All over and back again!

Hello Friends, I hope you are doing well!  Can you believe we are already in April?  It’s been a hectic year for me, but it’s been a productive one so far.

I was in CA late January and taught 5 classes on domestic machine and feather quilting at Road to CA quilt show.  I made really sweet friends -and want to thank everyone who took my classes.

I also did an Aurifilosophy presentation close to home to chat about all things-Aurifil!  Please feel free to contact me if you would like me to speak to your group about why Aurifil is my thread of choice.  The fact is, I have exclusively used Aurifil threads since 2006.  You may find out more information here.  Here is a picture of me an the other Aurifilosophers from Market at Houston last year.

Two weeks ago, I taught at Piecemakers Quilt Guild in Cumming, GA.  We had a great 2-days working on domestic machine quilting techniques!

We worked on this fun squirrel project solely with threads after we learned the basics of domestic machine quilting.

***I will be teaching again at Quilters Hall of Fame in July!  I hope I will see you there.  Click here for more information. 

***Feel free to contact me as well if you are interested to have me come teach at your shop/guild.

Other bits of fun news… you might have seen this sailboat quilt on the cover of Keepsake Quilting Spring 2019 catalog!

Many of you have written to ask if you could just purchase the pattern.  Unfortunately, the answer is no.  This is an exclusive collaborations I did with Windham Fabrics and Keepsake Quilting.  Exclusive collaborations are a big part of how I make my living.

And as I pull back from magazine work — that means you will see less of my work in magazines this year– I am working to bring my designs and patterns directly to you!  Here is a sneak peak of one of the patterns.

Meanwhile, Miss Baby turned 10, and she is keeping herself and me very busy!  This is her latest completed needle and thread project.  Follow me on Instagram (ivory_spring) for more scoop on Miss Baby’s fiber adventures.

Did I mention to you Miss Baby and I are co-authoring a mother/daughter quilting book?  Yes, we are!  She is VERY excited that she is going to be an author!

Also, some of you have been patiently waiting for my Song of Williamsburg thread collection to ship to stores.  The collection debuted at Fall Market last year in Houston.

This is a collection of Aurifil’s 80 wt that you CAN use to quilt on your domestic machine.  It is cotton, but the threads feel like they are silk.  I have curated the collection to include versatile colors for domestic machine quilting as well as hand applique!

This bird motif will be available as a FREE PATTERN soon — subscribe to Aurifil’s newsletter here for the announcement on the pattern.  This bird motif is inspired by an old bird bottle design excavated in Colonial Williamsburg.

You can now purchase this thread collection at 20% off for $39.99 HERE.

Speaking of hand applique, I have been doing a little of that as well!

That’s it from me this time, Dear Friends.  I am making a point to not be stranger on my own blog!  Do let me know what you’ve been up to!  Take care, till next time.

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8 thoughts on “All over and back again!

  1. It will be lovely to see you back here a little more, missed ya! Hall of Fame? How cool. Your quilting is amazing. Enjoyed the panel QAL even though time didn’t let me play along, but I did learn a lot to try it later.

  2. I love the gingerbread man block! Quilting is often so sentimental, isn’t it? Immediately upon seeing it, I remembered hearing a story from my grandmother’s eulogy, in which the infamous Gingerbread Man refrain was quoted: my law-abiding grandma, for once a free-spirit as she breezed through a yellow light and said, in a sing-song under her breath, “Run run run as fast as you can, you can’t catch me!” As soon as this pattern is available, I must make it.

  3. So happy to see you blogging again. I did pop in to read the QAL, but didn’t have time to participate. I wish you luck as you change directions and hope you can blog more soon.

  4. You have had a busy year so far, Wendy. It is great to read that you are heading in a different direction with your patterns. That’s exciting that you and your daughter will be co-authoring a book. Looking forward to seeing it revealed. Will you be at Road next year too?

  5. You have been busy, dear one! 10! Oh my…how can that be? How very sweet to co-author with your daughter. Love it! We continue to grow and enjoy country living. Our sweet grandson arrives next week. So thankful to God for all His blessings.

  6. Oh Wow! I ❤️ that you have returned. And I ❤️ all that you are creating. I am sew excited to finally get a copy of your Williamsburg Song Bird. It is too sweet. i am also drooling over your FMQ darling little squirrel. He’s way too cute. I’m also looking forward to your ‘Mom and Daughter” book, such exciting time for both of you. Talent and inspiration…. thank you Wendy. 😊❤️🌷

  7. I missed your blog so much, Wendy! If you ever come to teach in the Midwest I will certainly sign up!! I watch for your patterns in magazines all the time!

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