I am very excited that Brewer Sewing has begun to carry my Quilting Jetgirl printed patterns.To celebrate the new offering, Brewer wanted to know more about me, my quilting background, and what inspires my quilting designs. You can read it on their Brewer Inspires blog: Quilting Jetgirl.
Seven of my patterns are currently available. My printed booklets range from 4 to 16 pages, and they are sure to save you some printing ink, so be sure to ask for the patterns at your local quilt store!
Local Fair Quilt Drop Off
For the third year running, I have submitted and dropped off 2 quilts to show at my local fairgrounds. This year I submitted Snowflake Shimmer (in Grey) and The Humans are Dead. I entered my quilts into different categories this year and am curious at how they will be received.
Teaching at Bolts in the Bathtub
I am also very excited to announce that I will be teaching 2 upcoming classes at Bolts in the Bathtub, in Lancaster, California. On Sunday, September 18th, I will be teaching Quilting on Your Domestic Machine. The class is geared toward those who would like to learn to quilt their own quilts with confidence and is aimed at quilting beginners. On Saturday, October 1st, I will be teaching my quilt pattern, Triangle Transparency, which is perfect for all ranges of quilting experience. The detailed course descriptions are below, and if you are in the Antelope Valley or nearby, I hope to see you in one of the classes!
Quilting on Your Domestic Machine
Learn how to confidently finish quilts at home using your domestic sewing machine. The course begins with hands-on basting and machine setup steps, progresses to straight line quilting with a walking foot / dual feed, and continues with all over and grid based free motion motifs. Packed with tips for how to have fun quilting your quilts, I aim to empower and inspire your innate creativity.
Learn how to evaluate fabric choices for transparency overlay and about how the visual relationship between different colors, print sizes, and tones can be balanced in your quilts by working through the Triangle Transparency pattern. Traditional piecing techniques will be explored, with additional insights into precision piecing and how to work with directional fabrics.
I stopped by Bolts in the Bathtub yesterday morning to drop off class samples and some quilt patterns in preparation for the classes. In particular, I had a lot of fun making a whole cloth mini quilt using my walking foot as a class demo, and I’ll share more details about that quilt in an upcoming post.
While I was in the store, I also took an hour or so to create 5 colorway options as examples of fabric pulls for Triangle Transparency. It was hard to stop, but I had a lunch date to keep with my husband. Hopefully the suggestions are helpful and I am really excited to get to share my enthusiasm for quilting, pattern design, and color play / transparency with others starting soon!
If you or your local quilt guild would be interested in having me teach, please reach out to me at jetgirl8(at)gmail(dot)com.