Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Class News and "Stuff"

I thought I'd write about a couple quilt class related things, mostly for those of you who are in the Sacramento area, and I also wanted to tell you about our last Hey Ghoul Friend class--AND I want to do a little giveaway related to that, so don't click away from me just yet!

I mentioned to some of my local friends that I planned to design a "Fall!" quilt that I was going to teach in September. I haven't done that--the design part--so I'm not going be teaching that class in September. I know a couple of you even penciled it into your planners, so get out your erasers and plan something else fun that day. (Invite me! I'm available!) I decided that my nicotine-addiction withdrawl symptoms lack of motivation should be indulged for the time being, and I didn't want to pressure myself into designing, sewing, and quilting something when I just wasn't feeling the excitement. Sorry.

On the other hand, the Buggy Barn Halloween class on August 15th is full to overflowing with a waiting list, so Bearpaws & Hollyhocks is adding a second class--I think it will be on September 12th and will either be taught by me or Lindy. If you're interested, check with the shop. The newsletter should be out soon, so the shop will have all the pertinent info in the next couple weeks.


One of Lindy's blocks from the Buggy Barn pattern If The Hat Fits

If you don't want to do a Buggy Barn class but DO want to take a class from me, I will be teaching a class on Saturday, November 7th called Kim's Kristmas Klass. I plan to have various free patterns and project ideas to offer the students and we'll work on whatever strikes our fancy and/or fills a holiday decorating or gift need. Details will be in the newsletter, so watch for it.

We finally finished up the Hey Ghoul Friend class earlier this month, and one of my students, Victoria, got two gold stars for completing not one but TWO quilt tops. Here's a photo of one of them:


Darn cute, isn't it?! And as a special treat for my ladies, I made some small quilts to celebrate completion of the class and to thank them for hanging in with me until the end.


And, of course, I packaged up the little quilts with a little bag of trick or treat goodies.


And this brings me to my giveaway. Send me a photo of your completed Hey Ghoul Friend quilt top, and I'll put you in the drawing. OKAY, I'M JUST KIDDING! I suspect that would leave almost no one in the drawing. So here's the deal: Just leave me a comment that you want in, and I'll put you in the drawing to win a little Halloween quilt and goodie bag. I'll close entries at 5 p.m. Pacific daylight time on Friday and post the winner's name on my Saturday post. Good luck!


COMMENTS CLOSED--A WINNER WILL BE DRAWN AND ANNOUNCED!

66 comments:

Orcsmom said...

Please enter me in the drawing! That's ok about the Sept class, but I will be in your Kristmas Klass!! See ya Wed.

Hugs!
Pam

Lorraine said...

your classes are way too much fun.....would love to win a little Halloween quilt and goodie bag....that way I could do a little decoration for Halloween for the first time ever.....LOL

Anonymous said...

Please, enter me in the drawing also.
Actually, I am preparing myself for Halloween too. Thanks to you, Kim, I started yesterday TO QUILT BY MACHINE my Halloween tabletopper. Before that I was always too scared to try it. So, thank you so much for your blog, ideas and examples!!!!
Jana in Helsinki

Gran said...

Your class pictures look great and I know a good time was had by all your students - I was there :0) I will have to pass on the give away due to the fact that I was the very happy recipient of one of your beautiful Halloween quilts and goodie bags. What a treat! I can not remember what day I blogged about it, I was so excited.

Hugs

Anonymous said...

Yes, Kim Please eneter me in your drawing. I want to take all your quilting class But the commute and the gas Oh well maybe someday Sharon Mac

Lynn Osborne said...

Your classes sound like sooooo much fun. I wish I lived close enough to attend. Thanks for the chance to win!

Linda said...

I love your blog and read it every day! I don't think I have ever posted before. Thanks for the giveaway...wish I could take one of your classes. They sound like a labor of love.

Terry said...

Oh I just love all the Halloweeny things on your blog today! I have some fall/Halloween fabrics I bought a while back and I can't wait to get them out and make them into something! Thanks for the giveaway too! :0)

DonnaC said...

Kim, thanks so much for your giveaway....would love a chance to win some of your goodies! Your classes always sound like so much fun....thanks for sharing here with us.

cockermom said...

Trick or Treat Kim! Can I play too? Great blog, so much fun to read!

yellowfarmhouse said...

Well of course throw my name into the drawing. But I need to say that you sound like an awesome teacher and are always treating your students to such nice little treats and surprises. Wish I lived closer because taking a class from you would be awesome.

Congrats on the upcoming new member to your family. That's very exciting.

Karen

Minniestitches said...

I'd love to be in the drawing.

ratherbquilting said...

Oooh, pick me! How cute those quilts are!!

Patricia said...

Hi Kim,
Please enter me too! I have to say...you hear it over and over again...but you are such an inspiration! Also, congratulations on the upcoming wedding. May your new daughter-in-law to-be become your daughter-in-heart.

paulette said...

YES! I would love to be entered in your give-away! Thank you so much! Love your blog!! Good luck with the NOT smoking! You can do it!!
Take care and keep smiling!
Paulette

ABamaMom said...

Yes, yes, yes, and yes! Count me in! Good luck with not smoking...I'm doing the same...AGAIN! (I've got to learn to cope with stress without the crutch!)

Barb said...

Yes, please enter me in the drawing! I am so glad you are back posting--I don't miss your blog--I visit you daily!

dianne said...

helloooooo!!! it's meeeeee! pick ME! choose ME! love ME!

i still haven't ordered "Hey Ghoul Friend" and now i know that there was a reason - i WANT those fat quarters that BP&HH has for "If the Hat Fits" ... i'm thinking of the time i will save trying to match up witch-appropriate prints that will all go together - GROAN - you megged me again! how do you do that so early in the morning?!?

Missy Ann said...

If it's Halloween I want it! :)

Carol said...

I love your little quilts! I would be so excited to win one of them. When I read about your quilt classes I always wish I lived there so I could attend.

Joyce said...

Halloween quilt and goodie bag? Please enter me. I love Halloween...trick or treat night is my favorite nite...the kids all look so cute in their costumes.

Brooke said...

Halloween is my favorite! Please enter me in the drawing! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Please enter me in the drawing. I love Halloween stuff. Also wish I lived close enough to attend on of your classes.
Mary
mcdurham@hotmail.com

Melissa said...

Those witches are so cute. And that basket of goodies looks so delicious I would love to win it.

Ruby said...

Wow, there is no end to your generosity! Thank you for entering me in your drawing. Love the machine quilting you did on all the little quilts, you have such a good eye for design.

Nancy said...

I want to WIN!! I don't have anything Halloween to decorate with other than candy...

Teresa said...

Please count me in. I sure wish I could come to one of your classes. To you travel to guilds?

Sandy said...

Whew..you had me there for a moment. If I lived closer I would have taken your class and would have a finsihed quilt....but alas, far away and procrastinate :)
Please count me in on your giveaway.

Kim said...

I WISH I could be out there for one of your classes, I'm thinking it would be so much fun ~ lucky Sacramento quilters! Seems that little by little you are coming around, feeling better ~ your sense of humor is absolutely back, lol, good for you! Good for us too that you are having a drawing. Such fun!

Anonymous said...

Kim I would love a chance to win something you made!

Molly in Sumner, WA
mollylivebearer@yahoo.com

Julia from Jo's Little Women said...

That was funny. I was already to draw a Hey Ghoul Friend quilt top.

Love to be in the drawing.

Julia

Sandy from Thimbleberries said...

Kim,
I would love to win one of your quilts. Your classes are very special. When I took your fireworks class I loved every minute of it. You treat us to a fabulous day of quilting then feed us and give us a gift. I am lucky to live close enough to take your classes.

Lady of the Cloth said...

Your students are so spoiled, I sure wish I lived closer! BTW, is the Hey Ghoul friend appliqued? paper pieced or what? I sure would like to do one for my niece for her 50th birthday since Halloween is her favorite holiday (go figure!) and of course, I'd like to be in your drawing! Thanks for getting me awake every morning. I seem to wake up one brain cell at a time and like to sit and read blogs as I wake up. Carline

Shasta said...

Ooh scared me! While it is a spectacular quilt, there is no way I would be able to get it done in time to enter the drawing. A comment, on the other hand, I can do. Thanks!

Laura said...

Oh my gosh I LOVE Halloween and wish I could come there to take the new Halloween class you're doing! Please enter me in your contest so I might have the chance of winning even a bit of Halloween fun!

Lisa Boyer said...

I would LOVE to take a class from you! Too bad there's a pesky ocean between here and there. Thanks for the giveaway; I enjoy your blog as always...

Anonymous said...

I too would love to come to your class but being on a different continent is a bit of a struggle so please enter me in the draw for the giveaway,thanks for such a great blog l love it,Sue..
susan.phillips30@ntlworld.com

Jeannie said...

You are the best! And so wise to take care of yourself and not add to the stress of nicotine withdrawal. I wish I lived closer, because you offer such wonderful classes. Take care and I would be thrilled if you drew my name. Cheers.

Nancy Anne said...

Sign me up, please! Wish I lived on your coast - I'd love to take the Buggy Barn class from you. I have the pattern and the kit, but that's as far as I've gotten so far...

Chocolate Cat said...

Sure if my camera was working I'd post a photo of my finished quilt!!! Count me in please!

Erzebat said...

(sniff) your too far away for me to take a class. I iwll live vicariouly thru your woonderful blog! (mauh) Liz

Kim said...

I also wish I lived close enough to take one of your classes. They sound like so much fun! I would love to win your giveaway!

Tudy said...

I would love to be in your giveaway. Halloween is a fun time.

quiltmom said...

I would love to take a class from you but the commute is a little far- It is always fun to enter a giveaway and this one looks especially fun.
I am sure you will soon be back designing and creating new quilts.
Hang in there- you are doing great..
Regards,
Anna

Trish said...

Kim,

You are so very generous and giving to make such nice treats for your students. I love your delightful sense of humor,and wish I could take a class with you. I'm quite sure you all have great fun. I would love to win your give-away as Halloween is my favorite holiday!!!

Laurel said...

How generous of you to offer this drawing! First of all I must say if I wasn't in NJ and was closer to you I would just love to take your class!! If the class is as interesting(meaning funny) as your blog it sounds like a hoot!!Please enter me in your drawing....
Laurel/NJ
WHaeser1@aol.com

Laurie said...

Gosh, I wish I lived closer..I could take one of your classes. I bet they are a hoot!
Enter me in the drawing, please!

Laurie
Massachusetts

Jen in NY said...

Hi Kim! Love your little quilts and giftie bags! Thanks for having a giveaway! --Jen

Sheila said...

What fun little quilts and treat bags! You have motivated me to get off my butt and head to my sewing room....oh wait...my new American Patchwork and Quilting magazine came today...what am I doing here on my computer???? :)

Candace said...

Your little quilts are adorable. I love your witch and your ghoul friend.

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

I wish I could say I finished the Hey Ghoul Friend quilt 'cuz it's so cute, but I guess I'll just say I want in on the drawing.

Bev C said...

Wow,I loved the little quilts you made for your ladies,very generous and a lovely momento of taking a class with you. Happy days.

Tracey in CT said...

Your little quilts look so nice! They would be a great addition to the center of my table! :-)

I wish I lived close to you so that I could take one of your classes, they sound like so much fun! You certainly do seem to go the extra mile or two or three! Your students are very lucky!

Sally said...

Love reading your blog and seeing your quilts. Please enter me in yur drawing. Thanks

chris in sacramento said...

Comment: I want in. lol Ok not that funny.
If you draw my name, I won't know it until I return from vacation. We're leaving for NY on Frday night.

Kim said...

I would love to be in your drawing. I love Halloween!! I dont' have a ghoul Friend quilt.. but, I really like yours. You are very talented, and fast!

Mel said...

Oh I would love to win that big basket of Halloween goodies!!!

I made your St. Patrick's quilt, just need to get it quilted! I love it!
Oh, and your cherries!

Kim H said...

Please enter me in the drawing. I sure wish I lived close enough to attend your classes!

PunkiePie said...

I wished I lived in Cali! I would join your classes in a heartbeat! But since I live across the country, please enter me in your drawing instead.

MichelleB said...

I would LOVE to be in the drawing. Thanks for the chance to win.

Quilt Hollow said...

Can I be in your drawing?! This isn't a trick is it?! How fun!! I just about rolled over to see you made little quilts for the students! DANG GIRL...can you come teach here?!

Granny Lyn said...

I am soooo jealous of your students!! those classes sound like waaaayyy too much fun!!

"Hey Ghoul Friend" is awesome!

Anonymous said...

I would like to be included in your giveaway. I am just getting started with this quilting, spurred on by my cousin. I have met so many nice quilters through the blogs. Diana from El Dorado

Sheri said...

Love my "Ghoul Friends"!! Count me in. How about coming up Oregon way to teach some classes?

Rabbit Stitchings said...

Cute cute cute Halloween Quilt!

and please toss me in your give away your doing :O)... well okay not me just my name :O)...

Oh and related to your metal jewelry post, I had a Dr. tell me once to not wear my gold ear rings (ahem I have three holes in each ear) anyway to not wear my gold ear rings when I had a head ache that it would make them worse, and now for the life of me I can't remember exactly why but it was something about gold and energy? Geesh wish I could remember, anyway I take them out now if I get a head ache, I figure it sure can't hurt :O)...

ytsmom said...

Ghoul Friend is soo cute. Why aren't there more hours in the day?

Carmen