Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Teaching in November

Early in November Cathy and I travelled to Grand Rapids, MI to Smith Owen Sewing Center. I teach here annually and this was our third trip. Many of my students stitch on my projects and it was wonderful to see the progress they had made.
Here are wonderful examples of my 'Flowerbed' quilt. I was amazed at the amount of embellishments on each piece. Susan took my 'Altered Texture' Flower basket quilt class at NEORQC in Ohio and brought her piece to share with all.
Nancy is teaching a class on 'Magnolia' at Smith Owen and many shared their quilts. They are nearly finished and I believe they will be offering 'Mercer Lane' next year.
I taught three classes this year. The first one was the ever popular leaf embellishment class. We stitched with luxurious fibers using wonderful stitched and layering.
The second class was a new class working with circles. It was a great success and fun was had by all.
I also taught my Small Bird 'Altered Texture' class.
It is always amazing to see these little pieces come to life.
On Monday night I gave a lecture at the Light House Quilt Guild in Grand Haven, MI.
We had dinner before the meeting on the lake. This was the wonderful sunset from our table.
Many of the members work in wool and they had a table displayed with some of my patterns that they had made. We really enjoyed visiting with this enthusiastic guild.
This was my last teaching engagement for the year. I am now trying to catch up from a very full and productive year. My dad has been here for 10 days helping us set up a new computer system and working on a business plan for 2011. I completed my 2010 'Crimson Tweed' BOM and now stitching on blocks for the new 2011 'Imperial Blooms' BOM.
The weather here in the Midwest has been very mild and I am hoping to finish putting my yard to rest for the winter this weekend. I then can plan the many quilting projects I have in my head for my new books for Spring Market.
Next week I am flying to Spokane for a few days to visit my family.
Take care


  1. As always, a wonderful new post on your blog. HAPPY THANKSGIVING.
    Lori Delino

  2. Lovely to visit your blog. Have a wonderful rest( if any) Love, Zelda

  3. Your students' work is lovely!! Hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. Incredible work as usual.. I am so jealous of the detail and would like to learn.. Have a blessed holiday,,,

  5. It must be so special to see your students work - a reflection of your skills as a teacher Sue. I am envious that I haven't had the pleasure to be one of those students so will just drool over the photos!!!!!! Take time now to put your feet up (yeah, right!) and have some family time. Ciao

  6. wish you were closer so i could take one of your classes. love the samples made by your students. thanks for sharing. happy thanksgiving.

  7. I love seeing all the pieces that the students make in your classes.
    I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving.


  8. it is to bad that you are living so far away....hope to meet you sometime and take some classes. I love your work!!! Thank you for sharing.