Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Lectures, Workshops and Possibilities

Back in early January I received an invite to be the speaker at MAQ 2015 retreat. I was flattered, honored and little nervous all at the same time. Opportunities like this don't come often... Especially when it's been only a month after the release of your book! I asked the president of MAQ, Ann Giglio to give me 24 hours to think about it. I thought long and I thought hard during those 24 hours. How could I pass this up?

I gladly accepted the chance to meet other teachers and quilters! This will be my first time teaching at such a big venue. I am super excited about that.    

Visit MAQ website  http://www.maqonline.org/  for my classes and other information about the organization.   

In preparation for the next weekend, I took all of my quilts out and aired them on the line in the backyard.

I also have been working on some possibilities from a specific free-form block.

Exploring is more fun than simply making the same quilt over and over again. 

Can you guess which free-form block makes all of the above?

Last couple of lectures have been a lot of fun. I have had chance to meet quilters of many talents. I am also learning to carry on under stress that comes with dependence of gadgets and gismos. Hopefully next weekend I won't be facing any of that but will be ready for anything and everything that may come my way. 

Today, I am also excited to announce the list of my workshops and lectures. Just click on the workshops and lectures under the header. 

Here are some of the quilts I will be teaching in next few months.

Did you guess the right free-form block with so many possibilities?


I am excited to explore more with my students next Saturday.
There are few spaces left in this class. If you live around Philadelphia, Maryland or D.C. area, come join me for some hourglass fun. 

I will be also signing books. 

Be sure to stop by and say hello!

I know you all are seeing nothing new on my blog lately.. I really haven't been working on a specific project just yet. Many ideas come and go, some I transfer right away into fabrics and some are just staying in my head or disappearing as soon as they are formed. 

Soon enough some of them will shape into something good.


Have a safe and happy4th of July!


  1. If you ever teach a class in New England I want to know about it! I love your book and just taught my teenaged niece your method for freeform half square triangles;). She's a new quilter and I want her to know the basics of traditional piecing but I also wanted her to get a taste of free-form!

  2. Your quilts hanging on the line make the best pictures.
    Glad you accepted the invite to speak as you have so much to offer.
    Only wish I was one of those that could hear and see you. Maybe one day.

  3. Yes - I'm with Cynthia - please come to New England!

  4. Can't wait till you come to St. Louis.... really looking forward to meeting you!

  5. Congrats on this invitation, you are off and running girl!

  6. Congratulations, Sujata. Those quilts hanging in the wood are beautiful!

  7. Sujata! I am not a quilter, but I enjoy, no LOVE your ability to reimagine old ideas into totally new concepts - seeing your choices reminds me that nothing stays the same, but every change can be viewed as an improvement to anyone with an open heart - Your talent warms my heart, reminds me of home wherever we call it, and helps me feel satisfied with the every changing status quo.

  8. If you make it to Woodinville (Seattle area) I know my guild, Stray Threads, would enjoy having you as a speaker. We meet the first Thursday of every month. I also know Susan Webster of Gathering Fabric, would love to have you come visit the shop! Love your work, you are my kind of quilter!!!

  9. You will be great! Gadgets and gizmos will cooperate. Your quilts will be the stars!

  10. Hi Sujata - it looks like you are having fun with your free form blocks. They are simply gorgeous and so happy!

    Your quilts look wonderful airing on the line!

  11. You are the high priestess of the half square triangle! The quilts look beautiful and congrats!

  12. Your quilts look so beautiful on the line, all those lovely colours set amongst green, but then your black and white photos are so wonderfully striking. I know all your lectures have left people inspired to create and sew.

  13. Good Luck I know you'll do well -


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