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Friday, January 4, 2013

Friday Favorites

This week I am gearing up for my Spring Classes.  I have signed up for an online class with Lisa Call named "Working in a Series."  I have wanted to take the class for a couple of years after reading the posts of  quilters who have taken her course.  She announced there was an opening in her January class just in time for me to hint to my husband that I would love to receive it for Christmas.  Class starts this week and lasts for 10 weeks.

The second class I am taking is an advanced print class at UMA with Karen Adriene. It starts the week after next.  She is a demanding teacher.  Don't get me wrong. She is sweet and pleasant and gives great feedback but she expects you to work your butt off and I do.  I learn so much in her class!  I have already ordered lithography plates and pencils to use in class and my husband Christmas gifted me with copper plates for dry etching.  I have big plans!  Beth's gift of the One Zentangle a Day book I hope will be put to really good use as I etch and print some of my drawings.  Don't you love it when your art interests can all be rolled into one project?

Friday Favorites
A couple of weeks ago I went bloghopping for a week long give-away on 176 sites on the Quilting Gallery. They were celebrating their 5th birthday.  Didn't win anything but I did find a few blogs that were my kind of interesting.

The Textile Recycler caught my eye first because of the title.  I love to shop at Goodwill and have dreams of upscaling linen dresses with dyes and prints.  Then I came across this post on Flea Market Friday.  In the post she uses pages from old books to print, paste, dye, paint and otherwise turn into art.  How can you not love a woman like that?

I checked out Quilt Doodle Doodles. She does a lot of BOM stuff that I am not interested in but she showed how to make a really cute cupcake. The cupcake is a fabric cupcake cup with a pair of rolled up socks and a sucker on top like a cherry.  Really Really cute way of giving sock presents.  I might try it.

I learned about Inklingo.  Have you heard about it?  It seems to be a way of making pattern pices for a quilt so that your pieces are actually the size that you need.  I don't think my current quilting projects need this tool but it was nice to know about it.  On the blog Quilt Obsessions you can see how other quilters use Inklingo.


  1. I love these posts of yours - they're so informative, fun and light. Thanks for doing all the work for us! :)

  2. I think I am getting jaded...I'm just so not a traditional quilter. I feel like standing facing the corner (sniff)


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