Thursday, 19 October 2017

Come join me at Toronto creativfestival Oct. 26-28

I am looking forward to teaching at the Fall Toronto creativfestival.
This event will take place at The International Centre from Oct 26 to 28 with classes starting on the 25th.

My classes are;

Sixty degree triangles are simple to cut in a wide variety of sizes using nothing more than a rotary cutter and your basic 24” quilting ruler. The design possibilities for this one shape are endless.                                    Use all scraps for an old fashioned look, all floral prints for a riot of color or how about modern brights and neutrals. Even make this out of neutral tone on tones and use as a background for appliqué. Come and enjoy the fun as Julie shows you how to cut and assemble this all-time favorite quilt. 
Hands On   3 Hour Workshop  Thu 9:00 to 12:00

Many patterns and books finish with the phrase “Quilt as Desired” leaving today's quilter unsure of how to finish their project. This class will address the decision making process quilters must go through to help them finish their quilts. The choice of quilting design, thread, needles and batting as well as how to preview and mark designs will be covered.                                       A class jam packed with tips, tricks and information. 
Bring: A quilt for quilting advice and interactive group discussion. 
2 Hour Interactive Demo   Thurs 1:00 – 3:00

For those who have tried free motion quilting or have always wanted to. 
We will discuss correct body positioning, machine tension, needle / thread / design combinations   and explore methods for learning new designs. 
Interactive 1 Hour Seminar   Fri 11:00 – 12:00

Free motion quilting with a ruler foot and specialty rulers enable quilters of all skill levels to quilt smooth curves and straight lines, even full circles with little or no marking and minimal experience. In this hands-on class we will explore the basics of moving your fabric and rulers to create a variety of fun designs.
Hands On   3 Hour Workshop  Fri 1:00 to 4:00 

Our pretty little bundles of fat ¼’s have been sitting around the sewing room long enough.  
Now they want to get out and have some fun! Fast and easy cutting and piecing techniques will turn these lovelies into quilts, bags, scarves, bed runners and more. 
Let’s empty those storage bins as we party with our fat quarters!  
2 Hour Lecture/Demo  Sat 9:00 –11:00

Pre-cuts include fat ¼’s, 2 ½” strip sets like, charm packs of 5” squares, 10” charm packs and even triangles and hexagons. They are fun to collect, to trade and give as gifts. Let’s explore some great ways to use your stash of pre-cuts so that you can buy more without “guilt”. 
Placemats, pillows, table runners and of course, quilts are just some of the “fabulous” things we can do with pre-cuts. 
2 Hour Lecture/Demo   Sat 1:00 – 3:00

You can click on the link to creativfestival in My Favorite Sites for further information and to pre-register or register when you arrive at the show.
Hope to see you there!

Thursday, 5 October 2017

Julies Name Game #27

This fun and playful design was posted on Facebook and Instagram on Sept 3 and received its name on Sept 10. And the winner is ... "The Forest". Thank you to Roy Plotniko (my wonderful Husband) of Parksville B.C. for suggesting this great name.
Do you want to play along? Follow me on Facebook and /or Instagram, suggest a name or vote for those that are suggested by others by leaving a comment. Don't forget to Like and Share so others can  join in!

Julies Name Game #26

This weeks new Free Motion Quilting design is another whimsical flying creature. Posted on Facebook and Instagram on Aug. 27 and named by popular vote on Sept 3 this designs new name is "Dizzy Dragonflies". Congratulations to Nannet Girard of Nanaimo B.C. 

Julies Name Game #25

This new Free Motion Quilting design was posted on Facebook and Instagram Aug 20 and named by popular vote on Aug 27.
Thank you to Val Ansell of Nanaimo B.C. for naming this design              "Purple Vetch".

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

Artist Review, A Needle Pulling Thread Magazine, Summer 2017

I am honored to be one of the featured artists in the Summer issue of          A Needle Pulling Thread Magazine. This is a fabulous quarterly publication that contains a wide variety of needlework in every issue including detailed step by step instructions, articles, artist reviews, coming events and more. Check out the web site by clicking on the link under My Favorite Web Sites. 
Don't forget to sign up for QUILTsocial. This is a blog, weekly bulletin, monthly newsletter and free quarterly e magazine focused on all things quilting from the publishers of A Needle Pulling Thread.

My featured piece "Golden Phoenix", 30 1/2 by 44 1/2  on linen.                 Read about it in A Needle Pulling Thread. 

Saturday, 19 August 2017

Julies Name Game #24

We are having a beautiful Summer and the flowers are in full bloom.          Here is this weeks new free motion quilting design for your naming fun.  Suggest a name or vote for your favorite from those already suggested on the Facebook and/or Instagram posts for #juliesnamegame 24.                   This design was posted on Aug 13 and the winning name (as chosen by popular vote) will be announced at 6:00PM (Pacific) on Aug 20.                What oh what will its new name be?
                And the winner is... "Pansy Party".                                          Congratulations to Nannet Girard of Nanaimo B.C.

Julies Name Game #23

Here we go... another fun new (and Botanical) free motion quilting design.
Posted on Facebook and Instagram on Aug the 6th and named by popular vote on Aug 13'17
This Designs new name is "Acorns Galore".                                            Thank you Leslie Graham of Nanaimo B.C.
Want to play along? Follow me on Facebook or Instagram and comment on the weekly posts for #juliesnamegame