Creative Arts Business Summit
My week started off with four days in Washington DC. For the last three years I've attended a Creative Arts Business Summit. Attendees include pattern designers, teachers, shop owners, longarm quilters and fabric artists. It is a great opportunity to work on your business rather than work in your business. It was incredibly energizing and great to meet up with some old friends and make new ones.
Check out the video highlights from the conference.
Creative Arts Business Summit
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The weather was gorgeous while in DC -- unlike MN at the moment. I made it out for a walk every evening. This was also the first year that the cherry blossoms were blooming during the conference.
Susan Emory from Swirly Girls Designs took a number of us to see the cherry blossoms. Here are a couple of my photos.
Quick Lone Star Quilt Using Electric Quilt
Do you participate in the monthly challenge on Electric Quilt's website? It is a great way to get lots of quilts and blocks already drafted by other Electric Quilt users. The only caveat is that you must enter a quilt design of your own.
Barb Vlack's challenge for this month is creating a quilt using one of the Stars Layout in the Layout Library.
This video was done a while ago -- but it is a great illustration of using one of the layouts in that library. I hope it will inspire you to submit a project in the challenge this month.
Can you believe this lone star quilt took under 10 minutes to draft? This program is truly amazing.
Is Electric Quilt Intuitive?
During the conference I had a number of opportunities to share my love of Electric Quilt. One comment I heard a couple of times was "I didn't find the program intuitive." Do you feel that way?
If so, you may be interested in my private coaching program.
I will stand right behind you (electronically) and guide you every step of the way to create your dream quilt using Electric Quilt. I will give you both the knowledge and the confidence to tackle future projects on your own.
You can enroll directly in my store.
I look forward to working with you!
4/9/2016 09:42:26 am
Kari, You are fantastic....love to watch your videos....hope to sign up for your classes soon...
4/9/2016 10:39:10 am
Thank you Keri - brilliant video tutorial. So much easier than the way I have been trying to design single block quilts.
4/9/2016 12:38:15 pm
Hi Toni. Once you place your block in a quilt layout you can print foundation patterns that are resized/reshaped to the quilt. When you print foundation pattern for the 6 x 6 patch, it will show up as diamonds -- as long as you select "Use Size from Quilt".
4/9/2016 12:27:51 pm
Thanks Kari! I changed mine to fit my bed, 106 x 110 by adding a series of borders. I especially had fun by adding a 15" middle border and chose the "points in" border type and dropped the squares blocks in the part that has the points turned outwardly to repeat the Lone Star look and my motif was a Rose of Sharon block from those I'd purchased from EQ shop years ago. They are in the 4 corners of that 15" middle border as well. I'm leaving the other triangles blank background to do fancy feather quilting in. Mine are in Christmas colors and I think that would be a fun project to do for 2017. (I'm being realistic in how long it would take me to complete it with the other stuff I have going), I just love how the squares turned into diamonds when dropped into the star! Picture paints a thousand words but not sure how to send one????
4/9/2016 12:39:38 pm
Lilia -- go ahead and send the image to my e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to post the picture!
4/12/2016 08:52:20 am
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