Sue Pelland Designs

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2019 Certified Instructor Training - New Location

Sue Pelland Designs is pleased to announce that 2019 Certified Instructor Training will be held at The Happy Cottage retreat center in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina from Sunday, March 31 to Friday, April 5, 2019.  The Happy Cottage is a Quilt Retreat facility with 5 bedrooms and workspace for up to 6 participants.  We need confident, educated instructors who empower students to apply our techniques and unleash their creativity.  

American Patchwork and Quilting Podcast hosted by Pat Sloan

Today is the day.  Today I get to speak to one of my idols in Quilting, Pat Sloan!

Do you get nervous when you meet someone you admire?  Well, I can tell you, I am a little nervous about doing a live podcast this afternoon! 

Happy New Year! The "My Magical Garden Quilt-Along" page is live!

My Magical Garden Dates

Today is the day!  Our "My Magical Garden" Quilt-Along is now accepting registrations for our nine-month Block of the Month program.  Starting in March, registered members will have a Quilt-Along with me so I can show you my methods for making this beautiful fusible appliqué quilt. 

I have a secret....Blog post 17 of the December challenge

But I'm terrible at keeping secrets from you!  The BOM quilt is finished!  It is 11pm and I just stitched on the outer half square triangle border.  But I couldn't show you a photo of the quilt, even if I wanted to!  

I sew in my basement.  The ceilings are very low and the sewing room is very small...and the quilt...well, it's a big one! It is pinned to my design wall, trailing on the floor and spilling over around the corner on a second wall.  

Block of the Month, A Quilt Along with Sue,,,Day 11 - Blog Post Challenge

Do you get bored with your projects midstream?  Do you have more UFOs than finished projects this year?  I have the worst case of bright, shiny object syndrome of any quilter I know!  But you would be so proud of me! 

Biking and Quilting on this beautiful Fall New England Day!

Bike quilt from Houston

It is a bright, clear, beautiful morning here in New England.  I am waiting for the temp to warm up so I can go for a bike ride with my hubby Jeffrey today.   This is something we try to do once a week, granted I am not traveling, there is no snow on the ground and the temperature is above 40 degrees.  If you are not from around here, you may think that 40 degrees is a little cold to get out on your bike!  But in New England if it is sunny and bearable, it is best to get outside and enjoy the beautiful state we live in!  If I don't get a little outdoor tim

Don't you just love a challenge?

Choose from four different Kaffe Fassett Cameos

I was at Genesee Valley Quilt Fest recently, and seeing many of my favorite customers who have all my tools.  Everyone enjoys watching the demonstration and a good percentage of customers go home with at least one template, if not all seven.  Yet at the shows I often hear "I have not yet removed the shrink wrap!" That makes me sad!  I invented these tools to help you be more productive and creative.  So how do I get my customers to use the tools they have purchased?

Everyone Loves a Challenge

I am happy to announce my first ever Appliqué Design Challenge.  You know how much I love Mistyfuse and FreeSpirit fabrics so I'm excited to have them as co-sponsors.  Your challenge is to create an original quilt design using any appliqué elements that you can cut with my Leaves Galore and/or Hearts and More templates.  All designers will start with one of four Cameo panels by Kaffe Fassett for FreeSpirit.  Your final quilt will be 30" x 30" which gives you space to create your own design of applique elements around the Cameo panel.

Generation Q and Quilter's Stash Box

Two exciting things are happening with Hearts and More this week.  First, Generation Q magazine is blogging about and having a contest to win my book and a small set of Hearts and More tools and a copy of my new book!  They have asked readers to comment on what you would write on the hearts in this sweet little Conversation Hearts quilt!  In the comments below, I will put a link to the Generation Q contest so you can go, write a sweet saying, and win a copy of my book and tools!  

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