HtbaS – Episode 278

This week I catch everyone up on the big news from the past couple weeks, from meeting and taking a class from Bonnie Hunter, finally revealing the East Cobb Quilters’ Guild raffle quilt, launching our pattern line July 16 both online and at Red Hen Fabrics in Marietta, GA (stop by 11-2 on the 16th for cake and to submit questions for our live taping later that day), and when I’ll be at QuiltCon East.

I’m teaching an Aeroplane Bag class on July 23 at Red Hen Fabrics in Marietta, GA.  The shop should have sign-ups open soon if you’re nearby and interested.

Here’s me being mildly smug about sitting next to Bonnie during an impromptu show and tell session during our Blue Ridge Beauty class. Yes, I sat in front of the class like the big nerd that I am.

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And here is the East Cobb Quilters’ Guild finished raffle quilt!  The drawing is June 10, 2017, and you can purchase tickets remotely from our raffle coordinator Claudia at ecqgrafflequilt at gmail dot com.

Finished ECQG Quilt

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8 Replies to “HtbaS – Episode 278”

  1. You all did such a gorgeous job with the raffle quilt! The photography rocks, too! I look forward to seeing you and Lynn at Sew Pro and you’ll make a great addition to my QuiltCon class! It’s always nice to have familiar faces in class. 🙂

  2. Beautiful raffle quilt. Glad the extra effort to reveal it in June payed off :-). Bonnie’s classes are always informative and fun. She is a very engaged with the group she is teaching. Glad you and your table mate were on a roll and having a good time. I wish I was going to be in the Atlanta area for the premier of your patterns and your Aeroplane class. I had registered for that class and have all the materials from when you taught it at the AMQG and I got sick and couldn’t attend.

    Lots of exciting things happening for you and Lynn and I am happy your hard work is moving you to your ultimate goal. Hope you managed a lot of sewing and some rest over the holiday weekend. Happy 4th of July!

  3. Hit send to soon! Have you red “The Rook” by Daniel O”Malley? His sequel “Stiletto” has just been released.

  4. WOW! Your hair is getting really long! How are you liking it.

    Trust me when I say to just take the tuffet class and buy the finishing kit. Some of the stuff is pretty specialized and the teacher (Robin Koenig, who I would highly recommend) showed us some tuffet fails that were really sad because of the work involved. There is no doubt in my mind that you can do the tuffet with out a class, but your life will be so much pleasanter.

    I am really pleased about all of your good news. I have thought everything you get done is manageable,but with the added quiltmaking company, I am back with those who don’t know how you get it all done. I know why your finishes haven’t been big lately (totally understandable). Good luck on the pattern launch. I will really be thinking of you and wish I could be there.

    I would also recommend the murder/spy/WWII series called Maggie Hope by Susan Elia MacNeal. The first one is called Mr. Churchill’s Secretary. I liked #5, Mrs. Roosevelt’s Confidante a lot, but I think it was mostly because they didn’t have to deal with rationing, which gets a little old. I am sure the English felt the same way at the time they were enduring it.

  5. I loved the raffle quilt from the moment I saw it, but hearing your explanation of it made me love it even more. I hope it brings in lots of cash for your guild! I’ll be looking for mention of you and the show in Bonnie’s blog….how exciting!

  6. I love the raffle quilt. It is such a creative and unique design! I can’t wait to see your patterns when they get released. I too, have put it on my calendar. I can totally relate to stress related gas. Boy howdy. Just ask my kids. 😀
    I wish I could go to the meetup at QuiltCon. But unfortunately we have a senior in high school who is applying to Yale and Rice and so, extra money for travel… well there isn’t any. If they do it in SLC, all you Twilters can come see me.

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