Saturday, July 7, 2018

Fun Week Teaching!

As usual, I’m behind on my bog posts. With that said, I have had the best week teaching.


 Last Saturday, Brenda Keith, with Quilt Shop in the Oaks in Abilene, came with three other wonderful, funny and absolutely awesome ladies for a dye day. These ladies were great, open to learning new things, making a mess and cleaning it up before they left. I truly enjoyed the day of dyeing, showing them new methods, laughing and feeling like I was a new part of their sisterhood.


Thank you Brenda, Maria, Cheri and Terrye for the fun day! I can’t wait to get Show n’ Tell pictures!

Yes, it was HOT. We did our best to stay cool while we were ice dying














Yes, I had to get in on the dying action by making a "sample" piece.


Yesterday I had another great day teaching at Must Love Fabric in Grapevine. My ladies learned my favorite piecing process, Wave Piecing. Yes, this is the method I used on my quilt “Prism Refraction” that won an Honorable Mention at the Dallas Quilt Show this year. I had 11 ladies, some I new already; the others are now new friends.

We spent the day getting past needing a straight edge and being able to cut with a flow. This method is so freeing and you are able to channel your “Inner Improv”.

Thank you ladies for the great day and wonderful conversations. I was on a “teaching high” all evening.









Thursday, June 28, 2018

Sewing with Sadie




Today was one of the best days in the Studio. My Sadie girl came over and we started on a new quilt for her bed. This is Sadie’s second quilt, but the first one this large. I was amazed at how well she did today. Picking out her colors, staying in the same value range, and then piecing her strips. 





As the day went on, her confidence grew and we tag teamed with Sadie stitching and I pressed the seams so she could continue piecing.







Sadie set a goal for herself to have 4 feather blocks completed before it was time to go home. Look at her accomplishment!

I think we will have another award winning quilter in the family.

Stay tuned; we have another date set in a couple of weeks to work on her next blocks for her quilt. 

Thursday, June 14, 2018

New Classes!


There have been several requests from other quilters to learn how to create the wave piecing that I have been doing for several years. July 6, 2108 at 10am I am teaching the "Wave Piecing" class at Must Love Fabric in Grapevine, TX. Class is from 10-3 and is $35. In this class you can make a table runner or start on placemats. 

On August 8, 2018, there will be another "Wave Piecing" class and we will create Journal Covers for composition books. 







Come join us and have a great time learning a new process. I promise, my classes are fun! Just ask some of my former students.

Call Must Love Fabric to sign up for the class - 817-488-6764. I just checked with the store and there is plenty of room in each class.




Saturday, May 19, 2018

Awesome Dye Day with SAQA North Texas Group

Dye Studio all set up!
First, I have to apologize to Prince Harry and Princess Meghan, I had to DVR your big day. I'm watching as I make this post. I can't wait to see her dress.

Today I had 11 of my fabulous SAQA NTX friends over for a "Dye Day". The weather was perfect, warm with a nice breeze, so it wasn't stifling hot or a wind blowing us away.

Just take a peek at the fun we were having today.

Here I am, ready for all my friends to show up.
78% humidity and my curls are out of control.


Great time of dyeing and sharing. I love these ladies!











Time for our lunch, SAQA meeting and Show and Tell. Heather Pregger brought a piece that she made out of the Hand Dyed Scrap Bundle that she bought from me at the Dallas Quilt Show.











Sew, I'm going to watch the Royal Wedding and relax now.

Thanks for coming over SAQA NTX, it was a Day to Dye For!


Creatively,

Jules

Thursday, April 19, 2018

New Products in the Etsy Shop!

                














Since I sold out of Long Waterfall Vests at the Dallas Quilt Show, I ordered more and they are all dyed and ready for you! Sizes Small to 2 XL are now in the Etsy shop for you! New fabrics will be loaded in Studio Jules Art in Etsy tomorrow.





I've been working hard rearranging some of my studio space since the Dallas Quilt Show. I need to quit using the kitchen as my office and make the back room my office. So furniture is being given away to family, furniture is being moved and a new desk is in the thought process. I think the desk is going to be a DIY project. When all is said and done, there will be pictures. Right now it is an ugly mess.

Happy Creating!

Jules







Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Needing Direction - BEST IN SHOW - Dallas Area Fiber Artists Annual Show


Well, I have to say, I am still shocked. Last night at the Dallas Area Fiber Artists Annual Show closing reception, Needing Direction was awarded Best in Show. I'm am pleased and can't believe it. There were so many beautiful and deserving pieces in the show.  I know the decisions for all the awards and judging process must have been difficult.

The reception was wonderful. I just love getting to socialize with my fellow artists and catch-up on the latest news with them.

Next year the annual show will be just as wonderful and exciting, stay tuned for details. Oh, I'm going to Co-Chair the annual show next year with my friend Lu Peters. So much fun!

Monday, March 19, 2018

Dallas Quilt Show / Upcoming Dye Workshops

Boy, I've been in recovery mode since the Dallas Quilt Show. It was a great show and I won an Honorable Mention for Prism Refraction.

Studio Jules Art Booth at the Dallas Quilt Show

Prism Refraction with its Honorable Mention Ribbon
My sweet daughter came to her first quilt show and to support me at the show. I'm so blessed!
Since I have been home, I've been catching up on administrative things and slowly I'm adding new things to the Etsy Shop.

I'm also gearing up for Dye Classes, so if you are local, or if you want to travel, check out my Workshop and Classes section and contact me for a dye workshop.  If you have a group that wants to spend the morning in the studio, I love having groups come over to dye. We have so much fun in all my classes!

Keep your eyes on my class schedule. Quilting classes will be posted for the summer when it is too hot to dye.

Have a creative day!

Jules

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Getting Ready for the Dallas Quilt Show 2018


Just a little crazy and behind on posts here. Time is counting down for the Dallas Quilt Show at Market Hall and I'm still dyeing fabric, finishing a quilt, making flyers, organizing my inventory and oh yes, coming down with Bronchitis. Luckily, I ran to the Dr. and got a steroid shot and meds before it went too far and I'm on the mend. Several days in bed didn't help my stress level, but hey, what happens happens and what gets done, gets done. Right?

I finally finished quilting one of my quilts for the Dallas Quilt Show yesterday. Tomorrow I will get it trimmed up and put the facing, sleeve and label on it. (Today I get to go celebrate grandkids with a birthday party! Cake!!!!)

So, come to Dallas, March 9-11, 2018, and see the Dallas Quilt Show at Market Hall. I promise you will love the show and come by my booth, say "Hello", shop for fabric, clothes and notions and sign up for a dye class!

Check out the Calendar of Classes and Workshops page for 2018 Dye Workshop dates. Fun times in the Dye Studio!

Quilting Classes TBD! Stay tuned.

Happy Creating!

Jules






Thursday, February 8, 2018

Getting Ready for a Busy Dye Weekend!


I made a wonderful trip to United Notions/Moda yesterday and bought fabric to dye and other needed items to sell and for the Studio. Today, I'm washing all the PDF (yes, I wash Prepared for Dyeing Fabric) and sorting it into size sections. Most of the fabric will be for ice dyeing, but one bolt is designated for Shibori dyeing. And yes, the piles are labeled and I just pray, no one comes in and messes them up.
Oh, why do I wash Prepared for Dyeing Fabric? Because I know there are probably still starches and other things in the fabric, plus I don't like that crease down the middle. The crease doesn't come out with just a rinse and dry, it has to be washed out. 

Fun days ahead! What's on your weekend plan? 

Creatively,

Jules





Monday, February 5, 2018

Do You Schedule Your Week?







Do you schedule your creative time each week? Each day? Each month?

Do you have things on your calendar that you routinely do every week? This is what I try to do. I have days that I have dyeing fabric and quilting scheduled on my calendar and try and I mean try not to book anything else on those days and times. Some days I can't get around it and have to schedule a doctor's appointment or the washer repair dude, but I try my best to keep my schedule. Otherwise, I may not get anything done.

So, tell me, let's have a discussion about how you manage your creative time.

Creatively,

Jules




Sunday, February 4, 2018

Sunday Fun Day

So what are you doing on this Sunday Fun Day? Are you getting ready for the Super Bowl? Or is the Puppy Bowl more your speed? I turned on the dog shows for my little guy, but Oreo wasn't interested. So he is cuddled up on the bed with me while I work.


Personally, I've been out in the Dye Studio and put fabric and dyed vests into wash and put more on to dye. Now that this task is complete, I'm working on listening to some podcasts for marketing strategies.

So, tell me, what is on your schedule today?

Creatively,

Jules

Friday, February 2, 2018

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!


What's feeding your creative spirit at the end of the week? Plans for the weekend? Tidy up your creative space? Just a regular day?

Share with me, what's your Friday like?

Today I'm watching the cutest 2 year old EVER! Our daughter is chair of the Father's Daughter Dance at the elementary school, so she is busy setting up and I'll be busy chasing this crazy boy around. I'll work on Etsy shop listings while he naps.

Yes, he is going to dip his salami in his aunt's Dr. Pepper - I told you, he's a crazy boy!


For 2018 I want to start something new. Let's have a daily conversation about what is feeding our creative time. Are you working on a project with a deadline? Are you cleaning your creative space? Are you designing a new project? Are you stuck? Are you getting ready to submit a quilt or project to a show? Are you learning new techniques? I want to hear, I want to learn and I want us to join in conversation.

Join me here every day or join the conversation on my Facebook page. Let's keep the conversation and networking active.

Rules of engagement:

Rule #1 - As I tell my grandkids - Have Fun with the conversation
Rule #2 - Post your inspirations, thoughts, and questions
Rule #3 - only positive feedback. No bashing or criticism. If someone asks for feedback, be honest, but be kind and constructive. If comments are hurtful, they will not be published.




Creatively,

Jules


Thursday, February 1, 2018

How Do You Balance Your Time?


Let's Start a Conversation



What's feeding your creative spirit today?

Besides Pilates, I'm not sure how much time I will get to spend in the studio today. It's a busy day with Dr. appointments, pilates and then the monthly guild meeting of the Quilter's Guild of Dallas. I would really like to spend some in the studio working on small art quilts, but I think I will just have to be happy with petit point while at the doctors office.

This picture is of ice dyed fabric that is in my Etsy shop. Click on the caption for a link to the fabric.

What creative groups are you connected with?




For 2018 I want to start something new. Let's have a daily conversation about what is feeding our creative time. Are you working on a project with a deadline? Are you cleaning your creative space? Are you designing a new project? Are you stuck? Are you getting ready to submit a quilt or project to a show? Are you learning new techniques? I want to hear, I want to learn and I want us to join in conversation.

Join me here every day or join the conversation on my Facebook page. Let's keep the conversation and networking active.

Rules of engagement:

Rule #1 - As I tell my grandkids - Have Fun with the conversation
Rule #2 - Post your inspirations, thoughts, and questions
Rule #3 - only positive feedback. No bashing or criticism. If someone asks for feedback, be honest, but be kind and constructive. If comments are hurtful, they will not be published.



Creatively,

Jules


Wednesday, January 31, 2018

What are Your Creative Goals this Week?

Let's Start a Conversation



What's feeding your creative spirit today? 

Besides my daily setting fabric on to dye and working on small art quilts, today I'm going to submit artwork for the Dallas Area Fiber Artists Annual Show. I have two pieces to submit this year.

This picture was taken during an indigo/shibori dye class I took a few years ago. 

What are your creative goals this week? Are you making plans for February?



For 2018 I want to start something new. Let's have a daily conversation about what is feeding our creative time. Are you working on a project with a deadline? Are you cleaning your creative space? Are you designing a new project? Are you stuck? Are you getting ready to submit a quilt or project to a show? Are you learning new techniques? I want to hear, I want to learn and I want us to join in conversation.

Join me here every day or join the conversation on my Facebook page. Let's keep the conversation and networking active.

Rules of engagement:

Rule #1 - As I tell my grandkids - Have Fun with the conversation
Rule #2 - Post your inspirations, thoughts, and questions
Rule #3 - only positive feedback. No bashing or criticism. If someone asks for feedback, be honest, but be kind and constructive. If comments are hurtful, they will not be published.


 Whether you creative to sell, compete or just for fun, enjoy the process.

Creatively,

Jules