The Singing Quilter Newsletter
In this issue:
. A Whole Lotta Students' Work!
. Lyrics to "Done is Better than Perfect"
. Your opinion on a new class
. Upcoming gigs
. What I'm working on
. A New Song Idea
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Happy Spring, from Virginia Beach,
Virginia! Welcome to all the new subscribers from our recent
performances in Florida, South Carolina and West Virginia.
We continue to roll back spring as we now head north. We've seen bougainvillea further south, and even roses. As we drive north, it's like spring is rewinding. The leaves get smaller, the late spring blossoms become early spring blossoms, and all of a sudden we're seeing daffodils and cherry blossoms again! I love this - it means we get a very extended spring. But lots and lots of pollen, too......
We've finished the Florida part of the tour, and the temperatures are starting to drop as we head north. I'm hoping the snow disappears in the Great Lakes area before we get there (and I'm sure everyone there would like it to go soon too - it's been a very long winter for them!). I've written a lengthy blog about my thoughts on the places in Florida we visited.
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First, the class in Houston, Texas in March. We were in Quiltworks in Cypress, which had TWICE as many chairs as necessary, and everything we might have left at home available for purchase. (It's very challenging, teaching in a quilt shop - the temptations!) Here are a few of the pieces done that day in class - check out the website "Classes" "Students' Work" to see more.
When we got up to Morgantown West Virginia, a couple of my Notan students from last June brought their pieces to show me. I love it when people do that! They turned out great.
I taught a
Mock Mola class in The Villages Florida. Very enthusiastic class
and lots got done during the day!
On Amelia Island I taught
another Mock Mola class - here's what they made.
I taught three classes that
week. In Tallahassee, there was both a Mock Mola AND a Notan
Beautiful work, everyone!
What I'm Working On
Now that the Refractions quilts are over, and we're back on the road, I'm back to working on hexagons! That's all I'll be doing until we get back home in June.
I have an idea for a new vest for myself, though - made from one of my Notans, pictured below. Also, I've picked up a new commission from our friends in Gainesville!
Apr 21-22 Fallston MD
Sarnia ON (Mock Mola class and concert)
Amherst NS (concert)
That's it for this tour! John is currently working at filling in the fall tour back to Ontario.
I've got an idea for a new song about hand quilting called "I'm a Rocker". I'm NOT a hand-quilter, so I'd appreciate hearing from those of you who ARE. Here's one story I'd like to fit into the song.
At a demonstration of hand quilting at a local fair, a man was heard to say to his companion: "Oh look! They even find things for the handicapped women to work on!" (because, presumably, he couldn't see their other hands underneath the quilt!)
Have you got any stories about hand quilting? I'd love to hear about them!
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© Cathy Miller, April 2014
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