How was your summer? Did you get a lot of stitching done, travel, or just relax? What a summer Rick and I have had! First off, it was just plain STINKIN hot here. My son Tom came to visit from Arizona, and said that it was hotter and muggier here than at home. I didn’t think any place was hotter than Tucson!! Rick is overcoming some health issues and is well on his way to being “fit as a fiddle.” I had cataract surgery that was a huge success, and I am once again appliqueing my heart (and fingertips) out. I could not applique for almost (6) months, and my fingers literally itched constantly to get a needle back in them. I did make a couple of quilts for my newest grandson, Elias.
I am currently working on a pattern called Brown Sugar from Keepsake Quilting, but, my friend Sharon Noble has picked up her Ladies of the Sea blocks again and is well on her way to completion. I feel the implied challenge and want to finish mine as well. Thanks to my friend Lee Wallingford, I was also bitten with English Paper Piecing, and have spent some “quality” time with those little bits of paper. What are you working on? If you send pictures, I will post them.
So what do you think of the teachers and classes scheduled for the 2017 Academy of Applique? I think we get better and better each year, don’t you. I know that I surely learn a lot each year!!! Rick and I started this Academy to provide anything and everything (well almost) that you appliquers requested, and to share our passion for the art of applique. So please, keep those suggestions coming! We are here for you, and consider ourselves mere facilitators.
Just a reminder, registration for the 2017 Academy of Applique is this Monday (Labor Day) starting at noon EST. All instructions can be found under the “Registration” tab on the main menu at www.academyofapplique.com. Class descriptions, teacher bios, and other misc. information can be found in the Class Catalog. This can either be viewed online under the “Classes 2017” tab, or printed. The .pdf icon is the large red button (“Download PDF File”) in the upper right hand side of the “Week at a Glance” page. Please remember to register on Monday, as many classes fill within a couple of hours, and we wouldn’t want you to miss out.
Also, we are continuing our “Bring a Friend” promotion. If you are new to the Academy, or if your friend is new, we will give you each $50.00 off of your registration fees. If you invite enough friends, your registration could be free!
Well, that is it for now. “Talk” to you Monday, Registration Day.
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