I'm sharing the first quilt I made from start to binding. I didn't have a pattern; mistake one. I'd never done the quilting process and backed with Minky; mistake two. I'd never used a walking foot. Never the less, I forged on. I had seen a block… Continue reading Celebrating National Quilting Day
I'm celebrating! I now have over 500 subscribers on my mailing list. Sew to celebrate I'm giving away a Private 2-hour On-Line Session. Simply post a comment on this post telling me what you would like to learn or discuss if you win. Entries will be accepted until midnight January 28, 2019 PST. I will… Continue reading Win a Private On-Line Session
A new needle can make all the difference in the quality of your sewing, not to mention the hours of frustration saved trying to get a good stitch only to realize your needle needs replacing. I keep a pill bottle next to my sewing machine and fill it with needles and pins that have… Continue reading Happy New Needles
Getting a machine and table to a class prevents many from taking them. Then there's those of you with cabinets....try putting that in your vehicle. Perhaps your closest quilt shop is hours and hours away. Come join us. Classes are live and there is ongoing support via email and Facebook. I sew love teaching this… Continue reading Try an On-Line Ruler Work Class
If it looks too good, it probably is too good. In this age of internet shopping, we can become victim to all kinds of fraud. I have come across some ads on social media lately for products that just seem to be priced way too low. So I did some investigating and you know what?… Continue reading Too Good To Be True!
My house was hit by lightning. An important reminder that we often take modern conveniences for granted. Electricity, hot and cold running water, access to the internet, and communicating by telephone are a few that pop into my head. Then there's indoor cooking; with the holidays approaching, I have cooking on my mind. I am… Continue reading Ways to protect your sewing equipment from an electrical event.
There's a new blog in town and I encourage you to check it out. The piece that I did for Sew Steady is featured. There's also a contest where you can win a free on-line class, hurry check it out. Sew Inspired by Sew Steady ~Pam
I was asked to submit a 12” square quilted block for the Coburg Quilt Show Block Challenge that was held this past July (2018) in Coburg, OR. Sew Steady was the major sponsor for this show and having recently been invited to be one of their Brand Ambassadors, I jumped in. I love using the… Continue reading Coburg Blooms
This past weekend, I had the honor of attending Teacher Certification training by Leonie and Bill West of Westalee Designs. We all met in Eugene, OR; the home of Sew Steady. I started my education by touring the manufacturing process of Sew Steady Extension Tables and Cabinet inserts. Tables are cut to order and then… Continue reading My Gold Foot!
Photo Credit: Cel Lisboa School is back in session; seems like a perfect time to share my love of education. I have always loved the process of learning and I am fortunate to be able to teach. For over a year now, I have been hosting the Quilt as You Go Sampler Quilt designed… Continue reading Why I Love to Teach/Learn