On the Road: September 2017 Harpswell Maine Quilt Retreat

October 21, 2017

While chronicling the step-by-step process of creating my quilt “Kissin’ Cousins” in four consecutive blog posts in September, I was also busy teaching. And now it’s time to share those classes and the work created by my students. Last week I talked about the California classes and this week I’ll return to Maine. My Harpswell retreat at the end of … Read More

On the Road: SoCal Guilds September 2017

October 14, 2017

One of the first fabric collage quilts I made was a portrait of my sister, entitled California Dreams. She’s sitting on—an imagined—California beach under a night sky with multi-colored palm trees. Little did I think that decades later, I’d be on California’s Coronado Island gazing on real life emerald-colored palms in a warm evening breeze. … Read More

I’m Humbled and in Awe! Classes filled.

October 7, 2017

To alleviate the stress so many of us are feeling right now, I’m sending out this post immediately. All five my 2018 Maine Quilt Retreats filled within 15 minutes. In fact it crashed our email for a few minutes. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. Like I said in last week’s post don’t be hesitant to … Read More

Registration Open for Susan Carlson 2018 Quilt Retreats

October 7, 2017

It’s time. Registration is now open for my 2018 Maine Quilt Retreats. I hope if you plan to attend that you’ve made your choice by now of which date (or dates) you prefer. If not, you should know a few things before choosing: There Are Two Venues The first venue is the Hyatt Place Portland-Old Port in Maine’s largest … Read More

Kissin’ Cousins: An Online Class Preview Part 4

October 7, 2017

In this post I continue with the fourth and final installment of the preview of my online course, currently in development. I’m using an in-progress quilt, Kissin’ Cousins, to demonstrate each of the steps in the process. As I said previously, the class will have six parts. They will closely resemble something like this: Getting Started: Choosing … Read More

Susan Carlson 2018 Maine Quilt Retreats: How to Sign Up Next Week

September 30, 2017

Next Saturday, October 7, at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time, registration for my five 2018 Maine quilt retreats opens up. I’ve had a number of people wonder how to do it, so I’m taking this time to explain how the registration process will work. Hopefully, if I do this right, I’ll answer more questions than I create. … Read More