Monthly Archives: May 2013

PSsssst! It disappears!


Well. Getting back into the groove here, finishing up a great scrap quilt that is on the table today. Thought I would share a fantastic tip I picked up from the great Sharon Schamber! If you use the blue disappearing pens to mark your sewing or quilting projects, I am sure you join me in having seen the blue run or reappear. Well, guess what, A SOLUTION! Apparently the chemicals used in the blue pen are the same used in swimming pools. If you spray the marks gently with spray starch like you buy in the grocery in a spray can, they disappear immediately. According to Sharon, the spray starch changes the Ph in the blue chemical and just makes it go away permanently with no running! How great is this?

Meanwhile, here are a couple more quilts from the MQS show.








Enjoy and Bee Happy!

Great class with award winner!


Great classes with award winning Cathy Wiggins from North Carolina! Took a whole cloth design class as well as an art class about perspective. They were both great and I can now draw a box and a house in correct perspective. Here is a picture of Cathy. You might remember her from her clown quilt and the witch quilt.


Here are her quilt entries from this year. Both winners!



Last night we had a great program from Rickie Tim’s, one more Sharon Schamber class this morning then Bonnie and I will be winging our way home .

Bee Happy…Karen

Wichita is jumping with quilters!


Another great day at MQS! Super class with Sharon Schamber! Always a great opportunity! Working on feather techniques after we turned one of the Handi Quilter machine heads around – the tech had installed it backwards (must be a newbie)


Had a great time and learned lots!


Always having fun here. Tomorrow is a class with Cathy Wiggins, looking forward to that too.

Bee happy, Karen