Amazing Quilts by Grace

Quilts and Workshops by Grace Errea

May 2014 Newsletter

Hello to May!

and April…what a month! Started with a presentation and workshop at the Cactus Sewables Quilt Guild in Yucca Valley, CA on 4/7 and 4/8. It just happened that I was there during their Easter Bonnet Celebration. Enjoy some of their antics on my blog.
Click here to see this slideshow.
Then there were three classes in Tetonia, ID at the wonderful Teton Patchwork Quilters Retreat. We had fun learning and quilting with the incredible view of the Teton Range. On my day off, my hostess took me across the Tetons into Jackson and we toured that area. Met a few friendly Bison, a mama Moose and her yearling, swans, deer and more.
Click here to see this slideshow.
I want to thank all the ladies of Idaho, Wyoming, and Utah that I met at the TETON PATCHWORKS for being so hospitable and such great students. You have made my 10-days stay in Tetonia an experience that I will never forget.
The most fun picture that I would like to share with you is when we met up with a Bison right on the road and he walked along the side of the car with us. This picture is taken right from the car as we were both walking/driving together.
Now that I am back at home, it is time to finish a few quilts for Hoffman California fabrics to take to Spring Market as patterns.
Here they are:
These are available on my website as patterns now.

Here are some news and announcements from Amazing Quilts by Grace

1) For all of you who have taken my “Heat-Set Applique” class I have some good news! While in Idaho I was introduced to this product that can be put on top of your Insulation Boards and it totally protects them from being marred by the high heat that we use for the technique.

The product is called “Insul-Bright” and it is a Needled Insulated Lining produced by the Warm Company. It is used for making hot pads, oven mitts, etc. Just place one layer of this lining on top of the insulation board and then, work as usual.

I am in the process of trying to find out where to get it. I believe some Joann stores carry it. If I can get it in larger quantities I will carry it on my website, and will let you know when that happens.

2) I will be visiting the Santa Maria Quilt Guild on May 14 and 15. Then, I will stop at Betty’s Fabric Quilt Shop in San Luis Obispo, and hold two 1-Day classes on the Introduction to the Heat-Set Machine Applique technique. The first on Friday 5/16 and the second on Saturday 5/17.

Betty’s Fabric store is in San Luis Obispo and the address is 1229 Carmel St, SLO, 93401.

If you are local to the area visit Betty’s and sign up for the class. You can also call them at 1-805-543-1990 or email Sandi at: If there is enough interest we can schedule another class at a later date.

3) In June I will be visiting the Crazy Quilters of Laguna Woods and I am looking forward to this local and wonderful group of quilters. If you are local to Laguna Woods, come, visit and say hello!

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