Blog - Category: Quilting Tools

Fun at MQX East

MQX East was a great success for Sue Pelland Designs.  It was my first time in a huge double booth, and my first time introducing Joann Bertrand to the Quilt show world!  Joann has just started sewing with me, trying to get a  load of samples and patterns ready for Quilt Market in Salt Lake City.  Joanne is an old friend with kids the same ages as mine and she lives just 5 minutes down the street.  I am excited to introduce Joann to all of you, so stop in our booth at Quilt Market in May,  Quilter's Unlimited (Chantilly, VA)  in June or Mancuso, Oaks PA in September!  I will be taking a break

My New Elna Excellence

Many years ago, Mom and I had a quilt shop, and we sold Elna sewing machines. Today, I am sewing on an Elna again! I was at the New Jersey Quilt Fest and had time to sit down at the Elna Excellence and work with it for a while. WOW!!! Do I love this machine! Cathy Racine at Charlton Sewing Center in Charlton, MA had shown it to me a few days earlier, but I didn't really have time to sit and sew. At the show I was convinced I HAD to have it, soooooo, it arrived last Friday and I have been having fun ever since!!

New Jersey Quiltfest

Having fun in New Jersey demonstrating Leaves Galore and the Quilter's Chalk Line! Come by booth 312 to see my sister Gina and I. You will enjoy seeing what we have been collaborating on! Gina is an artist, and my templates have gotten her inspired to enter OUR world and paint with fabric! I will upload photos as soon as I get home. Until then, have fun playing with curves! Sue

New Tools for Quilting

I was thrilled to meet so many wonderful people in Houston at Quilt Festival. It is nice to get a first hand look at the many products available to quilters and talk to the people who created them. I have discovered one new tool that is a wonderful addition to my shop! TrueGrips by the Grace Company are exactly what I was hoping for when looking for a non-slip product to add to my Leaves Galore Templates.