On April 25th I shared Clue #2 for a Mystery Quilt I designed using EQ8 with Heart of the Land Quilters. November/December meeting will be the reveal meeting. I will post all the variations quilters sewed in their Mystery projects. I’m encouraging various ways to design you own quilt or quilted pillows, table runners, or wall hangings along the way. 21 quilters have started this journey. I’m excited to see how many are inspired to follow the Mystery to completion.
On April 26th I went to the Palace Theatre with my daughter, sister, and niece to see Mamma Mia. It was a fabulous night to enjoy the talented singers and performers.
On April 28th I taught the free motion class for completing the collage quilts. It was fun and educational. Here’s a few photos of collage quilts ready for free motion quilting.
My hubby and I are taking “social dance” classes in Sharon, Vermont. We enjoyed learning a new talent on April 29th.
On May 3rd I taught another collage quilting class with the Squanicook Quilters in Pepperell, MA. Once again, it was fun and educational. Learning to work with Mistyfuse, choosing the right batting for your quilt and learning to free hand cut and free motion quilt is fun when done with friends.
Two questions arose…
#1 Does starching fabric affect how Mistyfuse clings to the fabric when applied? I’m not sure, because I haven’t starched my fabric before fusing the Mistyfuse to the wrong side of my fabric. Have you? I’d love to hear from you, an expert with experience fusing starched fabric.
#2 Does the new Non-stick needle from Schmetzneedles.com make any difference when stitching Mistyfused fabric? I found that the “gum” ball didn’t appear on my needle once I changed over from Steam a Seam light to Mistyfuse.
I made two twin-sized quilts. Here’s a photo of them folded on my couch. One is for a boy and one for a girl. Both with a buck theme.
I ended this two-week period with attending a conference by Dr. Allen Hunt from Dynamic Catholic. It was called, “Passion and Purpose for Marriage.” If Dr. Hunt ever offers this conference anywhere near you, please go. You will not regret it. My hubby and I listened to 3 talks with great connecting stories and principles to take our marriage to the next level. There were engaged couples there, lots of couples married for several years and two couples married over 50 years. Praise God!
If you know anyone getting married, share this link to a Marriage Preparation Inventory tool.CLICK HERE
I was awarded a Triple Crown Award in Toastmasters in April. This requires completing three awards in 1 year. This is the second time I’ve achieved this award. Toastmasters had been helping people to become better communicators and leaders for over 90 years. In May of 2018 a new program called, Pathways is starting. This will help communicators learn to produce webinars, podcasts and much more. The technology portion of communicating effectively is the main difference from the original projects to this new approach. If you would like to improve your communication skills, go to Toastmasters.org and look for a club near you. I believe it is the safest place to fail and get back up with even better ideas.
I hope you will share your talents with me, too! I love to be inspired by others.
See you in two weeks…lots in process.