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!
I had a rather industrious weekend playing with my new Bernina Q20 & in fact finished a custom Kitty Cat Quilt. It turned out just purrfect LOL. My client wanted atmosphere lines in the background (wavy lines) & minimal quilting elsewhere because she was concerned about quilting over the 3-D ears. I think she will be happy with the tail (spiral) character quilting I did along with the collars on each kitty. Check it out below.:
I'm loving my new Bernina Q20 long arm, the stitch quality & speed is awesome. I love the feature also that shows me when my bobbin is running low. The bobbin sensor came in handy for the green background area of the Kitty Cat Quilt where I used up so much thread!
Stay tuned for more Q20 love, Forgive me, I'm obsessed. 😍
Happy Thursday! It's been a eventful week for me with a Trunk Show on Monday for Halton Hills Quilter's Guild & the arrival of my new Bernina Q20 Long Arm Machine on Tuesday. I have been giving myself a crash course on learning it this week & loving every minute of it.
Why I decided to buy a new long arm you ask?
I know there are many other reasons that this machine will be an amazing asset to my long arm business & I will share more features in the near future on this blog & on YouTube. If you are considering bring a quilt to me, I want to reassure you that my very modest prices are not increasing as this was a personal decision to make my quilting so much easier for me. Have a look at my Studio Tour below and check out my new Bernina Q20 (my new baby), she's beautiful and I need to name her, suggestions are welcome lol. Have a great day!
Want to hear about great a great new line of tools for longarm quilters and specifically pins and a magnetic pin bowl designed for the long arm industry? All tools are from the new line UNIQUE LONGARM.
Head on over to QUILTsocial.com today to read all about it.
Have a great Monday and check out my blog posts at QUILTsocial.com all week for great info on tools for longarm quilters' ❤️
The time has come and I am out in beautiful British Columbia assisting my daughter in her transition to motherhood. We have been doing yoga and walking daily to get this labour started and it has not happened yet (her due date is actually March 18).
"Crafty" Prep for Baby
I thought I would share both my daughter and son in laws' crafty preparation for baby. Some of it is quilty, some wood work, some purchased and thoughtful items to make their nursery very special.
Let's start with wood work. My son in law is a talented woodworker and he made a really special piece of wooden wall art for his new baby. He painted, stained and wood burned it to provide a very special message to his little one...... Have I got your curiosity ? Check out his work below:
Another of his painted and wood burned wall art, this one was made for their home and not for the baby but I thought I would share it with you because it is so beautiful. See below:
My daughter Katie shown below, made the lovely hexi quilt below for her baby to be.
Check out the quilting, she is relatively new to machine quilting and English Paper Piecing, she did such a great job!
The rug they purchase is indicative of their life style, it's all about the outdoors, mountains, wildlife, camping, hiking and fishing.
The crib (provided by Chad's Parents) is a mini crib because their home is small and right now it's in their bedroom , so adorable!
The baby supply organization of course will be endless, however they have thought of a clever idea for a tiny home that is moveable. If they are changing baby or bathing baby, they can move products/supplies around. It is a basic utility cart from IKEA but such a great idea. See below:
Some natural watercolour paintings painted as gifts by my husband (and grandpa to be Rick) prior to baby.
These make a great addition to baby's room. See these below:
I gave you a sneak peak of the baby quilt/wallhanging at the top of this blog post and it is currently hanging in the baby's room. Made by myself, I had purchased the pattern at the most recent quilt show in Waterloo. I left out the pattern in my studio purposely quietly to see if my daughter liked it and .......she loved it. I then had to get all of the fabric from the quilt shop and they still had it (lucky us!). The quilt was quilted on my long arm with a leaf free motion pattern. After all Bears are in the woods!
Bringing it all together ! See the picture below:
I hope you are having a great Saturday and Happy St. Patrick's Day!🍀🍀🍀
Hopefully our wee Leprechaun will arrive soon :)
I hope everyone had a great week and you are enjoying this rainy and windy weather here in Southwestern Ontario!
To wile away the time this week and I am laughing at this..... I was able to complete and square a quilt for a customer, teach a little, guide a little, make some items for an upcoming craft show, bake a little, visit with family and friends at the St Jacob's market and finish a quilt challenge mini quilt.
The only thing, I could not fit in was exercise and some pattern designs. I will hope for better luck next week in these departments!
It was a great time despite the crazy weather to get to work. I'm sharing some pics below of my projects this week except the Challenge Quilt as I cannot show it to you until January..so please stay tuned on that one.
Have a great weekend, Happy Halloween and please don't eat too much of the sweet stuff, you are already sweet enough!!
TGIF stands for "Thank God Its Finished" I am finished with:
Well the answer to this is I am helping my niece Ashley out with a craft sale in November - all of these items (with the exception of the quilt) are Quiltingintheloft original designs. Therefore, once I get the patterns completed, they will be available in the shop section, some free patterns and some at an affordable price.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and.......
Happy Canadian Thanks Giving !!
I have 3 nieces expecting babies, we all go through phases in life . . . raising kids, attending birthday parties, weddings, showers etc. For me its babies, babies and more babies--Bring it on! I love these little bundles of joy, they bring so much life to our families. So below is # 1 Quilt for Benjamin- son of Laura and Stephen- the quilt says it all. I have 2 more baby quilts on the go and I am so sure they will not be my last ones. Stay tuned for more pics. It is my own original design- no pattern needed- the letters are strip pieced and appliquéd and the quilt was quilted on my long arm with a generous meander pattern
The completed quilt!
Thread painting on a long arm? Who Knew?
This sunflower is appliquéd at this point on a strip pieced quilt that was constructed from a jelly roll, I then thread painted and quilted it as you go on my long arm- such fun! I named it Having a Heat Wave as the colours are hot and Sunflowers grow in the hottest part of the year here at least.
See more pics below
Its been a while as Spring has finally arrived!!
I've been busy gardening (which means cleaning flower beds and planting annuals for me) I love colour!! On April 27, 2015, I showed my quilts and " My Quilting Journey" in a Trunk Show at Elmira Needle Sisters- a lovely bunch of ladies! Happy to pay it forward!!!
The above post is one of my recent quilts, It is an made from an Indigo Jelly Roll with fused, appliquéd flowers and is called -Warm and Indigo - stay tuned for more and more. I also recently attended a workshop with Laura Wasilowski from "The Chicago School of Fusing" from which I am now a graduate! Ha, Ha!! I will post this quilt as soon as my hand stitchery is completed.
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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