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Live Q & A next Friday, May 24

Live Q & A

 

Facebook groups have been incredibly helpful to me over the past couple of years. I’ve gotten business guidance, help finding things in my community, found out about a newly released social media feature, you name it. I started the Wise Craft Quilts Facebook Group when my last book, Wise Craft Quilts, was published. Facebook Groups were emerging as a new resource for those of us who wanted to reach our audience online where they were at already. Since my group began, we have remade some of the projects in my book, live and in the group with others participating live. We have shared advice and projects, and have formed community around quilting. Its been a real source of support and enthusiasm for my work and I am so very grateful.

 

As our community within the group continues to grow, I want it to be a source of advice, inspiration, and a shared love of patchwork and sewing. I will be in the group, live, on Friday, May 24 to answer questions and get feedback and what the group’s members would like to get out of the group going forward. (Note: If you are a member of the group, but are unable to watch the live stream, you can always watch the replay.)

 

Not a member of the group? Join up before Friday and you’ll be able to tune in to the FB Live.

 

To RSVP to the Q & A, if you are a member, or once you are approved, you should see the event at the top of the page, click to RSVP.

If you have questions you’d like to me answer, send them to me here. I’d like to see them beforehand in case there’s something physical (like a quilt or block) that I can grab and have ready. Got a question about a quilt idea? My Ruby Ruler™ and how to use it? How I run my business? I’m happy to share!

 

Thank you all for your support and enthusiasm for what I do. I couldn’t do it without you.

 

 

What an incredible year for the Ruby Ruler™

About a year and a half ago, I had a spec of an idea. To design a functional quilting and design tool that could be used to creatively utilize the many fabric scraps I had in my stash, accumulated over years of sewing patchwork. My thinking was, if I have this many scraps and fabric cuts that need to be used in quilts, there must be others out there with the same problem.READ MORE

Last days to register for Dream, Learn, Quilt!

Dream, Learn, Quilt!

 

Have you been thinking that you would like to make a quilt? Do you have fabric you’d really like to use in one?

Better yet- Want to proudly revel in the statement “I made this” coming from your mouth?READ MORE

Power to the People- Learn to make beautiful scrap quilts!

Ruby Ruler
 
I’m excited to be launching new workshops this year that focus on making unique, modern scrap quilts. So many of us have scraps of fabrics, fat quarters here, charm packs there, remnants of favorite fabrics we’ve been holding on to, waiting for just the right project. (I know this isn’t JUST me!)READ MORE

Join me at Camp Thundercraft

Camp Thundercraft
Have you heard of Camp Thundercraft? A weekend retreat happening here, in the Pacific Northwest, on beautiful Vashon Island, April 13-15. This retreat is geared towards people like me, who own or are starting small creative businesses and want to spend a weekend getting recharged and inspired among like-minded folks. Organized by the same folks who are responsible for Urban Craft Uprising, this is the kind of weekend we creative folks really need.READ MORE

‘Tis the season for some Slow Stitching

Sashiko coaster
What is slow stitching, you ask? Well, in my book that would be hand sewing, hand piecing, and time taken to learn new hand stitching skills. We recently completed the latest #wisecraftstitchalong, the Sashiko coasters (slow and satisfying stitching) over in the Wise Craft Quilts Facebook group and it was loads of fun. I’m finding my comfort level in front of the camera more every session of these Facebook Live videos, and I am loving being able to connect with everyone in real time! But if you aren’t a fan of Facebook, or you didn’t get a chance to follow along with the FB Live stitching sessions, not to worry. I’ve created playlists of both of the #wisecraftstitchalongs we’ve done so far and they are now up on my YouTube channel. You can join in with supplies you may have on hand, or grab some from my shop (sashiko starter kit or EPP templates), and make some time for a little slow stitching during the holidays.
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Fussy Cutting for the #wisecraftstitchalong

fussy cut
Thanks to everyone for the overwhelming response to the #wisecraftstitchalong! We had a little bit of a blip there when the first big batch of kits I shipped out had been delivered to me missing some vital pieces, but we have gotten all that figured out (whew!) and folks should have their replacement pieces by now. If you received a kit and don’t have the elongated hexagon shapes that you need to complete this project, please email me at blairwisecraft@gmail.com and let me know.READ MORE