Last summer, I took part in the Merchant Mall at Bernina University in Orlando. Most of the people at the conference were sewing machine dealers and their employees. With my new Design Magic book in hand, I offered the dealers and shop owners a free DesignMagic stencil along with a free project. I was really […]
Archives for March 2011
Find Inspiration in Flowers & Quilting Arts Magazine
How appropriate! I return from my trip to Chapala, Mexico with a camera card full of flower and foliage photos to find the Flower Power issue of Quilting Arts magazine in my mailbox. Looks like I’m ready to go! There are some really great ideas in this issue to go along with my fresh stock […]
It’s Spring in Chapala!
The calendar tells me it is officially Spring, but it appears that Mother Nature has other plans for us here in Minnesota this week. Ah well, it’s still March, so I guess I shouldn’t hold my breath just yet. I’m just back from a wonderful vacation in sunny Chapala, Mexico. Chapala may not be a […]
Paint Stripes on Suede, Make a Zippety Bag!
Hola! I’m in sunny Chapala, Mexico soaking up the warm temperatures and magnificent local colors. One of my dear friends moved down here several years ago and I am finally making good on my promise to come for a visit. After a very long, very cold winter in Minnesota, it is absolutely wonderful to spend […]
Start Simple with Placemat Project
In last Monday’s post, I talked about projects you can make with the Primrose Stencils including the big (huge?) Woodland Flowers Quilt. If you missed it, I also said this was NOT the first Design project I would tackle if I were new to paintstiks or Design Magic. (It’s not a difficult quilt, just a […]