Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Winners and More

Will the following people please raise their hands? Or maybe send me an email( with your mailing address.
what a neat idea! would love handwritten labels on all my quilts.
What a fabulous way to transfer text. I am itching to have a go! Please include me in your giveaway
I'm excited to go check out your pattern! I love your quilt. :) I am also so excited to try the transfer sheets! I am just starting out with free motion quilting, and it would be great to practice words! (Especially because then I can put my baby's name in her quilt when I finish it up!) Thanks for the chance to win some!
I would so love to try this...
Oh, I love, love, love your quilt! 
And I'd love the chance to win the Saral transfer paper! It's been on my list of things to pick up.

Congratulations to all of you! I'll have your sample packs out faster than you can start contemplating how much fun it would be to transfer and stitch the entire text of The Declaration of Independence.

I've got more to share with you all today. First off, has anyone else noticed that they are potentially reading this post along with 1000 other folks. Today I reached the 1000 followers mark and there's just something thrilling about that. To those of you who are new, welcome and I'm glad you stopped by. To those who've been here for a while, hey, it's nice to see you again.
May is looking to be super busy. This Sunday I'm teaching a nearly sold out workshop for the Austin Area Quilt Guild all about Improvisational Piecing. I've been designing and making these type of quilts for almost as many years as I've been making quilts. I'm going to be basing my class on a sidebar I wrote for Fresh Quilting titled 10 Ways to Love Improvisation and to help illustrate some of those ways I've been making a few sample blocks. Here's a little peek at one of the blocks that I got so excited about I decided to quilt and bind it.
Seeing as the workshop is this Sunday and I still have a couple other block samples I'd like to make, I don't think I'm going to let myself get that carried away again.
I am also teaching this workshop at CREATE Mixed Media Retreat in Costa Mesa California, May 18-22. My Thursday, May 18, workshop is sold out, but the Friday, May 19, Improvisational Piecing workshop still has space available. And, if sunny California is not your thing then I'm also offerring this workshop at CREATE Mixed Media Retreats in not-so-sunny Chicago on Thursday, August 25.
Also, while I'm in Southern California I'll be teaching 3 other workshops at The Sewing Party in Laguna Hills.
Add to that a wee little talk I'm giving this coming Monday evening to the AAQG monthly meeting and I'm looking at a May filled with a little more than some flowers or pilgrims for that matter (don't say, huh? If April showers bring May flowers, then what do May flowers bring?)
So, if one of you 1001 folks happen to be at any of these event, please let me know. We'll work on our secret handshake.


Jeni said...

My goodness, you are going to be busy! Those classes sound so fun! I love this new quilt! I can't wait for school to finish up so that I can create some projects from your new book! :)

em's scrapbag said...

I would love to attend one of your workshops. I so admire your work. Good luck with your busy May! Your quilt is lovely!

Amber said...

oh my goodness - that quilt is gorgeous...and I love the circle quilting...makes the pieces look curved! Lovely!

Faith said...

I am SO excited you are coming to Chicago! And Lisle - that's where I live!! I seriously could not see straight when I saw your link and was looking for your class. :) Raise your hand if you're a groupie - that's me! So, I signed up. I will be in the front row. Can't wait!

Jen of ReannaLily Designs said...

Wow, that is exhausting! Congrats on all the travel.

GroovyMoonChild said...

Love love LOVE the string quilt!!! Is super awesome!

Kathy said...

any chance you'll be teaching on the eastern seaboard in the near future?

Anonymous said...

1001 and counting!
Thanks -

Esch House Quilts said...

Congratulations on reaching 1000 followers and on all the wonderful teaching you'll be doing this month!

Rachel said...

Mayflowers .... hehehe good one! Sounds like a busy month. I wish I was close to any of those places so I could stop by and say hi. Hope you have tons of fun.


Hi! My name is erica. Would you be my friend? said...

I love the bright, happy colors in that!

Poppyprint said...

Darnit, no matter how I try to convince myself otherwise, I'm pretty sure that winning comment is from 'other Krista' (as we affectionately call each other!).

1001 followers - wow! Good luck with your hectic teaching schedule. You'll be brimming with inspiration by the end of all that (or passed out on the couch!).

emedoodle said...

I'm seriously thinking of signing up for your class (and yours alone) when you're in the Chicago area... we'll see how the money situation is. lol. I've reccomended a guild friend to your classes though, she loves dying her own fabrics! Hopefully you'll meet her and become friends and then we could all go out for coffee. lol. :)

I love your samples by the way; they're way cool!

Lucia said...

What a fun busy schedule!

I wanted to comment on your "1000 followers" remark to say that you have many, many more readers than that. I read your blog in Google Reader and when I click the "details" link for your blog, it shows that you actually have 2,579 subscribers. How about that! Anyway, just wanted to mention it.

Krista said...

you are busy!

I am happy to say that I am the winner who "loves, loves, loves" your quilts and is so excited about that paper. I'll email you my address. Thank you!!! I'm super excited.

suemac said...

Maybe this will give me the incentive to join the Austin quilt guild. I have not done so yet. I think I am going to cut my pieces for Stitch and Bricks this weekend.

billyetoussaint said...

How beautiful. I love to piece but I'm very slow to quilt. Your circular quilting illustrates (in a way that words cannot) how much quilting can enhance the feel of a quilt.

Merete said...

I really love your book and these quilts. And Im wondering how you are doing the circle quilting, cant seem to see the beginning and end.... are you wuilting before you assemble them?