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152_574752.jpgPerhaps one of my favorite teaching venues is Empty Spools Seminars It is located between Carmel and Monterey Ca right on the beach, at Asilomar. The conference ground alone is one of lifes guilty pleasures. The Ladies who run this conference are dedicated to the continuing education of quilting. In fact, I have known them over the decades and consider them next to family. As you read this, I am teaching Independant Study. Which in short means bring your work and I can help you through the bumps. Next year, I will be back to teaching Stars. If you have attended this conference before, you know how wonderful it is. If you haven't, put it on your must do list. Maybe I'll see you there!152_223713.jpg

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San Diego, CA - April 14, 2007, The Gala Opening Reception will be held from 5-7 p.m. Miriam will offer a members only gallery tour on the morning of Sunday, April 15.  More details on how to purchase tickets will be announced at a later date.  Please contact visions@quiltvisions for more information.

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Dennos Museum Center, Traverse City MI - September 13, 2008 - January 4, 2009 Studio Art Quilts Associates (SAQA) is hosting an exhibit titled "12 Voices". This exhibit will be an in-depth exhibition of the work of 12 artists. Each artist will be represented by 4-6 pieces. Portfolios submitted for jurying should be representative of the artist's body of work. They will not necessarily be the pieces that will be chosen for inclusion in the exhibit. Deadline for entries is June 1, 2007. For more information, please contact www.saqa.com

 

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San Diego - February 22-March 11,2007 Quilt Visions is looking for a few good volunteers like YOU to make this happen. There are many opportunities to help:

Building: carpentry, sand, paint, stain, spackle, rout, woodworking, electrical, plumbing, saws, hammers, power tools, cleanup

Food: organize donations, pickup, deliver, distribution, serve, prepare, cleanup

Housing: organize volunteers, housing needs and requests

Artists: design, draw, transfer artwork for friezes

Tools and Materials: organize donations, track tools and materials

Safety and First Aid

Childcare and entertainment

Please email visions@quiltvisions.org or call 858-484-5021 for more information

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The Quilt Show continues to proudly support Ami Simm's Alzheimer's Art Quilt Initiative.

Several larger format quilts are up on the auction block today through noon on Tuesday, February 20th in a Special Auction of Little Treasures Quilts. (These are larger than the 9" x 12" Priority: Alzheimer's Quilts)

Anywho, there are quilts by Mary Stori, Lucy Fazely, and Sharon Pederson up there for your bidding pleasure. 100% of the bid goes to Alzheimer's research.

Bid high and bid often! Visit www.AlzQuilts.org

 

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Ready to Sew in Cedar Park really did it up. They provided cowboy boot cups to each participant - a tribute to moi. Then, this little buckaroo - Ayden - showed up in his boots looking for the quilter/cowboy - hes' wearing my hat - priceless! Thanks to Ronna and Mike and the entire crew at Ready to Sew for putting on a great event and selling out all the spots in less than 48 hours! I autographed just about every boot cup that was given out!

Then, I drove on to San Antonio to get ready for my morning class. I arrived in town and stopped at FIVE hotels before finding a room about 11:00pm. No - I didn't do reservations ahead of time because i wasn't sure what town I would stay the first night. Then, the hotel - a very comfortable one - was having internet complications so I could not get online. I've made my way to a Starbucks - with T-mobile - just to post to you thins morning.

Thankfully, I have a different hotel for the next two days and maybe they won't have connection problems. Ah - the joys of the traveling quilt teacher! I'm typing as fast as I can - and will proof this post later today - so don't whine if I've misspelled enythang! I'll also poat another photo of the Ready to Sew gang later.

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151_291138.jpgThis seems to be the expression that sums up what Ricky and I are doing at our new home, www.thequiltshow. But this morning, as John stood outside shaving (sorry for those of you in snow), he ran inside and said, "where is your camera"? We need a photo of the new day! It made me think, some of us are morning and some of us are nighters. I am definatly a nine hour a night gal who appreciates the morning. So where ever I am, I try to enjoy the sights of the new day. Over the roof line of our neighbors house stands this 300 plus year old oak tree, with it's leaves tucked away for winter. A perfect sight for an early morning shave.

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Hi gang! I realize not everyone would know the geography of Texas, so I've made this map of my journey. It started in La Veta, through Wichita Falls (where I was born, and my family sill live there) - to Tyler, West Monroe, LA, Beaumont and now the Austin area.

I have arrived in Cedar Park (near Austin, the capitol) but since the day getting here was a travel day there's not much to tell you. I spent the drive working out details of the taping of the shows with Alex and talked a bit with justin about our upcoming San Diego Super Seminar. I arrived at my hotel and began working with Web Guru Bob on yet another new aspect of this site that will be rolled out to you soon - List your Quilt Show - Find A Quilt Show!

The next few days will really be tight. I'm teaching all afternoon here - then have to be in San Antonio tonight - then teach there Friday - Saturday - and Sunday - before heading north toward Colorado. I'll do my best to keep you posted.

In the meantime - here are some interesting facts about my native state - Texas.

Did you know? Texas is the only state whose flag can fly at the same height as the US flag. Why? It was negotiated when Texas, then its own country, became a state. Also, Texas has the only US capital building that is larger than the US capitol building. We are a peculiar people, loud - proud. Because Texas was a republic, the independent mentality and strong herritage still prevail. Much like Cornwall in England or Bavaria in Germany. Anyone agree? Disagree?

 

 

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All database content on this site is member driven. That means YOU submit it. Every Star Member who is a teacher (on any level) or owns or manages a shop are urged to go to Update My Profile and submit the additional listings. This feature, available to Star Members, is at no extra cost.

Recently we got an email from a member who had searched her state and found no shops. The simple fact is the shops won't be found unless they are submitted. It only takes a minute to update the profile and submit the information and a photo of YOUR shop! In time we hope thousands of shops and teachers will be in the database.

There are only a few shops/teachers currently listed, but you can test the system by selecting SEARCH in the menu bar. Then select Find a Shop. Then put CO in the State field. Hit submit and you'll get a list of Colorado shops that are currently in the system. Click on a shop name and you'll go to the full shop profile and have the opportunity to get directions from Mapquest. - How cool is that!

Each of you should urge your shop owners to join as a Star Member and post their shop. It is the cheapest advertising they will ever get! It's up to you to get the information in the site.

Finally, please remember to upload a photo of yourself in your profile page - it is much more personal than the static male/female icon.

What's Next? List your quilt show/event. - Find a Quilt Show/Event.

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I think of Valentine's Day as being almost another day of Thanksgiving -a time to remember all those we love and a good opportunity to tell them just how much they mean. On this day - remember to tell all your Valentines how much you love and care for them.

I can easily speak for Alex and our entire crew in wishing you all a very happy day and would like to say thank you for your support of this endeavor. We are truely doing it becasue we care about you!

Happy Valentines Day.



TQS BOM 2019 "SIZZLE" by Becky Goldsmith

SIZZLE Quilt - Warm


SIZZLE Quilt - Cool

 


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