iquilt and upcoming Quilt Market and workshops in NC

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Yes, I’m still working on my crippled little website to get it back to spiffy again. In the meantime, I’m working on getting ready for Quilt Market — where I’ll be from October 29th – 31st.

And then guess what?!  I’m going to be teaching in Greensboro, NC at Studio Stitch on November 17th – 19th. I’ll be doing a BERNINA ambassador program on Thursday from 4:00 – 6:00pm, and teaching a Color Sense, two-day workshop.

Then, on December 1st, 2nd, and 3rd, I’ll do a BERNINA Ambassador program for BERNINA World of Sewing in Raleigh. Please see both of their websites for complete information.

I’ll be bringing a huge trunk show of quilts, including the companion quilt to my Aurifil thread collections, Love is Spoken Here, which will debut at Quilt Market.  Here’s another reminder:


Aren’t those colors just so yummy?! My friend, Lori Kennedy of The Inbox Jaunt fame, is busy quilting the quilt for me. Can you even imagine what it’s going to look like with Lori’s gorgeous quilting and that lustrous Aurifil 28 wt. thread? Well, here’s a little sneak peek for you:


Oh yeah — I can tell you that I was A-MAZED when I saw that photo. And that’s just a small sample of what’s to come.

I hope to see you either at Market or in North Carolina in the near future!  Hey, drop me a comment or an email!


©2016  Annie Smith   All Rights Reserved

A Little Bit of This

There is never enough time in the day to do all of the things that I want to do. Especially when I’m working on a deadline for something significant. In this case, it’s something that will be released at Market in a couple of weeks.

I’m going to have a booth this time, so I have to be ramped up, just like the first time I went (if you remember from the podcast). I’ve been so consumed by creating quilty stuff that I haven’t had a chance to share this with you:


In fact, I couldn’t even set these boxes up to be a photographically pretty picture. I’m just anxious to let you know, without a beautifully dressed background. And — I’m still doing the “head-down, full speed ahead” run at getting ready for Market.

I’ve been thinking a lot about about podcasts and blogs, and Facebook and Instagram (which is so much easier and quicker to post something). More on this topic later.

Market will be held on October 29- 31st, and there will be lots of hoopla surrounding it, as usual. I will do some Facebook Live videos from Market, and reveal what I’ve been working on. (I’ve used thousands of yards of Aurifil thread from my two collections HERE and HERE, some Robert Kaufman Kona solids and over 100 hours of designing and stitching a brand new quilt that has been 14 years in the making.)

Here’s a little sneak peek:


Are you still there, my quilting friends? Or have you gone on to new horizons?

Please comment below. If you want to know what I’m up to in a timely manner, follow me on Instagram. I’ll let you know when I’m going to do the Facebook Live video, a day ahead of when I broadcast.

Happy quilting!


©2016  Annie Smith  All Rights Reserved

Please excuse our dust — and — iquilt 40% off

Hi Quilters —

If my website looks a little different… it’s because my blog software did an upgrade and I’ve lost all of the info and links on my right and left sidebar. That’s always so much fun! So, we’re in the process of scrambling to rebuild the website.

In the meantime, I just got this:

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Teaching in Las Vegas in September!

If you’re anywhere near Las Vegas, I’m going to do a BERNINA Ambassador program Lecture and Trunk Show of all (yes, ALL) of my quilts at SEW YEAH QUILTING. Along with a 2-day class of my most popular workshop COLOR SENSE, all in September.

Here’s a PDF, if you want to print it and share it with friends, or at your guild: Ad for Color Sense class

Okay so what’s included in the Lecture/Trunk show?

I will share a slide show called How Technology is Changing the Way We Quilt, along with a trunk show of quilts, a book signing and a Q&A. The program is 90 minutes.

I’ve heard of the COLOR SENSE workshop, but what is it and why is it two days?

My COLOR SENSE workshop is the most important class you will ever take. 

The first day is a No-sew workshop where we will play with fabric, using hands-on demos. We’ll discuss what COLOR means to us, how it relates to our fabric choices, color trends and how they effect us, and we’ll create a resource book that you’ll take home with paste-up pages and recipes for future use. I’ll also help you choose ten fat quarters for a magical quilt that we’ll make on day two.

The second day, we’ll design blocks, learn precision piecing using one important little notion and create beautiful blocks for a very unique quilt that can’t be duplicated. I reveal every secret and trick that I use for my quilts and in every class that I teach. Here’s a little preview: everyone has a seam ripper in their basic notions kit — but only I can use the seam ripper in the classroom. If you have something that needs to be “unsewn”, I will do it for you while you continue to work. For real!

If you have ANY questions, please leave a comment or send me an email. I’d love to see you at SEW YEAH QUILTING — a brand new quilt shop in Las Vegas!