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Introducing the 2013 TQS Block of the Month designed by Sue Nickels and Pat Holly! It's called "TWO OF US" and was created by the two of them. The quilt measures 79" x 79" and was completed just in time for Houston.
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Re: Our designer! 29 May 2013 18:25 #104333

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Thanks for catching that Connie! :D


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Re: Our designer! 29 May 2013 14:10 #104329

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Margo wrote:
Here is info about Gwen Marston's Beaver Island Quilt Retreat: http://www.gwenmarston.com/retreat/retreat.htm

2012 was her 30th and last year to lead the retreat. Sue Nickels and Pat Holly will continue the event in a leadership roll now!
You still have time to sign up for 2013!


Asilomar: http://www.emptyspoolsseminars.com/
(there is a form for 2013 if you click on the Registration Tab)

Correction...2013 is Gwen's 30th and last year, but all 5 sessions are already filled (according to her website). Sue and Pat will take the helm for the September 2014 retreat. See Sue's website for more info.

http://www.sue-nickels.com/index.php


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Re: Our designer! 29 May 2013 08:28 #104308

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Here is info about Gwen Marston's Beaver Island Quilt Retreat: http://www.gwenmarston.com/retreat/retreat.htm

2012 was her 30th and last year to lead the retreat. Sue Nickels and Pat Holly will continue the event in a leadership roll now!
You still have time to sign up for 2013!


Asilomar: http://www.emptyspoolsseminars.com/
(there is a form for 2013 if you click on the Registration Tab)


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Re: Our designer! 29 May 2013 07:37 #104304

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For those who think they might want to take a class with Sue, in 2014 she and her sister will be taking over the Beaver Island quilt retreats from Gwen Marston. These are week long "immersion" events, with a total of 5 weeks offered. They are held in Elk Rapids, Michigan in September.

And for the folks on the west coast, Sue will be teaching at Asilomar in February 2014.


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Re: Our designer! 29 May 2013 07:21 #104303

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:!:suehenyon wrote:
I just saw a picture of Pat Holly's miniature Tiger quilt. Does Sue show you how to do those multiple teeny weeny pieces?

Does she ever have pokies on any of her pieces?

I asked her about Pat's miniature quilts, such as Tiny Tigers 2. The technique is similar, but not identical. Pat uses a lot of silks in her miniatures, and fine polyester thread. She also scales down the size of her blanket stitch, with the understanding that her pieces will NEVER be used or washed; strictly hung on the wall and therefore not in need of heavy-duty blanket stitching.

Sue had a lot of quilts with her, and I didn't see ANY fraying in the appliqués!

Sue is a fan of cotton threads, and she uses 40-60 weights. If she does fine background stippling, she will use 100 weight silk thread.


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Re: Our designer! 29 May 2013 05:40 #104301

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I took that feathered class at Mancuso last year. She has a very relaxed style of teaching. Learned a lot.

Denise
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Re: Our designer! 29 May 2013 05:32 #104300

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AndreeBergeron wrote:
Oh this is great! I can't wait to have my class with her at the Vermont Quilt Festival!

So you brought one of your blocks to show her, what was the project you worked on, in class?

Andrée
My Friday class was machine stitched raw-edge appliqué. It was really more a technique class, but we did do a simple flower and bud appliqué on a 12 inch block. I peppered her with questions about the "whys" of how she does things, and she had great explanations for everything. Sue also showed us how to do a very cool clamshell edging for the block we made. On Saturday, I took her feather quilting class. Most of the class time was spent in doing practice exercises, but we did start an 18 inch wholecloth quilt that Sue had pre-marked before class. No "big" projects from either class, but that suits me just fine...the last thing I need is more UFOs! :shock:
Thanks! I'm taking the raw-edge appliqué class... No more UFO's - I can relate to that!
Andrée
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Re: Our designer! 28 May 2013 20:58 #104289

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AndreeBergeron wrote:
Oh this is great! I can't wait to have my class with her at the Vermont Quilt Festival!

So you brought one of your blocks to show her, what was the project you worked on, in class?

Andrée
My Friday class was machine stitched raw-edge appliqué. It was really more a technique class, but we did do a simple flower and bud appliqué on a 12 inch block. I peppered her with questions about the "whys" of how she does things, and she had great explanations for everything. Sue also showed us how to do a very cool clamshell edging for the block we made. On Saturday, I took her feather quilting class. Most of the class time was spent in doing practice exercises, but we did start an 18 inch wholecloth quilt that Sue had pre-marked before class. No "big" projects from either class, but that suits me just fine...the last thing I need is more UFOs! :shock:


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Re: Our designer! 28 May 2013 11:26 #104265

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They all qualify !! :lol:
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Re: Our designer! 28 May 2013 10:31 #104260

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Actually, I was thinking that pokies are the stray bits of thread that happen to escape the blanket or applique stitching on raw-edge applique.
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Re: Our designer! 28 May 2013 07:47 #104251

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Thank you Margo!

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Re: Our designer! 28 May 2013 07:41 #104250

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JudithA wrote:
Hi Susan,
What is a poky?

Judy Austin (just retired and getting back into quilting)

You get "pokies" when your tension isn't right when machine quilting.

You see a dot of the bobbin thread poking through on the top of the quilt, or a dot of the top thread poking through on the back of the quilt.


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Re: Our designer! 28 May 2013 07:13 #104249

Connie you have been having way too much fun lately! Lucky you. :D And what a great testimonial for one of Sue's classes. Don't suppose she is planning a trip to Ireland any time soon. :(
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Re: Our designer! 28 May 2013 06:16 #104248

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Hi Susan,
What is a poky?

Judy Austin (just retired and getting back into quilting)
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