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 will be loaded with tons of content that you will be able to watch again and again.  If you've enjoyed my Bloom series, these classes will be similar, with modules for each step.  There will be a charge for these classes, as that is how I make a living, however they will be worth it!  I promise. 
Timeless with a Twist - Technique Building Series

In addition to the 3 Online classes I announced last week, I will be offer a monthly Technique Building Series, Timeless with a Twist Series 1.  I've received a lot of requests, from those that didn't follow along when I offered these blocks as a weekly download.  Many quilt shops are running this series as a block of the month, while I've always offered it as a 3-day class or at retreats.  I had it on the schedule at several venues this year, all of which have been cancelled.  Many of those participants have cut their fabric and were looking forward to the class, so I'm going to offer it as an online class.  With a lot of bonus material.  I know it will not be exactly the same, but you will be able to watch it again and again, so hopefully that will make up for it not being in person. 

I will be opening enrollment next week.  Here is the overview: 
  • You can join the Timeless with a Twist series, at any time, and gain access to all released lessons.  
  • Introduction-Lesson will be released on June 1, 2020: I will provide an overview of the quilts and tips for fabric selection.  This includes Fat Quarters, Background and additional fabric needed for each of the settings.
  • Lessons will be released on the 20th of each month for 13 months.  Starting on June 20, 2020 through June 20, 2021.  
    • You can watch the lessons at your own pace and when time allows.  
    • You are able to go back and re-watch any of the lessons, whenever you want.
  • Lessons 1-12 will provide step-by-step instructions for the corresponding Block
    • Note: All three quilt settings, offered in the series, are made with the same 12 blocks.  
  • Lesson 13 will provide instructions on Bonus Block and 3 different Quilt Settings (Grandma's Blessing is shown above).
    • This lesson will include instructions to complete all 3 quilts.  
    • You can choose which quilt or how many quilts you would like to make.
    • Setting 1 includes a Bonus Block.
Each monthly lesson will include:
  • Video: Overview and history of each Block
  • Video: Color lesson and advice.  Including examples of potential fabric pairings 
  • Video: Step-by-step lessons on the techniques
  • Handout: With extra tips
You will need to order the hardcopy Timeless with a Twist packet to participate in the class.  The package includes detailed booklets for each lesson.  
  • 12 Blocks: 
    • 4-page colored Booklet with cutting instruction on page one 
    • Color advice offering Split Complementary and Triadic color-plan suggestions.   
    • Additionally, the **3-in-1 Color Tool is recommended 
  •  Plus, a 16-page colored Finishing Booklet, offering three quilt setting options.
Note: I will be limiting the class size, as I want to make sure I can handle questions timely and create the best experience for all, once I get a gauge for how much is involve outside creating the materials and video, I could increase the class size.  However, at the start, I'm going to limit the class size.  Therefore, make sure to sign up next week if you are interested.  I will be offering monthly payment plans and discounts for upfront payment. 

Additionally, other classes, in the works, are scheduled to release over the next 8 weeks;
  • Sparkle - Towards the end of May - Will know better next week
  • Calm Seas - Mid-June
  • Starflower Surprise - End of June.
If you are interested in my Online Quilt Classes, please register for updates on my Online Quilt Classes web page, this will help me determine the interest level.  You will also find more information on the  Online Quilt Classes web page about the classes:  More information

ADDED A NEW! Virtual Online Classes

Virtual Class: Color & Quilting 101.  The seats are going fast on these classes!  I had a great class last week and I have one in a bit, and another tomorrow.  Both are sold out.  So, I've add another class.

When: Sunday, June 7th - 3pm-6pm - 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 most of your fabric choices to create the effects you're looking for within your quilting projects. Whether you're a traditional quilter or modern quilter, you'll improve your skills and sharpen your eye.

We will cover how to identify a fabric's overall color, shading and toneLearn how to read and use the color wheel.  Explore Analogous, Complementary, Split-Complementary and Triadic color plans in fabric! Learn to appreciate colors that just naturally look good together!

For class, you will pull together some scraps, Fat Eighths, or Fat Quarters from your stash or scrap bucket.   The pieces do not need to be big.  After each lesson, you will "play" and put your new knowledge to work!  You must register for the 3 hour class.  I'm limiting the class to 18 people so that everyone can get the attention they deserve.  

You will need the 3-in-1 Color Tool.  The Color Companion is recommend.   I know many of you already have these tools, so come learn how to use them. 

Spots are going fast so be should to sign-up ASAP.    Register: Virtual Class Registration

Tutorial Tuesday - Assembling an On-Point Quilt

Did you catch this week's Tutorial Tuesday video?  I gave 
tips for assembling an on-point quilt.  This is a great video even if you aren't participating in my Bloom quilt-along. 

In case you missed this past Tuesday's Video, you can view it on my Facebook page.   Don't worry, if you don't have Facebook, I've uploaded my video to YouTube.  Also, you can subscribe at: Michelle's You Tube Channel.

What is Tutorial Tuesday? 

It is a weekly Video with tons of great tips, that I release each Tuesday, around 3:30pm, on my Facebook page (5:30 pm on Youtube).   For the next two weeks, Bloom will be the featured quilt, but you can use these tips for any quilt.  

Upcoming schedule:
This Tuesday:  Week 9 - We will talk about putting on Borders on an on-point quilt along with pieced border.
Next Tuesday: Week 10 - Questions about putting on Borders.  Please submit your questions to:  WEEK 10 Tutorial Tuesday Question Submission.  From now until next Friday, you can submit all your questions putting on Borders (example, why do you measure in three places, etc).  I will demonstrate where possible or talk through the questions asked during 20 minute segment.


UPDATE- Several followers, quilt shops and Moda have reached out to me.  It seems a lot of you plan on using the Fig Christmas II fabric.  There has been a delay in getting it to the shops.  It is expected to arrive 2 weeks late.  Arriving in shops at the end of May.  Several of you have raised concerns that if you fall behind, you might not be able to catch up.  I think you could, but I can understand the concern. 

Therefore, I've decided to move the Mystery back two weeks, therefore starting Friday, June 5th running until September 25th.   I know some of you will be upset, but please note this is small potatoes given everything going on in the world.  I'm doing my best to make the majority happy.  

Next week; I will start providing tips to get ready, maybe I will even have you do some background pre-cutting.  We will see.  In any event there will be things to tune in for, so I hope you will join me.  

Over the last few weeks, I provided you with the fabric requirements and an overview.  You can get the details in last week's post and April 24th's post or download here: Michelle's website

Holiday Solstice - High-Level Overview
  • Quilt Size -Throw 66” x 66” or Large Throw 78” x 78” with optional Traditional Border
  • Required Tools: 
  • Fabric Requirements
    • Background:  4 ¾ Yard
    • Fat Quarters: 24-28 Fat Quarters
    • Binding: ½ Yard
    • Optional Border: 2 ½ yards (includes Binding)
  • Facebook Group: Holiday Solstice Medallion Mystery Quilt Series.  
    • Please answer the questions to be accepted.  If you are a member, in good standing, in another one of my groups, you will not need to answer the questions.
  • Clues and Dates:
    • JUNE 5th through September 25th 
    • There will be 1 Bye week and 18 Clues including the reveal.
Remember, if you want more help with color, sign-up for one of my Virtual color classes.  Register: Virtual Class Registration and make sure to tune into Tutorial Tuesdays weekly at Facebook page
Have a great weekend!  


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