Never a dull moment!

 The quilting retreat house. 

The quilting retreat house. 

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Hello Friends.  I just returned, a week ago, from Bainbridge, NY.  Unfortunately, I wasn't able to post while away, as the internet connection was not the greatest and I was outside of the country. Myself, along with 5 other close Studio 180 Buds, spent a week sharing creative ideas, solving quilting problems and learning from each other about new tools and techniques. What a fantastic group of women!  We stayed at Katrina Thomas's parents place, as they have a retreat house, and what a beautiful setting for creativity.  We were even treated to homemade waffles by Katrina's Dad, cooked in an antique cast-iron waffle maker over an open fire.  OMG, I am so glad I brought my stretchy pants.  We had homemade blueberry sauce to pour over the waffles!  MMMM!!

 From left to right: Katrina's mom, Lynn Wheatley, Cora Swalec. Debbie Kalenty (Quilters Obsession)  Jackie Mowday (in front in blue) and Katrina Thomas (Hope Chest Quilting)

From left to right: Katrina's mom, Lynn Wheatley, Cora Swalec. Debbie Kalenty (Quilters Obsession)  Jackie Mowday (in front in blue) and Katrina Thomas (Hope Chest Quilting)

So enough about the food. With a week of uninterrupted quilting time I was able to piece together both the large quilt sample and throw size for my new pattern.  I will be teaching this in November at my annual workshop in Sudbury ON.  The poster should be out within a week or so and registration will open at that time.  The new pattern utilizes a new technique by Studio 180 design.  The possibilities with this new unit are endless and i am so excited to share it with everyone.  

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Jackie Mowday worked on a baby quilt.  It has a print of tiny feet which she incorporated into the LeMoyne Stars.  The pattern "Sugar and Spice"  by Studio 180 Design, really shines with the pastels and the little feet are so adorable.

 

The gang thought that it would be a hoot to bring the lone Canadian to a quilt shop that boasts over 22,000 bolts of fabric.  Well, if you can't find what your looking for here, it just plain doesn't exist.  

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 Heaven, Im in Heaven !!!  

There was to my delight an entire wall of "Moda Grunge" fabric ever produced.

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Much to my surprise, and I'm sure all of you, I really did not buy much.  I did pick up fabric for my next quilt pattern and this really cool print, that just jumped into my lap. I have no idea what I am going to do with it but it just had to come home with me.   

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This weekend, we Canadians celebrate Canada Day and a long weekend to spend with friends and family doing all things "summer".  I will be at camp with my family doing just that.  So, here's to another great Canadian summer ahead.  I will keep you all informed with news from the studio.  Until next time, Thanks for dropping by.  Stay safe, wear sunscreen, and go jump in the lake!!