The Singing Quilter Newsletter
In this issue:
. Magazine Giveaway! Quilter's Connection
. Fall Colours Quilting Cruise blog
. Trilogy Christmas CD
. Upcoming gigs
. What I'm working on
Cathy Miller and her husband John Bunge, of Victoria BC Canada travel the world singing songs about quilts, quilters and quilting. For further information, explore the website at www.singingquilter.com. Or email them at email@example.com.
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This is a short newsletter this time. I really want to tell you about a magazine giveaway that I've got going on my blog and Facebook page. You have two days left to enter your stories of your FAVOURITE quilting destination in the world (whether or not you've been there). I will be giving away two magazines for the best stories, one on each place.
As the tempo of life picks up, approaching the holiday season, I hope you are still able to stop and smell the fabric. Here's wishing that you and your family and friends have a safe, healthy and joyous season.
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Trilogy - Two Thousand Years of Christmas
Are you looking for some different seasonal music this year?
Can't stand to hear the same old carols over and over again?
Between 1994 and 2001, my friends
Eileen McGann and David K and I toured a show called "Two Thousand
Years of Christmas".
It has become required holiday
listening in many households, and we still get emails every year to see
if we're touring the show again.
The CD we recorded is sold out, but, thanks to modern technology, it is still available as a download.
Listen to samples of the songs and order your copy here.
What I'm Working On
. We have a long stretch home now, and it's a perfect time to learn some new techniques. I know myself well - especially how good I am at procrastinating. Even in songwriting, I do my best work when I squeeze myself into a challenge, or deadline. So I have invited two very good friends (one painter, one potter) to join me in a group challenge. In a year and a half, we'll put on a public show and offer our work! Our show will be called "Refractions: Mud, Brush and Needle", and each of us will create 10 pieces for it.
Here's my second small wall hanging, thanks to a picture I took and the book "Fabulous Fractures" by Brenda Esslinger:
. I just tried something new: quilt repair. John is singing with the Gettin' Higher Choir these days, and he was talking with another of the bass singers, who said he had two quilts made by his grandmother, both in need of repair. He brought them over and I agreed to repair one of them (the other was in much worse shape). They are both mostly woolen "utilitarian" quilts, not meant to last forever, but they are important to him, so I did my best.
Now there aren't any holes in the top, the binding has been replaced, some new batting inserted, seams repaired, and it has been re-tied in places. It's not beautiful, but it should last a few more years. I enjoyed doing the work, mostly because I know much having those memories around will be appreciated.
One more gig this year:
December 14 VICTORIA BC Deep Cove Folk Club 7pm
Our next scheduled gig is in April in Coupeville, WA. I should be able to get a whole lot of quilting done by then!
John continues to organize our huge tour in 2014, again around the perimeter of the US and Canada. The confirmed gigs are up on the website already. He has just confirmed our very first appearance in West Virginia for June 2013!! We STILL haven't sung in Mississippi or Arkansas. Help!
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© Cathy Miller, December 2012