The Singing Quilter Newsletter
In this issue:
. Block of the Month announcement
. Katie Pasquini Masopust workshop report
. (Inter)National Quilting Day The Quilt Show
. Fall Colours Quilting Cruise blog
. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Sometimes I think that quilting makes me stupid.
When you spend a lot of the time in your Right Brain creating things, sometimes it's difficult to live in the "real world" again. I've been spending a lot of time creating this month. It makes it difficult for me to get back into Left Brain activities. Like multi-tasking, making dinner, driving....
I had a wonderful retreat with the Spoolboard Quilters - my local quilt group two weeks ago. I was able to finish up two of my Refractions quilts. I came home and had nothing to do! I'm currently trying to decide what the next one will be. Oh, I'm producing a lot of work these days! (But, somehow, each quilt gets more involved and takes more time than the last......) I have to keep reminding myself that it's worth it!
The Katie Pasquini Masopust workshop was amazing. Report below.
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Fall Colours Quilting Cruise
to October 2, 2013
CHECK OUT THE CRUISE CLASSES - just announced!
website has pricing
details and everything you need to know about the booking.
Susan Purney-Mark and I have started a blog to keep everyone
informed about our plans for this next cruise.
What I'm Working On
I'm still working on the 10-quilt challenge with my two friends. I finished number 5 at the Spoolboard retreat last week. It is based on a picture I took while waiting for the ferry in Port Angeles, WA. The reflections on the water took my breath away. I have combined Katie Pasquini Masopust's appliqué technique with my Mock Mola Appliqué. It took a long while, but it was worth it! The quilt measures 42 1/2" x 21 1/2".
I returned from the retreat, having completed two quilts (the other one is "Drawing Straws", the rainbow and white one at the top of this newsletter). Now what do I do? Time to design a new one!!
While I'm waiting, I've started preparing 3/8" hexagons for my next hexie project - I've no idea what I'm going to make, but I have some time to decide...
Our schedule is clear until April 15th in Coupeville, WA. I should be able to get a whole lot of quilting done by then!
In May, we will be doing a "busman's holiday" driving trip to the Yukon and Northwest Territories. I have never been to the Yukon before.
NEW GIGS ANNOUNCED:
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, March 2013
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