Behind the scenes I am always working in my studio although the past few weeks I have been tied up with family responsibilities. My turn around time for custom quilting has taken a nose dive along with my blogging. My intention this week was to get back on track & therefore, I have started this week by working on my BERNINA Q20 Long Arm.
I also have intentions this year of sharing most of what I am doing with the hope to inspire you by communicating via social media & blogging about it. Although, I have blogged frequently in the past, there is a lot of work that I do not share. Blogging for me is also a great way to keep track of my work.,much like a scrapbook. So with that intention written & communicated out in a public space, I hereby declare that I will share my work and will not be shy about even the most trivial of projects. I am also hereby declaring that all projects are valid and hopefully you will learn some tips from me? Let's see !!
Below are recent finishes this to date:
This first quilt design " Bauhaus" was requested by my customer as it is a gift for a man in her life, she thought it looked a little more masculine than some designs. I chose teal thread to blend with the top fabric & backing allowing the panel like scene fabrics to sing. The second pattern wildflowers was inspired by the floral patterns on the quilt, I also chose the gold thread to match the backing & blend on top of the quilt. I wanted that beautiful floral fabric to be the star of the show. There are many ways to think about quilting designs. Hopefully, this year I will be able to share more tips for choosing quilt designs.
I have written my article for the BERNINA Blog and it's all about last minute gifts for a mom to be in your life. If you need a baby gift or last minute Christmas gift that is easy, affordable & practical for a mom to be have a look at the blog post here. If you need more ideas for easy gifts for mom or baby, have a look here as well.
My blog article for Bernina is up on the International Website effective today! Have a look at it here
If you're new to rulerwork or wanting to get into it with your Bernina Machine or..... thinking about a new machine for rulerwork/quilting & sewing, I highly recommend you read this post! There is also a YouTube video attached to this post showing you how I use the Amanda Murphy Hexi 1 template to make a centered design! Have a look. Only 13 minutes of your time. Please Like, subscribe, share & enjoy!
Hope you are having a great week so far !🙂
Happy Friday ! The end of the work week for some, time for creative pursuits & fun for others. Gotta love weekends. I’m sharing today to inspire you! Maybe this weekend you’ll dust off your rulers & try them ?
On Tuesday I taught my Interlocked Ruler Work class For Long Arm Machines at Creekbank Sewing in Mount Forest and I thought I would show you what the students accomplished. They came to class with their Interlocked quilt top all sewn together & then we worked on filling the spaces with ruler & free motion fill work. For those of you don’t know Interlocked is my pattern available here. Pictures of all of our work is shown below.
Some of the student quilts:
Ruler work & free motion quilting:
Interested in a ruler work class?
1. Call Creekbank Sewing at (519) 323-2693 to sign up for my Interlocked class. One more for 2022 Nov 19 2022 or ask to be placed on a wait list for 2023.
2. Have a group or guild? Book a workshop with me ... details are here
3. Contact me for a custom option here
Have a fantastic weekend everyone , happy quilting! 🙂❤️
Simply sharing to inspire. Photos of some recent long arm quilting finishes for a customer, she loves civil war/traditional quilts & piecing. Her colour arrangements are lovely.
I quilted these two quilts on my BERNINA Q20 Long Arm Machine using "Angel Wings" and "Marocco" pantographs & the BERNINA #9 Free Motion Foot. Hand guided edge to edge quilting work with my lazer light. It was a pleasure to work on & see this customers quilts!
Have a great wednesday ☀️
In case any of my followers want to know what's going on behind the scenes when there is radio silence from me. Trust me nothing is ever silent in my world! I believe life is for living & pursuing passions. Therefore behind the scenes there is always a behive of creative activity! Just a few minutes ago at 630am I was responding to Bernina Blog comments. Last evening I was working on my Bernina Q20 & a customer quilt. I was also prepping for a Thread Painting Class at Creekbank Sewing this Tuesday and reviewing my new Crumb Pieced Star In a Star Pattern (soon to be available on my website). So yes radio silence is non existent!
Some photos of the "Behive" are shown below
Oh yes & I forgot to mention, I have a mini tutorial to prep for monday with my tiny sewing group. We are making chicken mittens.
Oh darn, I have a demo Monday night I better get on it. But that's after I take in the St Jacobs Market today! Have a great weekend everyone. Stay warm, it's starting to feel like fall! brrr🍁
Hi everyone, I know by now the kidlets are heading back to school. I am embarking on a new adventure too!
I am excited, honoured and thrilled to announce that I am officially a BERNINA Ambassador! It's been quite a few months in the making with lot's of emails & E conferences back & forth to BERNINA in Switzerland. I will be writing on a monthly basis for the BERNINA International Blog or BERNINA Blog and sharing projects, techniques and my enthusiasm for all things BERNINA!
I have loved BERNINA's since about 2000 & can't get enough of their machines, accessories and features. As most of you know, I recently purchased a new Q20 BERNINA Long Arm Machine which is a dream machine, no exaggeration! Please have a look at my introductory BERNINA blog post here
I hope you will also join me in this journey, I'll post on FB, Instagram, YouTube and on this blog as usual except their will be lots more content to share and projects to inspire on a monthly basis. Don't worry I will share links to the BERNINA Blog so that you can find out what I'm up too! Wish me luck! lol
I would love to see your comments, suggestions, ideas or whatever you have to say. Show me some love! Support a fellow Canadian 🇨🇦 Thanks also for your continued support and for following me always!
Today I'm relaxing & putting away my "stuff" after teaching & showing a mini trunk show at a very successful "Long Arm Convention" at Creekbank Sewing in Mount Forest Ontario- June 9 &10. Below is a "selfie" of my sister Alison & myself at the Convention.
Lot's of great participants, wonderful staff & customers were treated to two days of jamm packed information including Sharon Fisher's Demo on Q'matics (Bernina Computerized Machine Quilting) & her trunk show of Q Matic designs on gorgeous quilts. Sharon also discussed thread & batting choices. Vernon (owner of Creekbank) discussed info on needles, technical & thread info.. I was responsible for teaching ruler work on the Q20 with studio frame and to show my mini trunk show of quilts. I was demoing on my new pattern "Interlocked" It is now available for purchase (along with fabric kits) at Creekbank Sewing Mount Forest & on my shop page here.
Oh & i got a wee bit of shopping done as well. I'll share a picture of that below :
The day included a lovely lunch, refreshments & a loot bag of goodies. The staff at Creekbank clearly worked hard to put this together with much appreciation ! A lot of work went into getting ready and lots of talking & demonstrating over 2 days but also lots of fun to see participants inspired & excited about upcoming projects. To all those who participated I personally want to Thank You for without you we would not have had such a great turnout and it would not have been possible to share all this info with everyone. Lots of class registrations took place which is excellent and its looking like we are going to enjoy a fun summer & fall going forward with full classes! Please call the store at 519-323-2693 if you are interested in any classes and/or want to get on their mailing list.
Hope you are enjoying a restful weekend ! 😊☀️
My new pattern Interlocked is available now in my shop page. The reason I designed this quilt was 5 fold.... 1. I wanted to practise with my new Bernina Q20 Long Arm, 2. I wanted a sampler style quilt to try out my Amanda Murphy Good Measure Rulers, 3. I am demonstrating at Creekbank Sewing Center's Long Arm Convention today June 9th and tomorrow June 10th and needed a demo sample , 4. It's so much fun to design and play with fantastic sewing resources and 5. I hope quilters will be inspired to try a pattern that allows them some space to show off their quilting, be it by hand or machine !
About the pattern Interlocked:
This pattern makes a 48” x 48” quilt, perfect for a baby, crib quilt, wall quilt, play mat or a lovely lap quilt. It’s also a great size to practise free motion quilting or ruler work on both domestic & long arm quilting machines. The piecing is simple & the interlocked design is dynamic. Make it modern with fabric & quilting designs or make it traditional, the choice is yours to make. Featured at Creekbank Sewing Center, Mount Forest “Long Arm Convention”.
You can purchase the pattern for download here or if you want to attend the Longarm Convention tomorrow, please call Creekbank Sewing at 519-323-2693. *Note it's for all quilters not just for long armers as the demos , info & mini trunk shows x 2 (Sharon Fisher & myself) relate to all quilters*
Thanks for reading this post, Have a Happy Thursday!😊
I'm excited to announce that I will be teaching this summer & into the fall at Creekbank Sewing Centre in Mountforest . A wonderful store with excellent staff & owners who care about their customers being inspired!
I'm starting off with a bang! My first time ever demonstrating & talking about ruler work on a Longarm at their upcoming LONGARM CONVENTION June 9th & 10th. Have you been pondering ruler work, free motion quilting or long arms? This event is for you. Call the store at 519-323-2693 to register. The day includes lunch, lots of info, door prizes ( I have donated 12 of my original pattern "Interlocked" as door prizes) & so much more. The price is right and it's a whole day of fun! All the details directly from their newsletter is shown below:
Inviting all Quilters to
Creekbank for our Longarm
Have you got the quilting machine and the quilts, yet find yourself currently stuck on how to get started quilting?
This event is designed to give you knowledge and inspiration to get started.
Focus is on how and where to quilt and how to grow and exceed beyond your own expectations.
Inspirational Demo Lectures Topics cover • Thread needles and tension troubleshooting • Batting choices and options for specific quilts • Quilting styles and types to go with your quilt • Free-motion quilting more confidently • Free-motion and rulerwork combined • Free-motion, rulerwork and or enhanced by Q-matic
quilting. • Questions and answer period • Demos in groups of 8-10 people to accommodate •
Mini-trunk show by Sharon Fisher • Mini-trunk show by Robin Bogaert
Date: Thursday June 9 or Friday June 10 Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm Cost: $65
Includes lunch and thread samples and handouts.
Other highlights: • Special pricing on full
rolls of batting • Special price on
Glide thread • Door prizes
084696 Southgate Township Rd 08 • RR#2 Mount Forest • N0G 2L0 • Tel: 519 323 2693
Have a fantastic weekend & I hope to see you next week at the Longarm Convention!
Hi I'm Robin and I am a professional long arm quilter, pattern designer and teacher. I am passionate about all things quilty!
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