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April 12, 2015

Spring, Already?

Hello!  Just dropping by to let you know about what's going on with Tamarinis!

Where did the time go?  That seems to be my constant question?  It seems like last week I posted about the frozen tundra that was Atlanta in January.  And now the world is coated in yellow, the sun is shining (well, sometimes), and Quilt Market is just around the corner!

I did take advantage of a few sunny days, and found this little guy hiding in the pansies that are still hanging around.  FYI - toad.  I have a thing for frogs (they are too cute!) and due to the lake and the pond, we have frogs and toads!  Hoping that will mean less mosquitos too!  Hey - a girl can dream!
Other than creeping on toads in the garden, I have been doing a bit of quilting (new projects for Island Batik and Anthology - look soon for sneak peeks on the blog!), as well as a few small projects for some blog hops.  

What about you?  Spring fever hit yet?  What are you working on?

Workshops, Classes and Demos:

April 25 :  Stitch'n Quilt
Ins and Outs - Use a jelly roll, plus backing fabric, to create a unique table set that not only is quilt as you go, but also has fun dimensional woven strips!

May 2 - June 6 Monkey Bread
A five week beginner level quilt class, featuring "Casserole Quilt", desgined especially for this class!

May 9: Stitch'n Quilt
Celebration Slices - This simple paper pieced banner gives you a choice of three different events to celebrate: Birthday, Halloween, or Christmas.  Or make all three!

January 24 - 31, 2016 - Stitchin Heaven Quilt Cruise! 

Contact me if you are interested in a workshop or class at your shop or guild!

Blog Hop Bonanza

Ok, so maybe "bonanza" is a bit of an oversell, but....there are two great blog hops coming up this week! And each one has prizes and give-aways!  Here's a bit of a preview:

April 14
Little Gems Blog Hop

             images from Little Gems by Connie Kauffman, Martingale, 2015: 
          used by permission.  Photos by Brent Kane.  All rights reserved

This blog hop is already underway (schedule below), and my contribution is scheduled for April 14.  So hop around and see all the projects from Connie Kaufmann's wonderful new book, Little Gems.  Almost all the participants are Island Batik Ambassadors, so you know you're going to see lots of drool-worth batiks AND wonderful quilts.

April 8   Quilt- Serenity
April 9
April 10   Quilt-  Playing With Plaids
April 11   Quilt-  Spinners
April 12 Quilt-Daisy Daze
April 13   Ackfeld Wire hosted by
April 14   Quilt- Forest Fire
April 15   Quilt- Radiance
April 16   Quilt- Star Burst
April 17  Quilt- Tranquility
April 18   Quilt- Cotton Candy

April 16 - Pre-Cut Party Blog Hop


This blog hop launches April 15, and my post will hit bright and early April 16th (gotta love the auto-scheduler - way better than the snooze button!).  Everyone that is in the hop will have fun tutorials using precuts - and you can register to win at each blog for the fabric collection used in the tutorial.  How awesome is that?!

     So what's new with you?  

I'd Recommend:

A Skill Builder or Beginning Quilting Pattern - Monkey Bread!

A shop guide, including a class outline and student handouts, is available.  This is a super beginner class!

Thanks for sharing the quilting passion with me.  Happy stitching!

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