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A LIVE SLOW STITCHING WEBINAR TOMORROW

What do you get out of fiber and quilting arts? A pile of quilts? An expression of your creativity? A way to escape the world? An excuse to go to the fabric store?

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A prescription for slow stitching by quilt artist Mark Lipinski.

As quilting artists, we all have our reasons–and they’re all valid.

For me, quilting, sewing, and other fiber arts serve as outlets for creativity, ways to relax and unburden my mind, and even practical pursuits (making gifts and decor).

But sometimes, the number of projects on my table–or in my head–can stress me out. I’ve heard other quilters say that seeing what other quilt artists are doing on social media causes them anxiety: they fell like they are ‘behind’ somehow. And the sheer number of tools, fabrics, kits, patterns, and supplies to choose from for art quilting can be overwhelming.

Over the years I’ve found that, instead of looking for shortcuts or adding more projects or supplies, the best way to approach my fiber art is to slow down and simplify.

Mindful creating, or paying close attention to what you’re doing. how you are doing it, and the materials you’re using, can help you regain the “Zen” of your favorite pastime. Not to mention how much better your results will be.

This is the message quilter and personality Mark Lipinski is trying to promote with his “Slow Stitching Movement.” Mark has been lecturing on the topic for about a year now. Judging by the enthusiastic reception for the topic, many in the quilt community crave ways to slow down and enjoy their quilting again.

Mark makes it clear that there will always be a place for the get ‘er done project or the jelly roll strip quilt. But he wants to bring back the joys and benefits of losing yourself in a project by giving it all your care and attention.

Here are some of his tips:

Pause and reflect. Take a couple of minutes before you hit the sewing machine pedal to think about your project, what you’re trying to accomplish, and to consider the tools and materials you are using. Consciously breathe in and out to prepare yourself for the work ahead.

Stitch intentionally. There are times when it’s good to just practice, doodle, and play with fabrics with no particular plan. When you slow stitch, think about what you want to accomplish with your stitching and focus on it intently.

Give it 20 minutes a day. You don’t have to slow stitch all the time, for every project. In fact, Mark says you may not actually enjoy your slow stitching at first: your mind will want to wander over to the 10 other things you ‘should’ be doing right now, how hungry you are, or what your best friend might be up to. Like anything else worth doing, you might need to practice. That’s why Mark recommends giving over just 20 minutes a day to slow stitching. The goal is to make it a habit.

There is so much more to The Slow Stitching Movement: how it can improve your creative quilt art, encourage your to create a legacy quilt, benefit your health, and much more.

Mark will tell you all about it in a new version of Mark Lipinski Presents The Slow Stitching Movement Creating, Promoting, and Sustaining a New Vision in Quiltmaking, a live webinar, April 15, 2015, at 1 p.m. ET.

Get all the details and register now!

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Mark Lipinski Presents…
The Slow Stitching Movement

Creating, Promoting and Sustaining a New Vision in Quiltmaking Live Web Seminar
Quick, fast, easy.  In our busy multitasking world, those buzzwords capture our attention.  But speed can kill creativity and the enjoyment of our creative pursuits.Maybe what we really need to do is slow down, enjoy the process and create fiber art that we’re really proud of.  But how?     CLICK HERE TO REGISTER : http://www.interweavestore.com/catalog/product/view/id/141041/s/mark-lipinski-presents-the-slow-stitching-movement
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This ILLUMINATING live web seminar introduces a revolution within the quilting industry, The Slow Stitching Movement, launched by international quilting personality Mark Lipinski.  With Mark as your inspiration and guide, this web seminar will prepare you for a higher form of creativity and important quiltmaking.

If you’ve hit a creative wall, if you have more fabric and notions than you do inspiration, if all of your quilts are beginning to look alike, or if you’ve been quilting for years and have nothing wonderful to show for it . . . The Slow Stitching Movement is for you.

What you’ll learn at this web seminar:
Approach your quiltmaking in a totally different way
Recharge your passion for patchwork
Engage the connection between your body, your quilts and your legacy
Expand your creativity, self-esteem and even your spiritual journey
Create groups and habits to support your creative vision.
Tap your right brain, to train and develop your imagination.
Find the creative genius in you.
Implement your creative thought in today’s too-fast world.
Heal your life, emotions and boost your physical health. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER : http://www.interweavestore.com/catalog/product/view/id/141041/s/mark-lipinski-presents-the-slow-stitching-movement

LECTURES AND CLASSES

ALBANY, NEW YORK

This Friday 

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JOIN MARK’S SLOW STITCHING INTENSIVE! 

APRIL 17 & 18, 2015

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LECTURE:  In our busy, multi-tasking world, the words “quick,” “fast,” and “easy” are the ones that capture our attention, but the can be fatal to the enjoyment of creative pursuits. If you’ve hit a creative wall, if you have more fabric and notions than inspiration, if all of your quilts are starting to look alike, or if you’ve been quilting for years and feel you have nothing truly unique to show for it, The Slow Stitching Movement is for you!

CLASS:   THIS CLASS IS SOLD OUT This is a class of Mark’s Slow Stitching workshops!  How to write morning process pages from the inside out!  Learn several of Mark’s slow machine sewing techniques.  Practice finding inspiration all around you. How to plan, develop and create your legacy quilt.  Plus, more!

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ADDED LECTURE:  If your well of quilting inspiration has dried up, or you haven’t had a good quilting idea in years, fret no more. Mark will guide you through new places to turn for amazing quilting ideas, with practical examples that will give you motivation and inspiration for better quilting and a happier life. This lecture will open your mind to sources of creative inspiration you may have never considered. Bring along a notebook to jot down every last suggestion you hear.
19 Glenridge Rd
Glenville, NY 12302
Phone: 518-399-0128
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MAY 9:   If your well of quilting inspiration has dried up, or you haven’t had a good quilting idea in years, fret no more. Mark will guide you through new places to turn for amazing quilting ideas, with practical examples that will give you motivation and inspiration for better quilting and a happier life. This lecture will open your mind to sources of creative inspiration you may have never considered. Bring along a notebook to jot down every last suggestion you hear.About Mark Lipinski:
  • International quilt teacher, fabric designer, and creator/former Executive Editor of Quilter’s Home magazine, Mark has been called the “bad boy of quilting” by industry press. His seminars are half quilting, and all stand-up comedy.

Register now and get a free 2015 limited edition Sewing Weekend souvenir pin. Limit one per order.

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MAY 7 and again on MAY 9In our busy, multi-tasking world, the words “quick,” “fast,” and “easy” are the ones that capture our attention, but the can be fatal to the enjoyment of creative pursuits. If you’ve hit a creative wall, if you have more fabric and notions than inspiration, if all of your quilts are starting to look alike, or if you’ve been quilting for years and feel you have nothing truly unique to show for it, The Slow Stitching Movement is for you!About Mark Lipinski:
  • International quilt teacher, fabric designer, and creator/former Executive Editor of Quilter’s Home magazine, Mark has been called the “bad boy of quilting” by industry press. His seminars are half quilting, and all stand-up comedy.

Register now and get a free 2015 limited edition Sewing Weekend souvenir pin. Limit one per order.

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MAY 7:  If you’ve ever wondered why a successful television producer would give up a hefty salary for poverty wages to quilt, this lecture will surprise you. Travel with Mark from his boyhood home in Pittsburgh, to San Francisco, Miami, New York, Chicago and New Jersey to learn how each of these places led him to become the quilt master he is today.

From his first quilts to his most recent work, see how he transformed from a duckling to a swan – and feel better about your own quilting transformation. He’ll bring some of his UFOs and explain why he lost interest in finishing them. Hear what inspires him, and allow his life experience and outlook on the creative process to inspire you.

About Mark Lipinski

  • International quilt teacher, fabric designer, and creator/former Executive Editor of Quilter’s Home magazine, Mark has been called the “bad boy of quilting” by industry press. His seminars are half quilting, and all stand-up comedy.

One evening event attendee will win a Baby Lock Melody and Ott-Lite Marietta Lamp—a $1,894.98 value. No purchase necessary to enter and win.

Register now and get a free 2015 limited edition Sewing Weekend souvenir pin. Limit one per order.

McLEAN, VIRGINIA

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McLean Quilters Unlimited

There may be room for the lecture but there is a waiting list for the Throw Me a Curve class.

10 AM, Tuesday, April 28  CONTACT: Sherry Cowley at sbcowley26@yahoo.com

Fellowship Hall at the Mclean Baptist Church

1637 Chain Bridge Road

McLean, Virginia.

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SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA

Moonlight Quilters Guild of Sonoma County 

May 20 and 23, 2015

Slow LOGO

LECTURE, Tuesday May 20:    In our busy, multi-tasking world, the words “quick,” “fast,” and “easy” are the ones that capture our attention, but the can be fatal to the enjoyment of creative pursuits. If you’ve hit a creative wall, if you have more fabric and notions than inspiration, if all of your quilts are starting to look alike, or if you’ve been quilting for years and feel you have nothing truly unique to show for it, The Slow Stitching Movement is for you!

Class, Saturday May 23 – Simple Simon 

Santa Rosa Quilt Guild 

MAY  21 – 22, 2015

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LECTURE, Monday May 21:  BULL IN A CHINA SHOP LECTURE: If you’ve ever wondered why a successful television producer would give up a hefty salary for poverty wages to quilt, this lecture will surprise you. Travel with Mark from his boyhood home in Pittsburgh, to San Francisco, Miami, New York, Chicago and New Jersey to learn how each of these places led him to become the quilt master he is today.

From his first quilts to his most recent work, see how he transformed from a duckling to a swan – and feel better about your own quilting transformation. He’ll bring some of his UFOs and explain why he lost interest in finishing them. Hear what inspires him, and allow his life experience and outlook on the creative process to inspire you.

Class, Tuesday May 22 – Lemon Cathedral

CONCORD, CALIFORNIA

Guild of Quilters of Contra Costa County

May 18 – 19, 2015

Slow LOGO

LECTURE, Monday May 18: 

In our busy, multi-tasking world, the words “quick,” “fast,” and “easy” are the ones that capture our attention, but the can be fatal to the enjoyment of creative pursuits. If you’ve hit a creative wall, if you have more fabric and notions than inspiration, if all of your quilts are starting to look alike, or if you’ve been quilting for years and feel you have nothing truly unique to show for it, The Slow Stitching Movement is for you!

Class, Tuesday May 19 – Throw Me a Curve Mystery Quilt

Anybody can duplicate someone else’s patchwork pattern. This class will teach you how to take any pattern and rework it so the design becomes 100% your own.  This easy quilt will allow you to learn the basics of “reworking” a pattern and learning to sew curves.

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The Slow Stitching Movement Getaway: SPRING 2015

Begins Next Tuesday

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APRIL 21 -24, 2015

 THANK YOU TO THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES FOR THEIR SUPPORT: 

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Every creative stitcher has an opinion.

Every creative stitcher is on their own unique journey.

Please share with the slow stitching community your personal slow journey, process, projects, thoughts, and opinions in a Slow Stitching Movement podcast.   

To schedule a podcast interview email:  slowstitching@slowstitching.com

Or telephone: (908) 876-1208

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