Sunday, January 3, 2016

Good start to a new year!

Happy New Year! 2015 was a great year for me and mine and I KNOW that 2016 will be fantastic too!

It's About Time appeared on the cover of the October/November issue of Quilter's Newsletter Magazine. This was a big deal for me, a milestone. QNM was the first quilt magazine I read on a regular basis, and still my favorite for all things quilty, so being on the cover really meant a lot.

It's About Time ©Robbi Joy Eklow 2016

Another quilt, Kenophobia, won a 3rd place award in the World Of Beauty contest in Houston last fall. My visit to the quilt show was cut short by the birth of my adorable grandson, Bennett John Kruse, but it was still really fun to be at the show for a few days.

Kenophobia ©Robbi Joy Eklow 2016

Earlier in the year, another quilt, Flowers and Gears, won a 3rd place ribbon in the Small Wall Quilt, Longarm catagory, at the 2015 AQS QuiltWeek Paducah contest.

Flowers and Gears ©Robbi Joy Eklow 2016

So, that was an exciting year. And to start off this year,  I'm going to Denver to teach a class at the new location of Myrna Ficken's store , A Quilter's Choice.

Myrna is a fantastic AQPS dealer, and I was delighted when she asked if I would come visit and teach a free motion quilting class for her. The class will be on January 21, 2016. Students can either either a longarm in her shop, or a domestic machine. Here's a specific link to the class: Expressive Unmarked Free Motion Quilting

Back in Chicago, I'll be teaching a fusing class for the Prairie Star Quilter's Guild  on January 25, and giving two lectures. Contact Joanne Sattler for more info.

As soon as I get home, I'll be shipping two quilts to AQS for their new show in Florida, Kenophobia and Happy.

So with that, have a Happy New Year and I hope I get to see you or a quilt of yours this year!