On my way home from HMQS

Posted by on May 11, 2014 | 0 comments

I am sitting in LAX waiting for my delayed flight to San Jose after  a wonderful 3 days at Home Machine Quilt Show for info click  here.  Oh what a wonderful time I had and plan to add this to my calendar for many years to come.  I met some great friends and made some new friends, I enjoyed amazing classes, saw some of the best quilts I have seen at any show and created wonderful memories. I will write other posts for each day but for how I will talk about some highlights....

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Tuesday Tips!

Posted by on May 5, 2014 | 0 comments

Starting a series of Tuesday tips where I find useful videos on quilting that I find very interesting and provide practice tips for quilting issues. I am sharing two tonight the first from the wonderful Jamie Wallen on tension and also wonderful video from Shelly Sieverkropp on how to add extra fabric when the backing is too short on the longarm. Yes! I said when it is on the longarm. Some of Jamie’s key tips are: Ensure you check your bobbin case for lint as even a...

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A Weekend of Art and Stitch Fun

A Weekend of Art and Stitch Fun

Posted by on May 3, 2014 | 1 comment

I am offering " A Weekend of Art and Stitch Fun" in my studio space in Pleasant Hill, CA. The weekend will start at 6 - 8 on Friday night followed by 2 days of classes - 9 - 5 on Saturday and 9-4 on Sunday which will cover beginning to advanced features, will review all Ver. 3 new features and also my method of digitizing Celtic Knots. For full information on what will be covered check out this page on my site http://tirnanogstudi…-fun-workshops/ Cost is $250 for the...

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A dream is coming true…………

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 | 0 comments

I have been planning for a while to set my sewing studio space up to teach some classes in Art and Stitch and my first class is going to happen this weekend when I teach a ” A Weekend of Art and Stitch Fun”. The class will start on Friday night and go until Sunday afternoon at 4pm and will cover Beginning ANS features, will spent sometime on the new feathers in Ver. 3 and then some of the more advanced features. Here are some photos of the studio all set up for...

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Art and Stitch – fun with new features of Ver 3 – AccuQuilt Go Shapes

Art and Stitch – fun with new features of Ver 3 – AccuQuilt Go Shapes

Posted by on Apr 20, 2014 | 0 comments

One of the new features in ANS Ver. 3 that I am most excited about is the fact that in the Library  there is now a folder which has AccuQuilt Go Shapes as vector files. I nearly jumped for joy when I first read this. To access them click on the Library button on the Artwork tool bar on the left-hand side  and from the Folder pull down menu pick Emb AccuQuilt Go Shapes and here is what you will get:   For this tutorial I will use the die # 55029 Heart 2” 3”...

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Using Art and Stitch with my Cameo Silhouette

Using Art and Stitch with my Cameo Silhouette

Posted by on Apr 19, 2014 | 0 comments

As promised in my first post in the Art and Stitch series my next post would explain what I did to create this applique star   The original art work for this design started out as this AI file: and the first step was to use “Import Vector Art” on the Art work toolbar on the lower left hand size which opened up the design on a new page. I increased the size of the design to have a width of 7.75.  I had already decided that I wanted to use my 200mm X 200mm...

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