide variety of creative filler designs. Learn which designs lend themselves best to micro-quilting, and how to use micro-handles for best results.
Topics include: *Selecting appropriate fills to compliment design style *Creating special effects with different fillers *Scaling the fill design size appropriately *Evenly placing and spacing fills *Effectively using HQ Micro Handles
My crafting career started when I was very very young doing crochet. I continued to crochet through the years probably until end of college. I could do anything. I made barbie dresses. I could do popcorn vases. I still have some of the vest/sweaters I made. However, I had not picked up a crochet hook in years except to grab my drop stitches when knitting.
That changed this week. I had to make this cat butt coaster! Several more of these will be made before Christmas I'm guessin. It took less than 2 hours! You can totally customize so it looks like your cat. This one below is Dodger my neighbors cat. I'm going to try to do one of Onyx that has his white neck!
I also long armed two quilts. The new Amara has come in and Dad will be putting together in time for our Handi Classes. See another blog this week! I also have started the machine Embroidery project for the month! How many can I get done in time for Christmas. Why do i wait so long to start on gifts. (sigh)
Hmmmm maybe I shouldn't show you these since I would be breaking the cardinal rule of retreats!
What happens at Quilters Depot retreat stays at retreat? naw! I want you all to see what you missed! Most are finished projects. Guess i should have taken a few of the food, maybe next time! You also missed the dice game for fat quarters!