Do you have a Quick Response Code reader/scanner on your phone (it's a free app you MUST get if you don't have it already). QR codes are everywhere and it's fun to be taken around the internet by pointing your phone at one and scanning when you come across it in a magazine or poster or a piece of mail you receive. I recently scanned one in Newsweek magazine.
If you already have the capability to scan the one at left (you probably do) give it a shot and see what's coming in the fall. If you don't have the scanner app yet, download one today and don't miss out on all of the cool places of interest these QR codes will take you :)
The Spring/Summer issue of Quilting Celebrations is now available at your favorite quilt shop and on newsstands everywhere. If you can't find it near you, you can always order on our website by clicking the animation at the left.
We've just returned from Quilt Market in Salt Lake City and it was GREAT! There's so much new stuff coming and I especially can't wait for you to see my new fabric collections from Robert Kaufman Fabrics. There will be at least 3 new collections this summer, alone. We'll have all of the new fabrics added to the website soon. So, if you can't find them at your favorite local shop, you can get them online at www.patricklose.com.
I'm looking forward to the weekend and I hope it brings you lots of time for creative endeavors!
Here's the link to the Quilting Celebrations with Patrick Lose group at Quilters Club of America. We hope to see you there! Be sure that you enter the contest for a chance to win the entire roll of 90 x 40 Warm & Natural batting once you've joined the group!
This will be a great place for us to gather and discuss how we celebrate life's events, holidays and seasons through our quilting and creativity :) We'll also have quarterly contests and you'll have the chance to have your comments, recipes and tips printed in upcoming issues of Quilting Celebrations magazine.
We finished taping another four episodes of Quilting Celebrations with Patrick Lose last weekend and had a blast! Having a few "under our belts" made this round of tapings go even smoother than the first ones did. I want to thank all of you who have sent such nice comments on Facebook and in emails. I'm glad you're having fun right along with us. Be sure to visit the website from time to time so you're not missing out on any of the "extras".
I also want you to be aware of something new that we've developed just for those of you who want to know all the latest about Quilting Celebrations magazine and show. Starting next week, we'll have a new place, just for us, at Quilters Club of America.
It will be a great place for chatting with each other about our quilting and other creative endeavors and to share how we celebrate life's events, season's and holidays with our creativity! We'll also have fun quarterly contests. It's free to become a member and to create a user name and password to join the group. There are also options for paid memberships including a year's subscription to QNNtv.com (home of Quilting Celebrations with Patrick Lose). Many of you already belong so I just wanted to give you the heads-up that we'll all be able to gather there soon. We're hoping to "go live" next week.
Why is there a photo of a seam ripper (looking an awful lot like a scalpel) on my blog? Well, I have to say that visitors from all over to my Quilt & Create Studio in Phoenix have fallen in love with this particular one whenever I demonstrate how WONDERFUL it is - especially for those of us who do a lot of satin-stitching (and un-stitching!). Many have told their friends about them and some are having trouble finding them in their local shops. Well, if that's you, you can now find them on our website, along with a lot of my other favorite notions - especially for machine embroidery and machine embroidery applique. So, check out the new notions page!
To all of the "moms" out there - have a carefree and relaxing Mother's Day weekend. I hope you can find some time for your favorite creative pastime.
Be sure to watch the Facebook pages for information on the new community starting at QC of A. If you're not a member yet, you can go there and sign up for free so you'll already be one when we launch. I know we'll have a great time "partying" there.