Showing posts from May, 2020

Time to get ready for Holiday Solstice!

We are a week away from the kick off of my second annual Holiday Medallion Mystery Quilt Series!  That is right, just 7 days away. 
I know several of you are still waiting on fabric, but if you are waiting for Fig Christmas II, I'm it shipped this week!  So, fingers crossed, you will be able to get your fabric within a few days of the first clue!
Okay, today I want to focus on getting ready for the Clues.  

Let's Talk Color!  In preparation for my Holiday Solstice Mystery Medallion Quilt Series, I want to give you a few tips on sorting your Fat Quarters, and understanding your color plan, so you know best how to select your Fat Quarters over the next few months.  
So, let's begin categorizing your Fat Quarters into groups, so that I can help you to know when it will be best to use those fabrics.

By the way, if you missed the fabric requirementsor download at my Sew on the Go website (scroll to the bottom of the page).

First Online Class Released and Preparing for Spring Quilt Market

I'm still fighting a bad sinus infection.  Thank you all for the well wishes.  I'm sorry about having to postpone Tutorial Tuesday.  I'm starting to feel a little better, and I'm trying to work my way through my to-do list.
I'm preparing for Virtual Spring Quilt Market, most specifically my School House presentation.  I have a short bit during one of the Studio 180 Design's School House and then I have my own spot on Tuesday, June 2nd, at 12:50pm EDT.  

For my School House, I'm talking to Quilt Shop Owners about selecting Block of the Month programs that work.  I've taken my Marketing and Industry knowledge and Lessons Learned from with working with some fabulous shops over the years.  Plus, some new ideas, that they could think about, in this Covid-19 world.  I think I have some great content and I'm hoping they will tune in.  

New Online Class -Technique Building Series plus a Holiday Solstice update

Whew!  What a week.  So busy.  Unfortunately, there has been more rescheduling.  Plus, we had to cancel our Spring Getaway Retreat, in June.  We had hoped to pull it off, but with the Stay Home Stay Safe orders in VT, we can't host it.  
Then, Fedex lost 6 boxes of my new pattern, Dogwood Lane.  So, I will be launching in next week, when I know it has made it here safely.  I normally offer pre-orders, but with the slow mail, I want to make sure it is here.
I'm running late in posting and sending my newsletter due a packed schedule along with two color classes, yesterday afternoon and this morning.  Due to popular demand, I've offered another class.  Details are below.   
I've also have an update on Holiday Solstice's schedule, below. 
With more and more events being cancelled, many of my teaching engagements have been cancelled.  Therefore, I'm in the process of recording some Online Classes.  They are time consuming to record and …

New Tool, New Classes and a bunch more!

Another week at home, but I've stayed really busy, which I find helps.   I have a new pattern that is almost ready to be launched and one in testing.  Stay tuned, I will be announcing it next week. 
Studio 180 Design's introduced a new tool, the Star 60.  I can't wait to start playing with this tool, my mind is racing already!  In the meantime, it comes with a free pattern.  I have a few tools available for purchase- Shop HERE

ADDED A NEW! Virtual Online Classes

Virtual Class: Color & Quilting 101.  The seats are going fast on these classes!  I have my first one tomorrow.  
I have two time slots you can sign up for:  

Saturday, May 9th - 9:30am - 12:30pm - SOLD OUT
Friday, May 15th - 3:30pm - 6:30pm - Couple Seats leftSaturday, May 16th - 9:30am - 12:30pm - NEW Register: Virtual Class Registration

The Color & Quilting Virtual Class will arm you with the tools and knowledge to build your own color plans for your blocks, quilts and other projects. Learn how to make the …

Join me for the Designer Tips and Techniques Virtual Show

Remember, today is the first day of the Designer Tips and Techniques Virtual Show!
I'm on Facebook Live at 4pm EDT and then I will be on Instagram at 4:30pm EDT.
You can join the Facebook GroupDesigner Tips and Technique Facebook Groupand see all the Video, once they are saved. So, there will be a slight delay for them to be posted. 

Here is today's schedule

May 5
12pm ET   Cherry Guidry
12:30pm ET Janellea Macbeth 1pm ET Jen Frost
2pm ET Teresa Weaver
2:30pm ET Jo Westfoot - The Crafty NomadJo Westfoot - The Crafty Nomad
3pm ET Becca Fenstermaker (Pretty Piney Quilts)
4pm ET Michelle Renee Hiatt
4:30pm ET Margaret Willingham-Eye of the Beholder Quilt Design
5pm E…

Fabric tips and more!

How is everyone doing?  I'm hanging in there.   Everyday,  I try and find at least one silver lining to this whole thing.  I joked earlier this week that at least I've used up all the unsalted butter in the house that always seems to multiple during the holiday shopping.  LOL!  I always pick up double the butter I need, since I never know if I have enough butter for baking.  But in all seriousness, there are positives out there, we just need to focus on those.  

Like you, I have some good days and bad days.  With a lot of events continuing to get cancelled or postponed it is tough.  However, it is forcing me to attempted some more of my business stretch goals.  

One of those stretch goals is to start hosting virtual and online classes.

Maybe you are asking what is the difference

A virtual class is a real-time, interactive class, that is scheduled and attended within a specific time frame, via zoom.  

An online class is a recorded class, that you can subscribe to and attend to whe…