Saturday, March 16, 2013

Summer Tie-dye Quilt Class!

I am really excited to offer my "Stuck in the 60's Tie-Dye Art Quilt Sampler" class this summer!  Please click on 'My On-line Classes' above for all the information... I hope you will join me for a fun project that combines tie-dye with quilting!

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Sedona with Sherrie Spangler

Yesterday was a wonderful, spring day!  I drove down to Sedona to meet Sherrie Spangler, whose blog I have been following for awhile now.  Sherrie and her husband rented a house in Sedona for the month to enjoy the beautiful redrock country and get in a little sunshine.  Sherrie and I decided to make a 'play date' to visit some of the bead shops, hit the Quilters' Store, have lunch and do a little show and tell.  I'm such a dufus, I totally forgot to take pictures of what Sherrie brought to show me, but you can see what she's been working on if you click her name above and browse her blog.
While I waited for Sherrie to arrive, I got a couple of interesting shots of the courtyard in Tlaquepaque, where the bead shop is located:

If you ever get to Sedona, this is a 'must see' shopping stop!  Great shops and restaurants, and the setting is beautiful!
Soon after I got these shots, Sherrie arrived and we made a bee-line for the first stop, Cocopah Beads.
Here we are holding our Raku Sunbursts, purchased there.

There are actually two Cocopah stores in Sedona, and we hit both of them!

Cocopah at Tlaquepaque, Sedona AZ.

Next, we stopped for lunch at  Ken's Creekside Restaurant, where we both enjoyed their Chilaquiles!
Here's a shot of the red rocks outside the restaurant:

Fortified for our next stop, we then headed over to the Quilters' Store Sedona.
Quilters' Store is a lovely shop, and they had a great selection of batiks, lots of fat quarters, a wonderful selection of books and kits, and a great staff!  Worth the trip just to drool over their inventory!  Here's a surprise shot of Sherrie with her purchases:

Sadly, I had to head back home after our stop at the quilt store, but it was a wonderful day, and I was delighted to have the chance to meet Sherrie!