New York Minute Class – spots still open!

If you aren’t doing anything this Saturday, August 13, and want to come and sew a New York Minute quilt together, I’m teaching this class at Piece by Piece on Saturday from  10 – 2 pm. I believe there are two spots still available. Call Piece by Piece for details.


Immediately following the class will be Sheila Sinclair Snyder’s (the pattern designer of the New York Minute quilt)  trunk show which will feature the quilts from her latest book “Perfect-Fit Pieced Borders.” Books will be available for sale, and Sheila will be there to autograph it for you!

A New York Minute Quilt Class

Quilt by Sheila Sinclair Snyder
Quilt by Sheila Sinclair Snyder

I will be teaching a class on how to make “A New York Minute” quilt at Piece by Piece on Saturday, August 13th. This quilt was designed by Sheila Sinclair Snyder (who taught me how to longarm!) and it is now in her new book which just came out, “Perfect-Fit Pieced Borders.” You can sign up for the class by calling Piece by Piece to register, or get more information about the class by going to the class schedule on their website. There are two samples of “A New York Minute” hanging in the classroom at Piece by Piece. One is very modern with greens and browns, and the other is softer with pinks and grays. There are so many ways to make A New York Minute you will most likely want to make more than one! I know I do…and have!

When picking out the fabric for this quilt, it is best to start by finding a multi-colored stripe that you just love, then find other fabrics that coordinate around that stripe.

Directly following the class, Sheila will be on-hand to show and talk about the quilts from her new book, and of course, sign her books.  This is one trunk show you don’t want to miss! For Sheila’s teaching schedule and book tour, check out her website: License To Quilt

On-Demand Quilt Shows

Last year I signed up for an on-line service that features quilting shows, and in particular, longarm shows. Each month puts up new videos  from a wide variety of shows. For a small annual membership fee of about $25 you have access to hundreds and hundreds of videos relating to quilting. I mostly watch the longarm show, but as time allows I branch out and watch other shows too. I have been very happy with the service and plan to renew it. So if you like the on-line learning experience, this might be just the thing to check out. You don’t have to be a longarmer to benefit; there are shows on techniques, tips, tools, etc.

Innovations Longarm Convention

New technique learned from Pam ClarkeI spent several days in Tacoma, Washington enjoying the weather (who knew?) while attending my first longarm convention. There were longarm manufacturers, vendors, a quilt show, and lots of classes for the taking. Out of the five classes I took, I really enjoyed the ones given by Pam Clarke and Sue Patten. Skill combined with humor and intelligence in these two women who really made the learning fun. I’ve already put some of my learning to use in my latest longarm quilt adventure (thank you to the lovely quilter from Eugene, Oregon who made the quilt)…see photo above.