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Issue: #84

March - April 2017

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DELICATE BEAUTY - Hawaiian Wall Quilt Pattern... Hawaii's Flower
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     Delicate Beauty     

Hawaiian Wall Quilt


Delicate Beauty  

  Sale Price: $10.00

(Regular Price: $12.00)

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Threads, Fabrics and Quilts, OH MY

I will be vending at the Mid Valley Quilt Show in Rickreall, Oregon on April 20, 21st and 22nd.  Come and check out all of the new fabrics and fabric packs I have available. 
I am looking forward to seeing old and new friends alike!   
Original Creations as well as a couple of our patterns.    

Having an opportunity to spend 7 days working on something you love and learning something new was amazing for us all.

Everyone had time to ask questions and have Nancy and I work with them.  I enjoyed having a chance help students in a class setting.  I do it regularly over the phone and at shows but I sure enjoyed working with the students.

Here are a few more of the students and their work from the Design your Personal Hawaiian Quilt Class.

If you ever have an opportunity to take Nancy's Design your Personal Hawaiian Quilt Class do not miss out.  It is such a wonderfully creative class and will release ideas you never knew you had. 

If you prefer to create your own Hawaiian Quilt in the privacy of your own home. You can purchase Design you Personal Hawaiian Quilt Book and take Nancy home with you in the DVD that comes along with the book. 

Design your Personal Hawaiian Quilt, Book and DVD Set. Available here. 
Pattern Transfer Paper       
Pattern Transfer Paper Pattern Transfer Paper is one of those notions you didn't realize you needed until you have it. 

It is a wonderful way to transfer your patterns onto your fabric. 
The quick, easy, safe way to transfer pattern lines to fabric!
  • Large size
  • Economical
  • Temporary
  • Wax-free
  • Acid-free
  • Non-toxic
  • Multi-use
When your applique fabric is so dark you cannot see the pattern lines, even with a light box, the best thing to do is to trace the lines using our Pattern Transfer Paper (PTP).
This works very well with any fabric, not just dark fabrics. Yes, complete instructions come in the package.
The 18" x 24" sheets are large enough to mark one half of a 2FAQ quilt, then just slide the PTP over to mark the second half.
You can choose from a single sheet in either blue, red, yellow, or white for $5.75. Or, you can purchase one of each color in our Assorted pack for $20.00.

It is not only perfect for transferring lines to fabric it will transfer lines to many other surfaces. 

My daughter was making wood signs for her upcoming wedding and was wanting to transfer the text to the wood and then she wanted to paint them. I sent her a pack of the PTP and it worked so well for this and she was able to brush off the chalk after the paint had dried.

What projects will you use your Pattern Transfer Paper for?  Purchase yours here.  

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As many of you know I was fortunate enough to get to assist Nancy Lee Chong on a 15 Day Hawaiian Quilting Cruise.  We left San Francisco on Friday, March 10th and sailed across the Pacific on the Grand Princess. During our travels over Nancy taught her Design your Personal Hawaiian Quilt Class.  It was an incredible four days at sea learning everything there is to know about designing your personal Hawaiian Quilt!  Then we adventured on four of the Hawaiian Islands, visiting quilt shops, museums, beaches and enjoying some shaved ice and of course Loco Moco! Then we headed back to San Francisco.  We had three days of classes where we worked on a 2 Fabric Applique Quilt.

What a wonderful group of women we were blessed to get to know.  The person who traveled the farthest was a woman from South Africa!  Amazing! 

I enjoyed everyone! Janet St Peter was our Travel Agent and she did a great job of making all the arrangements. I had a small shop set up so if anyone forgot some supplies they were available and assisted Nancy in any way I could! I especially loved helping the students learn to do needleturn applique.  When you love something so much there is nothing much better than sharing that with others!

The following photos are of most of us all dressed up the last formal night for dinner.  There were 4 who were missing and the photographer... :-).

DELICATE BEAUTY: Hawaiian Wall Quilt Pattern

Hawaii's State Flower
Delicate Beauty: Hibiscus  
In our travels around Hawaii this last week there was one flower I noticed more than any other. That was the Hibiscus. It is such a beautiful delicate flower and comes in so many colors. I was most attracted to the white one but the others were so beautiful as well.
Did you know that in Victorian times, giving a hibiscus meant that the giver was acknowledging the receiver's delicate beauty... Coincidence, maybe not. In China, hibiscuses symbolize the fleeting and beauty of fame or personal glory.

The yellow Hibiscus is associated with happiness, sunshine and good luck.  
Red is a symbol of love and passion. 
I love taking photos of flowers and it was great fun to have an excuse to stop at every one that I passed as we walked while on the islands.
The Yellow Hibiscus is the state flower of Hawaii. Hibiscus flowers grow on shrubs or trees that can reach 15 feet high. They are sometimes called rose mallows because they are members of the mallow plant family. 
Pink stands for friendship and all kinds of love.
White represents purity, beauty and the female.

Delicate Beauty,
Hawaiian Wall Quilt Pattern, 42" x 64", Normally this pattern sells for  $12.00, For a limited time this is the Internet Special, for just $10.00. Purchase yours here.    
2 Fabric Applique quilt patterns

Too many to choose from...

On the return trip from Hawaii, Nancy taught the 2 Fabric Applique Class and each of the students was able to pick out their own patterns, learn the process and begin the needleturn applique.  I took photos of most of the students, I missed a few, and they may have been off adventuring on the ship.

As you can see, a few of the students used the Hoffman Digital Supernova prints for their backgrounds.  Don't you just love the effect it gave the pieces? I have added a link to each of the photos to the pattern which is shown.




2 Fabric Applique Quilt patterns,
24" x 36", $12.00. Pick your favorite,  Purchase yours here. 
Connie & Nancy's Whereabouts:

I am scheduling shows for 2017! Make your plans now to shop with Connie and learn from Nancy in 2017. We are adding more and more to our schedules for 2017 and 2018. Here are places where you can find one or both of us: watch a presentation, take a class at a shop or guild, or find us at a quilt show. Most guilds welcome visitors, so don't be shy.
Make your plans now for one or more of these events: 
2017 Shows, Classes, and Event    
  • March 27-28, Hayden, ID. North Idaho Quilter's. Hawaiian Applique.
  • April 9, Gee Gee's Quilting, Yelm, WA, Sunday Applique Party.
  • April 11, In Stitches, Anacortes, WA, Tuesday Hand Applique, 10am to 1pm.
  • April 11, Tangled Treads, Lynden, WA, Tuesday Afternoon Applique, 2:30 to 5:30.
  • April 17, 20, Silverton Senior Center, Silverton, OR, April 17, 6:30pm to 7:30pm, Hawaiian Quilting, its History, Traditions & Superstitions, April 18-20, 3-day Design Your Personal Hawaiian Quilt.
  • April 20-22, Mid Valley Quilt Show, Rickreall, OR, Threads, Fabrics and Quilts, Oh My.
  • May 9, In Stitches, Anacortes, Tuesday Hand Applique, 10am to 1pm.
  • May 9, Tangled Threads, Lynden WA, Tuesday Afternoon Applique, 2:30 to 5:30.
  • May 12-13, Rogue Valley Piecemakers Quilt Show, Grants Pass, OR, Garden Party.
  • May 14, Gee Gee's, Yelm WA, Sunday Applique Party.
  • June 8, In Stitches, Anacortes, WA, 2 Fabric Applique Workshop, 10am to 5pm.
  • June 11, Gee Gee's, Yelm, WA, Sunday Applique Party.
  • June 13, In Stitches, Anacortes, WA, Tuesday Hand Applique, 10am to 1pm.
  • June 13, Tangled Threads, Lynden WA, Tuesday Afternoon Applique, 2:30 to 5:30.
  • July 9-10, San Fernando Valley Quilters, Northridge, CA. Hawaiian Applique Workshop, Hawaiian Lecture.
  • July 16, Gee Gee's, Yelm, WA, Sunday Applique Party.

Register NOW for classes. They can fill quickly, or be canceled if not enough people register in advance.
Schedule Nancy now for your show or event in 2017, 2018 and beyond. If you would like her to come to your area to teach, let your quilt shop, quilt guild, or show organizer know. Print Nancy's Brochure and pass it along.  

Piggy-backing is good!
Nancy is always eager to teach or speak at more than one location when she travels. If she is able to book multiple events, then each group shares in her travel expenses. So it is really an economical and efficient way to book. If you see that Nancy will be anywhere near* you, then contact her to see if additional engagements can be arranged during the same trip. That way EVERYONE WINS!

*Remember, Nancy is traveling from Washington State. So "near" means that if she will be in Virginia even Florida or Maine is near. Think regionally.

Nancy will be visiting the San Fernando Valley Quilters in California July 8-10, 2017.  Let Nancy know if your guild would like to piggy-back with that trip.  

Thank you for spending a little of your precious time with us, we really appreciate it. Remember to send us your stories, pictures, questions, or suggestions. We love hearing from you.

A hui hou, 
Until next time,



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