Friday, September 16, 2016

Cutting Garden Weekend Workshop

There's been a lot of prep work going on this week from the Sunshine Coast to Vancouver to Whistler. Scrap bin diving, pressing, cutting. And more cutting, cutting, cutting.  This is Cutting Garden Weekend for myself and 19 friends! We're all coming together to spend two days working on this gorgeous, scrappy quilt and learn a few new piecing techniques.  I'm looking forward to sharing some of my most special scraps and swapping 2" squares with everyone. This quilt really is a joy to lie under and seek out those precious fussy cuts and coveted prints.

Cutting Garden by Poppyprint

I've got some exciting news for all of you, too! I finally opened a pattern shop on Craftsy! Now you can purchase .pdf downloadable patterns for 5 of my designs including Cutting Garden. The best part of this pattern is that I'll be donating a portion of profits to the BC Cancer Agency twice yearly in memory of my friend Deanna and Tracey's friend Chelsa. 

Once we arrive at our great venue Saturday morning and grab a cup of coffee or tea the fun will start. We'll all be able to take a rest from the rotary/ruler routine and cut in bulk with two super cute Sizzix Fabi cutting systems. I've got all of the necessary dies required for our 2" squares, 2" strips, half triangle squares and circles.  Many thanks to the Sizzix company for generously providing us with the equipment we need! One lucky quilter is going to win their own Sizzix Fabi to take home this weekend! 

I'm grateful to the following sponsors for providing some fantastic loot for our goodie bags that are all packed and ready to go.  Everyone will leave with some great new patterns, notions and kits, all provided by my generous industry friends.


Soft & Stable  


I'll share some workshop photos next week. I hope you  have some fun sewing plans this weekend, too!


Pumlans flitiga fingrar said...

Nice pattern! I'm goding to send for a pattern, and then dig into the big scrapbin! Sorry to say I'm sick, got a bastu infection. But I will get better😩🤒

felicity said...

I'm very sad to be missing what's sure to be a wonderful weekend. Love to you all!

Karen said...

You really know how to throw a quilty party! With Trump running here in the States, the fun you will be having is my second best reason for thinking about life in Canada :)

KaHolly said...

This is one of my most favorite scrappy quilts I've seen around Blogland/Pinterest. Have lots of fun! Congratulations on opening a Craftsy pattern shop! Good luck with your sales!

trudys_person said...

Have fun! You picked a perfect weekend - I'm going to be inside working on finishing some quilty projects too!

Lise-Lotte said...

This might be too personal to say out loud in a comment section but: I'm feeling sorry for myself- I love this quilt and would love to be there today. Those folks must be having SO MUCH FUN with you and together....they are so lucky!!

Ok. Back to gratitude for where I am.. just a little interlude of envy. It doesn't sneak in very often. But this quilt! SOOO beautiful.


paulette said...

WOW!! What a wonderful, fun filled weekend those lucky quilters must have had! This is one of my all time favourite quilts! Those Sizzix machines look awesome!

Karen B said...

The weekend was amazing