Benefit Auction of quilts donated by members 2017

Donated “Boro Spirit” to SAQA Auction

I am a member of SAQA – Studio Art Quilt Associates – a nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote the art quilt through education, exhibitions, professional development, documentation, and publications.  Founded in 1989, SAQA now has over 3,400 members: artists, teachers, collectors, gallery owners, museum curators and corporate sponsors. Our local meetings alternate between Santa Fe and Albuquerque.  Members show projects they are working on.  The 2018 TEXtiles Conference will be in San Antonio from […]

Cactus Cross Stitch from DMC

Cactus Cross Stitch from DMC Stitching cactus is all the rage!   Several Etsy shops offer cross stitch cactus patterns:                            StitcheryStitch      HAPPINESST      Redwork Saguaro from Design Whiz   &  Needlepoint canvas by artist Snake Jagger            This collection of prickly patterns to cross stitch is FREE to download now from DMC

Sashiko Southwest Blocks in Retail Stores

Sashiko Southwest Products now in three Retail Stores ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO Stitchology – Sewing Parlor & Fabric Boutique       2400 Rio Grande Blvd. NW, Albuquerque NM 87104      505-242-3288                        Stitchology is our newest retailer and                        will offer classes on Sashiko + Fashion. The Yarn Store at Nob Hill      120 […]

Modern Quilt Guild 2015

Sashiko Informal Chat – Albuquerque NM

FREE Informal chat on SASHIKO For those you who are curious about this traditional Japanese folk art, I invite you to join us at The Yarn Store at Nob Hill at Nob Hill – 120 Amherst NE, Albuquerque, NM March 29 – WEDNESDAY – 3:00 to 4:00 March 31 – FRIDAY – 6:00 to 7:00 The shop has ample free parking and is located on the corner of Amherst and Campus – one block north […]

Cactus Window Garden

NEW!  Sashiko Border – Cactus Window Garden My husband has about a hundred cactus in his collection. Some are large clumps he’s planted in the back yard. Others are exotic jungle cactus and plants that can’t over-winter in our Albuquerque climate. Most people are familiar with suguaro cactus. They are tall with many arms and large white flowers in the spring. Suguaros are often seen in photos, giving the impression that they are fairly common.  Not true!  The […]

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2017 May 20 – Sashiko Workshop @ Fiber Arts Fiesta in Albuquerque

SASHIKO 1-2-3 Workshop Fiber Arts Fiesta – Albuquerque May 20, 2017  –   SATURDAY            9:30 AM – 11:30 AM           Classroom 1A Level: beginner and intermediate Cost:  $25      All materials & Supplies included.  Class fee does not include EXPO parking or show entry This hands-on workshop takes the mystery out of sashiko and demonstrates how this running stitch technique can […]

2017 – APRIL 8 Make & Take Sashiko Workshop in Albuquerque

Sashiko 1-2-3 / The Yarn Shop in Nob Hill Dates & Times:           Saturday, April 8 from 1030am – 1230pm Cost:                             $47.50 – Materials ($29.50 w/ tax + $17.50 class fee) Materials & Supplies are included: Zippered southwest purse organizer (6″ x 7 1/2″) Five southwest patches (5″ x 5″) Designs pre-printed on Indigo KONA cotton Thread […]

Two New Cactus Designs

Now there are six cactus designs to choose from! All are pre-printed on indigo KONA cotton –                     The most popular cactus quilt block is a stylized version of the opuntia cactus:  “After Flowers the Fruit”  The opuntia is one of the most widespread types of cactus and is familiar to most people. The plants are hardy and become a formidable barrier when planted in a large group. […]