It's Father's Day and I'm thinking that I'm a pretty lucky woman to have a great dad who reminded me today that I haven't posted in a long time. Some times you do things because your dad says you should. He's usually right. This is for you dad.
Can a life be updated in a few words in a blog post...maybe, but probably not.
Some of you know we're moving from Chicago back to Kansas City. Long story, sad and happy all at the same time. I love this city and I'm going to miss it, but what could be better than being close to your family?
We got the condo ready to sell, put it up for sale the day after Memorial Day and low and behold in four days it's sold and I'm supposed to be out of here in 15 more days. It's hard to pack the studio I worked so hard to create, but I have to remember there's a new studio some time in my future.
No, we don't have a permanent place to live. We're moving in with our children, though since they're on tour with the band, for a bit we'll have the place to ourselves. No, they don't want to live with us either.
Since the last post I've...
Traveled to Newfoundland; London, Ontario; Asheville NC, San Diego, CA, Paducah KY, Wilmington, NC, and Orlando, FL
Met and taught so many GREAT people.
My new Craftsy class has gone from 0 to almost 7000 students since the last post.
Packed and unpacked a lot of quilts.
Spent a bunch of time in airports.
Saw my first iceberg.
Taught at Paducah and experienced The Quilt Channel in my hotel room. Yes, they have a quilt channel on TV during Paducah.
Made a few quilts, but haven't had the time to share or write about them. The quilt below is a variation on the Supernova quilt. It's called Radiate and Jessica Levitt sent me this photo of it hanging at Quilt Market in Pittsburg. Thanks Jess!
Had a new book come out that I wrote a chapter for, The Essential Guide to Modern Quilting from Lucky Spool Publishing. I'm proud of what I wrote and the quilt in that book. I'd share a pic, but the quilt is already packed and ready to move. You'll see more of this book soon.
Oh, and I was named the 2014 National Quilt Teacher of the Year. I'm pretty proud about that!
Had a really proud day today as a mom. My youngest son, Jonathan wrote the freestyle music for his uncle and his dressage horse Zenith. If you want to see something spectacularly beautiful and inspirational, watch Nick Wagman and Zenith perform here to music that Jonathan composed. It'll make your day. It sure did mine.
Speaking of kids, I've got two amazing ones and one of the reasons is that they have a great dad.
How did I do, Dad?