Early Christmas

Posted by on 25 June 2019 | 0 Comments

Over on my website at Arbee Designs we are having a mid-year Christmas promotion! If you are like me, I always leave my Christmas projects to the last minute and more often than not, I run out of time to get them complete. Well, not this year. I decided to get started early and to help you, I've put all my Christmas classes and patterns on sale. 

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How much do you know about color?

Posted by on 23 June 2019 | 0 Comments

I'm so pleased to see this workshop by Elizabeth as so many students ask me about color... Color combinations, color and contrast, value, intensity, and temperature. Now I can direct them to this in-depth class so they can learn it inside out with the help of veteran teacher/designer Elizabeth Barton. She doesn't leave any stone unturned!

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Embroidery Feet for My Sewing Machine

Posted by on 18 June 2019 | 0 Comments

Some time ago I purchased a new sewing machine - my old one was over 25 years and still working well, but I figured some new features would come in really handy for my quilting.

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Zentangle Mushrooms - what a delight

Posted by Lee Vause on 18 June 2019 | 0 Comments

Just a little time out tangling a simple drawing trying to keep my drawing skills at a reasonable level while also promoting my brain activity!!!

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Fireworks in Spring or Winter?

Posted by on 11 June 2019 | 0 Comments

I named my new quilt Fireworks in Spring, but it all depends on the colors you use as to what season it should be named. As I was writing the pattern, I created a different setting using different colors so that quilt became Fireworks in Winter. 

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How to Draw a Flying Geese Border in Perspective

Posted by Anita on 3 June 2019 | 0 Comments

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Amazing designs can come about when you draw in perspective and it isn't as hard as you might think. Anita Eaton teaches an online workshop for simply that, "Perspective in Quilting" and today she is offering a free short tutorial on how to draw a Flying Geese Border in perspective. If this whets your appetite for perspective creations, then wait till you see her workshop!

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Portraits or Pets?

Posted by on 2 June 2019 | 0 Comments

How exciting to see some of the students that have taken "Pets with Personality" class with Marilyn Lee using the technique taught in the class to create amazing portrait quilts! One student McCrae created this beautiful portrait of her granddaughter. Look at the wonderful array of colors she has used in this exceptional piece.

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Can you write letters?

Posted by on 30 May 2019 | 0 Comments

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Can you write letters? Then you are able to sketch as much as you need to make a modern quilt.... and do not worry about not being able to draw like an artist!

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My Zentangle Journey is Complete

Posted by on 27 May 2019 | 0 Comments

If you've been following along my Zentangle journey, you'll know I've been working on my dolphins over the last month or so. This has certainly a learning experience and I couldn't have come all this way without Lee's expert advice. Lee's workshops are great but there is nothing like having personalized questions and answers as you work along which is the beauty of our Discussion Forums within the workshops.

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Questions Answered about Zentangle

Posted by on 21 May 2019 | 0 Comments

Yes, I'm continuing to work on my Zentangle dolphin. As you may remember, I had several questions I needed answered so I jumped back into Lee's workshop to ask her expert advice... I had so much fun doing that and was amazed at how much I gained from asking a few simple questions in the forum. Lee answered questions I didn't know I asked because she opened my eyes up to expand my thoughts, what an experience! ... and to think we are miles apart but it was almost like she was right next to me guiding me along.

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