Friday, July 23, 2010

PWP Online!

Good news ~ Party with Patrick Online 1.0 (year one) is available to join on my website FINALLY! It took a long time to work out the bugs of setting up an online club but I know it will be worth it to bring the party to more of you.

The first quilter to join is John from Ohio and he gets a party gift for early arrival of a fat quarter pack of "Glitzmas" from Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Congrats and thanks to you, John. I hope you like the fabric and the first "party packet" from Party with Patrick Online 1.0.

Thanks to everyone for your patience as we worked to get the club online. I really appreciate your support of what I do and I hope this is a long and FUN party for us all! I'm happy to say that everyone can join us now, even if you don't have a local quilt shop that's participating. If you do have a local partying shop, remember that you can join there also because they're on year two now. The projects are completely different!

So, if you haven't joined yet, click here, put on your party hat, and celebrate quilting and camaraderie with us and get a "monthly dose of Patrick Lose"! ;-)

Cheers, all ~

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Boo to You now available

My new pattern, Boo to You! is now available. Take a look here if you'd like to see or order it and the hanger I designed to coordinate.

This pattern includes full size templates and easy-to-follow instructions for creating a 15 x 30" appliqued door banner or wall hanging and a 12" scalloped round candle mat.

It's not too early to be getting your Halloween and autumn quilting done!

I hope you like it :)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

But, first, a peek at embroideries!

I thought I'd be able to give you the sneak preview of my new Scribbles print for Robert Kaufman Fabrics, first, but this just came in and I wanted to share it with you right away.

Remember the sneak peek I gave you on Facebook of the artwork in this photo? Well, this is the first actual stitch-out of the design. Pretty cool, huh? This one's an applique design and the background fabric is my Fizz! By the way, you can stop calling me a tease now because I'm showing you the entire design. I think it would be fun on something like a trick or treat bag or a kitchen towel or an apron but I'm sure all of you embroiders out there could find a bunch of inventive uses for it. I think the stitched design is actually about 7" wide (?) so it's not puny. I hope you like it and I promise I'll get that new print posted for you to take a look at, too.

We'll be spending the rest of the day putting the finishing touches on this year's Dam Christmas Party retreat at the Boulder Dam Hotel in Boulder City, NV. I can't wait to spend time on holiday quilting with old friends and new there later in the week. I'm sure it will be just as full of laughs and great memories as last year :)))

Have a great day, all!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Out with the old and in with the NEW

Be watching for a preview of my newest print for my Mixmasters Scribbles line for Robert Kaufman, soon. The existing Scribbles prints are being phased out to make room for the new so get 'em while you can here!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Another tease

I promised another peek at Quilting Celebrations and here's a little taste of autumn. Since it's July 4th weekend, though, it's just a little taste because it's time to celebrate SUMMER! If you want to see a bit more, take a look at the slide show on my website and you'll get another glimpse.

What I love about this piece is the quilting by uber-talented long arm quilter, Jessica Jones. She quilted several pieces in this premier issue and I can't wait for you to see more of her work.

I'm off to enjoy more of this beautiful Iowa summer. We couldn't have asked for more perfect weather on this trip but the forecast calls for more rain and storms starting tomorrow and lasting a few days, at least. Sounds like July of 1993. That's worrisome considering the already flooding rivers. Having gone through the Great Floods of '93 here in Des Moines, I sure hope the rains are minimal here. We're back on the road on Monday so we shouldn't have to deal with too much of it.

I hope you all have a WONDERFUL holiday weekend!

Friday, July 2, 2010

Making memories

Here's another peek at a portion of one of the embroidery designs from my Christmas collection for Amazing Designs. Hint: If you have my book "A Patrick Lose Christmas" you can see the whole image :-) This will be an applique embroidery, I believe. It's also one of my personal favorite Christmastime illustrations.

I'm going to try to get another peek from Quilting Celebrations posted soon. I got print-outs of the page layouts Tony has designed so far and I couldn't be happier. It's like a "party on paper"! The colors and layouts are so full of life and I know you're gonna love the look of this new magazine.

We're still on the road with my daughter, Katie, and my granddaughters and the time with them has been wonderful. A highlight was our trip to the beautiful Winterset City Park in Winterset, Iowa (thanks for the suggestion Jeanne and Tony!). Lily and Lauryn had a blast going through the "hedge maze" and climbing the tower to look out over Madison County - home of the covered bridges. Another wonderful time was taking Lily to Toy Story 3. What a great movie! Lily was actually crying "No! No!" at the screen at one point but I won't say anything more so I don't spoil it if you haven't seen it yet. Go see it :)

Gotta run...more fun coming today with the girls. Talk to you soon and be on the lookout for the QC sneak peek coming soon ;-)

Cheers -