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Like the Whos down in Whoville, I feel like I should be shouting, "I am here, I am here, I am HEEE...EERE!" In this episode, I talk a little bit about what's been keeping me away; but I also announce the winner of the stash mystery challenge drawing, I announce the next stash mystery theme, and I announce a surprise give-away this month! So listen up for all your opportunities to win fun stuff!

Mentioned in this episode:

Jaye's hexagon tutorial on her blog. (Her blog is www.artquiltmaker.com/blog. Easy to remember!)

Parallax: Views of Contemporary Quilt Artists, Booksmart Studio, 250 N. Goodman St., an international display opening June 1. 585-598-9322 or www.booksmartstudio.com.

 

Art quilts by Pat Pauly: solo exhibit at Nazareth College Arts Center Gallery, 4245 East Ave., Pittsford, June 30-Aug 14. www.naz.edu/art/arts-center-gallery

 

Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Festival, Sept 18-19, Hemlock Fairgrounds, 7370 Water St., Hemlock, Livingston County. Vendors, demonstrations.

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This is the video version of episode 23. In episode 23, I share the process and learnings from the folks who have participated in both of my creativity challenges to date: Frances, Virginia, Lynn, Jackie, Jill, and Darla. If you are listening to the audio version, you will want to visit the Quilting…for the Rest of Us Flickr group to see the photos from both challenges. (The link is in the menu on the right-hand side of this page.)

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This is the audio-only version of this episode. In episode 23, I share the process and learnings from the folks who have participated in both of my creativity challenges to date: Frances, Virginia, Lynn, Jackie, Jill, and Darla. If you are listening to the audio version, you will want to visit the Quilting...for the Rest of Us Flickr group to see the photos from both challenges. (The link is in the menu on the right-hand side of this page.)

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Our topic for this episode is teaching kids how to quilt. We have two interviews and all sorts of input from listeners--great stuff! Our first interview is another installment in the "quilters like the rest of us" interview series. Last May, I interviewed Jan from my guild, and we ended up talking about kids n' quilting, so I had already earmarked it for this episode. The second interview is with Lynn, a long-time listener, about "Aunt Lynn's Sewing School." Lynn had responded to my question in BigTent about teaching kids to quilt with a great email all about Aunt Lynn's Sewing School, and I just had to follow that up with a conversation. (Thanks, Lynn!) In this episode, I also share other great input from listeners about their experiences in teaching kids to quilt plus some resources you might want to check out.

Mentioned in this episode:

Kids Start Quilting with Alex Anderson (C&T Publishing, 2002)

"Quilting with Kids" at  http://www.thecraftstudio.com/qwc/index.htm

Maria Peagler,  http://quiltsandcreativity.com/summer-sewing-camp (Thanks, Darla!)

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Michael-Miller-Big-Poppy-fabrics.jpgDo you have problems deciding how much fabric to buy when you're buying without a specific project in mind? Join the club! In this episode, I share the habits I have developed over the years as well as some suggestions for ways you can figure out the best amount of fabric that would work for you.

I also introduce the new creativity challenge! Check out the tab at the top of this page, "Creativity Challenge," for the new photo, plus guidelines and the deadline. Get your friends to play along!

Sherry mentioned in her comment to episode 13 the "Empty Spools Seminar." You can get information about the seminar at

www.emptyspoolsseminars.com.

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