Sunday, June 28, 2015

Born at Retreat

Hello everyone, and happy days of summer..........  The Quilting Professor is finally on a lessened, summer schedule.  I am on a 12-month contract, so work goes on, but at a much more relaxed pace.

So - let the sewing kick into high gear ...............

A few weeks ago I went to my first ever quilting retreat - in charming Auburn, CA, with the extraordinary quilter and teacher Cindy Needham.  It was a fabulous four days of sewing, eating, laughing, and relaxing. 

Mostly I worked on that pile of "in progress" stuff - and made some headway, but no finishes...

But there was a START  - ie., to me, it feels like a 'birth', thus the title of this post.

oh my, this is a lot of fun !!!

This linen is a piece of Madeira linen, which has become my favorite.  I found it on eBay.  It was in pristine condition.  It is mounted on a piece of gold Hoffman Radiance. 

Stay tuned for more photos !!

(and yes, I have another one in progress.... no its not finished.....  I just needed a break from it.....)


Thursday, June 18, 2015


WOW - -

Now, you may ask... "What is a Fabric Processor?"

Well - a Fabric Processor does the following:
1.  Assists with fabric shopping and transport;
2. Picks up boxes from the post office, mails squishies and other boxes away;
3.  Washes new fabric, and folds it neatly;
4.  Cuts scraps into pre-set sizes - for me it's 8.5, 5, and 2.5 inch squares.

Wait  - - it does more: 
5.  Enthusiastically "oohs"  and "aahs" about finished quilts;
6.  Transports large boxes and bags of charity quilts;
7.  Helps assemble hanging frames for quilts;
......... and best of all.....

Yep - I HAVE ONE....

Where did you get it??  you may ask...
Did you buy it online??
Did you find it at Joann's??
Did the creative folks at Martelli make it?

awwww, shucks,  I FOUND IT IN MY BED !!!!

yep, it's   DH....  
here are some photos of his most recent work:  cutting scraps into squares

loading up the car for me to go to quilting retreat !

Resting !!!  With Cat, of course !

I think i'll keep him !!
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