Quilting with Machines

5 10 2011

Checked into the conference today and had some time to see the vendors and look at the quilts..OMG! Beautiful quilts and lots of cool things for sale.


Latest Teaching Opportunities & Labels

2 03 2011

I am really excited! I have recently received contracts to teach at the 2011 Houston International Quilt Market and Quilting with Machines, 2011. I will be teaching business blogging at the Houston Venue on Oct. 31 and I don’t have exact dates for the other venue but know it will be between Oct 5-8 and will be teaching business blogging and beginning longarm quilting. Yippee Skippee!

I tried a different type of label for a customer two weeks ago and as she REALLY liked it and showed it to several people, I thought I would share it with you. The quilt was for an infant (boy) and had wonderful brightly colored kitties in several of the blocks. The backing was also brightly colored kitties. I found I had a cute CD of embroidery motifs of adorable line art style kittens, so I incorporated one of those (in the color scheme of the backing) with the inscription for the label. The finished product is very cute and added an additional element to the quilt. The picture of the label is below.

If you are in the market for holiday bandanas for your dog or cat, check out my newest styles on my Necks2Nothing blog  at mcarmickle.tumblr.com

 Quilt Label

…they are pretty cool 🙂


23 02 2011

So much has happened since my last post! Prior to the Christmas holidays I had so many orders for dog bandanas, bag tags, and mini bags that I was VERY busy. We left for the holidays and spent time at Disney World (Very Mickey Christmas…too much fun), visiting with friends and family in Tampa and Ft. Myers, a Key West adventure, and then back to the Texas Hill Country for New Year’s Eve. Immediately after the holidays, my husband had hip replacement surgery and life as I knew changed pretty dramatically. My husband is now finally starting to show some marked improvement (he had some set backs although he was in excellent shape prior to surgery) so God is good and now I am getting back to work.

Last week, I had the pleasure of doing a baby quilt for a customer and she has brought me another quilt to do for her which is also a great pleasure. I also received a nice order for dog bandanas from our awesome breeder, Sharon Beck (luvadoodle.com) and as an added bonus, I was able to sell all of my embroidered lollipop covers for Valentine’s Day. Again, God is good!

I have been working on my first ever personal art quilt which has turned out to be a total pleasure and tomorrow evening I get to teach my business blogging class through local community education. Also, additional big news: My proprosal to teach at Quilting With Machines has been accepted, and, God Willing, I will teach my classes in Huron, Ohio during the dates of Oct. 5-8.