The Singing Quilter Newsletter

March 2011


In this issue:

s    We're going to Houston!

s Quilting Cruise class pictures

s Upcoming tours

s What Cathy is working on now

s "Stitched" documentary
      using Cathy's songs

Cathy Miller and her husband John Bunge, of Victoria BC Canada travel the world singing songs about quilts, quilters and quilting.  For further information, visit the website at www.singingquilter.com. Or email them at cmiller@nucleus.com.

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Greetings!

Tomorrow evening John and I will be on a plane to Sydney Australia. He's having a "non-birthday" this year, because, as we fly over the International Date Line, we'll skip the day.  A bonus year, for him.  I'll be blogging about our travels, as usual, as we go.

We've spent a glorious four months home, and have been very busy.  John has been booking our tours, and you can see where we'll be going and when here.

I've been working on a new quilt for my brother, class samples for the Caribbean cruise, writing the Singing Quilter Songbook (including all the stories), and planning my veggie garden for this summer.

Would you like to see more stories in these newsletters?  More tour tales?  More pictures? Let me know!

 

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Quilters of the Caribbean!


This is a picture of my "Parrots of the Caribbean" class sample

Join Cathy and her friends Susan Purney-Mark and Daphne Grieg
from Patchworks Studio
on Holland America's ms. Noordam
January 13-23, 2012
Round trip from Fort Lauderdale

The pictures of our class samples are now on the website!

Details on website: http://caribbeanquiltcruise2012.weebly.com/index.html
 


Houston Quilt Festival

Are you going to Houston this year?
We'll see you there!

From November 2-6 we'll be at the festival.
Come and visit our booth, attend our concert (Friday 5-6pm) or take a class with Cathy on Sunday morning!

Yes, for the first time, I'll be teaching at Houston, bringing my very popular "Mock Mola Applique" class to the masses!
I'm very excited about this opportunity.
It's been a couple of years since we had a booth at Houston,
and we'll be attending with the new CD and (if all things go according to plan) a new SONGBOOK!

 

What Cathy is working on now:

s The Singing Quilter Songbook is proceeding apace!  All the stories, scores and photographs have been sent to the artist for layout.  I'll be proofing things via email, and we hope to go to press this summer!

s I've just finished a new quilt for my brother.

s While we are on tour, I'm hoping to complete my little hexagons - currently called "Insanity"!  FINALLY, after 3 1/2 years!

 

Upcoming Tours:

March-May 2011:  Australia & New Zealand.

March 21    Adelaide SA
March 26    Dongara WA
April 2         Darwin NT
April 8          Ipswich QLD
April 12       Brisbane QLD
April 16       Bairnsdale VIC
April 18       Surrey Hills (Melbourne) VIC
May 7          Jamberoo NSW
May 12        Wellington NZ
May 17        Rotorua NZ

June 3&4 2010:  Port Coquitlam BC
June 9-11 2010: Panguitch Quilt Walk Festival, Panguitch Utah
June 20&21 2010: La Habra CA
June 23&25 2010: Flagstaff AZ

August 26-28   Association of Pacific West Quilters, Tacoma WA

September 16/17 European Patchwork, Ste Marie aux Mines, France

In October we'll be in Ontario Canada (Orangeville, Kingsville, Newmarket and Barrie)

November will see us at the Houston Quilt Festival (Nov 2-6), Pleasanton CA (Nov 12&13) San Mateo CA (Nov 16) and Elk Grove CA (Nov 17).

For details on any of these performances, please get in touch, or visit the website where there are contact addresses for each performance.

Stitched - a documentary about quilting

Two of my songs will be used in this new documentary film.  The filmmakers followed three art quilters for a year: Caryl Bryer Fallert, Hollis Chatelain and Randall Cook, as they prepared to enter quilts into the Houston Quilt Show.  The will be using "100 Ways to Hide Your Stash" (from "One Stitch at a Time" cd) and "You Just Might Be a Quilter" (from "Little Crazy Quilt" cd). I'm in very good company here - Ricky Tims has also contributed music to the project. See a short clip of the project here.  The film will be released in April of 2011.

Thank you for reading this newsletter.  Feel free to share it in its entirety.  If you have any suggestions of things you would like to hear about, please get in touch at cmiller@nucleus.com .
Cathy Miller, March 2011