Sunday, October 24, 2010

Hitting the road again


The car is almost packed. I'm hitting the road again. First I'm driving to Spring, TX for a class at 3 Stitches. Should be lots of fun! Pam, the shop owner, really knows how to have a great time. Barb isn't able to come to this class as she couldn't get away from work. (Darn it anyway!) But she stitched the project so she will be in Spring, TX. in spirit. The pincushion above is our class project. Love the long bird legs!

My van is full of everything needed for our booth at quilt market. So, after a quick visit in Spring, I'm driving on to Houston. Barb will be driving down on Friday. She's bringing the quilt books. (We really need those or we won't have anything to sell.)

Couple of quick answers to questions:

1. A couple of people have asked about the above quilt. It will be in our new book Garden Club.



2. The above needle roll will be in the book too.

3. Although Barb and I are taking a break from teaching next year, we are not taking a break from doing books and patterns. We will continue printing quilt and cross stitch books and patterns and maybe even add a rug hooking booklet.

I'm taking my camera to quilt market. Hope to have some good pictures for you when I return.
Will be back in about a week.

Until later dear friends!

Alma

51 comments:

  1. I'll see you Tuesday at 3Stitches!

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  2. Ooh! 3 pretties but the best is that delicious Hallowe'en quilt (IMO)...:D

    I'm glad that you'll still be designing during your teaching/traveling break next year. Take care and have a good trip. :)

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  3. Have fun in Texas....Can't wait to get my hands on your new book.

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  4. Good luck at quilt market. I haven't order my book yet, but will soon. Love the black and gold quilt and needrood is gorgeous - Hugs Nat

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  5. I love the class piece. That is one cool bird.

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  6. Hope you have a great time! Good luck with market too! I'm so glad that quilt and the needleroll are in the new book. I'm looking forward to that book!

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  7. Wish I could be at 3 Stitches. Always a good time with you!!! Have a great quilt market.

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  8. Hope you have a great time in Texas and do very well at quilt market. Glad to hear you will be putting out a rug hooking book - your design style translates so well to rugs - like quilts - one can never have too many rugs ! Melody

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  9. as a quilter and hooker I was thrilled to read your comment about your putting out a hooking book. have fun at market and please share all your pic's with those of us who can't make it.

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  10. I am going to have to live until I am 106 just to finish all your great patterns! Love everything you do. Hope we can get the pattern for Barb's bird pin cushion.Have a safe trip!

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  11. Love the quilt and love, love, love the cross-stitch piece...you need to publish that pattern also!

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  12. Love the class piece!!! Wish I was closer so I could attend.
    Have a safe trip!

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  13. Just pre-ordered the book, now counting the days until its arrival. Class project is jaw droppingly wonderful -- it's a gotta have. Looking forward to your pix from market. Take care. Hugs, Edie (and Vic)

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  14. I lust love the Bird I hope this pattern will be available in the future.
    Thank-you for all your great patterns.
    Catherine

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  15. This little bird piece is adorable. Hope you have a great time at market and look forward to seeing your pictures!

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  16. Hooray for both of those projects in the new book! I certainly have my eye on that one!

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  17. I'd love to take one of your classes...the birdie pincushion is just darling.

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  18. Très joli coussinet comme à votre habitude.

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  19. Hi. My name is Pepi. I have been looking for an email to contact you and couldn't find it. Could you please contact me???? I would like to ask something about the 2011 Homespun project. Thanks

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  20. Oooooh, I'd give an eye tooth to get my hands on that class piece! It's gorgeous~

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  21. Look forward to reading your new book. The little pillow is just gorgeous, hope that will be in your February book, have a great time at the show.

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  22. The class piece is awesome - love that bird! Hope it will be in your book next year!

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  23. Oh Alma, love that new cross stitch piece! It was great to see you in Spring Green and will be anxiously awaiting the booklet with all your teaching projects from 2010!

    Enjoy the quilt market. pam from Iowa

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  24. I've pre-ordered the book, and I've been collecting what I hope are the right fabrics to use...and the right amounts, since I saw the quilt the first time you posted the photo.

    C'mon, Nov 11 (the date my shop said she might have the book for me...)

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  25. I am definitely getting that book as I have the fabric for the autumn quilt. Can,t wait!!!!

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  26. Your blog reads like a pen pal letter. Thank you for taking so much time to continue writing.
    I'm inspired with the stitching, natural gatherings of berries, acrons, and such, and sewing notes with threads, fabrics, buttons and trims.
    And of course, your photography adds the warming touch to your words.

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  27. I am attending all of your classes in spirit. I can never wait to see your new post. My passion is cross stitch but I love to collect your quilt books, also. Someday I will do that, too. I cannot wait for your publication next year of the class projects. Thank you for thinking of us who cannot attend in person!

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  28. Each update on your blog brings yet more cardiac problems. I think there will soon be a medical condition known as Blackbird Designs Syndrome - symptoms include high temperature, heart racing and a twinkle in the eye...haha!
    I really do hope these beautiful class projects appear in a booklet soon, it would make such a lovely Christmas gift.
    Good luck with your class.
    Angela xx

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  29. I have pre-ordered your new book and can't wait for it to arrive. I visited 3 Stitches shop last year while I was in Houston for the quilt show. What a great shop for all your cross stitch needs!!! Keep up the good work and travel safe.

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  30. Hi Alma
    Looking forward to the new book. I was wondering if the star quilt that featured in July 09 and again with the ruffle binding in March 2010 is in any book yet? Many thanks

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  31. Oh what a beautifull cushin!!Too lovely.Couson

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  32. Yes, Rug hooking pattern book sounds good.

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  33. I love that pillow! Love, love, love. I wish I could be at that class. :)

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  34. I love the quilt and the fabric combination is wonderful. Can you tell me the line or is that a future line for you. I really must do that color combination. You have such an eye for color.

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  35. LOve that BIRD!!!! :o)))

    Have fun at Quiltmarket!!!

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  36. Oh, I love the pincushion for the 3Stitches class, it's adorable.

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  38. can we get this chart even though we are not in the class?? - the bird and alphabet are just so darn cute..

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  39. hello ! i'm french, sorry i don't speak good !!! i have finish to quilt the home sweet home : you can see it at my blog
    http://jubama.overblog.com
    Thanks and have a good day !

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  40. Beautiful and full of anticipation!! What a talented bunch of people you have helping you share your talents with us!

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  41. I love the new bird and its long legs!!! I saw a freebie stitched of yours on another blog and I was curious if you were able to send it to me. I don't know the name, but it has the word "boo" and it has a few quaker motifs. It's pretty small. Thanks!

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  42. CONGRATULATIONS on your FIRST PLACE booth in HOUSTON! Minnick and Simpson gave us apeek on their blog...PLEASE let us see more!

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  43. I received Garden Club in the mail today and love it. But the funniest thing--when I read the Introduction, I realized why you had gone to Polk a while back. But when I was in school in Lincoln, one of my roommates married a guy with the same last name. From Polk, no less! It makes me wonder if it wasn't the same family. What a gorgeous book and the garden theme is wonderful!

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  44. I was a huge hit at the Country Sampler in Omaha, NE buying fabric for "Evening Bloom", EE were hugging your "Garden Club" book. I got emotional because I'm from NE. TY
    Gisela Omaha, NE

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  45. This is totally off the subject but I pulled out my 4 leaflets of Christmas Memories to make the Christmas Quilt for Emily. I am totally frustrated. Is
    there a layout pattern or something
    available to help me with placements so I don't waste fabric or time by not getting it placed right. I do love your patterns but
    spoiled by layouts. Thank you,
    Janet

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  46. Hi Alma, it was so great to meet you and Barb in real life! I have just placed a picture of the three of us on my blog.
    By from The Netherlands!

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  47. I just love the bird and his long legs. Hope he'll become a chart some time.
    This is off the subject, but I'm wondering when the rest of the Anniversaries of the Heart charts will be out? I've got the ones through number nine, however have not been able to find the last ones. Please advise me so I can finish this project.
    Thanks so much.
    Linda
    Linda.1@zoomtown.com

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  48. How can I get that "bird" in your class project? You have the greatest bird patterns!!! Wish I knew how to quilt, as that one on the chair is "DELISH".

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  49. congratulations on your booth prize at market - it sure looks stunning from the photos. You deserve a rest - I don't know how you keep up the pace - being creative is hard work don;t you think? Melody

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  50. Have just discovered your beautiful designs and then ran across the Mystery Sampler, patterns 30-34? and fell in love. Where can I find those patterns?

    Love your designs

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