Last night I had the honor of being on a “Publishing Panel” at the Portland Modern Quilt Guild, which I am a member of but can never seem to make meetings. It’s very difficult with my husband working such a long commute from home, with a job that expects too much of their employee’s (in my opinion) and a little guy at home. Brice ended up coming to the meeting with me last night, unplanned, but did great for it being way past his bedtime. He gets very cranky after 6:30p these days. He fell asleep on the way there and ended up sitting up front with us on the panel on his own stool, and then on my lap. He was just too tired to complain. I had a great time answering questions and there was just so much more to say on the topic that went unsaid. Something I’m very passionate about and advocate for is that a potential author have an agent. I could go on and on as to why this is so important. I had to really restrain myself.
In other news, I’ll be teaching a class at Modern Domestic in Portland on December 2nd. It’s a beginner foundation paper piecing class and we’ll be making this table runner (photo courtesy Modern Domestic). I call it “Freezing Rain”. It’s based on another quilt pattern I hope to release after the Holidays called “Liquid Sunshine”. The patterns is just a tiny bit beyond “simple” to really give everyone a chance to get a good feel for how to foundation paper piece. I want students to walk away from the class feeling comfortable enough with foundation paper piecing that they can attempt other patterns without fear. I’m looking forward to sharing what I know and taking the mystery out of it. You can find out more about the workshop and sign up here. I will be releasing the pattern for this as well, I’m just putting the final touches on it right now.
And finally, after visiting good ol’ Random.org, we have ourselves a winner from last Saturday’s post for the Ribbon Jar blog hop - Congratulations Megan! You should receive an email from the Ribbon Jar shortly.