While I was teaching in Arizona, I received an inquiry from the folks at 35th Sew & Vac asking if I would like to come teach a couple workshops in 2019.
“The main store at 3548 W. Northern Ave is much bigger as it is housed in what was originally a Fry’s. We also have over 12,000 bolts of fabric at the main store with one section that is 45% off making it about $6/yd. Yes, I’m trying to tempt you to come by for a visit.”It didn’t take much to twist my arm as they have a HUGE classroom that will accommodate between 40 and 50 students which is my goal, to reach more students with each workshop. We have to build UP, not out because there are only so many teaching days available within a year. Instead of doing 4 days of 24 students each day, we can do 2 days with twice as many and make it a party.
The timing and location for dropping by turned out perfect. I left my girlfriend’s house where I stayed the night, and headed over to 35th Ave Sew & Vac – it was in between Glendale and Sun Lakes on my way back to Dad's.
Oh, and the neutrals you see here – minus the green? Were all SALE CHRISTMAS fabrics. Christmas fabric has many great neutrals and cut up – who can tell they are Christmas? They were 50% off. The green and the paperclips print were 45% off. Yes, Pandy directed me personally to the sale section, she has been reading me for years and knows my stashing habits! LOL!
Some half yard cuts and a T shirt!
You can’t go wrong with 12,000 bolts!
This place used to be a large grocery store!
Aisles and aisles, and BRIGHT lighting made it a great place to shop!
Signs tell you which kind of fabric is where.
Loads of sample quilts to inspire!
Many many brands of machines, from Bernina to Pfaff and more – even Handi Quilter!
And several folks to help you with the cuts you desire.
The only hard part was making a decision!
So – if you are in the Phoenix area, or would want to travel to Phoenix for a weekend of fun – you can put Feb 1 & 2 2019 on your calendars. We are not sure what we are teaching yet, new projects may be available by then, but pencil us in! I will let you know when registration is open. We’ll be limiting to 50 per day. I hope you’ll come play!
My view as I waited to board my flight.
I love this landscape and can’t wait to be back.
THIS was completed on my home flight!
As of this photo, there are only 2 hexes to go – I stitched them between Atlanta and Greensboro.
Ready to attach!
This is the 4th fill-in corner, on what really does seem like an eternal project. I hope to have evening time to stitch this corner on. And then what?
It’s going to get some borders.
I especially need something to frame the sides. Yes, I know there are some odd neutrals sticking out either side. There will be one more row of neutrals to frame this, and then I think I’m going to frame the whole thing with brown/neutral/red in rosettes like this:
The outer ring of posies with the red connectors will make a nice border.
That means that even though the center is now done – I’m probably in reality looking at a couple years more of piecing that border. *SIGH* Good thing it is easy to prep for! I’ve already got everything I need to keep going. Now where did I put those other brown/red hexies? I’ve been carrying neutrals for so long I forgot where I stashed them.
Maybe Sadie knows?
It’s great to be home. I’ll be here for a few days before I head out to Hilton Head, South Carolina on Wednesday. Hooray! A DRIVING trip!
So I’m thinking this. I need today and tomorrow to get my wits back and get book orders out that have stacked up while I’ve been in Arizona. How about Quilt-Cam on Sunday afternoon at 2pm Eastern? That would be 7pm UK time, 8pm Europe Time.
I need some machine action!! I’ll see you then!
Quiltville Quote of the Day!
I love this vintage 4 patch nine patch quilt shared during our workshops in Prescott this past week. Simple blocks make me happy!
Happy FRIDAY, everyone!