Monday, May 1, 2017

What: Stitch Don’t Bitch Retreat!

Join Denise Schober (that's me) , June 22 through June 25th our next Embroidery Retreat in beautiful Frankenmuth. You will be creating a fun whimsical in the hoop project and learn as you go.  At this retreat you will be learn with daily demos on many quilting techniques. Along with plenty of time to do your own project.  Price includes: Room with 2 person occupancy for only $400.00 per person.  $50 deposit required to reserve your spot.  Just a few spaces left. Ladies only, no men or children. 
Checks are written to: Applegate Materials & Systems, Inc. PO Box 629, Hartland, MI 48353

2 lessons daily includes all kit supplies if needed. Many small demos for embroidery and software.
1 rectangle 6 foot table per person and a nice chair with Fabulous Gifts & Prizes!
Where: Drury Inn & Suites Frankenmuth, 260 South Main, Frankenmuth, MI 48734
Meet and Greet Dinner Thursday.  Breakfast and dinner are included.
Base supply list:  (Your own projects to work on and any supplies you need for the project.)
Machine, Embroidery Unit, hoops and foot
Embroidery Thread lots of colors
Bobbin Thread
Embroidery Needles 80/12 and 90/14

Provided: Any class projects all supplies will be supplied except basic embroidery threads.  Irons and ironing boards, cutting mats and cutters. 6 foot table for each student. Snack table (please bring a snack to share), cooler with ice for drinks (please bring any drinks you may want BYOB), and lots of learning for four days!
Ladies, hope you can join us!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Webiste is up and running!
My website just received a facelift. We are adding new items each week.  Exciting new things are just around the corner.  Video, lesson and sew much more.
Thanks for following my blog.  Check out the new site and more posting on my web page.
Happy Quilting and Stitching,

Saturday, March 11, 2017

My Addiction to Golden Threads Paper

There is so much you can do with Golden Threads Paper.  Let me list a few things for you to try or ponder.

  1. Trace paper patterns/Pantographs and create companion designs.
  2. Draw with a Frixtion pen and when you do not like what you drew take it to the iron, press away and start again.
  3. Create a stencil that can be Pounced by needle punching your Golden Threads Paper.  You can do this with multi layers.
  4. Stitch through the Golden Threads Papers when you can not see the Pounce on your fabric. Use a Seam Fix Seam Ripper/Eraser to remove the paper from the stitching. 
Golden Threads Paper is available in many sizes.  If you can only purchase one roll get the biggest.  You can make large and small designs on the bigger pieces.  It is hard to use the Golden Threads Paper that is taped together.

When storing your designs you have made think about these options:
Upcycle an old tube from wrapping paper, paper towel or  cardboard tubes.
Keep your empty tinfoil containers, wax paper containers or other containers this type.
Remember anything can become a quilting the flower on this tray.

Happy Quilting,