Busy in the sewing room today, cutting kits for a class I'll teach at the upcoming Home Machine Quilting Show. Part II of my interview with Diane today over at Quiltmaker's Quilty Pleasures shows a full picture of one of the projects:
And on the design wall today: a mini-version of "Sheep Shape" cut out with AccuQuilt half-hexie dies. These teeny little sweeties will have finished sides measuring 1-1/4". "Sew" easy!! Get your pattern in the latest Quiltmaker magazine!
HMQS board members met last night to work out final details and preparations for our event coming up in just four weeks! I get a little giddy, thinking of hob-nobbing with this impressive lineup of instructors! I'm excited to take some classes.
My job on the HMQS board is to help set up the show, hang quilts, assist the NQA-certified quilt judges as a scribe, and manage the quilted garments division of the show. I usually participate in a design challenge, and this year will make a little quilt with fabrics supplied by Riley Blake Designs, to be sold at auction for charity. And... because they know I like to sing, we open the show with a little number by yours truly.
Last year's theme was "That's Amore'", so of course I had to sing that melody, only with different words...
♫♪...."Take a class, build your stash, (pay with cash so your husband won't know----)
Scusi mi, gotta go to the Home Machine Quilting Show - I adore', that's Amore'! ♪♫
This year's theme is A Quilter's Symphony. Now, I need to come up with some quilty words to go along with some symphonic tunes... Do you have any favorite symphonies?? I'm working on the perfect mashup:
Beethoven's Symphony no. 9 (Ode to Joy)
William Tell Overture (Lone Ranger theme)
Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture (featured on a recent Subway ad)
Beethoven's Symphony no. 5 (da na na nah... da na na nah)
Maybe Handel's Hallelujah Chorus? I sing that one regularly with my choir... :)