Yesterday was mostly a day of chores and today will be as well. The big event is that we got our new wills and other documents all signed yesterday. That was one of my big goals for the year and it's not even July yet! We are also running errands to get Chris ready for a trip that he's taking tomorrow. He'll be hanging out with his best friend, Dave, and Dave's 4 daughters this week. They are all adults so it's a miracle that they will all be together and they do love having their "Uncle Chrissy" around.
What does that mean for me? 6 glorious quilting/dyeing/glass making days. (We have Airbnb guests so that's why I had to stay back. Looks like it's going to be chilly there anyway so I'm good.)
I did get the challenge quilt loaded on FloMo. It looks kind of ridiculous doesn't it? I was going to do it on my sewing machine but remembered that I wanted to test something on the longarm and figured this small project would be a good way to do that. I'll show you what I was testing when it's done.
I'm not going to go crazy with the quilting. I just want to get it done.
For those of you near Richmond here are some classes that I have scheduled for the summer:
I've been teaching the new owners training at The Longarm Network for a year or more and will be expanding to teach several other classes. These aren't on the schedule yet but will be soon.
June 25: Don't Fear The Longarm - This class is for beginner longarmers, people who rent time on a longarm or people considering purchasing a longarm. I developed my skills longarming by practice (of course) and by trying to learn one new skill with each quilt. This class will give the new quilter a path for developing quilting skills while still quilting beautiful quilts starting with the very first quilt. This is a one day class that's about half classroom and half hands on.
July 30 - Ruling Rulers - Learn the basics of using rulers on the longarm and then practice several ruler techniques including cross hatching, stitch in the ditch, continuous curves and lots of fun ways to use circles. This is a hand on class with students sharing a machine.
Contact The Longarm Network for information on registering for these classes.
I'm excited to be teaching at Visual Arts Center in Richmond again in the Summer. Their facility is fantastic and the people running it are the nicest you will meet.
My class schedule is:
Introduction to Fabric Dyeing
In this class I'll teach you the basics of fabric dyeing. You will learn how to mix dyes, the general process and techniques including: managing texture, making shades/gradients, color parfaits and color mixing to make a color wheel. You'll get 5 yards of cotton fabric and are welcome to buy/bring more for the second day. You'll rinse out and wash the fabric at home.
Sat, Sun Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm, Sunday 1:00pm-4:00pm
Session 1 - June 18 - 19
Session 2 - August 13 - 14
10 Things You Need to Know to Sell Online (lecture)
This lecture is for people considering opening an online business. By the end of this lecture you will know for sure if it's something you want to pursue or not.
Fri 6:00 - 8:30, June 24
Successful Online Selling Workshop
Once you've decided to open your shop this class will walk you through the process of setting up a successful online business. We discuss various selling platforms, photographing your product, writing great descriptions, creating your business image, marketing and lots more.
Thurs 6:30 - 9:00 pm, June 14 - July 18
I'm Vicki Welsh and I've been making things as long as I can remember. I used to be a garment maker but transitioned to quilts about 20 years ago. Currently I'm into fabric dyeing, quilting, Zentangle, fabric postcards, fused glass and mosaic. I document my adventures here.
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