It's spring!!! We haven't heard the "snow" word in the forecast for at least a week. The crocuses are up and daffodil shoots are beginning to emerge. Mind you, I'm not being lulled into a false sense of security. I'm keeping my boots, my boot tray, and my shovel handy on the sunporch just in case. :-)
Kris Poor from Poorhouse Quilt Designs was the delightful speaker at Tuesday's meeting of the Crosstown Quilters Guild. She brought many samples of the items that she has designed using various types of fusible foam and fleece. I bought a number of patterns and a kit to make some gifts. What a novel idea . . . not waiting until December to work on Christmas gifts!!!
Kris was the designer of the very popular dimensional wreath pictured above which many people have made. We all enjoyed her presentation. She told us that she has been named a 2019 Michael Miller Fabric Ambassador, and you may read more about Kris here on the Michael Miller website.
I'm also excited about starting a new art quilt after seeing a photo of a stunning hibiscus on a blog that I follow, Mereknits. This lovely blogger has given me permission to use her photo. Hopefully, I will start it soon as I have already begun pulling fabrics from my stash. The colors/shading in the striking hibiscus are so unusual that I may need to paint some fabric pieces or use inktense pencils first. Wait . . . I have to work on a shibori piece that I have an idea for . . . Wait . . . what about my dabbling in the world of tea bag art not to mention my stack of unfinished quilt tops? . . . Oh, and did I mention I had signed up for an online surface design/layered pages workshop and I am way behind on that? Not to worry, it will all get done in good time. :-) Now if I could just stop myself from starting any new projects . . .