ABQ Saki Quilt Workshop Recap

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Last month we traveled to one of our favorite places, The Land of Enchantment, to teach a Saki Butterfly Quilt Workshop at Hip Stitch in Albuquerque, New Mexico. We had such an amazing time with some of the nicest people! We all worked hard, but there was plenty of fun, many dozens of donuts and so many pretty butterfly wings! We wanted to share a little recap, mostly in the way of photos, so you’ll be sure to find your way to the next one! 😉

Speaking of which, we’ll be booking workshop dates for 2018 in early Spring and are currently looking at Atlanta, Columbus, D.C., California and Tennessee. If you’d like us to come to your city, shop, or guild, just contact us here!

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We kicked off the weekend with a Trunk Show on Friday night at Hip Stitch. I really can’t believe we fit ALL THOSE QUILTS in our luggage. Thank goodness for that Mary Poppins bag…

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If you’re wondering what that quilt shown above is, you get the first full peek at our newest pattern, Heirloom, which will be included in the 2018 Quilter’s Planner! Stay tuned for a full blog post about it later this month and be sure to preorder your 2018 Quilter’s Planner NOW before they sell out! Also, we can’t remember what the heck we were laughing about in that picture!

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The quilt workshop was all day Saturday and Sunday. We made sure to start each day with plenty of donuts, in true SARIELLA style. The classroom also happened to look like a Patchwork Threads advertisement!

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On day one we covered paper piecing and on the second day we covered appliqué and assembly. It was so fun seeing all the variation in fabric selections and watching all the beautiful butterflies come together!

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The lovely team at Hip Stitch asked us to curate a few custom fabric bundles while we were there and it was so much fun! There’s really nothing like running around an awesome modern fabric shop and getting to see all the fabrics up close and personal. Neither of us have one nearby and have to primarily shop online, so it really is like being in a candy store!

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The first bundle we created is a set of Art Gallery Fabrics Oval Elements that coordinates with our Aurifil Thread Collection!

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Next we put together a bundle of Moda Grunge solids in the palette of our Heirloom quilt. Nikki is going to be making a lap size version of the Heirloom quilt using these, so stay tuned to see that!

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And last but not least, we curated a mixed bundle made up of various fabric lines and designers. We’ll both be working with ours soon and will share more about it! All of these are available from Hip Stitch if you’re interested!

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It’s always wonderful for the two of us to share airpsace since we are normally two time zones apart. We managed to cram plenty of adventures into the few days we had together, including getting stuck in a torrential downpour and spending a little time inside of creepy serial killer drums somewhere on the side of the highway. Don’t we make the cutest little drowned rats?!

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We will share our upcoming Saki Workshop dates here and on our Social Media pages as we schedule them, so just keep an eye out for those! We hope to see you there!

~ Nikki & Sari

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