I took a few days away from quilting and the computer to enjoy Christmas with family in North Dakota. Unfortunately I got caught in a major blizzard while there.
After driving Mom from her Assisted Living place to my brothers place to enjoy Christmas Day dinner, the storm hit in full force. It quickly became apparent that we weren't getting her home that night. Fortunately I had asked for a day of meds for Mom, so we were ok for the next 24 hours. Althought the storm let up on Monday, the streets were blocked, making travel impossible. Finally my brother and one of his neighbors were able to clear a large enough path in his cul de sac -- and I was able to confirm that they had plowed the street at the assisted living place because of an emergency ambulance run earlier in the day. With his big truck we were able to get her home. My car was still stuck for another day -- but I wasn't going anywhere with all major roads closed in North Dakota. Although the roads weren't great, I was able to leave by mid-day on Tuesday and I am now safely back in Minnesota.
Here are a few pictures after the storm.
Log Cabin LeMoyne Star Using Electric Quilt
I hope you are finding a bit of time to play with Electric Quilt during this holiday season. Judy T. was working on a block to merge a a series of Log Cabin blocks with a LeMoyne Star block. In this Electric Quilt video tutorial I provide two options on how to create this design using Electric Quilt 7.
Introduction to Electric Quilt -- Starting January 16, 2017
Is 2017 your year to finally master Electric Quilt 7?
This online class will cover basic navigation of the software, creating a new project, using the libraries, using Quick Quilts for fast projects, adding borders, coloring tools/fabrics, creating quilt labels and printing quilts, blocks, fabric yardage estimates, rotary cutting and foundation patterns. By the end of class you will be comfortable working with the program and be able to explore additional features on your own. Users of all levels are welcome, with special emphasis on beginners.
Dates: January 16, 23, 30, February 6, 7 - 8:30 pm (Central time) (four sessions)
Class size will be limited to 8 participants. Seats are available on a first come first serve basis. This class will be exactly like taking at "in person" class at a show or shop. We will use screen sharing technology -- so you will be able to see my screen and if you have specific questions, I will also be able to view yours as well.
Early Sign-Up Bonus: As a special bonus, if you sign up December 31,2016 you will be entitled to a private 20 minute coaching call with Kari that may be used any time during the course of the class. Use it for extra help on a topic or to pick Kari's brain on something you wish to do in Electric Quilt. (Value: $60)
Electric Quilt Expert and Educator and Pattern Designer.