Dear Friends, I am off to Europe on Tuesay of next week, but before I go there is much to catch up on! Firstly, for those of you who know my sister Gina, (also known as my right hand lady at quilt shows!) she is getting married on Saturday!! We are so excited for Gina and Jim as they start their life together. Congratulations!!
Gina has just finished illustrating a book for Quilt Queen Designs owner Patricia Pepe. This book is full of great ideas on using the x-blocks template for simple and wonderful pieced designs. Gina and I have gotten to know Patricia and her daughter Ariel in our quilt show travels. We just love Patricia and think she deserves her title of Quilt Queen!! Congratulations to Patricia on her second book and to Gina who illustrated it! Now, back to Celebrating Lauren!! Lauren is my 17 year old daughter. Lauren has been accepted at our local community college into the 12th year program. She will finish her Senior year of high school while attending her first year of college. Not a bad two for one deal!! To celebrate her departure from high school, (not really a graduation yet…)we are traveling to Rome and Paris where we will spend one week in each city. We have friends in both cities and will enjoy living like the locals while we vacation. Joanne Bertrand, my wonderful new employee at Sue Pelland Designs, will be here in MA taking care of all your quilting needs! Joanne will continue to get products out the door and will be helping me get ready for the Mancuso show in Oaks, PA which will be just around the corner when I arrive home from Europe! Our class on Rotary cut Applique is sold out. I hope to offer another class at future shows. I will keep you informed as I get these scheduled. So until after my much needed vacation, I wish you happy quilting, and happy rest of the summer vacation! Enjoy the beautiful weather and your families….life is too short so get out there and live life! Sue