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March 04, 2015
The past couple of months have been full of highs and lows. As most of you know, my mom's best friend and soul partner, Tom Russell, passed away unexpectedly in January. I'm still at a loss for words to express how I feel about his passing, and how to express my love for him. My mom has good days and bad days. He was not only her best friend, but he was her business partner and manager. We're working hard to keep moving forward and appreicate all of the love and support from quilters everywhere. The Quilt Show put together a beautiful tribute to the friendship that Tom and my mom shared.
Just before Tom passed, I was doing a lot of secret sewing to prepare for filming my new Craftsy class on Paperless Paper Piecing. I was pretty quiet on my blog, podcast, and with my newsletters because my time because was consumed with designing, preparing, and sewing. Getting everything ready to film my class was such a whirlwind. It's going to launch in less than a week, and I'm so excited to share it with you.
The class is called: Pain-Free Foundation Piecing, and I think you're going to love it! In it, I focus on Paperless Paper Piecing, a technique invented by my mom, Sharon Schamber. In 2007, we wrote a book called, Piece-by-Piece: Machine Applique which introduced Paperless Paper Piecing (PPP) to the quilting world. Since then, my mom and I have taught the technique to quilters everywhere. There are many wonderful applications for PPP, and I'll show you several of them in my new class.
My class will launch in less than a week, so I'm having a giveaway to win a free class! You can enter to win my class for free, and on the day of the launch, the lucky winner will be one of the first to enjoy learning all about Paperless Paper Piecing. The giveaway will run through Sunday March 8th.
Without further ado, here are some peeks at a couple of the class projects:
Stay tuned for more sneak peeks!!
Lots of love and Happy Quilting!~Cristy
May 17, 2015
I have been looking for classes that you and your mom will be teaching at this summer—- can you please tell me where I can find the schedule?
March 08, 2015
So sorry about your loss Cristy.
On a brighter note…
Way to go Cristy! I sure can’t wait for your course! I had an excellent time at the QuiltCon course you taught. I learned so many tips and tricks in machine quilting. Looking forward to a great course taught by an extremely knowledgeable, talented, and experienced quilter! Thank you! :)
March 07, 2015
Congrats on your upcoming class! Currently traveling and Craftsy classes are keeping me company. Thanks so much!
so sorry for your loss. Looking forward to your new class.
March 06, 2015
Congratulations on your Craftsy class, can’t wait for it’s launch.
Intriguing. Look forward to learning how to do it
I have done paper piecing many times and love it! That is until I need to get rid of the paper part. Would love to win this class….thanks
just read about your technique on Naptime Quilters Blog and would love to learn more! thanks for a chance.
Truly touching video.
It looks like you have been very busy with some great stuff. Congrats!
March 05, 2015
I have read tons of info/instruction on how to paper piece, yet I have not done any yet. Crazy stupid I know. I haven’t decided if I am necessarily afraid of it anymore given the reading and videos I’ve read. I think now it may be the fear that I’ll become addicted to it because I’m like that with new things.
I’ll be watching for your giveaway and your new class.
Beautiful patterns…favorite of the 2 is reinvented, but also like the star one, too!
Love to do paper piecing, would love to learn your technique. Thank you for the video of Tom Russell. he must have been a special person.
Thank you for the link about Tim Russell. He has inspired my day. Wish I had time for the paper piecing class- I know it will be fabulous!!
I’ve done paper piecing and have not even heard of the paperless technique. Thanks for the chance.
What a beautiful, touching tribute to Tom.
I love everything you and your Mom dream up. Looking forward to this newest one.
I haven’t paper pieced yet, so I would love to learn your technique!
You and your Mom are tremendously talented and your mother is a phenomenal quilter!
Congratulations on your new class. I for one and looking forward to it!
Gorgeous! Would love to win your class and learn the technique! Thanks!!
Love the blocks and would love to learn a new method to paper piecing. I had the privilege of taking a class from your mom in Charlotte last year and learned so much. I look forward to watching your class on Craftsy.
Wow. Such beautiful blocks. Can’t wait to view this class and give your techniques a try. kathleendotlutzatcomcastdotnet
How exciting! I love Craftsy and can’t wait for your new class to launch.
I love paper piecing and have been curious to learn more about your paperless approach. What better way to learn than through your Craftsy class!
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