Fire & Ice: The Bourbon Diamonds of MJ Kinman
Sep
12
to Sep 16

Fire & Ice: The Bourbon Diamonds of MJ Kinman

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The Bourbon Diamonds will be on display this September at the Fall Quilt Week in Paducah! Work will include "Fire & Ice", "Old Fashioned New", "Kentucky Honey", "Char #4", "Copper Queen", reproductions of the Maker's Mark Distillery commission titled "Maker's Flame", and others. I'll have more in the coming weeks about the opening event, location, and times. 

Details:
September 12–15, 2018 • Wed.–Fri., 9am–6pm, Sat., 9am–4pm
Schroeder Expo Center • 415 Park Street, Paducah, KY 42001

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Bite-Sized Gems: Piecing Color &Light
Sep
12
5:30 PM17:30

Bite-Sized Gems: Piecing Color &Light

Join me at Fall Quilt Week in Paducah, KY where I'll be teaching two classes. The first is "Bite-Size Gems: Piecing Color & Light." This fast-paced class will provide students with a powerful technique they can use to create their own sparkling compositions, regardless of subject matter. 

Details:
Roosevelt II Room
Schroeder Expo Center • 415 Park Street, Paducah, KY 42001

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Wild-Motion Machine Quilting
Sep
14
8:30 PM20:30

Wild-Motion Machine Quilting

Join me at Fall Quilt Week in Paducah, KY where I'll be teaching two classes. On Friday, I'll conduct a session of my "Wild Motion Machine Quilting" class. Students will learn how to create several lovely, random, non-directional patterns that won't detract from the main focal point of their work: the piecing design.

Details:
Roosevelt I Room
Schroeder Expo Center • 415 Park Street, Paducah, KY 42001

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A Taste of Kentucky (Bourbon Tasting) at Quiltique (Las Vegas, NV)
Jul
27
7:00 PM19:00

A Taste of Kentucky (Bourbon Tasting) at Quiltique (Las Vegas, NV)

Celebrate Kentucky's great bourbon with me during this fun and informative tasting event. Whether you're new to bourbon or have been sipping it for years, this event is for you. We'll take a tour of the bourbons that have inspired my diamond quilts, including Maker's Mark, Jim Beam, Old Forrester, and Angel's Envy (subject to availability in your area). You'll learn about the history of bourbon, how it's made, and what to pay attention to as you take in bourbon's marvelous color, aroma, and taste. As a certified Executive Bourbon Steward with The Stave & Thief Society, I'm delighted to share this unique aspect of Kentucky history with you!

(Note: All participants must be 21 and be willing to sign a statement indicating so, which includes a liability waiver. Venue must allow alcoholic beverages to be served. Host group to purchase the bourbon and tasting cups, based on the number of participants and the availability of the bourbon at the venue or in the area.)

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Treasure Hunting Special 2-Day Class at Quiltique (Las Vegas, NV)
Jul
27
to Jul 28

Treasure Hunting Special 2-Day Class at Quiltique (Las Vegas, NV)

This special 2-day class allows participants to explore principles of design and learn a powerful new technique that they can add to their quiltmaking skill set: single-foundation piecing.

My approach to this class is as an exercise in exploration, a constant asking of the question “What if?” By introducing new ideas as possibilities – not as absolutes – participants are apt to approach them with less resistance, playing with an idea in terms of their own experience. The exercise in exploration pertains to both participants’ artistic and personal landscapes.

The first day is devoted to sharing examples of how I find exquisite designs deep within faceted gemstones, giving participants the tools and images to do the same, and providing time to play and experiment. By the end of the first day, participants will have created a design to work with on Day Two.

Day Two is devoted to learning techniques to chart and piece their faceted landscape -- the same techniques I use to create my giant gem portraits.

Contact Quiltique at:
Phone: (702) 563-8600  
Email: Stori@quiltique.com

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2018 International Quilt Market/Spring (Booth #938)
May
18
to May 21

2018 International Quilt Market/Spring (Booth #938)

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If you're planning to attend Spring Quilt Market, be sure to stop by my booth (#938) and say "Hi!" I'm excited about releasing my Birthstone Series this month. The Block of the Month Shop Kit will be available at the show at a special show-only rate of $99 (regularly $130). In addition, I'll be taking orders for complete sets of all 12 birthstone patterns, too. Regularly $108 per set, they'll be available for order only at the show for $96 per set when you order 6 or more sets.

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Sample SPREE at International Quilt Market Spring!
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

Sample SPREE at International Quilt Market Spring!

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Visit us at Table #44 in the Oregon Ballroom 201-204 on Thursday evening, May 17, during the crazy, crazy Sample SPREE! Birthstone Block of the Month Shop Kits will be available at the special Quilt Market rate of $99. (Then swing by the next day and pre-order your Birthstone block sets for the special show rate of $96 per set when 6 or more are purchased. Regular price: $108)

See you there!

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Schoolhouse at the International Quilt Market/Spring: Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend
May
17
11:30 AM11:30

Schoolhouse at the International Quilt Market/Spring: Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend

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Join me at Quilt Market this Spring on Thursday, May 17, at 11:30 to learn how your customers can make the most beautiful gems in the world with my Birthstone Block of the Month. I'll give away an entire set of birthstone blocks throughout the half-hour presentation. Be sure to remember to pay for Schoolhouse when you register for Market.

Here are the details: 
Title: Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend
Room No: A109
Session Time: 11:00 - 11:30 AM

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Diamond Divas & Drama Queens Trunk Show (Ohio Valley Quilters Guild)
Feb
1
6:30 PM18:30

Diamond Divas & Drama Queens Trunk Show (Ohio Valley Quilters Guild)

Join me on Thursday, February 1st, when I share the stories and inspiration behind the diamonds. I'll have diamonds from both the "Angle of Repose" and "Bourbon Diamonds" series. Raffle's Blue Ash Banquet Center, 11330 Williamson Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45241

The event will start following the OVQG's monthly guild meeting. Approx. 6:30 PM (Eastern). Call Rita at 513-240-1276 for more information.

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