A Herd For Hugs – Part 3

Part 3 – The response and outpouring of people who wish to create a stuffed CalicoHorse for people in need has been tremendous! As stated in my last blog, the materials have been carefully selected to assure they are accepted into the various organizations who will be receiving our huggable herd. They will be delivered to foster children and adults in care centers who are in desperate need of a hug.

A Herd For Hugs – Part 2

Part 2 – Choosing Materials. Lorraine Turner is teaming up with Days at Dunrovin (a ranch in Montana) to create stuffed calico horses to be delivered to foster children and adults in care centers in time for Valentine’s Day! She is looking for VOLUNTEERS to help create the herd.

A Herd For Hugs – Part 1

Lorraine Turner is teaming up with Days at Dunrovin (a ranch in Montana) to create stuffed calico horses to be delivered to foster children and adults in care centers in time for Valentine’s Day! She is looking for VOLUNTEERS to help create the herd.

Koala Sewing Art Challenge Winners

Congratulations to all of those who participated in this challenge. I am happy to announce that together we have raised over $600 for the Ipswich Koala Protection Society. “All of the entries were inventive and charming. In choosing the winners, I focused on the pieces that clearly met the rules, and that displayed creativity, good design, attention to detail, and craftsmanship”.

FOREVER FREE Block of the Month Group

I’m so excited to announce I’ve created a group to create a beautiful quilt featuring my new CalicoHorses fabrics by FreeSpirit!
You only get ONE first … and I am doing this to celebrate my FIRST ever fabric collection. I’ll always cherish this moment, and what better way to commemorate this event than to have a dedicated group stitching along beside me?

Fabric Collage – Directional Pathways Part 3

As I continue to write this blog to help others, I must pause and reflect on areas with which some beginners are having difficulty. And so, before continuing with step 8, let’s talk more about fabrics. I tell students to choose large and small prints in darks, mediums, and lights. I avoid certain fabrics, such as batiks and solids, in favor of directional patterns that help build the collage…