Monday, August 17, 2009

Make your own “House Rules” quilt

Want to make a little quilt like this? I'll show you how! I'm teaching this class on

The class will begin on Nov.3. It is 5 lessons for $50. If you’ve never taken an online class, click here to get more information about how they work at Joggles.

Here’s more information about my class, which is called “House Rules”:

Make this charming piece of fiber art to remind yourself and your family and guests of the rules of the house. You can customize the piece by adding your own kids (or adults), pets, and rules! The sample shown is 12" square, but you can make it bigger. Patterns are provided for all applique pieces, with multiple choices for girls, boys, dogs, cats, houses, etc, and for the text.

Lesson 1: Create the background and plan your overall design.
Lesson 2: Use watercolor pencils to add details to your house, people and sun.
Lesson 3: Applique your pieces to the background, and add text.
Lesson 4: Embroider the background and add French knots to the sun.
Lesson 5: Finish your project with a binding or facing.

Nancy’s work at Wooden Stone Gallery

My friend Nancy G. Cook is August’s Featured Artist at the Wooden Stone Gallery in Davidson N.C. Wooden Stone is a fabulous gallery that sells functional art. I always try to buy my “special” gifts (graduations, weddings, etc.) there, because it is great to support other artists and the galleries that sell their work.

Here are Nancy’s pieces Mimosa Dancing and Sourwood Festoons displayed (above) with some hand-crafted furniture.

Meet and Greet the Artist
at the Wooden Stone Gallery
Davidson, NC
Friday, Aug. 21 from 6-9 p.m