This week, Shelley and I went to our local quilt shop, A Touch Of Amish, for a preview of a future club they’ll be having featuring Edyta Sitar from Laundry Basket Quilts. We both love her work so we were pretty excited to go! She has designed lots of patterns using different techniques and even has her own Batik fabric lines.

A Touch Of Amish will be having a monthly demo on several of her patterns featuring the different techniques she uses. Edyta does a lot of appliqué work and now she has come out with the pieces already pre-cut with a laser for you. It even has the Steam-a-Seam on the back for fusible appliqué. A bit expensive but if you want to do machine appliqué and don’t have the time for the intricate cutting, then these would be perfect for you!

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If you’ve been following our blogs, or Flickr sites, you’ve probably noticed that Shelley and I have been working almost weekly on Edyta’s Spool Quilt pattern. We’re having a lot of fun with this. Almost done too! We only have the border to cut and appliqué. I can’t wait to finish and have them quilted.

We recently had the opportunity to see her in person at our local guild. She is an amazing woman to say the least! She is so interesting and creative. And I have to tell ya…I think I can be a bit ADD listening to speakers. I tend to wander mentally. Let’s keep that between us, ok? But anyway, I don’t think for one second I wandered. I was fascinated actually. I’m pretty sure I had chills at one point. If you ever get the chance to see her speak, GO!! You won’t regret it.

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One pattern I’d like to work on next is the Dancing Umbrellas quilt. Maybe a little polka dots or little chevrons in it to brighten up the umbrellas. I want to make them colorful.

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Unfortunately, I don’t have time to take on the amazing opportunity A Touch Of Amish is offering but do check out Shelley’s blog, Elsie’s Girl for all her progress. I’m sure it will be fabulous! I’m so jealous Shelley!