Friday, October 16, 2009


On October 19th Debi will be going to Good Samaritan Hospital to have knee replacement surgery. Due to this surgery the schedule at The Creative Hand Studio has changed somewhat. Please see the revised schedule below.

October’s Dinner and a Mystery has been postponed. Thank you for all the interest and stay tuned for the reschedule dates. November's Table Runner Mystery is a go and we still have room. If you are interested in any of the classes contact Debi at or Trina at

November 6th – Finish It Up Friday, 5pm-10pm, $10
November 20th – Mystery Table Runner, 6pm-9pm, $30
November 21st – The Quilted B / Barb Gilpin

December 4th – Finish It Up Friday, 5pm-10pm, $10
December 19th – The Quilted B / Barb Gilpin

Monday, October 12, 2009


At a recent retreat I found myself not wanting to work on "ALL" the projects I brought with me and began looking for something else to motivate me. I wandered over to the free table and found a book of upholstery fabrics. I set myself a challenge to use these fabrics in a new quilt.

I began by cutting the samples to a uniform size. After they were all a uniform size I cut them up again and sewed them into quarter square triangle blocks. (This was all done randomly). I then assembled the quilt, again using a random method. This was as far as I got at the retreat. I took the quilt top back to my studio and started working on it there.

At my studio I sandwiched the quilt top with wool batting and used another upholstery fabric for the backing. I then machine quilted it with cotton thread.

After quilting I overdyed the quilt and washed it.

The next and last step (so far!!!) is a silk screen discharging process. Stay tuned for more!!