Saturday, August 30, 2014

Come to the Caribbean with Me?!

I'm happy to announce that I'll be teaching for World of Quilts Travel next summer on their Quilt Cruise for a Cause. In addition to being an amazing destination—the eastern Caribbean—it will be a fundraiser for Leukemia and Lymphoma Research. 

The faculty lineup and classes look terrific. The other teachers are Linda Pumphrey, Rob Appell, Margie Ullery and Veronica Cox. I'm in good company.

I'm very excited to be teaching several new classes, including...



Achoo! Adorable Hanky Quilts


Get those vintage handkerchiefs out of the drawer and into a beautiful little quilt for your home. Learn to creatively combine hankies into an attractive small quilt for wall or tabletop. Add vintage lace, embellishments and borders plus a facing to finish. This class is loads of fun and very creative, and does not require a sewing machine. 


I've made several of these quilts and they are so much fun. When I do my "100 Small Quilts" lecture, these quilts get the most response of any pieces I bring. 


This one has a Valentine's theme. I was born on Valentine's Day so it has a special place in  my heart.

Besides the handkerchiefs, you can add bits of lace, old doilies, buttons, beads, charms and crocheted edging. Sometimes you can find old tatting to include.


Here's a closer look. Everything is attached to the base fabric by hand but it's very forgiving—totally relaxing and enjoyable!

I'll save the other classes for separate posts. Please consider joining me on this trip. It's going to be sew much fun!





Monday, April 16, 2012

Stacked thread video

This video shows how a stacked spool should feed the thread (or unwind) from the side. It should rotate freely on the spoolpin.

video

Friday, January 13, 2012

My new grandbaby


This is my new grandbaby and my son-by-marriage, whom I adore. The tiny one is just about the sweetest gurgliest little guy on earth!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Newbie Doll Quilt Swap Boot Camp

The next best thing to the Doll Quilt Swap? The doll quilt swap for newbies boot camp! Got my partner assignment today--she sounds way cool! And she is from the same town as my son-by-marriage, I've even been there! I'm headed to Fancy Tiger this weekend to pick up some specific fabric that I know she loves and I know they have in stock. Watch here for pics-in-progress!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Hoping for Doll Quilt Swap 9

Sew very excited! I have submitted my sign-up for the Doll Quilt Swap 9. Hopefully they'll let me in as a "newbie." Just began posting on flickr so that may be a factor. If it's no-go this time, I'll need to start posting regularly on flickr now, so that maybe next time will work.

It's funny because I'm new only to the swap itself. I've been sewing for 40 years and quilting for 25 but I am so inspired by all the new, young talent in online groups. It's invigorating!

I work in the quilting industry and I love my job. It's a little piece of Heaven!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

What's a Sewjourn?

I'm Diane. My blog will cover all of my sewing and some of my journey. So it's my Sewjourn. Or maybe I should have called it Sewjournal. Mmm, not as catchy.

Holiday preparations are in full swing. It's late afternoon on the 24th and I just decided on one more handmade gift for my daughter. I should be able to pull it off in a few hours.

My son is in Mississippi with his dad. I miss him! My daughter and her husband come tomorrow. Then we'll drive to Nebraska and cook dinner for 70 people on Sunday in honor of my dear sweet Dad's 90th birthday. It will be a GREAT day!!!