Corey & Her Quilts are Coming to NC

Who’s a fan of Corey Yoder?! She’s the awesome designer behind quite a few stunning Moda collections, including her latest, Lulu Lane. Corey is also a pattern designer under the clever name Coriander Quilts and author of Playful Petals.

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And let’s get real for a second, she’s one of my favorite people in the quilting world. She’s quick witted with a kind, generous personality. It’s hard to find a more genuinely wonderful person. We taught together at Stitchfest last year and instantly became buds. You will love her!

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Now that I’ve talked her up, you can meet her in person if you’re local. She’s coming to Triad MQG on Tuesday, March 28 for a trunk show. We meet at Southfork Community Center on Country Club at 6:30 pm on the fourth Tuesday of the month. There is a $5 fee at the door for out of town speakers. We are also offering a workshop!! The workshop will be Wednesday, March 29 from 10-4, also at Southfork. The workshop is $75 for TMQG members and $85 for non-members. The workshop fee includes a copy of her book, Playful Petals. To sign up, email TriadMQG at gmail dot com and reserve your spot.

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We will be making the gorgeous Petal Pillow on the cover of her book! And we will be getting a hand quilting lesson in the afternoon. Corey is a master hand quilter! I’m already picking my fabrics for the pillow!

xx LC

 

I’m Teaching at Quilt Con

Some of you might already be creating spread sheets and plotting the perfect Quilt Con schedule. Some of you might be saying, what is Quilt Con?! Let me address the latter first. Quilt Con is put on by the Modern Quilt Guild and is a giant quilting extravaganza celebrating modern quilting and all the ideas/discussions/making/creativity that comes with the modern quilting movement! You can read more about it here. A quick google search will yield countless blog posts about how life changing the event can be. In 2017, the event will be in Savannah, Georgia! You’ll want to be there!!

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I’m very excited to be teaching and wanted to share a bit more about my workshops and lectures! I’m teaching four workshops and giving one lecture. My lecture is Thursday at 1:30. It’s called Techniques of the Trade: Tips for Easier Quilting & Sewing. This lecture was born on Tuesday…my Terrific Tip Tuesday blog series to be precise! It’s a lecture full of things you wish you’d already known mixed with tips long forgotten. There’s something for everyone who has a passion for quilting!

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My first class is Thursday night, from 6 to 9. We’ll be making my All Sewn Up Sewing Kit. This fun little kit is the perfect size to pack for class or take your sewing project on the road. There are lots of lessons in perfecting your top stitching and bag making skills, plus a quick introduction into interfacing.

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On Friday morning from 9 to 12 and Saturday evening from 6 to 9, I’ll be teaching my Understanding the Rainbow class. This class is based in Color Theory, but goes far beyond to apply your skills to your fabric selection and quilt layouts. We will make a dresden color wheel. The fabric is included in the class fee and I’ve already started pulling together some goodies!

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My last class is all about free motion quilting on a domestic machine. We will focus on quilting those quick smaller projects, from table runners to mug rugs to minis. The only requirement is that you’ve at least attempted free motion quilting prior to class. My quilting method is very learn as you go and this class will be about exploring what works for you. I’ll also load in lots of tips and tricks and a few go to designs.

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I hope to see you at Quilt Con in Savannah! And I’d definitely love to see you in one of my classes! Remember, you can also just get a show pass to enjoy the AMAZING quilt show and vendors. Let me know if you have any questions about the classes or Quilt Con in general!

xo LC

From Stars to Crosses (& Everything in Between!)

I’ve been teaching all over lately! I started at Studio Stitch for a sewing machine cover class. We used the Empty Bobbin Cover Up pattern.

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Nancy used these pretty florals! Her sewing machine is in the family room so she wanted something that she’d like in there.

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Gail used bright and fun fabrics! She had gotten these fabrics at a quilt show and was saving them for a special project; this was perfect!

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Jane used Sweet Serenade for hers! It’s very pretty. I love that the chevron fabric makes that section look pieced.

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Debbie used lots of Bonnie & Camille. Her accent stripe is horizontal…we are going to use the phrase “happy accident”. And I love that she ruffled the bottom!!

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The Guru also took that class, but she’s still finishing. Her machine was in the shop for its annual physical, so she’s waiting to make the bottom border perfect. Will post a pic soon!

Then I headed down to Linderellas for the scrappy star class. We are using Sarah Fielke’s Stars in Your Eyes pattern from Quilting from Little Things.

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You end up with lots of fun shaped scraps and Marge made baby stars. Love!

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Michelle is using Simply Color and she mixed in lots of solids!! I love how the ombré looks on this.

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Jessica is doing a patriotic version. She even mixed in some homespun. It is so pretty!

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Julie embraced Kaffe and her love of color. I love how bright and fun it is.

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Marge, Julie’s Mom, also used Kaffe. The background makes them look totally different. She had initially chosen a light celery color, but this dark blue is awesome!! It makes the stars pop!

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Marge has completed her top! Check out the cool borders she made with her scraps!! Love! Love!! Love!!!

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Lynn also finished her top! She used Scrumptious and it’s amazing!!

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Then I headed back to Studio Stitch for granny blocks! This was the class that I wasn’t sure if it would happen; we rescheduled twice because of crappy weather. I had a very special guest in this class… Sweet Vic! I met her at Sew South last year and her daughter is one of my best sewing buddies. She’s been trying to take one of my classes and it finally worked! She did a great job and got her strips sewn before she had to leave.

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Marquita finished her pretty grey and pink block! It’s gorgeous!!

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Kelsie also finished hers. She’s using really pretty autumn colored batiks.

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And Susan! She is using Sphere from Zen Chic. This is such a great line and I love the hint of yellow.

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Then I headed to Sew Original for another Scrappy Star class. Gail is almost done with hers. I love that she did non-scrappy stars. It’s gorgeous!!

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Shirley is also using Sphere by Zen Chic. She’s making a queen and has finished half her background and all her stars! Quite the labor of love!!

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Denise made hers out of Denyse Schmidt. The background is little dark green dots. It’s gorgeous. I’m considering stealing it!!

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Next up was the Modern Cross class, also at Sew Original! Gail, Shirley & Denise were repeat offenders and were joined by Trish, Cynthia & The Guru. There were some grumblings about the photos, so we did a group shot!! These quilts are going to be AMAZING! We are using Modern Log Cabin Quilting by Susan Beal.

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I enjoy teaching so much and I’m so proud of what everyone makes.
xo LC

A Teaching Extravaganza

There have been lots of classes in the last few weeks that I haven’t gotten to share here yet. Brace yourself for an eye-candy-palooza! First up was my Granny Square class at Sew Original! I missed lots of pictures, but here are a few. A festive holiday version by Sue.

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And this fun Salt Air version by Gail!

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Then Theresa made the All Sewn Up sewing kit. (She still needed to sew down the binding when I took this pic:)

IMG_0208 She did a great job with all the top stitching!

IMG_0204 Packed to the brim!!

IMG_0209Then I saw her a few days later and she was all finished! LOVE!!

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IMG_0362She even made a little scissors case to match! I might need to borrow that idea:)

IMG_0367Then Gail and Debbie had a swooning party at The Little General! Gail and Debbie went to Nebraska with me and we always have the best time!

IMG_0284 This is Debbie’s Eiffel Tower version! I love how the limey yellow makes everything pop!

IMG_0289And Gail’s holiday version. So festive!!

IMG_0450Look at how her snowmen lined up! That’s good living!

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Next up was the Double Wedding Ring class at Sew Original! We used the AccuQuilt which made it accurate and so much easier!

IMG_0316 Everyone was hard at work!

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And I’m so proud of what they made! Susan used pretty brights, Cindy used these really great vintage looking fabrics, Laurie used pinks and greens with a hint to purple, Patsy is using holiday, Pam used reproduction/vintage looking prints and Becky chose some Kaffe & Amy Butler. Each one is gorgeous! And we really had a great time!!

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Now we are off to Papanana’s in King for a pencil pouch class. Jill is making this awesome (airplane!) pouch for her son! We enlarged it so he could keep more toys in it!

IMG_0356 Theresa made this sweet little pouch! She tried to resist the photo, but I got her!

IMG_0357_2 Taylor had NEVER sewn on a sewing machine! She did wonderfully!! I think we have a future sewist among us:)

IMG_0359 Sweet Vonda made this cute little pouch! Love her quilting!

IMG_0368 And the group shot!

IMG_0369 Melanie showed me this beautiful Designer Star she’s making for a friend in need. Gorgeous!!

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Then I was off to Sewingly Yours for a class with my Fantastically Fussy pattern. This was such a fun class. These ladies were hilarious and we had a grand time! Look how much fun Lynn is having:)

IMG_0397She is using a similar palette to mine from the pattern photo. I love the white tone on tone background. Perfect choice!

IMG_0411 And Melissa! She sews on her mother-in-law’s machine.

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This is her version! I love it!

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And finally, my Scrappy Star class at Sew Original. We are making the quilt from Quilting from Little Things by Sarah Fielke. It is a gorgeous quilt! Gail is making all of her stars the same, a Not So Scrappy Star Quilt if you will!

IMG_0454And Debbie is using all Bonnie & Camille fabric! I love how all their lines play well with one another. Gorgeous!!

IMG_0452 This is my favorite!! I love how the navy makes the colors pop!

IMG_0453I have lots of classes coming up so be on the lookout for more photos:)

xo LC

Ready to Learn?


It’s that time again! I have a new teaching schedule. I’m pretty pumped about all the new classes coming up this quarter- there are some new patterns and lots of fun things that you can make for holiday gifts! I am teaching at all the usual locales. Let me know if there is something that you want to take that is not working with your schedule and we can work something out! You can download a pdf here. See you in class:)

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xo LC