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June 27, 2014

Lots happening in my world!

 I have been blessed with lots of work this year and for that I am grateful. Being self employed as a traveling quilt instructor and lecturer takes alot of preparation and work, but I always say that it is better to be busy and loving what you do rather than doing something that doesn't bring happiness to you.

Early March I was blessed once again with another Grandchild, this time a little boy, so having a little granddaughter Gabriella who just graduated preschool and grandson Dante is double the joy!

Lots of exciting things about to happen on the horizon.

First up is a new venture that Sherry Rogers-Harrison and myself will be doing for the first time together. We are teaching 2 day workshops this September for  

Crowne Plaza, Springfield, Illinois
September 24-27, 2014

Not just one workshop, but two....and it is truly like giving yourself a stress free mini retreat on "Color It Quilted". 

The workshops are "Pumpkin Patch" and "Humming Along"
**You just show up and we provide everything for you in our class kit and that's including a quilt already quilted for you!***

Day 1 
Humming Along
(September 24, 2014)
I will teach you how to paint an awesome center design as a whole cloth that will be inserted into Sherry's Day 2 class for this workshop
Day 2 (September 25, 2014)
Sherry teaches you to paint inside the quilted lines.
Best Part
At the end of your 2 day workshop, you have learned to paint, blend, shade and lots more fun techniques and you don't even have to know how to paint when you walk into class, but when you leave, you will be saying "I can paint! I can paint!" Promise!

And there is more....another 2 day workshop

Day 1 
Pumpkin Patch
(September 26, 2014)
I will teach you everything to create and paint these beautiful pumpkins and autumn leaves

Day 2
(September 27, 2014)
Fun day with Sherry painting the quilted frame for 
the center design to be inserted

 Best Part
Bet you can see this hanging on your wall!

We hope you'll join us and give yourself an awesome gift of your own 2 day mini retreat workshop! 
The link to register? 
Here ya go:  I wanna take Linda and Sherry's workshop at MQX

Join Sherry Rogers-Harrison and myself for a fabulous 7 night Alaska/Sawyer Glacier cruise.  We will enjoy cruising through the Inside Passage and visiting some exciting ports of call, as well as a scenic cruise through Tracy Arm Fjord and an up close visit to a glacier.
The project for this cruise will be designed especially for this cruise, featuring memorable things of Alaska.  
This project will not require sewing during the cruise, but will include painting on fabric.  
When? July 10-17, 2015
 You don't have to bring a thing for your workshop which will be the days at sea. We provide everything for you....yes! Every single thing.
Day 1, I will teach you to paint a beautiful center design that will be inserted into Sherry's Day 2 workshop, which is learning to paint a gorgeous quilted frame, which is included in your kit!!! WOW! already quilted quilt for you to work on. 

We are designing a very special quilt project for's gonna be awesome and we hope you will share this adventure with us!

Click on here: Quilt Retreat at Sea 
to get all the info and call or email Michelle!

(210) 858-6399

(520) 661-3358

And now for your 
Color Fix for Today
Thanks so much everyone for visiting my blog. 
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If you need to get in touch with me for booking a workshop and lecture, just pop on over to my website: Linda's website
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March 20, 2014

Oh Happy Spring!

OH HAPPY DAY! Spring has arrived and I am happier than ever, even if there is still snow on the ground. I feel I got away with murder this winter. I have been on the road lecturing and teaching a lot since the first of January. A total of 9 guilds and national quilt shows kept me busy, brought my face into the sunshine and when I came home, even the 3+ feet of snow didn't bother me. It did feel like a game of Russian roulette each and every time I was at the airport with possible snow storms or a blizzard to disrupt my flight, but I got lucky each time.

I was also  humbled and grateful to have amazing students in my workshops which were sold out. I have made some nice friends all over the country!

"Color Me Beautiful" workshop in Phoenix, AZ
Quilt Guild of Greater Houston, Houston TX
Out on a Limb Workshop

Golden Needles, Conroe, TX
"Whimsey" workshop

Pelham Quilters Guild, Pelham NY
Color Me Beautiful workshop
Phoenix, AZ
Little Bird workshop
Phoenix, AZ
Little Helpers workshop
 Doing the All Star review at the AQS show in Phoenix
Quilting Sisters Retreat Cruise to the western Caribbean

And what am I doing now? Making workshop kits. 270 of them for my classes through April and May.
Some of the things that brighten me to no end are when my students are so excited to send me pictures of their workshop quilts. I get tickled. It's like the grand kids came home for a bit!

So, for the next couple months, if you are in the area....come take a workshop with me or say "HI"!
Best places to see a good photo of the classes is on my website under "classes"
Are you coming to the NQA show? I have some awesomeness happening there in my classes!

31: All Star Quilt Guild
Jacksonville, FL

Workshop: Morning Glories

April 2014

12: Friendship Quilters Guild 

Hagerstown, MD

May 2014

7-9: Charlotte Quilters Guild
Charlotte, NC

Lecture: TBA
Workshop: Heart's Desire
Workshop: Color Me Beautiful
12-13: Candlelight Quilt Guild
Baldwinville, NY

Lecture: TBA
Workshop: Dragonfly Star
14-15: Plank Road Quilt Guild
Cicero, NY
16-18: Quilt Market
Pittsburgh, PA

Come say "HI" to me at The Warm Co. booth
23-25: NQA (National Quilting Association)
Columbus, OH

May 23 Fri  (1/2 Day Evening) Out on a Limb
May 23 Fri  (1/2 Day Afternoon) Little Helpers
May 24 Sat (Full Day) Color Me Beautiful
May 25 Sun (1/2 Day Morning) Dragonfly Star

Till the next something you have never may just surprise yourself!
 If you are interested in booking me for a lecture/workshop....write me an email
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