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Oct 17, 2017

HOOP QUILTS workshops Now Booking 2018!

Oct 17, 2017
Pin It Hoop Quilts Workshop Graphic JPGHOOP QUILTS are going on the road!  If your guild or shop is interested in hosting a HOOP QULTS WORKSHOP, I am now booking lectures and workshops for 2018.  I've spent most of 2017 making lots of Hoop Quilts, now I'm excited to share this mini quilt alternative with you.  It's a super project for trying something new, without having to commit to the time and expense of a huge quilt.  Want to HOOP it up with me?

WORKSHOP:  HOOP QUILTS Workshop (7 hours with lunch break) Break out of the Block!  HOOP QUILTS are a super way to turn a mini quilt into something unique and go ROUND.  Choose to make your Hoop Quilt in any of the 3 different sizes using large embroidery/hand quilting hoops.  Add as much quilting and embellishment as you like by hand or machine, and then finish the piece by wrapping the outer ring of the hoop in fabric.  A fast, fun and fresh project.  Charm pack and scrap friendly! Cost: $600 for 20 students.  $25 each for each additional student.

Download a Flyer for the Hoop Quilts Workshop

**Events will be asked to pay hotel/airfare/mileage/meals where applicable.  I am based in Columbus, Ohio and am willing to drive about 3 hours.  A 3 hour drive will require a hotel.

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Oct 2, 2017

Chocolatier Block of the Month Club #10 (Argyle Hourglass Blocks)

Oct 2, 2017
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Chocolatier Block of the Month Argyle Hourglass Blocks Are you ready for the rainbow?  Month 10 of the Chocolatier Block of the Month Club is available for the making! This month we are moving onto making some of supporting blocks that help give this quilt it's WOW factor.  Now hold up, before you get started, I have to share the good news/bad news for the month.

The Good News:  We are in the last few months of the BOM.  We're done with the LeMoyne Star and are making complimentary blocks to supplement our array of sampler blocks.  We have two patterns left before we assemble the quilt top for Month #12 of Chocolatier!

The Bad News:  We have A LOT of work ahead.  This month begins the ramp up.  We have 8 Argyle Blocks to make this month.  They are not tough - hourglasses (see video tutorial if needed).  They are definitely a bit more time consuming when you increase the quantity we need to make.  Don't worry about keeping up.  Just work at your own pace.  This quilt will be beautiful when it's done!

Fabric is Cotton Supreme Solids by RJR Fabrics for my version of the BOM.  Find my color selections listed here.

SHARE with US!  I'd love to see what you make.
There are several ways to share your participation in the BOM.  I hope you'll join in the fun of quilting along online with us.
#chocolatiersampler on Instagram
Gen X Quilters' Pattern Shop Facebook Group

**A yearly subscription to Chocolatier BOM is available here.**
When you purchase a subscription, an Introduction Guide AND all the current block patterns to date will be emailed immediately upon payment.

Feel free to join in the fun with us anytime throughout the year.  For all the details on Chocolatier, go here.

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Sep 20, 2017

Listen to Leah Day's Podcast: Episode 29 with me and Hoop Quilts!

Sep 20, 2017
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Recently I had a chance to sit down and chat with the uber-talented Leah Day for her podcast.  Leah even surprised me with her in-process version of a Hoop Quilt, which was great to see.  Leah put her own spin on the Outer Ring Fabric with strip piecing - and I love to see even more ideas for making Hoop Quilts unique.

Check out the podcast if you have a chance!  We talk all about Hoop Quilts, the Block of the Month Clubs, quilt alongs and some more chatter about running a creative business.  For some reason, we couldn't get my Skype video to work, so where Leah's podcast usually has video along with it, ours is just audio.  Sorry!  We spent almost an hour trying to trouble shoot it?

Find all the info for the podcast here at Leah's website.

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