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

Kissin’ Cousins: An Online Class Preview Part 3

Kissin’ Cousins: An Online Class Preview Part 3

September 23, 2017

In this post I continue with the third 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

Kissin’ Cousins: An Online Class Preview Part 2

Kissin’ Cousins: An Online Class Preview Part 2

September 16, 2017

I hope you read last week’s, “Kissin’ Cousins: An Online Class Preview Part 1.” If you haven’t, maybe you should click on the link and read it now. Go ahead I’ll wait till you get back. That post, and this week’s addition, both preview my online class, which I hope many of you are eager to … Read More

SPECIAL NOTICE: LA and San Diego Area Lectures This Week

SPECIAL NOTICE: LA and San Diego Area Lectures This Week

September 11, 2017

Last Minute Invite for My Friends in California I have three upcoming lectures at guilds in the Los Angeles and San Diego area this week. Maybe some of you would like to attend? I will have some of my quilts with me and will be making an hour-long slide-show presentation. Here are the particulars: Flying … Read More

Kissin’ Cousins: An Online Class Preview Part 1

Kissin’ Cousins: An Online Class Preview Part 1

September 9, 2017

Some of you have been waiting—oh so patiently—for an online fabric collage class ever since I announced my intent to produce one a while—okay, about a year—ago. While this process has been more challenging than I expected. We, my husband Tom and I, have been making progress. So in this blog post, and in the next few posts, I’ll give … Read More

2018 Maine Retreat Dates (And Other Things I Did on My Summer Vacation)

2018 Maine Retreat Dates (And Other Things I Did on My Summer Vacation)

September 2, 2017

It’s Labor Day weekend and even though we officially have 3 more weeks of summer to come, it feels like it’s time to wrap up the summer months and re-set for the upcoming fall— at least for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere. I narrowed this post down to a few things that I’ve … Read More

Hang It Up: Making Your Art Quilt Art

Hang It Up: Making Your Art Quilt Art

August 26, 2017

Your quilt is done! Congratulations. Now it’s ready to prepare for display. This is not a trivial step. Originally, quilts were utilitarian—they were designed and constructed to be used. They were a craft. Today, the line between craft and art can get pretty blurry. Quilts are being recognized more and more as an art form. One way to make … Read More