Two Tip Tuesday – Quilt Shows and a Getaway Fast Approaching

Have you noticed the uptick of emails about Quilt Shows? I sure have!! Exciting times to start planning for shows for 2023. As I have mentioned, I’ll be vending and teaching in at several shows in the first half of the year!

First up, AQS Quilt Week at Daytona Beach is February 22-25, 2023. I’ll be vending and teaching two classes including Done by Three with Fat Quarters on Wed. from 8:30-11:30am and Hexie Flower Garden: Hexagons on the Machine on Sat. 8:30-11:30 am. In between, on Thursday from 3-4 pm is my lecture Bindings: A World of Options. Classes are filling up, go HERE to find out more about the show and to sign up for my classes and lecture! Done by Three and Hexie Flower Garden shown below.

Have you gotten your free January pattern for the Classic Cars Monthly Color Challenge by Patterns By Jen? The quilt block is free until the end of the month. Check out her blog Patterns By Jen for more information.

My Blackstone Valley Heritage Quilters Guild Getaway is in a couple weeks. I’m in charge, eek! It has been fun planning this Getaway. My tips for this week are about preparations to go on a Getaway or Retreat. At the top of my list is to prep as many projects as possible before I go. Then I can sit and sew, sew, sew! Also, I like to have a variety of projects to work on. When I’m tired of sewing/piecing, I like a hand project to work on for a break. I enjoy walking around the room as seeing what everyone is working on. A cushy for your tushy is so important for those hours at your sewing machine. And chocolate, always chocolate!

Most importantly…

#1 – Don’t forget to pack your foot pedal and cord for your sewing machine!

#2 – Take along your favorite sewing chair so you are as comfortable as possible while you sew.

in quilting,

Debbie

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