Sunday, April 7, 2024

Exciting News! My Website is Up and Running! New Classes! QSDS Conference!


Hi there! I've been having loads of fun stitching over these past few months. I really feel like my stitching has taken a whole new turn!

Finally, after much procrastination, I have a very straightforward website up and running. I still need to do some tweaking (adding more artworks to the gallery and captions for said artworks) but most important, you can now see my Online and In-Person Class schedules. I will always post a flyer of the most recent online class offerings and a place where you can click for printable PDFs. You can also plan ahead as I have the list of upcoming classes through 2024 along with the dates. Registration times will be announced closer to class start dates. To get to my new website- go to

I'm excited to let you know that you can take a whole week's worth of IN PERSON classes with me at Quilt and Surface Design Symposium (QSDS) in Columbus, Ohio! I'll be teaching Stitch Play from Monday, May 27 to Friday May 31 and my much beloved Talisman Pouch class on June 1 and 2.

For more information on these classes and how to register, please click this link.

Stained Glass Doily patch using Surface Darning. Each optional kit will come with a vintage hand-dyed doily from Artistic Artifacts.

Registration for Visible Mending Stories-- my mid-June Online (Zoom) offering starts tomorrow, April 8, 2024 at 10:00 AM Eastern USA time (check the time in Washington DC). You MUST email me at to register. After reviewing the choices on, for this class, please specify the class section and if you want an optional kit. I am only offering a limited supply of 40 kits for this class (one per student) due to time constraints. Cost is $40 plus shipping and I am willing to ship international.

Reverse Applique Window patch with Boro-Style Stitching

In this new class, we'll follow up on the original Intro to Visible Mending workshop with a focus on creating elaborate patches that can then be arranged on a fabric base to tell a visual story or applied to clothing to enhance and mend.

Free-form patch with couching, needle lace, beads and sea glass Shisha attachment

Patches will include Stained Glass Doily or Lace patch, a multi-layered Reverse Applique Window patch, Free-form patch with couching, needle lace, beads and Shisha-style attachment of sea glass, Woven Donut and Ruching patch and a Peekaboo hinged door patch.

Hope you'll consider joining me! Again-- here is the link to the information.

Thursday, February 1, 2024

Julie B. Booth's March 2024 Zoom Class: Stitch Focus: Buttonhole/Blanket Stitch

Angela R.: Blanket Stitch Patterns- Starfish

It's been a while since I posted about upcoming classes so I wanted to remind folks that I have a Zoom 3-session hand stitching class coming up this March called Stitch Focus: Buttonhole/Blanket Stitch. Registration for this class is ongoing (started in December 2023). I still have spaces in all three class sections below, though the Sunday and Tuesday classes are getting closer to being full. The Wednesday evening class section needs at least four more students to run so West coast USA, Hawaii and's an opportunity for you to help make that class a go.

Liz-Anne P.: Exploring stitching on cheesecloth

Here is the class information. All classes are on Zoom and time is Eastern Standard Time (Washington DC):

Tuition: $100. Supply list available upon request. 

To register: Email me at

All class sections are recorded and remain available to students for 2 months after the last class session.

Sunday Class Section (3:00-5:30 PM): March 3 Meet and Greet (optional). Class sessions: March 10, 17, 24

Tuesday Class Section (10:00 AM-12:30 PM): March 5 Meet and Greet (optional). Class sessions: March 12, 19, 26

Wednesday Class Section (6:30-9:00 PM): March 6 Meet and Greet (optional). Class sessions: March 13, 20, 27

Please enjoy the stitched pieces created by students in the November 2022 class!

MaryAnne L.: Layering lines of stitch

So what is Stitch Focus: Buttonhole/Blanket Stitch? It's an opportunity for you to dive in deep and explore the possibilities that this stitch has to offer. We will explore the gamut from the very basics of creating different types of lines with the stitch... what I call "Stitch Analysis", learning a list of ways the stitch parts can be altered for different effects, Couching with the stitch, arranging multiple lines of stitch, building patterns with repetition and arrangement of stitched units, and coming off the surface with needle laces, edgings and dimensional versions of the stitch. 

Lisa C.: Exploring patterns and pattern units

During the 2.5 hour class sessions, we will begin Stitch Samplers to explore the above concepts. Students will keep a Stitch Journal for weekly Journal Prompts/Exercises and for planning work. I will also offer a selection of weekly Stitch Challenges for students to further explore and develop their own original works. 

Lois R.: Exploring patterns

Judy P.: Journaling and Stitch Challenge using a photograph

If this sounds like something you'd like to do...please EMAIL ME at to register.

Betsy M: Stitch Challenge: Combining pattern elements from her surroundings.

Elaine G.: Inspired by bleached fabric shapes.

Leslie E.: Inspired by shibori fabric

MaryAnne L.: Needle laces

Myania M.: Needle laces and dimensional stitches

Judy P.: Hibiscus: Fabric collage with stitching

Karen D.: Needle laces and loopy fringes.

Thanks and hope you'll join me!-- Julie