Friday, March 15, 2013
Quilts, Classes, and New Techniques!
Wow! I can't believe how busy I have been since Christmas! Last year, I had a bit of a slow down in February and March, and then got busy again in anticipation of graduation. This year, I have had quilts coming in very steadily since January. I had one customer call me in January to get her name on the list for four graduation quilts. I have one done, and am waiting for her to finish and get the other three to me. My business has been increasing at a very pleasing rate for the past year or so, but the more busy I get doing quilts for customers, the less time I have to work on my own projects. In order to take a break and relax a bit, I keep my grandson every few weeks for a couple of days, sign up to take whatever classes that are offered through my quilt guild in Grand Island, and teach some classes over at the Quilters Cottage in Kearney. I started a club using the Civil War Legacies book and new reproduction fabrics that mom has been ordering in for the shop. We have only met once, and it was a lot of fun. I am looking forward to the next meeting in a week.
Yesterday, I took a class with Lynne Hagmeier from Kansas Troubles. It was so fun! We used techniques from her book, Loose Change, and I am excited to try some more as soon as I get the chance. Her layered patchwork with raw edges is a fun new idea that I have never seen before, and it uses precuts, which makes it even more simple. I highly recommend the book! As soon as I finish my two projects, I will take pics and post them. I finished a table round in two hours, and almost finished a table runner in the morning class! Quick, easy, and fast! Just what a busy woman needs!