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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Sew Expo begins tomorrow

See you at the Sewing & Stitchery Expo

February 27, 28, March 1 & 2, 2014

Washington State Fair & Events Center
110 Ninth Avenue SW
Puyallup, WA 98371

Show Hours:

 Gates open at 8 a.m.

Shopping Hours:
Thursday - 8:30 am - 6 pm
Friday - 8:30 am - 6 pm
Saturday - 8:30 am - 6 pm
Sunday - 8:30 am - 4 pm

Stop by the Quality Sewing booth where I will be demoing the Baby Lock Crown Jewel with the Quilters Creative Touch and the Tiara sit down long arm. 

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Classes at Eddies Quilting Bee

Just a reminder that I will be teaching a few classes in Sunnyvale, California.
Go to their website and see what they are offering.  Hope you can make it.

Click on the classes tab and sign up today. 

Happy Quilting,

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Classes hosted by Tin Lizzie, sign up today to reserve you spot

Title: Frame Basics
Description:  Learn the basic techniques and the how to of frame quilting. Loading, threading, bobbin and sew much more. Denise will show you some of her favorite tricks at the frame
Tue, Mar 4, 2014 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EST
Registration URL:

Title: Ten Tips for Good Tension
Description:  Seeing and understanding how tension on your thread works will help you to have better stitching. Learn how to find the best tension for your machine, fabric and thread. Take the worries out of thread tension.
Mon, Mar 17, 2014 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT

Title: Best Practice when using the Quilt Magician
Description:  Learn the best practices for the Quilt Magician such as how does the SD card and USB stitch work. Marking your quilting area see why your foot placement is very important for each design placement. Scaling and saving designs when is this needed. Learn this and more.
Mon, Mar 24, 2014 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT

Title:  Getting the most with the Quilt Magician
Description:  Start loading your frame, setting designs, scaling designs and sew much more with the Quilt Magician. Don’t miss the special class that teaches ways to use the X and Y line to keep things straight.
 Mon, Mar 31, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EDT

Title:  When, Where, How and Why ..... record with the Quilt Magician?
Description:  Recording is the a feature that is under used. Did you know that you can record pantographs, Golden Threads paper, designs in magazines and many more items. Taking this class and we will teach you why the record feature is so important when making your quilts special.
Tue, Apr 8, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

Title: Freedom with Free Motion Quilting
Description: Free motion quilting can be very scary and it should not be. Denise takes free motion and teaches you to have some freedom when quilting. She will show you how to relax while moving.
Mon, Apr 21, 2014 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EDT

More classes have been added to the list and more to come.  We will be adding more time slots and many themes to these Webinars.  If you have a feature that you would like to learn more about please let us know.
Happy Quilting,

Monday, February 10, 2014

Batting what, when, where and how

Have you looked at packages of batting and asked yourself what type should I use?   When do I use fusible?  Where does the batting need to fall on the backing when quilting on a frame?  How do I know how to pick the right batting?  The manufactures of batting have developed web pages to help you make the right choices with regards to batting.
Here are the links to get to the right information:
Hope this help you to  pick the right batting for your next project.

Happy Quilting,

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Free Motion Classes in the Northwest

Baby Lock Tiara and the TrueStitch Stitch Regulator

Does free motion quilting make you nervous? In this trunk show and Lecture/demo class you will see and learn many different techniques of free motion quilting. From fillers to feathers and sew much more, quilting expert Denise Applegate-Schober will show you that these techniques are much easier than you may think to create on your home sewing machine. You will learn how to set yourself up for a successful free motion experience. From preparation to how to achieve the results you want, Denise will cover it, share her inspiring samples, and give you great explanations while showing you tips and techniques for your success. In addition to free motion quilting, you will learn other great and new time-saving quilting techniques. The skills you learn in this class will give you the confidence to tackle your quilts at home.
Classes will be taught at the following locations:
Ballard, Bellevue, Bellingham, Everett, Federal Way, Kirkland, Mount Vernon, Puyallup, Silverdale, and Tacoma. Sign up today. Click here to sign up!

Baby Lock Aria with 11.25" of space for quilting!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Silhouette of America has a new software update

Be sure to download the newest update to the Silhouette software.
Click to download

Click this link to see what's new with the software.   Some of you have taken my Cameo classes and you wanted the software to do things it couldn't.  Well exciting news some of the things you wanted the software to do have been add with this update.

V2.9.45 - 10 January 2014
  • New ability to de-activate Silhouette Studio Designer© Edition license from computer
  • New text Kerning option under Text Style options
  • Additional cut settings included for new Silhouette America products offered
  • Clicking a panel icon a second time now shows the advanced version of that panel
  • Adjusted 6ss rhinestone from 1.05mm to 1.30mm radius
  • Default Crosshairs preference to now set to “Off
  • Eraser made to be less transparent in appearance
  • Framework updates to enable loading larger images
  • Improved SVG file support
Classes at Ann Arbor Sewing Center:
Click to sign up for the class that fits your schedule
February 16th
March 5th
April 21st

Hope to see you in class,

Sunday, February 2, 2014

My Decrative Quilter

Floriani just posted a new section that opens up when you load the MyDecorative Quilter Software, projects.  Don't miss the first project from Floriani. I participated as a student on a Webinar this evening and learned how to design "Trapunto Pin Cushion".  It's fun to learn more about software, quilting and make a new project too!

For more inspiration and project visit