Thursday, November 15, 2018

Fun at the Houston International Quilt Festival - 2018

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Fun at the Houston International Quilt Festival - 2018


I had a blast working with Reen from Embroidery Garden at the Houston International Quilt Festival last week! We were easily found under the AllBrands and Brother "umbrellas"!

This was the 2nd year that Reen invited me to work with her at the fest!


 And this is the 2nd year we had a blast!

I spent a lot of time working on the Brother Dream Machine 2.  I learned a lot and created and stitched out a ton of designs, thanks to Reen! Below are just a few that I designed and stitched!



Reen taught many classes on the Design Center of the new top of the line machine...
The Luminaire Innov-is XP


We were next to Brent Taylor from Durkee Hoops, and Mike John's of Mama's Boy booths again this year! We also were neighbors with Scott from Hot Fix Fabrics They were all fun neighbors!  
Look at the size of that Durkee hoop!

Angela Wolf was also there! It is always great to see her!

  
I got to spend some snippets of time with many, many people...The talented Earlene Stalks and Barbara Douthat Chatelain were just two of many!

I had the pleasure of running into and meeting Vivian Varble of @_stitchesandseams_who I knew of from the weekly sewing show, "That Sewing Blab".  She is a fun, sweet sewist!

Everyone had fun!  Look at all the great smiles!



I got to see Sonja again this year! Sew fun!




Reen taught this young lady how to design and make her own luggage tag by using the Design Center on the Dream Machine 2 in just a few short minutes!  That smile says it all!

I've known Karen Pharr for many years, but we only get to see each other at sewing events! I was thrilled to see her!

Views from above!
The event was on the 1st floor of the convention center.  These photos were taken from the 2nd floor!  I think they give you an idea of the expanse of the space!  You definitely need a good pair of walking shoes!







Reen made Angela a "fish" Christmas Stocking! How adorable!



Wow! Check out Reen's blinged out Event Badge Pouches these ladies made!  Sew Creative!











And what would the Quilt Festival be without antics!
This was my runway walk! HAHAHA!

 More Antics!



Massages!  Ahhh!
 I wish we'd done this on the last day of show!
  We had a blast, but we were tired!

I hope you enjoyed this mini-tour of the 
Houston International Quilt Festival!


Happy Endless Sewing!


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Monday, November 12, 2018

Virtual Sewing Classes

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I am thrilled to say that my very 1st 
is under my belt!

Thanks to Lynee Urban of Story to Media and her sister!
I call them The Sister Team!   

Although we had some challenges and a few bloopers (some of them just may surface on social media later), we learned a lot while working through them and I'm very happy with the results! Of course we will take what we've learned - as well as all feedback to improve future classes!

We are having SEW much fun! 



Lynee worked diligently to create my logo for the classes, she established a website, does countless hours of  filming and editing, creates intro and outro videos, responds to technical questions - mine and the students! And that's just some of the work she does!


Her sister, Marcey flies in to work with her on the filming and editing!
These two ladies are truly a powerful team!
My sewing space has become a filming studio!  
And I love it!


This is the finished garment for Course #1
It's a fit and flare ponte knit dress, which could also be shortened to a top or tunic.
Sewing with knits was just one of the techniques that I taught in this class!


And now we have begun filming Course #2! 


The 2nd course is a woven top that features bust darts, set-in sleeves and a cute keyhole opening in the back!



 I offer several tips and tricks as I'm working through each segment.
And I add at least one bonus video during each course.

My classes are for all levels of experience!  Course # 2 began on November 5, 2018.  
Yes! It's up on the website!

 Click here to register for the Membership Program or a Stand-alone Course!  
Hope to see you there!


Happy Endless Sewing!

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