Happy Anniversary: Best of the Second Year

Happy Anniversary: Best of the Second Year

November 18, 2017

According to tradition the second year anniversary is commemorated with gifts made of cotton. Sounds good to me. I’ll take mine in fat quarters, thank you! So, yeah. Here we are two years after my first blog post. I’m proud to say that we (Tom and I) haven’t missed a single week in two years. Some … Read More

Hey! I Have a Website!

Hey! I Have a Website!

November 11, 2017

I like getting comments and questions. Often they lead me to ideas for other blog posts. And it shows me that people are paying attention, which is nice to know when you’re putting something out into the aether of the internet. Otherwise, you wouldn’t know if you’re reaching anyone at all! The Problem I’m  happy … Read More

On the Road: October 2017 Maine All Levels Quilt Retreat

On the Road: October 2017 Maine All Levels Quilt Retreat

November 4, 2017

First-timer Mary Cannizzaro (above) traveled to Maine with her husband Joe (also above), for my third and final fall quilting retreat here in my home state of Maine. Just as with the advanced class I talked about in last week’s post, this class was held in Maine’s largest city, Portland. However, this class was made … Read More

On the Road: October 2017 Maine Advanced Quilt Retreat

On the Road: October 2017 Maine Advanced Quilt Retreat

October 28, 2017

Between September’s four-day Harpswell, Maine retreat (which I talked about in last week’s post), and October’s first five-day Portland, Maine retreat, there was a whopping two days off. So I unpacked and repacked class materials to get re-organized on Saturday, and set up the classroom on Sunday, to meet a new class on Monday. But wait, they weren’t … Read More

On the Road: September 2017 Harpswell Maine Quilt Retreat

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

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.

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

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

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

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