Back to School

Today was the first day of school in our little part of New Jersey. My oldest did so well at his first day of Kindergarten, and my little guy started in the four-year-old class at preschool dressed all in black, “so I can look like a ninja.”

As we settle back into a fall schedule, it’s time to go back to the sewing room (as if I took time off!). More specifically, it’s back to school time for sewists too! The fall schedule is up at Rock Paper Scissors, where I’m teaching a full roster of skill builder classes, including HSTs, quarter circles, log cabins and walking foot quilting. I’m also teaching two classes in a partnership between RPS and the Monclair Art Museum— one on eight Wednesday mornings about inspiration and execution from the museum’s mid-century quilt exhibit– and the other a two-Saturday overview of the entire quilt-making process. All the information about classes and registration are on my class page. I’ll also be at a color story workshop at the museum led by the one and only Amy Butler. I hope that if you’re in New Jersey this fall you’ll think about signing up.

For those of you who don’t live in North Jersey, I have lots of quilty goodness coming your way. I have a special finish to share on Monday, and I am so excited to say that since my last post I have made the biggest quilt in my three years behind the machine– a twin-size stunner using Cloud 9 Cirrus Solids in a design by creative director Michelle Engel Bencsko. I’ll do a full reveal when the pattern is ready, but Michelle Instagrammed a photo of a little of it, so it’s no spoiler to give you this peek:IMG_7242

I’m really proud of this one. Check back for the story before Cirrus Solids and the hexies make their big debut at Quilt Market. Until then, I’m always on Instagram as @melintheattic.