Dear Moose Friends,
If you follow the Moose on Instagram you already know that I am doing the “Grandma again, happy dance”. Yes, Jillian and her husband are expecting their first child in the early fall. I am so excited. Of course, I am thinking about the perfect “Moose It Up” baby quilt. More to come after the gender reveal party that Jillian is already planning. It appears that Jillian takes after her Mother … the Event Planner Extraordinare.
I am also doing the “happy dance” because Michelle Yeo has agreed to return to the Quilted Moose to conduct two workshops at Minglewood. Many of you have met and participated in Michelle’s classes from a couple of years ago. On this visit she will be teaching her machine foundation piecing technique. Michelle shows you how to prepare your foundation pieces and stitch your fabrics together to avoid the necessity of ripping out the foundation papers from your stitching at the end. Saving you time (and a mess!) from other paper piecing methods.
She will be teaching May 24 and 25 (Tuesday and Wednesday) from 9:30am to 4pm. During those two days she will teaching her ‘Ballaarat Beauties’ individual pattern and/or ‘Indiana Rising Sun’ from her book “Of Needle, Thimble and Thread” published by Quiltmania. Both of these quilt patterns use her foundation machine piecing technique. Since both of these patterns use the same method you will have the unique opportunity to work on one or both quilts; one or two days. It is your choice. You can sign up for one day and work on one quilt. Sign up for two days and work on one quilt. Sign up for two days and work on two quilts.
I have some ideas as to how we can help you ‘Moose It Up’ with the ‘Ballaarat Beauties’ pattern. I need to finalize some details for the ‘reveal’ during her classes.
Please give us a call to reserve your spot for one or both days. The cost for lunch is covered in the daily workshop fee. If you are traveling and would like to stay at Minglewood Monday and/or Tuesday nights please let us know so that we can reserve a bed for you, too. Also, let us know if you need the “Ballaarat Beauties’ pattern and/or “Of Needle, Thimble, and Thread” book. The pattern and book are not included in the class fee. The workshop fee is $99.00 per day and an overnight at Minglewood Lodge is $35.00 per night.
You can read more about Michelle at http://www.michelleyeoquiltdesigns.com/html/s01_home/home.asp