Archive for February, 2011

Happy faces

Thursday, February 24th, 2011

A fun group of 24 smiling ladies  took the Teacher Training course in Paducah, KY last week. Here we posed for the traditional group picture. Should you get the chance to visit our Paducah store, you will be greeted by Jeannie. She IS the front row (circled) and is the store manager.

It was time to begin with a little instruction…

and then a lot of sewing. Its pedal to the metal.

They happily concentrate on Demo in a Bag for Tossed Nine Patch.

Eight pointed Stars go up on their “bulletin boards”. The Stars will be used as a sample in their own teaching experiences.

It was special to have Ingrid Wirebjer in class. She designed the Orion’s Star Quilt…we’re proud it is such a successful book.

Classes take place above the Paducah store. It is fabulous space sectioned off for sewing, lectures and meals. Perhaps you will join us for a future Teacher Training class at either our San Marcos, CA location, or in Paducah.
Sew Cal Gal recently attended our San Marcos Teacher Training and wrote about it on her blog.

Delectable Mountain On a Delectable Mountain

Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Often in winter Julian, Ca, a mountain town, gets it’s share of snow. Recently though, on a bright and sunny day, ladies from the Julian Women’s Club gathered  in my Koala Studio to make their Opportunity Quilt for the July 4th drawing.

The pattern selected for 2011 is the Delectable Mountain, so fitting of our own “delectable” mountain.

We began by making some important fabric decisions.

In no time at all, it was show and tell time. Several mountains were sewn with charming results using my new fabric line “Perennials”.

Janet is perplexed. Does that ever happen to you?

In just four hours time, we had three rounds done. Wow!

Watch for our finished quilt.