Early in the year my trunk show of Hexified Panel Quilts took off like crazy. By the end of November I had given my talk and showed my quilts to 16 guilds across Kansas and Missouri. More are schedule well into 2018 and a couple into 2019, and new invitations keep coming in. This is so exciting!
|A room full of HandiQuilter Sweet Sixteens with 2 quilters per machine!|
|Yep, teacher credentials hanging around my neck!|
|My advanced class students with their free motion projects!|
|Working on assembling rows and sections at a Hexified Panel Quilt workshop|
|Janice showing her completed Peacock Hexified Panel Quilt|
|Kay brought her patriotic Hexified Panel Quilt for show & tell after my trunk show|
|Ellen brought her completed Hexified Panel Quilt top to share during another class|
|Susan's Hexified Panel quilt was made from fabric designed by her friend Nancy|
|Contessa in Diamonds|
|Garden Rendezvous Reimagined|
A huge honor that happened this year was to be selected as one of 28 quilters from across the US and around the world to have their quilts featured in One Block Wonders of the World, a new book by Maxine Rosenthal and Linda Bardes (2017, C&T Publishing). Two of my quilts--Wanderlust: Paris in Spring and Poppy Explosion--were selected, shipped to California where they were photographed, and in October my copies of the book that I had pre-ordered arrived. Not only were my quilts in the book in several places, but Poppy Explosion is one of three quilts featured on the back cover!
|Before I had no sisters--now I have 4!!! The three in Kansas are Linda, Lora, and Liese, here with me and Les standing in front of the quilt he made before I knew him. It was the perfect backdrop for our wedding reception.|
|Les (right) presenting his brother Lon with his Quilt of Valor|
More exciting things are in the works including making samples and becoming a featured quilt artist. Stay tuned for more adventures in 2018! I promise I'll do better in keeping up with the blog, even if it's just a quick note once a month.
More snippets from the sewing room soon...