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MAY 2013 CAROL DOAK NEWSLETTER
I knew when I offered my new Craftsy Class, I would enjoy via the internet an entire group of new students. I never expected nearly 3,000 students to sign up in just about a month's period of time. The responses to the class have been very positive with student's stating that they enjoy the tone and pace of the class. Apparently, I am not boring...LOL.
I have so enjoyed seeing the projects that students have posted from the class. The quilt on the right was made from the "Sunflower" pattern that is part of one of the lessons. Susan Arnold saw it as a Daisy and turned it into this charming wall quilt. I love the interpretation and really enjoy how Susan used her quilting to enhance the piece. Just like in a "live" class, the show and tell of blocks and projects is really inspiring. If you would like to join in the fun, here is a link that will give you a discount off the class. Hope to see you there!
With Mother's Day coming up this month, I thought I would put the Carol Doak Keepsake Cards in the Celebration Colorway on Sale. They are perfect for a Spring Card whether it is for Mother's Day, Father's Day or just because. I made one this morning to send to a friend using her favorite color. I so enjoy being able to not only personalize my cards using the colors that I know are my friend`s favorite, but also having them on hand to create for any purpose, is so convenient! There is also the Earth and Sky colorway that has an elegant and reserved combination of colors.
Book of the Month
I have chosen the Simply Sensational 9-Patch Stars book as the Book of the Month. I always suggest this book as a good beginner paper piecing book and even used a variation of one of the quilts in this book as a project in my Craftsy Class. It has over 2500 different star blocks that can be produced using very simple foundations. It also comes with the Foundation Factory CD so you can make these blocks in any size. For years I have wated members of the Carol Doak Quilting Group suggest that this is their favorite book because the simple foundations offer so many other creative options. You can even make Storm at Sea using the foundations in this book.
Take advantage of the on sale price this month to add this book to your library.
The Carol Doak Quilting Group has been really busy. We are 8660 strong! Members are posting pictures of their Mystery Block of the Month quilts and are working on a new challenge. They are using the Pat`s Lily block I designed in honor of Pat Campbell and the border designs from my new book, Carol Doak`s Creative Combinations.
The project on the left was made by Cathy using one of the woven borders. Cathy left off the end pieces in order to create the zig zag edge. The project on the right was made by Nancy.
On the Road Again....
I will be traveling to Asilomar at the end of the month to teach for a week at the Empty Spools Seminar.
On Another Note:
I just heard yesterday that Libby Lehman has been hospitalized with a brain aneurysm. The latest is that surgery is complete and the outlook is good. Please keep Libby and her family in your prayers.
Until next time, all the best,