Needle Arts Corner
By Madonna A. Terlizzi
Blackstone Valley Needle Arts Studio, Uxbridge
New classes starting on April 3, 2019
Featuring: Mixed Media Exploration
Wednesday Evenings from 7:00 to 9:00pm
Needle Arts Corner
Needle Arts Corner!
Welcome and thank you for checking into see what is going on at Needle Arts Corner. Right now, I am brushing off the dust of Winter and am excited about heading into Spring and most of all, Summer. They are really the best months of the year, with lots of color and great sunlight to bask in, who would not love it!!! I have been making some great plans to rework my herb garden and to gussy up an area by the pool too.
I have been wanting to make that spot more inviting for years. As far as the herb garden goes, I am going to expand it, add new herbs and a couple of flowers. The holly plants that I have been nurturing are going to be moved to a better spot. I can’t wait to get my hands in the soft soil of the Earth!!!!! Speaking of herbs, I will be at the Uxbridge Free Public Library on April 25, 2019 at 6:00pm. I will be showing how to properly thread a sewing machine ( hopefully yours), run a bobbin and get it into the machine so that it sews! We will be making Lavender sachets that evening, as well. I hope to see you there!
New happenings at the Studio:
We are doing a bit of a color study, where and how colors came about. Talking about the color wheel and about which colors compliment each other (and which ones that do not!). It is pretty interesting, due to the fact colors are not what you see, but what you don’t see.
I have been attending a few new classes featuring multi media exploration recently. I will now be featuring this type of class here at the Studio. Not only will we be trying out new techniques each week, but we will also be going on some exciting field trips to gather ideas, see other like types of work and to scope out other inspirational items. I have pulling some of my Quilting Arts Books out to go over some of the older ideas that I have wanted to try out too. It is going to be a fun and exciting class for sure. I hope that you will consider joining the fun starting in April. Seating is limited, so I would not wait too long to sign up.
Purity Spring Resort trip is right around the corner. This yearly trip is alway a great time to get some serious quilting accomplished. Plus, I can’t think of a more relaxing setting!!! It is absolutely beautiful in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. There are a few seats still available for this years Spring and Fall retreats. I will be conducting some interesting demonstrations on buttons, chenille cutter, string quilting and for a huge treat, I will be bringing my hand made prairie dolls to show. They are the cutest, plus I am bringing their mini-doll quilts too! Contact me or Purity Spring Resort for more information!Books that I have had my nose in recently:
- The Secret lives of colors
- The quilters ultimate visual guide
- Quilters complete guide
- The latest edition of Quilting Arts Magazine
- And my ultimate new book: Textile Landscape
I hope that you will be inspired to come and join me here at the Studio! Just imagine all of the beautiful things that you can create!
Peace to all - Madonna
Blackstone Valley Needle Arts Studio, Madonna Terlizzi 508-294-5721