I will be teaching a brand new two-day workshop at the beautiful Prairie Star Lodge in Browntown, Wisconsin on October 30 and 31. The project is a 5" x 8" mini bead embroidered panel I've called "Night Garden." It could be incorporated into a larger art quilt, made into a lovely front of a handbag, or framed as is. The panel design in the picture below can be stitched as is or modified to make it even more elaborate!
The all-inclusive retreat begins with dinner on Thursday evening, October 29. Then we will spend Friday the 30th and Saturday the 31st stitching, learning, and sharing together in this lovely facility. Although our official time together ends after dinner on Saturday, participants have the option to reserve an additional night at the lodge.
Two different fiber art groups I belong to have both been sharing a wonderful tip for folding quilts for shipping and storing them. It's a perennial challenge for quilters, as quilts often develop creases that can really diminish the beauty of the work. Art Quilter Ann Fahl originally shared her recommendation on her blog in 2013, but I thought it was well worth sharing again: