Sunday, January 25, 2015

May Mester #3 'Fire Island Hosta' Class

May Mester #3
Thursday April 30 – Sunday May 3, 2015
Camp Gravatt Conference Center
Aiken, S. C.

4 days and 3 nights of quilting fun with the Frayed Knots of One Loose Thread.

Karen Conley, Certified Judy Neimeyer Instructor

‘Fire Island Hosta’ and others!!!

Class will begin after supper on Thursday night with 2 hours of prep and instruction. We will continue with 6 hours on Friday and 6 hours on Saturday. Class instruction will conclude on Sunday morning with 2 hours of ‘wrap up’ between breakfast and lunch. That’s 16 hours of professional instruction!! Where else would you find that except at a One Loose Thread event!! In between class times it will be ‘free time’ for working on your class project, a ufo, or reading or walking around the beautiful retreat site or just taking naps, as you choose.

Lodging will be provided on site. You may choose from a quaint cottage room that shares a bathroom with the room next door or a lodge room with 2 double beds and its own bathroom. I have set aside just a few single rooms for this event and they will be first come first served. All other rooms will be doubles. If you can’t find a roommate, I will be glad to try to pair you with someone that will be compatible for you. With very few exceptions, all rooms are on the ground level.

Yes, we do have a special rate for day students!! See the registration form for additional information.
All meals, 9 of them, are included in your registration fee and will be prepared and served by the fantastic kitchen staff at Gravatt. If you have special diets or food restrictions please note that on your registration forms so that we can address those. I promise that you won’t go hungry during your stay with us.

All classroom space will be close to lodging and the dining hall. I usually tell everyone the longest distance to the dinner table is 100 yards. Classroom space is on the ground level, so no steps to climb.

Class Information:

Karen Conley, Certified Instructor for Judy Neimeyer, is returning for another weekend with the Frayed Knots. This time she will be teaching ‘Fire Island Hosta’ and Hosta Queen. No, you don’t have to work on the Hosta’s, as a plus, Karen will be available to help with other Judy Neimeyer patterns that you have already started and might be causing you problems. Judy has published 2 ‘leaf’ patterns that would work really well for you if you don’t want to start something really big. However, these other patterns must be cleared through Karen so that she can make sure she is familiar with them. Please understand that the primary focus is the Hosta. Patterns can be ordered from Karen at a discount. She will also kit this for you if you would like it done like that. She just needs ample notice… immediately.

This quilt was done by Dyna Hall

This Quilt was done by Certified Instructor, Tammy Doane

 Check out the top of this page to go to the registration page.
Register as soon as you can since the class is limited to 24 and is filling. I look to hear from you soon.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Look around!!!

Yes, please look around the blog. There have been some changes made. Let's see who find them first!!
No prizes will be awarded. However, you might find something that you have been looking for.
Have fun!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

What Happened During My Christmas Break?

Well, Christmas is over. All of the customer quilts made it out of the studio in time for Santa delivery. I even finished my own quilt gifts well ahead of the special day.
Austin's quilt was special in that I used fleece on the back. He thought that was pretty great.
AJ's quilt was the result of a class taught by Anita Bowen for Devine Quilt Guild. Great quilt.
Unfortunately, I have just discovered that I didn't get a picture of Piper's quilt. It was black, white,gray, and turquoise. She seemed to be really impressed that I knew her 'new' favorite color. Grandmommie's a mind reader??? Who knew!
***** I found a picture, deep in the photo file of my phone. Doesn't show the whole quilt, but, at least some of it.

Christmas Eve was wonderful as Mr. OLT and I hosted my siblings and their spouses. The eight of us had not had any private time together in years. The evening was awesome and this is the only picture:
It was a great evening and memories were made and some were put to bed. It was fun.

I spent the week between Christmas and New Years working on the 'Devine Charity Blitz'. Once I get the pictures together, I will tell you about that.

That's it for now. I am back to work. Penelope Statler has completed her first assignment of the year and I have just started loading a custom job on Olivia. It's going to be a great year..............Quilt Camp is in 6 weeks!!!!

Stay warm and keep your seams straight.