Saturday, September 26, 2015

Just a reminder that my first online course, Quilt Binding Basics, starts in just a few days if you'd like to join us. For more info or to register, click here.

Have a great weekend!

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Back to Des Moines!

I can't believe we've only been home from Des Moines for a week and we're getting on a plane to go back there this afternoon! But I'm as excited for this trip as I was for the last one because this time I'm taping my episodes as host of "Love of Quilting" at Iowa Public Television studios. I love working with everyone there and this time will be very different as I learn the ropes of hosting as opposed to being a guest. I'm used to hosting my own show, "Quilting Celebrations with Patrick Lose" on, and I hope that's given me the experience I need to host a PBS show with a completely different style. Please cross your fingers and wish me luck!

In the meantime, the 2600 series of "Love of Quilting" is now airing and I hope you're able to watch the 2610 episode which is my newest, as a guest. Mary Fons and I work on my "Chilly Willy" wallhanging project for the winter holiday season. This project is based on my new "White Christmas" fabric collection for RJR Fabrics that should be in your local quilt shops now. If not, you can always find it at The project will be appearing in the October issue of "Love of Quilting" magazine. We'll even have a machine embroidery version of the Chilly Willy character available at that time. You can also use it to create the pillow appearing on the cover of the winter 2015 issue "Quilting Celebrations!" magazine.

That's all for now. It's time to finish least favorite part of a trip :) It will be a busy week but I'll try to post here and on Facebook (link, below) to let you know how it's going.