Dear friend of KISSed Quilts,
It happened!! Nancy Cargo's quilt - 24 Karat Rondure --that I designed and was involved in the construction and quilting, made it to the American Quilter Society's Paducah Quilt Show. This is AQS's grand daddy of quilt shows.
I've created a shared album on Google Photos which includes some videos too. Enjoy. Be sure to click the 'i' on the photo (upper right) so that the information/descriptions show up to the right of each photo as you scroll through. I've added category/name/maker and prize if applicable.
Welcome to all those who might be new to our monthly newsletter list. I enjoyed meeting you during the recent WSQ Greater Spokane Area Shop Hop!
Did you get to Odessa last weekend and take in the Fronen Steppdecker, Odessa Quilt Club Show and Spring Fling? I took a few photos, mostly quilts I made or quilted for customers, but there were also a few I just thought were beautiful and captured on my phone too. I've created a shared album on Google Photos --be sure to click the 'i' in the upper right corner so you can see the information that I do know about the quilt.
On Sunday I'll be teaching at a virtual retreat hosted by My Quilting Loft in Troutdale, OR -- from the 2nd edition of my book: You Can Quilt! available on my website.
Lots of additional inspiration for projects with the blocks in the book can be found at www.skillbuildersampler.com. Who is ready to take a series of classes using this book? I'd love to add you to the list so that once I'm moved into our new shop space we can organize a regular series of classes to learn the skills taught from this book either in person or online.
Books are available in print (retail or wholesale) and as a PDF download.
If your local group, shop, guild would like a class, please ask!
Local Sew-in options include -- May 8, May 15-19. -- please RSVP.
May 15-19 will be a like a mini-retreat locally in Grand Coulee. If you'd like to participate --please let me know as we will have limited seats. This will be a 'work on your own projects' style retreat --an opportunity to come together and sew!
June 1 - Row by Row Experience starts with the theme of 'Summertime'. I've designed for four shops that all coordinate together --can't wait to show it to you! Watch my social media (Facebook and Instagram) for previews coming by mid-May. Quilts can be turned in starting July 1 -- so you've got a month to get your quilt finished before trying to be the first at a participating shop to win a stack of Fat Quarters! Free patterns will be available June 1 - August 31 and kits will be available at the shop or for purchase online.
Kimberbell - Summer Nights
- a 1 day Machine Embroidery Event - VIRTUAL
Happening mid-June ---reply to this email to sign-up
You can do it at home or come together for a 'social sew'.
Buy additional $100 in Kimberbell product for exclusive bonus CD.
Want a formal class ? -- let me know what you'd like to learn and we'll organize it!
I'll be closed May 11: 11:30-1p and the afternoon of May 25. Please call if you're coming from a distance.
Your online orders are also much appreciated! Please don't miss new products outlined below.
New Products -- EeziGrip rulers!
The latest Country Register issue locally has started the 3 part pattern - Simple Dutch Windmill - that I designed. You might find it in other issues across the US and Canada. There are five sizes included and a variety of coloration options. If you'd just like to get the whole pattern now -- you can purchase it here.
1/2 oz 2 oz
Ruler Magic -- in two sizes -- if you need to give your rulers a little 'tackiness' this is a great way --just apply and let it dry until clear.
I've also added a few patterns --Hugs and Kisses (Cool Breeze), Dark Side of the Moon (printed pattern only) and a Free download --Zig Zags on the Lake.
Here is a 14 FQ Bundle of Modern Love --get them now!
Hope to see you soon! Thanks for reading.