Fall has been a busy time for me. I have been traveling to teach classes and lecture. My most recent trip was to New Hampton, IA to visit my friend Denise and teach through her shop, Quilter's Window. She had a retreat planned at the local hotel and started Friday afternoon and lasted until Sunday morning. Everyone seemed to have so much fun and I even sewed a little. I taught Gin Rummy and Speed from my book Fat Quarter Winners.
The latest news is that I have designed a 2012 Mystery Quilt for American Patchwork & Quilting! The first month block is in the February, 2012 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting and can be seen in the form of a table runner.
Who doesn’t love a good mystery? Here’s the scoop on the 2012 Mystery Quilt created exclusively for you by designer Monique Dillard of Open Gate Quilts. Throughout the year, you’ll get instructions for eight blocks (one in each 2012 issue of American Patchwork & Quilting magazine and two additional blocks online). Make one of each block in the fabrics of your choice and set it aside for the end of the year. In the December issue, we’ll give you a mystery quilt setting joining all the single blocks together.
Doesn't this sound like fun? Make sure that you check out Elizabeth's blog to find out how to start and how to participate. She also includes different color variations.
I'm excited to see how everyone else's turns out!
Another exciting piece of news is that my friend, Thelma, from Cupcakes 'n Daisies has a quilt featured in the same magazine! Wait until you see it! It's absolutely gorgeous and perfect just like Thelma! If you haven't read her blog, I encourage you to hop on over. You will love her quilts, her writing and especially her - I know I do!
Hope everyone has a good week!