Wednesday, 19 August 2015

Let's Bee Social #86

Since announcing that I was interested in teaching quilting classes and doing trunk shows, I have received numerous offers this summer from various quilt guilds in my area. Yay! The Kincardine Sunset Quilters' Guild has expressed that they would like me to perform a class for the Fox & Friends quilt. So I am in the process of making this quilt as a sample for the class.



This is my third time making the Fox & Friends equilateral triangle quilt. You can see the first Fox & Friends here and the second finish here. The first finished quilt was sold in my Etsy shop.




That second Fox & Friends was entered into our local county fair last year, and not only won first place in the baby quilt category, it also earned the admiration of Margaret. She tracked me down and purchased the quilt for her new grandson. So the Fox & Friends {redo} quilt now resides in Glasgow, Scotland. It's nice to imagine a sweet little boy snuggling up with those foxes and their raccoon friends.

And even though I had stated back when I taught this class last year that I would be making the next one with a green background...... I didn't. I still have a large piece of the owl minky used for the backing of the second quilt remaining, so I stuck to using a blue background to match.




Looking forward to that county fair, coming up again in September. It's been a family tradition for over 10 years now. Since my kids first started public school. Both Erin and Russell have entered a variety of crafts and floral arrangements. Erin has made numerous photography entries. This fair has been a wonderful source of inspiration for each of us. Hmmm.... Wonder just what I will enter this year!





One more thing.....
Hope.

Without it... What have you got?



Please take a minute to check out Alissa Haight Carlton's blog today. She is running a fundraiser to help empower our sewing sisters in the Congo by teaching them the skills and providing them with sewing machines. And thereby giving them HOPE. ❤️




Such a great way to pull together and help those who need it most. More than just skills and sewing machines.... This is an opportunity to give HOPE. Please visit to get all the details on how you can help!



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20 comments :

Rachel @ Quiltineering said...

I bet you'll be a phenomenal teacher! How exciting to have that opportunity :)

Yvonne @ Quilting Jetgirl said...

How awesome that you are getting the opportunity to teach! :)

pollyanna said...

This is exciting! And what a great quilt top to start! HST are not the easiest for some people and bet you have a great easy way to show them. Have fun :) Teaching is the best!

Serena @ Sewgiving said...

That's awesome news Lorna! I'm really enjoying watching you go from strength to strength in the quilty world :)

SewPsyched! said...

What a wonderful year you're having!! Yay!!
Thank you for sharing the love on Alissa's fundraiser. Such a worthy cause, XX!

Cut&Alter said...

Love the quilt and congrats on the teaching and speaking!! You certainly will be busy. The fundraiser is a wonderful cause. Looking forward to exploring some more of the people linking up today. x

Lisa J. said...

I'll let my guild know you are available. It would be great to meet you in person.

Karen - Quilts...etc. said...

wow look at all those simple singer sewing machines those girls have - I know a lot here would love those machines. Good luck on your teaching.

Allison said...

Wow, making three of the same quilt must take some patience and some focus. Often while working on one quilt, I am dreaming of the next and can hardly wait to start something new. But I have to say that this quilt is cute enough to do a reapeat of... some happy little ones out there for sure!

Anja @ Anja Quilts said...

Love Fox and Friends!! Good luck with the class.

Lara B. said...

Congratulations on your blooming teaching career Lorna! It's exciting to think about seeing you with a trunk show and classes! This little Fox and Friends will be just as darling as the others!

My grandfather was born in the Congo - his parents were missionaries there. My great grandfather was known as Earl "Congo" Stevenson and is buried there. I love the idea of our "sewing sisters in the Congo!"

Leanne Parsons said...

How wonderful that you've been given opportunities to teach! I hope you have a lot of fun with it!

Jayne said...

Congrats Lorna! Teaching is the next step...you will be great! How exciting! I think this quilt is a great class quilt! Good for you!

Katie V said...

Congrats on the huge success with the Foxes & Friends quilt. It's super adorable and I can see why someone would want it for their kidlet!

Kelly Quillia said...

Congratulations Lorna! You must be really excited about the teaching opportunities. I would love to take a class from you sometime.

Cathy said...

That's so exciting!!! I just started teaching myself so I completely get it! So exciting! Congrats!

Penny Olive said...

Love your blocks; they are always so awesome. And thank you for letting us know how we can bring Hope!

Jen said...

You are so creative, I love how you turned simple triangles into foxes! If you take something to the fair, I hope you share it with us!

Daytona Damsel said...

I wish I was in your area. I would love to take your class.Don't you need a Florida trip this winter? :)
Debbie

Vera said...

Exciting news! You have fun!