King Fisher Inn
Quilting Newsletter





             4 Qtr 2004 issue #006




Welcome to this issue of our quilting newsletter.  If you have received notice of this letter, you have either been a former student of our quilting classes, or you have asked to be added.  To be removed from or added to the routing, please send an e-mail to with  “Remove me from your newsletter” or "Add me to your newsletter"  in the subject line.  

As I told you in the last newsletter, the quilt to the left was juried into the Pacific Northwest Quiltfest.  Even though I didn't win a ribbon for the entry I found the comments from the judges to be very useful.  I know now where to focus efforts to improve, and I have already been given solutions to one of the problems.  I will share this information in the tips section of the newsletter.  I was very impressed with the promptness of the Quiltfest organizers in returning the quilt steinhatchee fishing charters look at FishTravel.  
This is the first time I have entered a juried show, but I am already planning my 2006 entry, and I encourage you to do the same.  

King Fisher Inn had its first open retreat the first weekend of October.  It was fun, productive and participants had an opportunity to meet other quilters.   A free long-arm class was provided to those who were interested, and a hands-on demonstration of set-in seams was given.  We have scheduled another open retreat for the first week of November, which has been filled. 

I was asked to schedule another open retreat in early February, to help break up the winter blahs.  We have set the date for February 4th, through 6th.  The rate for the two days, with a light dinner on Friday evening, three meals on Saturday and breakfast on Sunday is $130 per person shared occupancy, or $180 for a private room.  Note, all prices are plus tax.   If you are interested, call on our toll free number 1-888-622-8216.   A $40 long-arm quilting class will be provided to participants free of charge.  

Quilting Tips:  

Technique of the Quarter:  Stamping on Fabric With Pigment Inks

There are a wonderful array of stamps available today.  Since I am a Stampin' Up demonstrator, as well as a quilter, it was natural that I would experiment with using stamps in my quilts.  Along with pigment ink pads, and fabric pens these stamps can allow quilters to create unique printed fabrics.  They can also be used on quilt labels, or to put a whimsical touch to a photo transfer quilt.  Below are some of the techniques that have worked best for me.