So wonderful to look out my living room window at green grass and Spring-plowed fields. Although the temps seem to struggle to get above the lower 30s, warmer days are knocking at the door (this said trying to forget the snow showers of a couple days ago!!!!).
This Saturday is 2-sessions of a beginner FMQ workshop that I’m teaching at a Winona quilt shop. I’m amazed at the rise in interest in FMQ in the recent months. I do believe that many realize that a frame-mounted long-arm machine set up is not necessary to do the final quilting stitches and that it might even be an enjoyable process…once the skills are practiced a bit! Anyhow, my bags and materials are prepped and packed, with just some final thoughts needed to present all that I want to share in those 3 (very short) hours of each session. Both sessions are filled with a waiting list besides……future possibilities!
To change gears a bit……. The National Quilters Circle is a new (to me) fab resource for all those who are passionate( or dare I say merely curious/interested?) in the art of quilting and its processes. Their blog, videos and tutorials are more “tools” for the quilters’ “tool box”. Be sure to check it out! You may read more about their mission here. Getting back to the above ‘badge’, they are hosting an on-line competition to nominate your favorite blogs/bloggers in these 7 categories:
• Best Traditional Quilting Blog
• Best Modern Quilting Blog
• Best Quilting Patterns Blog
• Best Fiber Arts Blog
• Best Art Quilts Blog
• Most Humorous Blog
• Best Overall Quilting Blog
The voting runs through April 29th. It’s a great opportunity to acknowledge your favorite blog sites and make new friends! To nominate and vote, just follow the link here. “Bookmark” their blog to keep up with the next phase of the voting, which begins in early May and ends May 15th. I’m sure you can think of one (or two) blog faves that you may want to give recognition to?
Have a great rest of the week and weekend and I’ll see you back here next week with some interesting “happenings” that are scheduled (one, in particular, is NOT quilt related!!!!). Til then, I’m so glad you stopped by!!!! Hugs………………….