Naomi S Adams Austin Quilter of Killer Bee Designs

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2009

Posted 3/3/09


Sake barrels, courtesy wikipedia and Dan Smith, photographer. First, aren’t these sake barrels beautiful?   Just amazing inspiration.

Second, have you heard of ? Go and check it out! If you are a quilt guild or a quilt teacher, you’ll want to see what’s going on. It is Ami Simms’ new project to link quilting teachers with quilt shops, guilds and others wanting to employ a quilt teacher.  I happen to have acquired a last name beginning with “A”, so you’ll see me listed at the very top! Teachers, if you are one of the first 100 to sign up, your annual subscription is only $15 for the first year. What’s not to love?
Would you like to make it easier for your guild to bring in speakers? Tell your program chair about They can find information about local, regional, national, and international teachers all in one place. Each teacher has her/his own web page with a photo, home town, a list of their specialties, the types of presentations they offer, a biography, and sometimes even testimonials from students and others.

For just $15 a year (that’s only $1.25 a month) your program chair can download a Teacher Fact Sheet for every teacher on the web site and save hours and hours of time searching on the Internet for the information they need to bring teachers to your guild for exciting and informative programs. These Teacher Fact Sheets have expanded contact information, fees and expenses, lodging requirements, contract preferences, experience, and more. It’s all in a standardized format and all on ONE PAGE for easy comparisons. Your program chair can create a reference book that will help your guild now and all year long.

With your guild’s subscription your guild will also be listed on so that people who move to (or travel to) your community can find YOU! It’s a great resource you can be a part of right now.

What a great resource, Ami. Thanks!

Dougherty Arts School Summer Class

Wednesday, May 14th, 2008

Posted 5/14/08


Sign up for some summer creative fun at the Dougherty Arts School in Austin, TX!

Principles of Color and Design for Art Quilting
Instructor: Naomi S. Adams

Explore the principles of color theory and design (balance, proportion, contrast, rhythm, emphasis and unity) and how to use them in art quilt compositions. Using creative design exercises, investigate how colors interact with each other and how to make color work for your artwork. Basic sewing skills needed. Sewing machine needed for selected sessions.

Session 1: Saturday 6/7 and 6/14, 10 am-1 pm OR
Session 2: Saturday 7/19 and 7/26 10 am-1 pm


To register, please call the Dougherty Arts School at 974-4040. For questions, please email Naomi at