It’s Here! Your Joyful Stitching Has Arrived

joyfulstitchingfrontcover I’m happy to announce that my new book, Joyful Stitching is now available! I wasn’t expecting it until February 2018 but here it is, a year early! In celebration of this momentous event, there will be months of give-aways on this blog beginning this Saturday. So watch for that.

joyfulstitchingandplantI’m so thrilled to have Joyful Stitching in hand and want to thank the crew at C&T Publishing who made it all happen. They sent me this lovely plant along with the first copy of the book. (I hope to keep the plant alive for a day or two.) Check out all the projects and information about the book here.

A Winner for the Out of Print

Country Cottage #2 by Laura Wasilowski from Fusing Fun.

Your replies were hilarious! And very entertaining. Thank you so much to everyone who left a comment yesterday regarding the book give-away.  Sadly, my book, Fusing Fusing: Fast Fearless Art Quilts, is out of print. But you can still download it from the C&T Publishing web site.

Confetti Collage #2 by Laura Wasilowski from Fusing Fun.

Congratulations to the winner of the book, Pearl Buttons.

Dearest Pearl, 
I just discovered that the book is not only inscribed to “Dorothy” but also to “Jean”. Honest, this book has never left my house. I just kept making the mistake of signing it to someone who does not exist. I assume you do.

Free on Friday: A Book For You… or Not

This could be yours.

Today’s give-away has a mystery involved. It seems that the copy of this particular book, Fusing Fun: Fast Fearless Art Quilts, is inscribed to a mysterious woman named Dorothy. Dorothy has never appeared to pick up her book and it has sat on my shelf for years. So I am giving away Dorothy’s book. If you don’t mind that it is made out to the mysterious Dorothy, then please leave a comment today and you  may win her book!

Guest Artist: A New Teacher on the Horizon

Geri and her sister, Charlene graduates of the 2008 CSOF class of fusers.

My students are always exceptional. And here is one gal, with lots of talent who is now teaching the fine art of fusing!  Geri (seen here with her quilt from my Inside Stories class) and her sister Charlene are both very talented.

Color Chip Collage

Geri just finished teaching her first fusing class using my book Fusing Fun: Fast Fearless Art Quilts for step by step directions. The CSOF extension class was held at the New Pieces Quilt Shop in Berkley. Soon Geri will teach more fabulous fusing classes there so stay tuned. Thanks Geri for sharing with us!

Guest Artist: A New Teacher on the Horizon

Geri and her sister, Charlene graduates of the 2008 CSOF class of fusers.

My students are always exceptional. And here is one gal, with lots of talent who is now teaching the fine art of fusing!  Geri (seen here with her quilt from my Inside Stories class) and her sister Charlene are both very talented.

Color Chip Collage

Geri just finished teaching her first fusing class using my book Fusing Fun: Fast Fearless Art Quilts for step by step directions. The CSOF extension class was held at the New Pieces Quilt Shop in Berkley. Soon Geri will teach more fabulous fusing classes there so stay tuned. Thanks Geri for sharing with us!

Guest Artists: With a Danish Twist

Else and friend stitching in Denmark.
Meet my friend Else. I met Else 3  years ago in Houston when she received her certificate in Fusology in my class. No doubt a degree she shall cherish forever!
Forest Home from Fanciful Stitches by Annemarie.
Else is also a quilt teacher. She hosts week-long workshops in Denmark.  
Tree by Tove.
Having just visited Denmark during a Baltic quilting cruise, I can tell you, its a wonderful place!
Houses by Birgitte.
With a little help from my book, Fanciful Stitches, Colorful Quilts, and Else’s fusing expertise, her students created these charming little art quilts.
Nice Neighborhood project by Hanni.

Nice Neighborhood project by Jette.
She says her “students enjoyed to cut and fuse and were very engaged in making small quilts with inspiration from your books.”  
Another Nice Neighborhood. This one is by Lene.
This past June marks the 6th year Else and her students have met for a week to sew, eat healthy food,  relax, and enjoy a beautiful place in Denmark.
Windmill by Jacobine.
Art work by Mie Vedde.
Thank you to Else and her students for sharing their work with us!