Normal IL…is everything but normal…

I love these ladies…this is my third time there…December 5-7th…I did my trunk show on Re-creating Antique quilts…and how they inspire me…It’s fun to show the Antique and then the re-creation…sometimes it is exact but most of the time it is not…

But after the trunk show I taught two workshops…one wool..and one small piecing…

Here are the ladies enjoying class…wool class- Snowman for Hire



Look at those beautiful stitches!IMG_7688

Linda came all the way from Kansas!IMG_7687IMG_7685IMG_7683IMG_7682IMG_7681 2IMG_7678IMG_7677 2IMG_7675 2IMG_7673 2IMG_7672IMG_7670IMG_7669 2

I can’t tell you how fun it is to have my book with me…those step by step, photo by photo explanations are just as good as me explaining it to them in person….

Next class…lots of beautiful machines…beautiful blocks…and beautiful ladies…pattern was Jacob’s Ladder…image

This little quilt was made from a charm pack of Flower Garden Gatherings…Starch, Triangle papers, ands little 1″ four patches make this quilt pretty simple!


If you love purple…you will love Noemi’s next couple of pics…yes she’s knows what she likes and she loves every minute of it too!IMG_7716IMG_7715IMG_7714


why not use an old gift card as a seam guide…use poster tape to adhere to your sewing machine bed…Thanks for the tip girls!


we made perfect 1″ triangles with our Triangle papers…IMG_7705IMG_7704IMG_7703IMG_7702

Erin was even cutting her wool pieced at dinner for the other side of the mat!  Awesome!IMG_7695

Thank you Ladies…It was so much fun!  I’m glad your all only 4 hours away!

I got home just in time for Baby O’s 1st birthday party on Sunday!

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Now let’s get ready for Christmas!..

Thank you all for reading this blog…and get ready to have some fun  on FRIDAY!

my best…Lisa


12 responses to “Normal IL…is everything but normal…”

  1. Sue Bennett Avatar

    Your patterns and books are always amazing. The photos are in such detail. I hope to take a class from you one day.

  2. Cynthia Avatar

    Wish I had been there. I went to ISU and grew just south of Normal in Lincoln. Home stompin’ grounds.

  3. Paula Philpot Avatar
    Paula Philpot

    I love love your hair. Paula in KY

  4. Linda Elliott Avatar
    Linda Elliott

    So love that you are always sharing both work and family❤️

  5. onecreativefamily Avatar

    Looks like a great time and the photos are wonderful. The photos of “Little O”‘s Birthday looks like everyone had a great time. Love the look on his face while enjoying his cupcake.

  6. Cathy Clark Avatar
    Cathy Clark

    Wow, nice job ladies! Lisa, thanks for sharing all the great photos. I love my “Wool, Needle and Thread” book. It’s a great book for learning & referencing. Snowman for hire may be looking for work at my house. 😁

  7. Sharon Zabransky Avatar
    Sharon Zabransky

    “Baby O” looks SO much like his big brother! Such a cutie! 💙💙. Enjoy your family over the holidays! ❤️💚

  8. Noemi Bowers Avatar
    Noemi Bowers

    We all loved having you here at HAAQG. You are a wonderful instructor. May you have a wonderful and blessed holiday season with your family.

  9. Linda Click Avatar
    Linda Click

    Lisa and Amy, HAAQG loved having you last weekend. Your lecture – so informative – love how you have duplicated the antique quilts. I loved the Jacob’s ladder class – would you believe I have 4 blocks made? Can’t wait to finish this quilt. Thanks for sharing the birthday party – what a cutie. Merry Christmas to you both and I hope to see you in Menasha in 2020!

  10. Caren Avatar

    Loved seeing the retreat pics. The Jacobs Ladder looks impossible to make, got to take that class. So thankful you are the high energy creative woman that you are. You keep us thinking about and making quilts. Best Christmas to you Lisa!

  11. Kathy Schmitz Avatar

    Oh my gosh, you are the luckiest girl I know! That grandbaby is so adorable. I’m a wee bit jealous, but I’m sure my day will come (fingers and toes crossed).

  12. Sandy Avatar

    Ditto on the hair, Lisa. You look great! Also enjoyed seeing all those beautiful Featherweights.

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