10 years of online teaching

Posted by Ruth on 21 January 2011 | 1 Comments

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This year, 2011 marks my 10th anniversary of online teaching. I totally love teaching online as I get to meet so many wonderful quilters from all over the world. Man, I just cannot believe how fast 10 years has gone. I discovered Quilt University after talking to a teaching colleague in late 2000. She mentioned teaching online and I was fascinated. I asked her for further details and she put me onto Quilt University which is run by Carol Miller. I contacted Carol and asked her if she would be interested in any of my designs which I had on my website. At roughly the same time I was publishing my first few quilt patterns. Wow that seems so long ago now. 

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Three Quilt Jigsaw

Posted by Ruth on 20 January 2011 | 2 Comments

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A new jigsaw this week. Instead of a single quilt I decided to make a jigsaw out of this photo of three quilts. It's amazing how that turquoise color looks all the same in each quilt! Try changing the cut - button on the left side. Increase the amount of pieces to make it more challenging - I dare you! Enjoy...

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Free Poppy Pattern

Posted by Ruth on 19 January 2011 | 6 Comments

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Yesterday I added some extra features to my blog such as a link to our free newsletter letter, but what you don't see is the free quilt pattern you receive when you subscribe so I thought I'd better mention that because everyone wants to know that for sure. Our free poppy pattern is worth US$8.00 (hardcopy). It's a fun block to make and it is sent right to your inbox after you've confirmed you email subscription. 

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Tuesday Tutor - Block One - lesson 2

Posted by Ruth on 18 January 2011 | 2 Comments

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Lesson One: Rail Fence

Block One is call Rail Fence. You will need the fabrics 3, 5 & 6 from our requirements list.

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Comfort Quilts

Posted by Ruth on 17 January 2011 | 0 Comments

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When I first started quilting, I made quilts for all my children. They got quilts for their cribs when they were young. Then as they grew up I made quilts for their beds. As new quilts replaced older ones, the older ones were then handed on to others. 

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Fabric Book - Phantom of the Opera

Posted by Ruth on 16 January 2011 | 1 Comments

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I made this fabric book for a dear friend a few years ago after we had been to see "The Phantom of the Opera" together. I have used many embellishments from buttons and beads to paper and clay to re-enact this movie. Fabric books are a fun way to keep memories of trips, celebrations and all sorts of different occasions.

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What's the meaning of a dream

Posted by Ruth on 15 January 2011 | 0 Comments

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I remember hearing somewhere that all dreams had a meaning and since I'd had a particularly unusual dream recently, that remained very vivid in my mind I decided I should find out what the meaning of it was. I began with a google search for "what's the meaning of a dream".

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Quilts from students in online class

Posted by Ruth on 14 January 2011 | 2 Comments

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Today I wanted to share with you some of my students quilts made in my online classes. I have chosen one class "Bargello Seasons" in which the students make four different quilts for the class. They are presented in seasons to give a different color palette for each quilt. Of course, the student isn't committed to use the colors I have if they choose not to. They can make the quilts in any color ways they prefer.

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Bargello Quilt Jigsaw

Posted by Ruth on 13 January 2011 | 1 Comments

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Today I thought I'd had a little more jigsaw fun, this one somewhat harder than the first. This jigsaw is 154 pieces and made from my bargello quilt "Freedom" - an artistic view of the USA flag. 

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An In Depth Look At “A Freshness Of Spring” – Part 3

Posted by Ruth on 12 January 2011 | 3 Comments

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If you have been following along you will have read our previous blog post about my "A Freshness of Spring" quilt. Just in case you missed the two earlier posts, here are links back to them.

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