Monday, May 13, 2019

10TH ANNUAL NEEDLE ART SEMINAR - A GRAND AFFAIR


It was a grand time at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island with the Needle Art Seminar.


The view from my window was mighty nice. That is the Mighty Mac, as in bridge. 


                                         This is where I rested my head. 


                                  Small Study quilt -- The View from My Window 

Thank you to all of the students who joined me, and to Carmen and Holly for inviting me to the Needle Art Seminar. 


SAVE THE DATE --- May 3-8, 2020....with Susan Cleveland---Amanda Murphy---Jen Kingwell            
                                        Sue Spargo---Lynn Schmitt

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

SPRING PADUCAH--HONORABLE MENTION



Berry Patch Work 46" x 48" by me, Pam Beal has been honored with an Honorable Mention at QuiltWEEK Spring Paducah with the American Quilter's Society 2019.  The quilt was also juried into the Grand Rapids QuiltWEEK show in August, 2018.  The photo is from the Grand Rapids show.  

The American Quilter's Society celebrates a 35th Anniversary this year. Happy Anniversary!

Congratulations to all of the quilter's in the Paducah show and those winner's of ribbons!  

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

PIECING ABSTRACTION WORKSHOP

playing with the parts

I'm pleased to return to the Madeline Island School of the Arts island campus for a 5 day workshop in October, 10-7/11-2019

The theme, Piecing Abstraction will have you piecing an exploration, a quilt study. Have an adventure with line, form and color.  



The MISA campus offers a perfect place to learn and play with a spacious 24 hour studio, delicious meals and comfortable accommodations.  Staying on campus is a delight. You are minutes away from the studio for early morning and late night sewing and socializing. I love dropping into the studio before and after class to not miss any of the fun. Getting to know my students is part of the satisfaction of teaching. Did I mention the friendly and attentive staff?  Always ready to please, no request is too big or too small.   





I love October on the island! The weather is crisp and perfect for long days of sewing.  

You are cordially invited to join me.

workshop info here



Friday, March 15, 2019

THINK SPRING---SPRING PADUCAH 2019


the work in progress keeping me company this winter

Think Spring --- Spring is right around the corner because I just shipped a quilt to Spring Paducah.  Berry Patch Work will be in the Small Wall Quilts, Hand Quilted Category.




BERRY PATCH WORK  46" x 48"


The American Quilter's Society is celebrating a 35th Anniversary this year!  I'm pleased to celebrate by sharing my quilt at Paducah, and being one of 410 quilts from 44 states and 16 other countries.  

While we are celebrating, Happy National Quilting Day 3-16-2019.  I'll be celebrating quilting by binding the quilt you see in the first photo.  It will sport a cheerful emerald green binding, just in time for St. Patrick's Day.  Seems like a loose theme of celebration and cheer has emerged in this post.  I wish you good cheer as winter transitions to spring.   

Saturday, January 5, 2019

MAY 2019 SPRING NEEDLE ART SEMINAR


OPENINGS REMAIN----Thank you to all who have registered for the 10th Annual Spring Needle Art Seminar at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island : May 5-10, 2019

DETAILS HERE

I welcome you to one, or more, or my three classes -- Improv in Cloth-Small Studies; 
Abstract Design in Quilts; Studio Hand Quilting.  In each of these classes, I share the process of working without a pattern. Your imagination takes the lead, and you experience the pleasure of making an original quilt. For those of you who really like to be immersed, Small Studies and Abstract Design can be companion classes, one building on the other. 

See you at the Grand!  


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

MADELINE ISLAND SCHOOL OF THE ARTS 2019


We are just a few days away from the start of winter, but I'm thinking about October 2019 for a return to MADELINE ISLAND SCHOOL OF THE ARTS.




SAVE THE DATE --- October 7 - 11, 2019  QUILTS : PIECING ABSTRACTION 
details here
 A Quilt Study Workshop with an emphasis on color and composition

Breaking Trail...an illustration of the topic, not a project. You will be following your muse!


A five day workshop is ideal when the focus is on process. Dedicated time allows focus and full exploration of the topic, plus you get to know your classmates! The studio space is really fine at the MISA Island facility. Staying on campus allows you to be minutes away from all the action. The early birds and the night owls are welcome in the 24 hour studio, and I can't get enough of a week together. The old saying, once a camp counselor always a camp counselor...ok maybe there in no old saying like that. I mean to say that I like to pop-in before hours and after hours to really get a feel for what is going on. Plus, I like to consult with you before we arrive on campus to consider optional evening activities. Previous classes have been interested in group dinners, book reviews and recommendations, and show and tell of previous quilts students have made. Use the link above for more information and to register. I hope you can join me!


Saturday, December 1, 2018

10th ANNUAL NEEDLE ART SEMINAR

"DOG WALKS GIRL"

It is my pleasure to offer workshops at the 10th Annual Needle Art Seminar at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island --- Sunday May 5 through Friday May 10, 2019 

Registration opens Monday December 3rd, 2018  https://www.grandhotel.com/packages/spring-needlework/

This will be a memorable event at a historic location! I am one of several instructors, and
here is my schedule of classes:

Improv in Cloth - Small Studies / Sun. 1-4 pm, Mon. 9-4
Abstract Design in Quilts / T & W 9-4
Studio Hand Quilting / Th. 9-4 & Fri. 9-12

Details are in the brochure in the above link. We hope you can join us! (forgive me for taking the liberty to speak for the other instructors)

ps----the Small Studies followed by the Abstract Design in Quilts can be considered companion classes. If taking both classes, you might find you want to use a small study as the starting place for the larger quilt. 

hand quilting in process - embrace the doodle
getting started by making a few parts