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Small Town Quilt Show in a Big Town Way!

small town quilt show rack card
What’s up y’all? I’m checking in today to fill you in on a little (big) quilt show and retreat that I’m teaching at this coming June! It’s here in beautiful Utah, nestled in the mountains. The weather will be beautiful, the accommodations are stellar, and there are some ROCK STARS teaching and lecturing. You should definitely come–if you don’t, you’ll be missing out, for sure.

I mean really, check out this list of presenters:
Jina Barney
Cat Beckstead and Shantelle Cox
Natalia Bonner & Kathleen Whiting
Kimberly Bourne
Melissa Corry<
Laurel Dillman
Amy Ellis
Joanna Figueroa
Becky Goldsmith
Kerry Green
Emily Herrick
Lori Holt
Sandy Klop
Tina Lewis
Tricia Mathis
Sherri McConnell
Lorri Overson
Jenny Pedgio
Helen Robinson
April Rosenthal
Kati Spencer
Deonn Stott

And that’s not all! (I feel like I’m on The Price is Right…)

There will be swag, and giveaways, and even a pajama party. I’m telling you, you should definitely come hang out with me all the really cool people who will be there.

Russian-Rubix1

I will be teaching twice, one lecture called Technology for Quilters where I will talk about all the great ways you can use technology to help design and create quilts. My other class is a workshop, where we will be making my Russian Rubix quilt. The best part? I’ll bring my custom die-cutter to cut out your template pieces quick and easy like. SCORE! Also, I will have my new templates on hand as well. It’s going to be a par-tay.

Really though? I’m really excited to be able to teach, and to hang out with you guys. So go on ahead! What are you waiting for? Register!

Talk to you soon!
xoxo
April



Sarah Jane, Prairie Grass Patterns, and One Kings Lane

I’m excited to announce the Sarah Jane sale at One Kings Lane, Tonight at 6pm PST/9pm EST! All beautiful, handmade goods, with custom quilts by yours truly! For those of you who have written to ask if I would make you a custom quilt, now’s your chance! The sale is open until Thursday, but I have a feeling it will sell out long before that. I can’t speak for any of the other goods, but I have it on good authority that the quilts are very, very limited. (See above pile.)

Head over quick to grab one-of-a-kind items–all made from Sarah’s beautiful Out to Sea collection for Michael Miller Fabrics.

xoxo

April

PS Can I just say how flattered I am that I got to participate in this with Sarah? She’s a dear, dear, friend, and I’m just so happy I could have a little part in her awesomeness. Sarah, I *heart* you! Mwa!



Hopping!

First of all, I was hopping around the other day when these two magazines hit newsstands.

Why? Well, see that cover quilt up there on Simple Quilts and Sewing? I made it!! (And it made the cover!! Wooo!)

I’ve got another quilt right at the front of this month’s Quilt Trends magazine, too. I had a ton of fun making these quilts, and I’m excited to get them back so I can show you something fun. See, these magazine opportunities came because my Big City quilt was shown in the Free Spirit booth last quilt market. Each magazine contacted me and asked if I’d do a quilt for them using the same fabric line (Grand Hotel by Jenean Morrison). So, I did. And I can’t wait to show you how different three quilts made from the same fabric line can look, just by being selective about your color and design choices.

Another reason I’m hopping around? Today (actually yesterday) two different blog hops started, which I’ll participate in later in the month. Both are super fun, so for sure follow along! A little info about each:

The Moda Sweet Celebrations Blog Tour!

Come visit the blogs of the contributors to the Moda Bake Shop’s newest book, Sweet Celebrations. We’ll answer some strange questions, talk a little about and share our favorite recipe from our chosen holiday! Also, at each stop, you can enter to win a copy of the book (not even in stores yet!) and a Moda precut! Here’s the schedule:

Blog Tour Schedule

October 1 – StashBooks and Moda Cutting Table
October 2 – Melissa Mortenson and Melissa Corry
October 3 – Mary Lane Brown and Natalia Bonner
October 4 – Lissa Alexander and Corey Yoder
October 5 – Jane Davidson and Angela Yosten
October 6 – Jo & Kelli Kramer and Stefanie Roman
October 7 – Sherri McConnell and Megan Jimenz & Heather Andrus
October 8 – Angela Mitchell and Ellie Roberts
October 9 – Katie Blakesley and Aneela Hoey
October 10 – Amy Smart and Angela Pingel
October 11 – Vanessa Christenson and April Rosenthal
October 12 – Moda Bake Shop
October 14 – Readers have until midnight on the 14th to comment on all the blogs for the giveaways.
October 19 –Winners announced on all the blogs.

The Blogger’s Bar Hop Quiltalong!

Remember last year how I did the Chevron Dreams block for the Quilt Uberfest Quiltalong? Well, this year Scott of Blue Nickel Studios is at it again, which means you get 14 more free blocks to add to your repertoire! So hop along and get your free downloadable block pattern from each of these fine blogs:

October 1 Amy Ellis

October 2 Lynn Harris   

October 3   Heather Jones

October 4   Jacquie Kunkel 

October 5 Ashley Jones

October 6  Emily Cier 

October 7 Scott Hansen

October 8 Jan Peoples

October 9 April Rosenthal

October 10 Amy Lobsiger

October 11  Cara Quilts

October 12   Konda Luckau

October 13  Alethea Ballard

October 14 Charlie Scott

 

Finally, a lot more hopping happening because market is only a mere 3 weeks away, and I have an inhuman amount of work to get done. I may have to call in some reinforcements. Wish me luck (and hop along with me!)

xoxo

April



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