Hope everyone is keeping cool in all this HOT weather??? We have a heat wave here for the next week, but we have to keep working…
A huge thanks to all I spent time with in Western Australia last week. Paul & I had lots of fun meeting everyone and having a quick look around Margaret River & Perth in between setting up & fixing machines and teaching an IQ Basics & Borders class over in Perth. This same class will be offered in NSW in June when I go over to the Quilt & Craft Expo at Rosehill gardens.
to find out more information. The IQ class will be either just before or just after. More details to follow once I know them!
Attention to all those that like to be able to PRINT out patterns
at any size to suit their quilt top. I have a great selection of CD’s now that you can quickly choose a design, resize and print.
Helen Squire is best known for her Dear Helen quilting books series. This new CD-ROM contains all the patterns from her book, Create with Helen Squire: Hand & Machine Quilting, the fifth in the series. Print the patterns as shown or reversed, in five different sizes: one-half, three-quarters, same size, one and one-half, double. Use the browser page to look for specific design categories: Soft Curves, Strong Lineals, Flowing Florals, Silhouette Stencils, and Grids V. Each group contains 16 original patterns, multiplied by 10 different print sizes. Linked to the full-size pattern is a brand new collection of 25 placement diagrams. These diagrams can be printed in five block sizes, varying from 7 to 12 inches. Some of the medallion designs are enlarged to a whopping 17 inch or 28 inch pattern. There are more than 750 pattern variations to print, tape together, and use. Fully self-loading with easy point and click navigation. Systems requirements: Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP. CD Rom. 486 or greater CPU, 1MB or greater RAM, and a 15 inch or larger monitor with 800 x 600 or better resolution . Windows compatible.
Each disc features an easy-to-use browser-based interface. Insert the disc and your browser automatically launches. Point and click to navigate. Both CDs contain helpful instructions and feature a 'Browse All Pattern's section or alphabetical listing of motifs. A person note from Helen, checklist of quilting possibilities, and guide to quilting terms is included on the Create and Print disc.
What is included with Quiltmaker Volume 6?
Over 375 CONTINUOUS LINE STENCILS -- plus 200 more! This CD features the most continuous line drawings of any volume yet. Over 575 of the most popular quilting designs and variations from past issues of Quiltmaker, selected for you by the magazine's staff. That's $0.04 a pattern!
For more creative fun, print various designs, then combine and repeat them on your quilts, resulting in your own innovative quilting patterns. Helpful design instructions on positioning motifs are included.
Using the designs on this CD is a snap. Browse through the collection, find the design you want, then specify the size - any size at all. Then print. Easily custom-size these designs to precisely fit borders, blocks, and sashes for every quilt you make.
Includes 10 Quilting Videos Videos show how to use your printouts for tracing, pouncing and other quilt marking methods.
No other software is needed. EQ6 Compatible - link to EQ6, use on your quilt designs. Or modify in EQ6. Download an EQ6 project with 10 free quilting stencils from this new CD.
Permission to use the designs is granted for personal and professional purposes, as well as permission to digitize the designs for use in a computerized quilting system. Digitizing these designs for sale and mass production of these designs is prohibited.
Print as many patterns as you like, at any size you like, to fit your quilt pattern needs! Includes over 100 feather designs, plus 11 additional bonus patterns no found in the book. 6 Circular Grids, 16 Be Creative Ideas sections, providing the ins and outs of working with unusual shapes. Easy-to-use patterns provided as pdfs, jpegs, and bitmaps for easy interface with existing graphics software. (Copyright statement: For personal use only. Contents of this CD cannot be reproduced for resale in any form)
Sharon has created another CD with Book # 5 to download onto your computer. These are all continuous line quilting designs from 2007.
Sharon has created another CD with Book # 6 to download onto your computer. These are all continuous line quilting designs from 2007.
Sharon has created another CD with Book # 7 to download onto your computer. These are all continuous line quilting designs from 2007.
Sharon has created a CD with Books 1,2,3 to download onto your computer.
Pattern Book 1 contains basic designs that show how to sequence your quilting flow. Pattern book 2 contains basic to more complex designs. Pattern Book 3 is a more advanced pattern book with more complex patterns and shapes
Sharon has created another CD with Books 5,6,7 to download onto your computer. These are all continuous line quilting designs from 2007.
Finally for a bit of fun….to use up some scraps and create something!
It's A Wrap by Susan Breier
Sewing Fabric Purses, Baskets, and Bowls
Wind, wrap, and sew fabric strips into fantastic containers! Start with a plate shape to learn the technique. Then experiment with four basic container styles to create round, oval, square, and other shapes.
- Create purses, baskets, and bowls in an endless variety of sizes, shapes, and colors
- Simply wrap fabric strips around cotton clothesline, coil into the desired shape, and secure with machine stitching
- Special sections on lids, handles, and embellishments offer unlimited options for your own variations
or a different method…
Jamie Wallen Fine Art Quilting
Mrs. King's Quilts 'n Things
Jamie Wallen and Rosanne Campisi have partnered to bring you professional quality instructional DVDs. We will also be offering original patterns and sewing techniques. Each DVD is designed to be a complete Workshop with step-by-step instructions which can be taken over and over again in the comfort of your own home.
Introducing Mrs. King's Gallery Baskets
Gallery Baskets is a comprehensive 2-Day Workshop that offers you step-by-step instructions in completing beautiful Gallery Quality Baskets. You will be guided through the process of creating the baskets pictured here which include both round and oval bottomed baskets. You will learn handle and rim techniques that will make your baskets sing. Experience this cutting edge driver's seat perspective. Your expectations of DVD Workshops will never be the same.
Basket instructions included in this Workshop:
1. Small Round Basket with Built in Handles
2. Small Oval Basket with Built in Handles
3. Large Round Covered Basket
4. Large Market Basket
5. Large Swing Handle Basket
6. Large Bowl with Art Deco Rim
and lastly to keep the rest of the family happy whilst you are stitching away….
Fix-It and Forget-It Cookbook by Dawn J Ranck & Phyllis Pellman Good
Who’s hungry? EVERYONE. Who has time to cook? NO ONE.
Dig out the slow cooker. Add a second and a third if you wish. Fill one with main-dish fixins and the others with go-alongs. Do it in the morning -- or between work and after-school events.
Come home to richly-flavored, ready-to-serve food.
Slow cookers are having a comeback. With good reason. They are friends on a day of running errands. They allow easy entertaining with no last-minute preparation. And vegetarians won’t find a better way to work with dried beans.
Slow cookers are gentle with the food budget -- less expensive ingredients flourish in their slow, moist heat.
Fix-It and Forget-It offers the range of recipes slow cookers do well: Appetizers and Snacks, Soups and Stews, Main Dishes (with and without meat), Vegetables and Go-Alongs, Desserts and Beverages.
Bring an element of simplicity -- and quality -- to your pressured life! Let your slow cooker work for you.
Fix-It and Forget-It offers more than 800 recipes -- the whole range of recipes slow cookers do well. Tips and Hints are dropped in throughout, urging one additional small step for lots of extra flavor, offering ways to make your cooker a complementary appliance, explaining seasoning to maximum effect.
The Intelliquilter is now available for Prodigy & Proto quilting machines....
If anyone is even contemplating purchasing an A1 Longarm quilting machine or an IntelliQuilter computerised system that will go on 'any' brand longarm machine, then don't hesitate to contact me!! Prices are subject to exchange rates at all times.
We will have another large shipment of A1 machines arriving again in mid April…