Monday, January 31, 2011

Cathy Miller the Singing Quilter is Coming!!

Cathy Miller is a Canadian quilter and folksinger from Victoria British Columbia. Since September 2000 she and her musician husband John have toured a program of songs, stories and quilts to guilds and quilting events across North America, Australia and New Zealand, the UK and Germany.

They have performed at over 500 quilting events for more than 50,000 quilters worldwide. These include appearances at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, the AQS Nashville Show, Ricky Tims' La Veta Colorado gallery, Eleanor Burns' Quilting retreat, and on Alex Anderson's now defunct TV program, "Simply Quilts".

To date Cathy has released four CDs of songs about quilting. These songs range from the historical, through the poignant, to the drop-dead funny! This program is sure to entertain and inspire both quilters and non-quilters alike.

Cathy is doing our trunk show on Saturday June 11, 2011. She is also teaching two classes for us on Friday. She is awesome and her classes will be so much fun.

Friday morning Cathy will be teaching the most amazing project...Mock Mola Raw Edge Reverse Applique.
This is a great way to use "holy" fabric, that you can't bear to cut up. Students will learn this technique by working on a small individual project using two layers of fabric, plus batting and backing. With Cathy's help, each student will design their own piece. Machine quilting will attach all the layers together, then the top layer is cut to reveal the design. The pieces will be mostly completed at the end of the three hour class. This is a hugely popular class!

Skill Level: Machine appliqué. Some free motion experience required

Pattern: Written instructions and design suggestions will be supplied.


Friday afternoon she will be teaching Slow and Steady Turtle Applique.
A very classy looking turtle, made with fabric scraps and hand appliqué. Students will learn freezer paper appliqué using three techniques and the best situations for each. This charming turtle pattern will be ready to finish in the car or in front of the fire at home – a perfect hand work project to carry anywhere!

Skill Level: Hand appliqué suitable for beginners.

Pattern Fee: $10 (required)

This is a rare opportunity to learn from a wonderful teacher, a new technique that will amaze and inspire you. Try something new. Expand your horizons. You will be glad you did!

But the best part is, she is going to sing the song she wrote about the Panguitch Quilt Walk! Now I can't think of anything cooler than that! I'm still in awe just thinking about what an amazing thing it is to have a song written about the history of our own town!! Major Goosebumps!!

Time to get those registrations in!


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