Saturday, January 15, 2011

Tree of Life Quilt

I fell in love with this quilt. It's out of Edyta Sitar's book Friendship Triangles. The quilt is square - honest - it's just the perspective of where it is hung. I would have to be 7 feet tall to get it to show correctly. I made it out of my stash of batiks and used Eleanor Burns fabulous Half Square Triangle Ruler. It has raw edge appliqué - which I didn't stitch down until I loaded in on my longarm quilting machine which was great because I was able to save a step and I did not have all of that extra stitching on the quilt.

I will be teaching this quilt at The Country Quilter, starting February 26th

Check out my teaching schedule for more upcoming classes.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Exciting News for 2011

I would like to take this opportunity to wish you a Happy New Year and all the best in 2011.

There has been quite a bit happening in our household of late. New challenges and opportunities in 2010, and many more to come in 2011.

As many of you know my husband Sam and I have been toying with the idea of retiring in British Columbia and in the past couple of months this idea has come to fruition. On December 3rd we put in an offer on a beautiful lake view home in Summerland, British Columbia and to our delight the offer was accepted. We are both looking forward to having coffee on the deck overlooking the vineyards, orchards and Okanagan Lake to watch the morning sun come up over the mountains. Life does not get any better then this.

The move is not planned until the summer as our daughter is to graduate high school in June and then she plans on taking the Nursing program at UBC Okanagan.  

My quilting machine will be moving with me to British Columbia and I have a new studio especially waiting for me – very exciting. I will continue to offer my quilting services and have had many requests from my customers in the Ottawa area to mail their quilts to me for quilting. I am in the process of setting up mail order quilting. So please stay tuned to my Blog for further updates.

In the meantime I will be quilting up to the bitter end....The movers will need to pry the machine out of my hands.

In celebration of the New Year and our new home I would like to offer a discount of $25.00 to you on your next quilting project booked by February 15th, 2011. Please call or email to reserve your spot.

It’s been a pleasure and honour to quilt your quilts for you and I hope to be able to continue to do so in the future.

Thank you for all your support.