I hope you are enjoying your summer, its hard to believe its already the middle of August! I had the pleasure of hosting 7 lovely ladies for a week long Dinner Plate Dahlia “Boot Camp” at Bow Bench in July, most of them camped out so they could sew early and stay up late, it was so much fun, I look forward to seeing completed projects.
MJ Kinman, Textile Artist was just in Calgary to train a group of 10 more Gem Affiliates, I assisted her with the retreat and had so much fun sewing, visiting and getting to know the new Affiliates. MJ Kinman has so many ideas and new projects in the works, stay tuned for new patterns and classes.

I have a busy schedule this fall teaching at Beaver Creek Mercantile’s retreat, Chinook Country Quilt Shop in High River, as well as classes for a Calgary Quilt Guild, it always so much fun to share my passion!!

There are some really fun exciting classes scheduled at Bow Bench in the fall, check out the links below, Tara with UH OH Creations will be teaching, Kerry Foster with Penny Dog Design will be teaching freezer paper applique, Sharon is teaching a Mini Quilt Class, and I will be teaching a Dinner Plate Dahlia 7 class series, the Birthstone Series continues. Don’t forget you can join us Wednesday’s for sew days, as well as 12 Hours Creating on the Bow Saturdays.

See you soon!!

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