Wow! I'm way behind in blogging again, as usual! So much has been happening, though. I'm really impressed with the blogs I read where the authors blog through moving and vacations!
The last week of June/first of July I had the outstanding opportunity to attend Quilt Hawaii, held at the Marriott on Waikiki. There was a quilt show, vendors, and classes. There was no doubt which class I wanted to attend--Superior Thread's School of Threadology, taught by Bob and Mother Superior (Heather) themselves as well as their good friend, Annie from http://www.byannie.com/. I loved Annie because she lived in Alaska for years (she and her husband homesteaded--if you know anything about Alaska, you know that was no small feat!) AND, she sews on a Bernina 1080 just like me and neither of us would trade it for anything!
Bob began our three day seminar by discussing thread--debunking common myths, demostrating thread types, talking about twist, etc.
The morning of Day two was spent making a purse using Texture Magic. Have any of you used it? I hadn't, but I will be in the future. It is really cool stuff. It looks like a lightweight fabric and you stitch it to your "fashion fabric" (any type, quilting, home dec., heirloom, etc) and then steam it and it shrinks, drawing up the fashion fabric, creating fabulous texture. Here is my purse:
After lunch on day two, we had a class on Superior Thread's fusible thread. I hadn't worked with it before and it was quite amazing, too. Again, I will be using it in the future! I haven't mentioned that they brought the "thread bar," containers full of lots more of their wonderful thread for us to use in our projects. Our project featuring the fusible thread was this little needle case:
The third day, we played with more thread and Annie's Soft and Stable, making another fun little project, a notebook cover.
It was such a fun time and great learning and playing. I can heartily recommend it to any of you. If you get a chance to become a fellow "Certified Threadologist" I hope you will.