Blog - Category: Leaves Galore

Do you belong to a Quilt Guild? Your quilting community part 1

Christmas in July

Quilting, creating, even running a quilt related business can be very isolating.  We set aside  "me time"  to work on our creations,, but that time is often spent alone in our sewing rooms, with only our sewing machines for company.  With this tendency to hibernate in our sewing rooms, many of us crave a quilting community where we can join with other quilters who like to do the things we like to do!  We want to hang out with people who enjoy fabrics, sewing, and learning about our quilt hobby.  Where do you find your quilting community?

Belle en Rouge

Belle En Rouge

It's here and we are ready!!  The next nine month Quilt-Along, Belle en Rouge, will begin on April 1st.  Be the early bird and sign up before March 1 to get 2018 pricing of $4.95 per month!  If you wait until March 2nd, the price will go up to $5.95/ month for nine months.  After April 1 our option for monthly payments goes away.  Join now while the price is as low as it will go!! 

2019 Certified Instructor Training - New Location

Sue Pelland Designs is pleased to announce that 2019 Certified Instructor Training will be held at The Happy Cottage retreat center in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina from Sunday, March 31 to Friday, April 5, 2019.  The Happy Cottage is a Quilt Retreat facility with 5 bedrooms and workspace for up to 6 participants.  We need confident, educated instructors who empower students to apply our techniques and unleash their creativity.  

American Patchwork and Quilting Podcast hosted by Pat Sloan

Today is the day.  Today I get to speak to one of my idols in Quilting, Pat Sloan!

Do you get nervous when you meet someone you admire?  Well, I can tell you, I am a little nervous about doing a live podcast this afternoon! 

Happy New Year! The "My Magical Garden Quilt-Along" page is live!

My Magical Garden Dates

Today is the day!  Our "My Magical Garden" Quilt-Along is now accepting registrations for our nine-month Block of the Month program.  Starting in March, registered members will have a Quilt-Along with me so I can show you my methods for making this beautiful fusible appliqué quilt. 

I See our Rotary Cut Shapes Everywhere! Day 26

WALLPAPER

Once you know what our Leaves Galore tools can do, there is inspiration everywhere!  Whether you are looking at wallpaper, carpets or stained glass windows, you can find these beautiful curved shapes that come together into gorgeous patterns.  Each time I spot a shape that I could rotary cut with my tools, there is a quilt waiting to happen!There are never enough hours in the day.

 

I have a secret....Blog post 17 of the December challenge

But I'm terrible at keeping secrets from you!  The BOM quilt is finished!  It is 11pm and I just stitched on the outer half square triangle border.  But I couldn't show you a photo of the quilt, even if I wanted to!  

I sew in my basement.  The ceilings are very low and the sewing room is very small...and the quilt...well, it's a big one! It is pinned to my design wall, trailing on the floor and spilling over around the corner on a second wall.  

Christmas Gift Boxes to Wrap up your Christmas Wrapping! Day 12 of the Blog Post Challenge

Gift Boxes made with Leaves Glaore

One of the things I love to do around the holidays is to make gifts for people in my life who would not normally expect a gift.  Last year I made Bowl Cozies for the 26 employees at my local coffee shop!  Why, you ask?  There are five or six women who work there that make my coffee for me and my husband every morning.  They don't even ask, they just make my coffee when they see me waiting in line.  Some days we are chatty, some days I am not so friendly.  Remember, it is morning and I haven't yet had my coffee! 

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