Monday, March 21, 2011

Cogs and More Help for Japan

I'm so excited! I've been busy working with a couple of local shops to develop some classes and I'm ready and they're ready.
First up is a class to make the Broken Cogs quilt at Bon Bon Atelier in Westport. It's a 3 part class on April 9, 23, and May 7th. Cogs is an intermediate level quilt, but if you're a beginner, I'll help you tackle it! There will be homework with this class too. Space is limited, so contact Betsy at 816 756 0855 or pop over to her site to register.
I finished the top for the baby version of the Cogs quilt...I think I love it. I'm working on a full/queen size version too! Can't wait to show you that one!

Next up is a Improvised Modern Log Cabin class on April 30th at the Bernina Sewing Center in Overland Park. We'll experiment with all sorts of versions of the log cabin. You can pick one and make your own unique modern log cabin quilt. Call the shop at 913 341 6400 to reserve your space. We're gonna have a ball!

More classes coming later this spring and summer. Reserve your spot today!
June 4 at the Overland Park Bernina Sewing Center - Free Piecing
July 30 at Bon Bon Atelier - Free Piecing
August 13 and 14 at Bon Bon Atelier - Modern Baby quilt (Beginning quilting)

With Love to Japan!
Thank you so much for your support for Japan and the Red Cross. We're over $2000 in donations so far. I'll draw a random number on Wednesday to determine the winner of the quilt. There are many ways to help. Elizabeth is doing the same on her blog with her fabulous Tokyo Subway Map quilt and Merumo emailed me that she's gathered some friends and they are collaborating with their own effort. Check it out and help if you can!


17 comments:

Carol T said...

I love your broken cog quilt. Did you quilt it too or did you send it our?

merumo said...

Your Cog quilt looks farbulous! Lucky someone who can attend to your classes. When I restarted quilting nearly two years ago, that was the time I found your lovely blog and enjoyed some of your tutes. I've been always confused between modern quilting and more traditional quilting with repro fabrics, but as seeing more of yours, I will have to pull out my comtemporary fabrics to play!! Crazy life for sure... And thank you so much for your mention about our raffle. Good luck for everyone!!

Pamela V said...

Will you be publishing a pattern for the Cog Quilt for those of us too far to go for classes?

Pat V. said...

If I lived anywhere near you I'd sign up for the Broken Cogs class in a heartbeat!

A local guild here is putting together a raffle quilt with a crane block -- on my way to pick up the pattern!

Patchwork and Play said...

I agree with Pam..where can us remote followers get hold of a Cogs pattern...it looks wonderful!

Live a Colorful Life said...

I need to take a trip to your area so I can take the cog class!

alternatively, you are welcome to come here to California and give me a private lesson!

Seams Sew Together said...

I too am interested in a Cog pattern, its a bit far from Australia for a lesson. Crossing my fingers!!
Mandy

alioop said...

Hi I've just found your blog - it is fantastic and I love your quilts, especially broken cogs.
Will you be putting out a pattern for this beauty?
I do hope so!

folksmith said...

I also would like to know when and if you plan to sell the pattern for the Cog quilt. Love it!

Marg M said...

I would also like to have a go at making this quilt and unfortunately a trip to America is out of my price range from Australia, so I was also hoping that your pattern would be available for sale :-)

Jeannette said...

Awesome work! I am drooling over the FMF grey & blue seeds though ;-) The pattern looks hard is it pieced or appliqued?

Kim said...

But that's not fair?! I've been patiently waiting for you to release/sell this pattern, and I'm down in Oz - far too far away to attend a class! Please tell me you're going to release the pattern sometime soon, please?

Thanks,
Kim.

Paige said...

I wish I lived closer. I love those cogs!

Lisa said...

Oooh, I love the one with blacks and blues, very striking!

Anonymous said...

I would love a pattern too, as we here in Australia just can't make the class...! Catherine

rubyslipperz said...

I LUV the navy blue background wit the turquoise prints! Yep...that is really cool!

hugZ,
annie

MightyMom said...

this is one of my favs of your quilts.....

great turnout on your help for Japan!!

I wish I could come to your class!