I have been super busy this year. Donna Morrell and I vended for Studio 180 Design at three quilt shows (Port St. Lucie, the Villages, and the AQS show in Daytona), and Rick (my husband) and I vended in Panama City. Then Donna and I were off to North Caroling for CI Training with Deb Tucker and the Studio 180 gang where there are lots of minds dreaming up new design techniques and patterns. The team of Certified Instructors has grown, and is such a fabulous group to work with. I can’t wait to try out all the new techniques! So it’s been a whirlwind.
I have also been finishing up a few quilts for new classes. Pictured are a couple of fun quilts that make a Snail’s Trail using the Square² ruler. Sarah Furrer added corner beams to her design, “Filigree“, giving it a diagonal flow. I made mine with Aboriginal fabrics which are unique in color and design. I can’t wait to quilt it. Pam Goggans was the designer of “Lemoyne Trails“, and added Lemoyne Stars to her Snail’s Trail blocks. This one I made in those beautiful batik fabrics.
My very supportive husband installed a hydraulic lift on my long arm to adjust it to a more comfortable level for my back. This also allows me to lower it when I want to sit and do some fine work. I love long arming, but it can be really hard on one’s back. I also bought new leaders to put on my machine, and I purchased a “Centering Tape”. We will see if this helps to keep my quilts squared. I’ll keep you posted.