Today started with this email. "Hi Kathy. Since I took your class on the quilting cruise in November, l am hooked on landscapes!! I look at the world in a totally different way. Every view is an inspiration! Thank you so much!!! Carol Beliveau
Nothing fills my heart more than notes from students/new friends who have found confidence and conviction to lead an artistic/creative life. I love Carol's bold use of color and movement. Each artist develops signature shapes and their own language of color. I can't wait to see where she takes this. The next cruise is to the Fjords of Norway, June 2017. We will be sailing with Sue Nickels and Paula Nadelstern to one of the most gorgeous places on earth. Wouldn't it be great if you could come? http://www.quiltcruises.com/cruises/Norway-2017/
March Madness is here. Let the sales begin.
These workshops would normally be $70 at any show. This is an amazing deal. Once you own them, you can watch them as often as you like. *Sale valid 03/03/16 through 03/09/16 at 11:59 p.m. (CT). Limited time only.
Language of Flowersalready an award winner! Flowers provide a means of unspoken communication, a language evident from the writings of Jane Austen and William Shakespeare to Princess Kate’s bridal bouquet. The blocks in Kathy McNeil’s Language of Flowers quilt convey heartfelt messages through lovely appliqué tussie mussies. Each of the nine blocks include three floral symbols in a graceful arrangement, bordered with an oval frame and appliqué lace work. When combined, the quilt measures 48½" x 52" before adding the scalloped 3" outer border. The set includes fabric requirements, nine block patterns with general as well as detailed individual block instructions, diagrams for embroidery accents, and border and finishing instructions.This set has tons of detail photo's also. The patterns are finally here and in my web store just in time to begin a spring floral project. All 9 blocks can be purchased as singles for special wall hangings or the complete set is currently on sale. We will compile orders and ship on Thursday the 10th. New Beginnings - Daffodil - New beginnings Cherry Blossoms - Spirituality Butterflies - Transformation
Tricks and Tips- Smarty of the month Linda Beachy-Hughes wound rubber bands around her Apliquick rods to help her arthritic fingers grasp the rods. Quilters are the most creative people on earth. Thank you for sharing this great tip. New Product on the market. Blue Line Eraser. Beware! Marketed as a liquid which can be sprayed on or used in a refillable pen to erase blue line markers on quilt tops. This product worked as described for me when I used this company's blue marking pen. It did not work on a similar marking pen made by Clover. The Clover line seemed to disappear but when I ironed the fabric - it came back! This is still a good product. Just be sure to use it with their marking pens! Thank you to David Ann in my Kathy Dunnigan's Appliqué Academy class for bringing this product to my attention. www.BlueLineEraser.com
Companies often donate their products to me when asked. That way we don't all have to buy them and I can try them out for all of us. If you have products you would like me to try -e mail me. Kathymcneilartquilts@gmail.com
LaConner Quilt Museum -Kathy McNeil's solo show - Magical Journey of Appliquéd Art quilts. April 2nd- June 17th Lecture - Saturday April 2nd, 2:00pm "The Creative Life" Inspiration, risky ideas, tricky techniques, beastly bindings, and enchantment. Kathy shares her " in progress" tips, tricks and joy with you. Meet and Greet 3pm-5pm. I really hope many of you will be able to come. I will also be up at the Museum on April 16 10am -3p www.laconnerquilts.org Ribbons and things. "Celtic Fox" brought home a 2nd place from Mid Atlantic. "High Country Colors" brought home a 1st place AQS Daytona and a 3rd place from AQS Phoenix. "Reflections" won an Honorable Mention at Daytona.
Thank you to all my students at Appliqué Academy and in Wichita, KS for the best February ever. Keep in touch. hugs Kathy