Whooo Hoooo!!!! I am an Island Batik Ambassador

Hold on to your rotary cutters. It is going to be an exciting 2019 and I am bursting at the seams to share the news. I received notification I have been selected as a 2019 Island Batik Ambassador. I am thrilled and so excited!!! As an Ambassador I will be sharing the new Island Batik products with you in new quilty projects I will be designing. It will be a year full of creativity and fun beginning in February!!!!

Creative projects from all the 50 – 2019 Island Batik Ambassadors will be showcased in our blogs, on Instagram, Facebook, and Pinterest. So you don’t miss out on the fun make sure you follow Island Batik on Facebook and all the other social media sites (Pinterest, Instagram, and the other IBA’s Blogs).

Also check out Island Batik’s website to see all the beautiful lines of batiks and follow their blog. There are lots of free downloadable projects and information.

I received my first 2 boxes of goodies yesterday. I will be posting an unboxing video around the first week of February so you will be able to see all the wonderful things I will be creating my first projects with. There were also a few very wonderful surprises in the boxes I received.

I want to express my sincere gratitude to Island Batik, Aurifil, Hobbs Batting and Accuquilt for sponsoring all the 2019 Island Batik Ambassadors and providing us with all the fabulous items that are in our IBA boxes .

Looking forward to a fun year with the other 2019 Island Batik Ambassadors!!!


DMAQG January 22-24, 2019

Forget about those mid-winter blues, the fun will be happening with the DMAQG in January in Des Moines, Iowa.

I am so very excited to be the guest speaker January 22nd for the Des Moines Area Quilters Guild.

I will be presenting my trunk show, Have Fun, Make Quilts, Share.  There will be two lectures, one at 1 p.m. and the other at 7 p.m.   I am so looking forward to sharing my quilting journey.  The location and additional information can be found by clicking on this link – Have Fun, Make Quilts, Share.

Then on January 23rd and January 24th I will be teaching two workshops.  Both workshops will be full of creative information.

In the workshop on January 23rd from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. I will be teaching my workshop, Shake, Rattle, & Sew.  There is going to be a whole lot of fabric shaking and rattling going on in this class.  The pictures below are just a few examples of what we have done in previous Shake, Rattle, & Sew workshops.  I will be selecting something special for the DMAQG project.  It will be a fun and exciting surprise.


In the workshop I will share what I have learned in using the elements of design to add interest and dimension to quilt projects. We will explore the components of art (color, form, line, shape, space, texture, and value) and how to apply these to you quilt design making choices. We will use these principles and make a class project using two very tradition blocks. We will SHAKE it up, add a little pizzazz using the elements of art (RATTLE), and then SEW these creative blocks together to create one amazing wall quilt. The magic happens when you learn the elements of design and how to take an ordinary block and turn it into an extraordinary block.

Cost: $50 per student

 

You may register for Workshops online. Once you submit the form, you will receive a confirmation to print and mail with your check. Your registration will be complete and your spot reserved once we receive your check.  If you’d rather, you may print the PDF registration form, fill it out and mail your check with that. Register early to save your spot!

Register by clicking HERE.  (Supply list will be available upon registration)

 

 

 

On January 24th from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. I will be teaching the Fundamentals of using EQ8.  I love sharing what I have learned using this valuable tool.  This class is for anyone who is thinking about purchasing EQ8, upgrading from EQ7, or wanting to know how to design blocks and quilts using the electronic quilting computer software.

If you have purchased EQ8 and have it installed on your laptop computer bring your laptop to class for hands on learning.  If you are new to EQ8 and are thinking about upgrading from EQ7, or a totally a new user of the software, come with pencil, paper, and be ready to learn lots of great stuff.

Handouts will be provided for all that attend.  We will cover step-by-step how to navigate the work space, design a quilt block, design a quilt, how to import fabric into the fabric library, and lots of other basics so you can start creating your own quilts using the EQ8 computer software.

Cost: $50 per student

Register by clicking HERE.

To get the most out of my “Fundamentals of Using EQ8” workshop and you would like to purchase EQ8 or Upgrade to EQ8 from EQ7 before the workshop click HERE.

I am so looking forward to coming for a fun filled 3 days to DMAQG in Des Moines, Iowa.

 


Update – 2018 Houston Market and Festival

What a wonderful week!!!!  I have returned home for a fabulous week at Houston Fall Market and Festival.  My creative spirit came alive spending time with wonderful friends, amazing special exhibits, and quilts on display.

I was thrilled when I found out an owner of a creative arts retreat center purchased my little charity auction quilt “Come Alive” at the International Quilt Association’s Celebrity Mini Quilt Silent Auction.  Thank you so much for purchasing my little art quilt.  I am so happy that it will be going to a new home where it will hang on display for many to enjoy.

It was inspired by listening to the sound track from The Greatest Showman. Doing a little dreaming and creating with my eyes wide open in my creative fantasy land. It was made using the “London Fog” collection from Island Batiks. The border and flower are all done using turned edge machine applique.  Attending Market and Festival made my soul come alive with creativity as a new pattern designer.

 

It was wonderful to see Patrick Lose again and visit his booth at Market.  My pattern BOHO Dreamcatcher and the kits which Patrick Lose Studios is marketing sold out on the 2nd day of Festival.  I can’t begin to express how happy I was.  Thank you’s to Gary and Patrick for allowing me to have this wonderful opportunity and believing in me.  It was a dream come true.  I had so much fun working with Patrick’s BOHO Happy Collection and was so thrilled and honored to have my quilt, the kits, and patterns on display at his booth during Market and Festival.  Thank you all that stopped by the booth.

 

I hope to have some more wonderful news as we more forward into 2019.  I can’t wait to be able to share this exciting news.

Enjoy a Happy Thanksgiving everyonel!!!

Carol

 

 

 


BOHO Happy May Day!!!

I am bringing in May with fleur-de-lis and beautiful paisley prints.  My studio is bursting with the lovely colors of turquoise, apple green, and orange as the flowers are starting to bloom outside.  Spring has finally arrived.  You can see, feel and smell the arrival of Spring.  It is a beautiful and welcome sight.

Today is the day of the official launch of my newest pattern, BOHO Dreamcatcher using BOHO Happy fabrics by Patrick Lose Fabrics.

           

The collection is beautifully designed and I was so thrilled when Patrick Lose selected one of my designs to feature his new fabric line.

Kits are available for making BOHO Dreamcatcher at Patrick Lose Fabrics.

I hope you celebrate with me the arrival of Spring and bring some BOHO Happy into your home.

 

Happy May Day Everyone!!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Poppies In Bloom FQ Bundle Winner

Drum Roll……………..  

 

And the winner of the wonderful “Poppies in Bloom” FQ bundle by Patrick Lose is Linda Velliquette Rowberry. Congratulations Linda!!!!  

Linda, private message me with your address and it will be in the mail and on the way to you .  Enjoy!!!!

Thank you all for leaving all the wonderful comments.

I will be having another drawing in March.  It is a new quilt I designed with a new line of flannels called “Welcome Home” by Maywood Studios.  The pattern will be coming out in the March/April issue of McCall’s Quilting.  My new pattern is called “Serenity”.  Can’t wait for you to see it.

Happy Solar Eclipse everyone!!!!

 



The Poppies are Blooming

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This is my newest pattern Meadow Blossoms.  A bright and cheery quilt to cuddle up under.  To celebrate,  leave a comment.  Your comment will enter you in the GIVEAWAY drawing for a chance to receive a wonderful fat quarter bundle of Patrick Lose Fabric.  See details below.

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The pattern can be found in the 2017 September/October issue of McCall’s Quilting.

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The pattern can also be downloaded in PDF format using this link to Meadow Blossoms

It is made using the new Poppies in Bloom collection from Patrick Lose.

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I hope you enjoy the pattern and making this quilt.

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I am so excited, I am going to have a GIVEAWAY of wonderful Patrick Lose Fabric.  A special thank you to my friend Patrick for this wonderful collection of fabric.  The Poppies in Bloom fabric collection has made my Meadow Blossoms pattern shine with happiness.    Just leave a comment below and you will be entered in the drawing.  The winner will be chosen on August 21st.  You have until now and Noon CST (Central Standard Time) to win this wonderful fabric bundle.

 

Wishing you all the best,

Carol

 


8-Day School at Sea November 6 – 13, 2016

Hello Quilters!

Fun times coming up in November.  I hope you join me along with my quilting friends, Pam Holland and Mary Ellen Francis for this amazing 8-day School at Sea cruise to the Caribbean!.

If you want to know how to create illusion and dimension in your art quilts this is the trip for you.  I will be teaching a class entitled “Shake, Rattle, and Sew”.

Here is a little tease of what I will be teaching you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We look forward to you joining us.  We will be providing lots of hands on help while you enjoy the sights, sounds, and sun on the Caribbean!

The cruise is sailing on the extraordinary Liberty of the Seas  to Mexico, Grand Cayman and Jamaica- PLUS has THREE beautiful days at sea!

The ENTIRE cost of this amazing package is only:

$1297.00 per person (based on double occupancy)
Window and Balcony cabins are available!
Space is available on a first come-first served basis.
JOIN US IN HOUSTON!
Join us prior to the cruise for pre-night package including a THREE day pass to the International Quilt Festival of Houston and transportation from the hotel to the cruise port on the morning of the cruise. The dates are from November 3-6, 2016, staying at first-class hotel downtown Houston. The cost of this 3-night package is $567.00 (per person, based on double occupancy)

Make your reservations today!
Email Carrie@Craftours.com or Call our office at: 877-887-1188.


Start off the summer with Takin A Spin

Are you looking for a fun summer wall hanging project?  If so, you may find what you are looking for in the July/August issue of Quiltmaker.

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15 wonderful projects in this month’s issue and my pattern Takin’ A Spin can be found on page 28.

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Takin A Spin is an easy project.

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One block that can be arranged in multiple ways to create many interesting design options.  Carol Moellers-TakinASpinTop Quilted

It is also fun to work with different colors too.  Try it with bright colors.

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The pattern is available for download online at the Quilt and Sew Shop.

Enjoy a fun summer!!!!

Carol

 

 


New Free Patterns: Holiday Homecoming – Merry and Bright Patterns

Hi Everyone,

June 1st has finally arrived and you know what that means.  The All Iowa Shop Hop has officially begun.  Whoooo Hoooo!!!   Purchase your AISH Directories at your local quilt shops and start shop hopping.  The participating stores and all the AISH information can be located on the All Iowa Shop Hop web site.

To start off the fun I have two patterns available for download.  The free patterns are located under the Free Pattern tab.  One of the projects is a 8-pointed star table topper.  A fun option is to make this into a tree skirt for the holidays.  The finished size of this project is 50″ x 50″ from point to point.

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Looking for a project that is fun, quick, and easy.  Try my Holiday Homecoming – Merry and Bright Place Mat pattern.  A home decorating project everyone will enjoy.  Make one or make several festive place mats for decorating your table during the holiday season.

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Make one or make both projects to start off your holiday season!!!

I hope you enjoy the free patterns and have a wonderful AISH!!!!

Carol