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Dear Quilting Friends,
Grab a piece of paper and a pen. It's time to start making your lists - both for quilt shows to watch and quilt classes to take. Read on for more info.
This is the cover of my first book. It was published in 2010. It was such an exciting time for me to actually have my quilts in a book. I just never thought this would happen. To promote it, my publisher, Martingale, arranged for me to do a taping on "The Quilt Show". In my opinion,it is one of the most prestigious on-line quilting shows. I was so excited as I packed my bags and headed to Boulder, Colorado for the taping and to meet the world famous hosts. I dragged my quilts as well as 2 of my friends with me! That day, I became part of their family and now I am thrilled to be able to share all of their shows with you to celebrate International Quilting Day on March 19, 2016.
The Quilt Show (www.thequiltshow.com), the web TV show hosted by Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims, will "open" all of its shows from the first seventeen series--that is, from show 100 through show 1713--for the entire weekend of March 18 –20. That means that—for three special days—everyone will have the chance to view these 221 shows, featuring some of the quilting world’s leading artists, for FREE.
I appeared as the featured artist in show 811. If you didn't have the opportunity to see this show the first time around, now you'll have the chance to see it—and so many other terrific shows—at no cost in this unprecedented three-day offer.
In addition to being able to binge watch the shows featuring so many famous quilters, there is also a contest with over $11,000 in prizes featuring a Grand Prize of a Bernina 570QE - my favorite brand of sewing machine.
I hope that you'll share this information with all of your quilting friends. It's a fantastic opportunity to enjoy three days of learning and fun without leaving your home…all for free. Really, it's free - no strings attached!
3 Day Quilting Getaway
Also, this summer I will be returning as a teacher to the Mid Appalachian Quilters, a 3 day retreat at Mt St Mary's College in Emmittsburg, MD. It's not far from Gettysburg, PA. I'll be teaching 3 classes. This retreat is full immersion quilting, living in the dorms and eating and stitching with many other friendly quilters.
I'll be teaching 3 classes - silk applique, my Convertible Backpack and hands on fabric dyeing. I love spending so much time with my students and so many other talented teachers.
It's a great price for a bunch of great classes. Registration begins this Saturday, March 19, at 9:00AM. Don't hesitate. Some classes fill up fast.
The website is: www.maqonline.org
Do something nice for yourself. Expand your creativity tool box. Watch a show or sign up for a class. You won't regret it.