Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Nordika Interviews and Teaching
I've got three interviews to share with you about Nordika from around the web this month! The first is over at the lovely Village Haberdashery. The next, with my friend Julie at The Intrepid Thread. Finally, today I'm over on The Jolly Jabber. Between the three you'll find out my hidden talent, how I got started designing, the inspiration for Nordika and lots more on my creative process!
Gentler Times Stitching in Naperville, IL teaching my Drawstring Bag Pattern! It was a lot of fun and so cool to see everyone stitch up their bags in Nordika!
The Sewcial Lounge! We're trying something different for the Quilting Basics class. It's now a one-session class and we'll be making simple mini quilts (sample shown above)! This way, if you're not sure you are ready or interested in making a larger quilt, you can get your feet wet with a mini! We'll still cover all the basics from piecing, basting, quilting, and binding. We're holding it next month, on Wednesday, August 28th from 6pm-9pm. For more information and to sign up see here.
Sewing Summit class schedule is up! You can see it here. You might notice that I'm teaching more the one class. In addition to HTML Basics for Beginners, I'll be teaching a class on Equilateral Triangles. I've started collecting inspiration and resources on Equilateral Triangles over on Pinterest. Here is a little more information about each class:
HTML Basics for Bloggers with Jeni Baker: Friday 3:30 – 5:30 pm
HTML is the major language used to write websites, but most blogging platforms allow users to create and design a blog without knowing it. Regardless, even an elementary understanding can be useful, and help you take your blog to the next level! Join me in this class as we break down the basics. We’ll cover how to improve your blog or start one, common coding for sewing/quilting bloggers (available afterwards on a sample blog), and resources for design, and more advanced coding. There will also be plenty of question and answer time, so come ready! Information covered will be applicable to all platforms but will focus on Blogger and WordPress.com.
Triangle Quilt Top with Jeni Baker: Saturday 1:15 – 3:15 pm
Equilateral triangles are a great shape to work with in quilting, and they’re not hard to use! Triangles can be used as a building block for creating other shapes as well, like hexagons and diamonds. In this class we will explore different ways of cutting equilateral triangles, and learn straightforward piecing techniques all while working on a fun modern quilting project. You may choose to work on either a mini quilt or a larger quilt in this class.
Hope to see you in class!
tutorial for covering one of them with fabric! So of course I made a Nordika one! I thought the plaid worked well for a graph paper notebook!
Today I love the..
Smell of: Fresh morning air
Sound of: Birds
Taste of: Diet Coke
Sight of: Mostly clean apartment
Feel of: Sleeping in
Good Things about Today:
- Getting things done!
- Having the laundry room to myself.
- Wearing my hair in a braid.
- Cool enough to have the windows open.