Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Riley Blake Fabric Fest

Big Stitch Quilting Pillow

I will be teaching at Riley Blake's first ever Fabric Fest!  It will be held here in Las Vegas and I am thrilled to be chosen as an instructor at this event. In fact, I am still feeling the need to pinch myself over it.  

I will be teaching two classes:  Big Stitch Quilting and Curved Piecing.  I have been teaching at Quiltique for the last four years and 'Big Stitch' is always one of my most favorite to teach. I will be showing my curved piecing sample in the next couple of weeks. I have some days off this weekend and plan to get a LOT of sewing in so stay tuned.

I am still in a haze thinking that I will be teaching with the likes of Eleanor Burns, Lori Holt (I LOVE her fabrics and patterns) and...NANCY ZIEMAN. 

If you are interested in attending Fabric Fest head on over to the website, registration is now OPEN! See you there!

Fabric Fest Information

Sunday, February 3, 2013


Goals. Since a child, I have always had goals that I would strive to accomplish.   I never had them written down, I never called them "resolutions" as many people would.  I just had these goals in my head that were always there and I would always fulfill them.  Getting good grades, getting a college degree, exploring my creativity, learning a new craft, etc.  I always had them there in my head.  The past few years I feel they have been on the back burner.  

This year I am focusing on myself again; myself and my goals.  Amazingly, some may be coming to fruition.

It is very easy to get caught up in life in the small things that can take you away from the much larger things that may be more important.  This year I am working on the larger things.  I am taking less responsibility in some areas to focus more on my goals.  

Just a thought for today.  Oh and by the way these amazing photos are of my "big stitch" quilted pillow were taken by the wonderfully talented Camille Roskelley of Thimble Blossoms (you may have heard of her :) ).  I can't thank her enough, they are so perfect and they do relate to a goal. 

 One more.  It is nice to know one of my projects has been "Camilled".  Enjoy.