Title: Pamalama Jo Designs: My Quilting Story
Key Focus: Quilt creations and pattern business, from inspiration and creation to publication.
I will share my quilting story, beginning more than 20 years ago with a dozen friends who thought “What can be hard about one block a month?!” Highlights and anecdotes from our quilting sisterhood will be shared. A few of my early quits will be shown.
Lecture/Trunk Show 102
When I retired from teaching and became a grandmother, everything changed. I’ll tell the story of my original animal drawings and the baby quilts I made for my three grandchildren. This is where my patterns and Pamalama Jo Designs began. I’ll share how I moved step by step into the business of creating, publishing and selling original patterns. Challenges and lessons learned, as well as advice for anyone wanting to publish a pattern will be given. All of the quilts and pillows from my patterns will be shown and discussed. In addition, if a workshop will follow the lecture/trunk show, I'll focus more on the content directly related to our workshop project.
Title: Machine Appliqué: Make it Quick, Make it Strong
Key Focus: How raw edge fusibles and machine appliqué have changed up Grandmother's game!
What do you do when you've got to make an adorable baby quilt in a matter of days or weeks? I will share my journey into the sticky world of fusible web and raw edge appliqué, and how I became a big fan. Using a slide show, tips and recommendations for appliqué success will be shared. Trunk show will include Ocean Friends, Forest Friends, Texas Treasures, and more. A Q&A time will be offered as well.