Friday, March 12, 2010

Taxes, yuck! Carla Barrett, YEAH!!!!

Today I'm working on our taxes...well, not right this minute.  Now I'm taking a break; but I'll be back to it.  Currently I'm just trying to separate and organize and I'm swearing that next year will not be like this.  Of course, I said that last year too.  *sigh*

This is what my "filing bed" looks like now...lovely, eh?  At least its raining outside so I'm not tempted to be out with the ponies.  Wet horses are just not much fun!
But...tomorrow...I'm driving to Cameron Park early to visit High Sierra Quilters and take a class from Carla Barrett.  (You can follow Carla's blog "Feathered Fibers" by clicking here) I was scheduled to take this class last year, but it was post-poned.   At the time, I was very disappointed, but now that I have another year's worth of practice and quilts under my belt, so to speak, I'm actually glad.  Now I'll be that much more confident and feel as if I can maybe take a stab at some of the designs and designing ideas she'll share.

I don't remember how I first heard about Carla, but it was back when she was doing her Quilt Whisperer Wednesdays.  I had a particular quilt that I just couldn't decide how to quilt.  I sent her a copy, she "whispered" all over it and I had some beautiful design choices to choose from.  Since she's not doing that anymore and is in the process of writing a book, I'm even more thrilled to be taking this class from her.

This is a picture of the quilt I sent her with her design idea that I followed.  I actually had several to choose from, but this was perfect.

If you'd like to see the entire post, check out Carla's blog -- click here.


  1. I've made that quilt...wish I'd have known to quilt it like that...can't even remember what I did on it, it's been gifted and gone, but the design she came up with is so cool.
    I follow Carla's blog...jaw dropping

  2. Wow, lucky you Dory, Carla is just the best, I took her online class on MQR, I am so excited for you, I am sure you will tell us all about it later.....tell Carla Kay in Scotland said Hello.......

    Best Wishes
    Kay in Scotland

  3. Thanks for commenting, ladies. The class with Carla was so worth the wait. I love learning and can't wait to add some of her ideas to my repertoire!


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