November Newsletter: Photoshoots, Retreats, and a Ribbon

Hello Everyone!

I am a huge political junkie and was too busy following election coverage to write this newsletter before November 8. As my reprieve from the media, I'm heading to a quilt retreat in Maine to hang out with my quilting buddies and hopefully do a lot of laughing.

Here is a little about what I have been doing, and what is coming up in my little part of the quilting world:

- Last week I was in Houston for the International Quilt Festival. That show is always humbling and inspiring, and full of jaw-dropping quilts. I posted a few photos on my blog of quilts that caught my eye. I am also very happy to say that Colorfall won an Honorable Mention in the Art, Abstract - Small category.

- If you are interested in learning how to make your own version of Colorfall, join me for Colorfall - A Modern Quilt retreat at Quilting in Vermont January 27-29, 2017. Strong House Inn is a beautiful inn in a gorgeous location, please come and have a fun, productive weekend!

- Just before I went to Houston, Modern Patchwork magazine took photos of me and my studio. Let me tell you, the prospect of a photo shoot was quite an incentive to tidy up my workspace. My space wasn't even TIDY, just tidier than usual.

I am so looking forward to seeing the photographs by Mark Elson accompanying an article written by Cheryl Arkison in the next issue of the magazine.

(I was tickled that they staged one shoot with my presidential figurines in the background...I told you that I was a political junkie...)

- An exhibit of my work will be up at the Port Washington Public Library in Port Washington, NY in December. I hope all of you New Yorkers get a chance to stop over to see it.

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- Last but not least, I have a couple of local classes coming up at A Notion to Quilt in Shelburne, MA. Map Quiltson November 19, and Designing with Flying Colors on December 4. After that I will take a couple weeks to just sew, as I have some new ideas brewing in my head that are ready to be translated into fabric.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all,

P.S. Because I committed to it in the last newsletter, I did a write-up on how I made Fall in the Falls. You can find it here.