Thursday, September 24, 2009

On A Mission

This is my new sewing machine. It is Innov-is by Brother Sewing Machine. It's really wonderful. I haven't been writing on the blog because I have been getting to know this machine.
It seems like it can do everything. It is easy to thread and threads the needle by a simple push of a knob. It can sew regularly, then turn around and embroider. It has some great large decorative stitches that can be used to quilt. I have found myself on it well into the night.
Next month I have a quilting workshop at the West End Public Library. Bring sewing machine or sew by hand. Saturday October 10, 2009 12:30 P.M. Reservations are requested. Space is limited. West End Branch Library a part of Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System 525 Peeples Street SW 404-752-8740 All Programs are Free and Open to the Public
I also have a Mosaic Tile Workshop planned for Saturday October 17, 2009 at the Arts Exchange. I'll post more info later.
I also have a video on Youtube. My journey as a quilt artist.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

40% Off Quilt Sale

As much as I love having quilts all around me, they eventually become quite a challenge to store. So this month, I am attempting to clear out. It seems like a good time to purge and get ready for the holiday season.

July was a real whirlwind for me. I opened it with a few quilts for Bastille Day hosted by the French Club here in Atlanta. I wasn't there but I heard that it was a greatly attended event. Then I swished off to the Ebony Stitchers Quilt Exhibition at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center. That was big for me, since I was the featured artist. Being the featured artist is a wonderful thing if you have all the quilts ready. It proved to be a big challenge but I rose to the occasion.

We set up the Birmingham Library Exhibit at the same time of the Ebony Stitchers event and planned to go later for Artist Reception. Then the National Black Arts Festival and the Brown Sugar Stitchers Quilt Show happened simultaneously. it was impossible to be in two places at one time, so I missed one. I had quilts everywhere. That was the beginning of the clue that I had a really large inventory.

I rushed off to Birmingham the week after NBAF, I planned to put up pictures immediately after but pretty much passed out from all the exhibits. But now I am back. The next big thing- Quilt making workshop in October at the West End Library and this big September Sale. Don't miss it. See what's on sale at