Innovations 2008 and Back to San Antonio!

13 10 2008
Saturday Blog Cabin Blocks Participants

Saturday Blog Cabin Blocks Participants

The View from the 23rd Floor, Hotel Murano, Tacoma, WA

The View from the 23rd Floor, Hotel Murano, Tacoma, WA

 

The last day of Innovations was Saturday and it was, as had been the case of the other days, a great day to learn and meet new people. I taught another class of fantastic folks (their picture is included today) and had the opportunity to take a class taught by Kim Stotzenberg. She gave us wonderful tips and some lovely designs that I will be suggesting to my customers; they will be a perfect addition to their quilts, I am sure.

One new thing that I am going to further investigate is a program by SewBatik. This company is present at shows and sells their awesome batiks through representatives as well. Their batiks are soft and easy to needle and they also have 108″ backings.  At this point, I think it would be a nice service to provide to my customers, so I will keep you up to date on when or if this will be a service I will add to my business.

Now that I am back in San Antonio, I have two customer quilts and two samples to prepare for the Houston International Quilt Show (one of my favorite quilt shops, The Quilt Haus, has a booth and this booth will have the two samples), so I am “off and running”. I also have another quilt coming in this week…thank you for your support! I love to quilt and I feel very blessed that I have the opportunity to quilt and embroider for other people.





Innovations 2008

10 10 2008
Art Glass in the lobby of the Hotel Murano, Tacoma, WA

Art Glass in the lobby of the Hotel Murano, Tacoma, WA

Blog Cabin Business Blog Participants-Innovations 2008
Blog Cabin Business Blog Participants-Innovations 2008

Greetings from Tacoma, Washington! For next 3 days, I will be blogging about Innovations, a machine quilting conference that is held here in Tacoma each fall. I taught a class today on creating business blogs and how it differs from business websites. The participants were AWESOME and I have included a picture of them so you can see for yourself. I also took an excellent class taught by Megan Best. It was called Spinal Twist and I came away with some new design motifs for my quilting that I think my customers will like very much.

The other picture that you see here today is from my hotel’s collection of art glass. Tacoma has the distinction of having a Glass Museum that is considered one of the 1000 places you should see before you die. 

There are some great teachers in attendance here: Karen McTavish, Pam Clarke, Dianne Philips, Megan Best among many others. I will be commenting on my classes, what I have learned and sharing photos of the quilts that will be peer judged during the conference.