March 6, 2011
Posted in Special Events, Techniques and Materials tagged apron pattern, aprons ready made, baked potato soup, Camosun Culinary Program, canned fruit block, canned fruit quilt, casserole cover, Chef Hat, Chili Peppers Designs, coffee cozy, culinairevictoria, cupcake quilt, Designs to Share with You, fabric basket, Farmer's Market Potato Fabric, fruit crisp recipe, Hot Holder, Insul-Brite, Insulite, Its Fast Its Easy Kit, lunch bag, Martin Batchelor Gallery, Matcha cupcakes, oven mitt pattern, Pie Carrier, Pot Handler, Potatoe Baking Bag kit, Quilter's Energy Bars, Shania Sunga, Shannon Herbert, spring table runner, Springtime Mosaic Pinwheel block, Stephen Lewis Foundation, Turning the Tide, Two Wings Farm, Vancouver Island Berries, Vegan Pinwheels, Victoria Grandmothers for Africa at 10:40 pm by satinmoon
Its a foodie kind of week.
California Strawberries are in and local ones are only months away.
Seed catalogs are arriving
and home canned fruit is a summer dream.
This Thursday March 10, participate in Victoria’s Premier Food Tasting Experience.
Culinaire will present the wonderful world of fine cuisine,
and provide scholarship awards for students enrolled in the Camosun College Culinary Arts Program.
It inspired me to treat you to tastings and recipes, such as these
and food useful patterns , like this cute basket for your pinwheel cookies.
Start with a Chef hat of course .
and free patterns for oven mitts ( we have the Insulite and Insul-Brite.)
Grab an Energy Bar, and start cooking !
We’ll begin with Gordon’s favourite : fruit crisp,
kept nice and warm in Chili Pepper’s elegant casserole cover,
and free carrier pattern.
Drop by Thursday for a taste of Gordon’s home made island berry delight,
and a cup of coffee.
will be the taste treat on Friday.
We have potato baking bag kits , potato fabric,
and both designer and free lunch bags pattern.
Saturday drop by to try Matcha Tea mini cupcakes ,
indulge in a low fat free quilt pattern,
this Saturday at the Gala Dinner & Textile Art Auction.
See the quilts this week at the Martin Batchelor Gallery
or in the show catalog available at Satin Moon .
December 5, 2010
Posted in People of Satin Moon, Special Events tagged Anne Redding, Bent Pin Designs, Daphne Greig, Designs to Share with You, Laine Canivet, Lisa Girard, Lois Toutant, Patchworks Studio, SATIN MOON RETIRED MODELS, SUsan Teece, Tivoli Designs, Ursula Riegel, Wide Awake Designs at 11:56 pm by satinmoon
The treasure chest is ready!
and a host of other designers have filled the studio
with quilts large
along with clothing,
and of course aprons.
Baskets of kitchen accessories ,
place mats and runners
colour and style
as well as elegant
and amusing coasters
and wine bottles are ready for you.
There is a bounty of bags from
wool mitten bags
and change purses by Sue Howard.
silken knitted scarves
and hand woven scarves are ready to adorn.
and pillow cases are ready to delight.
Custom book marks by Anne Redding
calendars and photo albums
and journals are waiting to record personal memories .
Quilted baby jackets
with matching quilts ,
and the cutest
and aprons are perfect for special little people.
So much delight awaits you on this table,
pincushions by Bent Pin Designs
and Ursula Riegel
Lovingly assembled beginners quilting kits created by Sue .
Bonnie’s charming fairies for a lucky few.
It is not too late for a custom cross
stitched heirloom stockings to be completed
by next week with your selected name .
Handmade cards by a many of our artists will compliment one of a kind gifts.
The treasure are disappearing quickly, and will leave on Dec12th!
We also have supplies and suggestions
for making your own last minute gifts – all Christmas : fabric, kits, books and patterns are on sale .
and gift certificates are ready too !
Let these talented ladies start teaching you in 2011,
February 26, 2010
Posted in People of Satin Moon tagged David Moore, Designs to Share with You, Four by Four, Lisa Moore, Pacific North West, Patchwork Studios, quilt cruise, Quilts with a Twist, Symbolism, Totem, Totem pole, Ursula Riegel at 6:28 am by satinmoon
I am so excited to teach about the art and symbolism of our area, in our area.
For years it was a unit in my Arizona art classes .
Totem Talk and Play will be my first offering
The mystery of totem poles will be revealed through fun discovery and play with felt.
I will continue that theme with using David Moore Totem Batiks when I teach
Like the flash of orcas in the ocean, this easy floating diamond technique will delight and
But FIRST I need help from my DIVA
Ursula is getting me started on the Dancing Orca sample.
She selects the main colour from the collection I have brought with me.
We discuss the logistics of a cruise class and refine the pattern to use 2 instead of 4 fabrics.
I LOVE collaboration with creative women.
The trimmings are immediately sorted into STRIPPING stations!
Then the basic 3 units are sewn together.
Followed by careful pressing .
I’ll need to tell my students to bring their mini irons .
Next a bit of origami folding
and careful pinning.
to tuck the diamond out of the way
before sewing .
Here we go!
Another good press,
and unit one is complete.
Here is ONE way to arrange the units.
Then the final diamond. I think I’ve got it!
Now I just need to complete the runner AND make Ancient Cedar and Northern Sunset
February 23, 2010
Its hard to leave the afternoon sun and beautiful quilts
of Ursula’s kitchen,
But more beckons .
In the dining room Ursula’s exquisitely hand pieced and hand quilted
graces her table.
Down the hall another gallery of trees leads to the
morning sun sewing room.
We are greeted by tools and
treasures of her craft , past and present .
Classic older quilts grace the guest bed.
These hand crafted beauties were the beginning of Ursula’s quilting journey.
They surround and inspire her newest directions in machine techniques ,
that fit into the lives of busy , modern women.
Ursula’s latest play has been with bias strips ( remember her strips?) .
This has inspired and been inspired by a new collection of patterns
Back to the design studio I get to gather NEW inspiration for you at Satin moon,
hot off the press the highly versatile quick and easy Two at a Time.
Join our Super Sewing Week extravaganza of sales and activities
MARCH 6 -14
for Ursula’ s hands on demo at the store.
But right now ,on to my lesson.
I’ll be teaching Ursula’s floating diamonds technique from
Hmmm, what a good use or Aeroplan miles.
But first I need to learn all the tips from the Diva!
February 16, 2010
Join me on a visit to the studio of friend and
Victoria design diva Ursula Riegel.
This is the womb of “Designs to Share With You”
Here is Ursula ‘s “office” space.
with a lesson and design exercise ready to share with me later in the afternoon.
But first a tour of her quilting life and treasures!
Her newest machine is a Janome , mainly used for its Satin Stitch .
It is surrounded by Ursula’s fabric memories,
like her prototype Santa ,
available in her Christmas pattern series,
a quiet rhythm of colour and texture
and treasures from Germany .
To the left , a peaceful mountain view rests beyond Ursula’s main work station
and her most versatile and most loved Pfaff machine.
I could not resist this example
of her signature jewel tones.
across the room, ideas and mementos
and carefully organized supplies
are framed by her miniatures collection.
These exquisite miniatures, Ursula explained ,
were a way to satisfy the desire of trying all the techniques
she just could not possibly fit, full size,
into her life time.
Finally I turn to admire a charming collection of dolls, lovingly created by Ursula,
gracing an antique hutch
that Ursula painted in traditional folk style.
a magical doll house with tiny dolls, rugs, furnishings and quilts handcrafted by Ursula.
The kitchen scene prompted Ursula
to fete me with a scrumptious apple cake, made from the apple trees in her yard,
Another work of art.
Join me back here Thursday to see Ursula’s fabric collection , art tree collection and second studio.
January 20, 2010
Posted in People of Satin Moon tagged applique, Chilli Pepper Designs, Daphne Greig, Designs to Share with You, men quilters, Million pillow cases, Patchwork Studios, quilt classes, quilt sociology, stack and wack, Ursual Riegel at 9:36 pm by satinmoon
Only 6 years ago Gord’s idea of a guy having a good time looked like this
but now he has discovered the true joy of quilting !
With the patience of his first quilt teacher Ursula Riegel
Gord created his first table runner, with a pocket knife instead of a seam ripper, much to Ursula’s horror
He dabbled with a triple rail from the left overs of our daughters’
Place mats seemed like a reasonable project.
So in a rare class by Laura McDonald creator of Chili Pepper designs
Gordon crafted a wonderful set of Dove Tail placemats
Daphne Greig , was the next brave teacher
His original design was made for our son in Arizona.
I’ll try and add a photo of it this week when we are in Tucson.
Next Daphne guided Gord in the creation of a quilt for nephew Josh’s wedding gift-
the red and gold quilt taking shape on the design board
Next came the joy of small stuff….
Gord did some mass production of pillow cases for family and staff ,
for every season.
Remember to see him in action at his Hot Dog Pillow Case Party Class
His first real challenge of a quilt was this batik beauty
which is Chico’s favourite
The ultimate challenge so far has been for Denise ,
Under whose unfailing good humor and superb teaching
Gordon created a stunning Stack and Wack for our guest room.
He has just finished a wonderful quilt for my Dad’s 80th birthday…its in the mail and will be unveiled February 6