Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sneak Peek!

Here's a sneak peek of a few of the many samples in my upcoming "Images on Fabric" online course over at My Creative Classroom. We'll be printing and transferring images onto fabric using products and techniques with an inkjet printer. You can stitch or fuse your projects so sewing is optional.

I'd love for you to join me.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

You are what you eat...

Do you believe that? You are what you eat? I really do. I've been heavily exercising for the last year and have been trying to watch what I eat, how I eat and when I eat. I can tell that when I do eat right I have the necessary strength and energy to weight train and endure one hour cycling class. (!) Eating well for me means that I need to eat more protein. I eat well already, don't eat snack foods and drink only water...and lots of it. But I know I need more protein for my body to function correctly. So it's a daily task to make sure I give myself good things only.  (Yes, I fail sometimes and eat can you resist??!! )

My mother-in-law came over yesterday looking poorly and still sick from a few weeks ago. We talked about what type of food she's been eating. Well, she's never been one to take much care of herself...and I think that she just never learned. But my husband and I suggested she keep a food journal. Write down EVERYTHING she eats and drinks for a few weeks. I also said she should write down what she does, how she slept the night before, and other pertinent info.

She came by today and looked much better. I asked if she ate breakfast and she said she had. Well, imagine that!! If you eat correctly, you feel better.

Try it and I bet you'll feel better too!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

New class open for registration!

Class start date: Friday April 20, 2012

Images on Fabric
Print and transfer images onto fabric from your inkjet printer
When your crafting moves into mixed media, there may come a time when you want to produce an image onto fabric. But where do you start? Can you really put a piece of cloth into your inkjet printer and get a good result, and not a mess of tangled fibers? dead What about an image transfer onto fabric? What products, techniques, and fabrics work the best? Can you use these images on a washable bed quilt? surprise

Join me in this class as we print and transfer your own photos, clip art images, computer generated text and more onto fabric. We'll use a variety of products and techniques that work with your home inkjet printer.

Students may use one or all of the products & techniques we will work with in class. All the projects can be made with any method:
  1. Direct inkjet printing onto various commercially prepared printable fabric sheets such as printable cotton, canvas, and/or organza
  2. Direct inkjet printing onto fabric we'll prepare with Bubble Jet Set
  3. Image transfer to fabric using acrylic medium and water
  4. Image transfers using various commercially prepared transfer materials
  5. Printing and transferring with some newer products you may not be familiar with: Lutradur and Transfer Artist Paper (TAP)
Each week students will make various projects such as fabric post cards, a simple folded fabric book, fabric art quilt, and more. You can use fabric glue, fusible, or machine stitching on your projects. Instructions will be given for each option.
(Please note: We will only work with techniques and products for an inkjet printer with either pigment or dye-based inks.)
Class start date: Friday April 20, 2012
Duration: 4 weeks
Price: $25

Hope to "see" you in class!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Free online Quilt Expo

That's right, I said free! "Inspired To Quilt" is a full-blown online quilt show event with all the trimmings, held for the purpose of honoring the quilt instructors who have most inspired quilters in 2011.

When: March 7 - 10, 2012

Where: Event will be held online at our virtual quilt expo.

What: This expo will be 4 days full of quilting excitement! Here's just some of the agenda: Featured Interviews/Presentation, Demonstrations/Workshop Rooms, Vendor Exhibits and Quilt Exhibits. 

I'll "see" you there!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

March is National Craft Month!

My Creative Classroom and I would like to invite you to join us as we celebrate National Craft Month. Every year in March we say thank you to our students during National Craft Month. If you purchase a class in March (it does not need to start in March) you will earn a free seat in an upcoming class. Purchase more than one class and you will be able to earn more free seats. The seats you can earn are in predetermined classes, but we worked hard to choose classes that would have broad appeal, all are valued at $25 or more. Click here to learn more.

During the next three months we have some wonderful classes for you to choose from. I personally will be teaching the following courses in March and April: 

 I'll "see" you in the classroom!