Friday, July 5, 2019

Time for a Break

Now that the spring show season is over, it's time for a little bit of a break for the summer.  The Old Broads had a great time at all of the shows, Road to California, Tucson Quilt Show, Arizona Quilters Guild Quilt Show and Quilt Show Reno.  Thank you to all of the organizers for all the great shows. There are some big changes going on with The Old Broads, Lauretta has decided to retire from quilt show vending.  I am so sorry to see her go, but I know that her interest lie in other directions, teaching, designing, lecturing, etc. After thinking it over and talking with my husband, I am happy to say that The Old Broads will continue.  I will be keeping the name and most things will stay the same.  Look for lots of new products and fun stuff to be sure.  I have already done a couple of small shows on my own to see how it goes with just one old broads taking care of things and I did OK, maybe just a little slower.

I have updated my Schedule page so that you can see where I will be teaching and vending.  I taking a huge leap of faith and I'm going to be doing Quilt Festival in Houston this year.  I have a friend that is going to go with me to help.  I'm looking forward to having a great time.

On the lecturing and teaching side of things, I'm having a great time.  I went to both the Northern and Southern California Councils Meet the Teachers and came away with many contracts.  Next year is going to be a busy one.  I look forward to meeting and sharing my quilts with everyone.  I am currently making samples for my new workshop offering, One Block Wonder with Panels.  I'm having a great time seeing how the technique works when using panels and the quilts that I've done so far are turning out great. Since the technique takes seven panels, I'm working on seeing how it works with some smaller panels, this would be easier to work with in a workshop setting  The one below uses the typical pillow panel size of about 18" x 18".

 I just finished quilting this one, which I used a Laurel Burch pillow panel.  I wanted to see if there was going to be enough hexies to be able to build around the smaller panel.  I'm very happy with the way it turned out and it shows that it can be done with the smaller panels and give good results. 

Here's one on the design wall that is waiting to be sewn together.  This one is using one of the Hoffman Wanderlust digital panels.

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