If you attended this years Academy of Applique, held at Kingsmill Resort in Williamsburg, Virginia (February 27-March 4, 2017), I think you will agree with me when I say that an absolutely amazing time was had by all! I was fortunate enough to have a great bunch of eager students in both of my classes, so, of course, the days flew by. A few of the students almost finished their project by the time the class was over! If you dream of stitching all day long (who doesn’t?), being fed the most satisfying breakfasts and lunches, and getting to know some fellow hand-appliquers, then please consider attending next year’s Academy. Seriously, it is the place to be! Class schedule is available August 5, 2017 and Registration begins on September 4, 2017. It is never to early to start planning 🙂
You are now able to purchase the patterns and/or kits for both of the projects I taught at The Academy. You can check them out on my website Simple Bird Studio. These 18″ x 36″ wallhangings are the first two in a 12 part series that celebrates my love of lovely flowers and fancy vases. The remaining 10 patterns will be released every couple of months on my website.
Also, some of you have been asking if Bed of Roses will be available again as a BOM. The answer is yes. Yes! You have from now until June 15, 2017 to sign up for this BOM on my website. Block 1 will ship out on July 1, 2017. The fabrics will be the very same ones that I used in my quilt below. I still cannot get over the machine quilting that Rose Bell from Fancy Feathers did. Check it out!
And here is the entire quilt before it was quilted. Yummy!
Also….I am temporarily taking down the patterns for “To Everything There Is A Season”. I would like to tweak the patterns a little before I add them back to the website. I promise, it won’t take long 🙂 I will let you know as soon as they are available for purchase.
And last, but not least, I am almost finished Block 7 of the current BOM (I must confess I am running a little behind schedule). We are stitching 9 blocks from Sue Garman’s “Friends of Baltimore” and putting those blocks together using the setting for Baltimore Squared. I cannot wait to see this quilt finished!
I will post a picture of the finished block in a day or two (probably two!), but for now, I will leave you with this photo:)
Til next time…..