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Monday, July 14, 2014

Mumblings of the site-full kind

I have stumbled across some things that might be interesting to some of you and, being that I have no pictures to show, I thought I'd mumble today.

1.  Registrations are open for a 4 week online course on beading flowers, leaves and berries that sounds like it would be of interest both crazy quilters and beaders.  The class is taught by Nancy Eha, who is a leader in the world of beading.  Her work is amazing!  Go HERE for further information.

2.  Kathy Shaw of Shawkl is taking registrations for a second run of her 'Crazy Quilt Embellishment Classes for Beginners' and also for an intermediate course.  From all reports the people that were participants in her first beginner class were thrilled with what they learned, so if you're considering learning more about crazy quilting, go HERE to read more about it.

3.  For those of us who use rotary cutters and those lovely green Olfa mats, there is an article HERE about how to moisturize your mat to keep it functional for a longer period of time.  If you scroll down, there is a further article on how to fix a fuzzy and/or warped mat.  (Found via Studio Kat Design newsletter).

4.  Pam Kellogg is busily compiling a number of wonderful lists of links to crazy quilt artists and people/shops that carry needlework supplies of all kinds.  Go to her blog HERE and click on 'Crazy Quilting Resources'.  Better pour a cuppa before you do though!!

Today the quote if from Mark Twain - "Let us so live that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry"


  1. Thank you for the link to the CQ Beginners Class. i have just registered my interest.

  2. HI MA
    I signed up for Kathie's class. I have never embroidered with ribbon and I see there are a few ribbon flowers in the project so I thought I'd join. Should be fun.
    xx, Carol

  3. Thanks for all the info and the links. I'll definitely be soaking my self healing mat today.

  4. Thanks for the link about Olfa mats. I do soak my mat as I learned that lesson from my mum. But, my mat got warped because my son put a cup of tea on it not thinking about the heat aspect. I must give that method a try:)

  5. Thanks for the interesting resources.

  6. The link to the Olfa cutting mats was very informative. I did not know you should soak them and the tip for straightening them is helpful. I bought a mat once that had been rolled up and it still will not lay flat, so I will be giving that tip a try.


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