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.
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Welcome to summer in Massachusetts! The Fourth of July forecast is a week of 90 degree weather, and I am ready to break out the bathing suit and enjoy summer!
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!
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.
After a wonderful day with family and friends for en early New Year's Eve celebration, I am just relaxing and watching Dick Clark's Rocking New Year's Eve Party. I miss that guy, but Ryan is doing a great job.
Check in with my blog tomorrow to see the finished quilt top for My Magical Garden. I'm exited to share it with you, and I'll do that....as soon as I wake up after a very late night watching the ball drop in NYC (from the comfort of my own warm bed!)
Wishing my friends, family and followers a very safe and happy New Year's Eve!
Hi Quilters! This is Penny Bentley, I work with Sue as her Event Coordinator. I would like to share that I have been blessed and fortunate to share in Sue's successes with her expanding quilting business. Sue is an extremely creative and professional businesswoman who has Donna, Joanne, and I to assist her along the way, but, of course, it is her business sense and practices that has brought her to this time and place.
I spent today working on a handy color chart that you can use to coordinate your fabrics for the upcoming Quilt-Along. We know you have all have our Rotary Cut Applique tools sitting in your workroom. So let's get them out and start using them! The new Magical Garden Facebook Page is up and running, and that is where Joanne posted her Color Chart that she has just finished for her version of the "My Magical Garden" quilt. Whether or not you are participating in the BOM this year, sign up to be part of our Facebook Group so you can see the progress of
So, now that the BOM quilt is finished (and don't forget the big reveal day and sign up for the Quilt-Along is January 1!) what will I work on next? I have so many ideas, but nothing is fully formed and ready to jump right in. No fabric is calling to me, and no fresh idea is nagging at me, waiting to get done. I guess I am in a Quilting Slump!
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.
No matter what you celebrate,
what you believe,
what you live by,
may this season of giving
bring peace to our world
and to your heart.