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Any class can be ordered as a pattern/workbook.

Price is $12 plus $6.95 shipping, California residents add 7¼ percent sales tax.
Order from:
Linda Ballard & Co.

22526 Bridlewood Lane
Palo Cedro, CA 96073

You may order by phone.
Simply call (530) 547-3461 between 9am and 5pm Pacific time.

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Linda's Update

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Hi Everyone, March 2020

Welcome to the fall Let’s Quilt newsletter from me, Linda Ballard & Co. I can’t believe it’s time to be thinking about the fall retreats, seems like we’re just getting into spring. But like all businesses, we’re always thinking ahead, plotting and planning and trying to keep the momentum going. I hope you can find time to participate in at least one of the options I’m offering …. Remember, the retreats are more than just a quilt to make, that’s only part of it …. it’s about fellowship, food, laughter, merriment and treating YOURSELF to something that’s just for you! As short as the fall schedule is let’s see if I can’t make something happen for you!

My schedule since the last mailing has been busy and that’s a good thing! What this says is you still like what I do …. In the way of classes/retreats/cruises. I work hard to make everything appealing to you and I most certainly thank you for the support. Here is a brief recap of what’s happened since end of summer ….

  • I’ve seen many guilds throughout the state, some are first timers for me and some are repeaters. If you see me on Facebook, you known I’ve been flying a bit … always posting when I’m at the terminal and if I remember, photos of the guilds/conferences workshop. Classes and retreats both for Let’s Quilt Retreats and private retreats. Love, love, love when I get to head up a private retreat …. So much fun!
  • Right now, I’m concentrating on my 15th quilting cruise, this is the first time that Let’s Quilt is sponsoring it. I’m pleased to say the response has been tremendous, and it’s so appreciated that quilters and non-quilters are wanting to join in! I have a great person working for me, hats off to Janette at Avanti Travel in Redding. And who can forget my other cohort, Jill Schumacher who has been there helping behind the scenes as well as being one of the teachers ….. yes, it’s going to be a great adventure! Where are we going? We’re doing a 9-night cruise, New England to Canada at the end of August into the first of September. No, it’s not dubbed as a ‘fall foliage’ cruise, but who knows …. Colors might be plentiful! I’m so excited as there will-be ports I haven’t been to; I can hardly wait! If you’re interested there’s always room ….. you can take classes or not, totally up to you. I can share that we’ll have a conference room to sew in, that means machines stay in the room and sewing will be available other than class times. It’s a win-win situation!
  • I’m also excited to share that I’ll be presenting a retreat to the Island Park, ID quilters this coming June ….. this will be so much fun. I’m thrilled they’ve asked me to come and share my talents with them for 3 days …. Quilters it’s going to be a blast!

Upcoming events you might be interested in:

  • July – BJ’s Festival of Classes in Bend, OR (oh boy) …. Moonlighters Retreat in Oroville is happening …. On the road to offer a Let’s Quilt Retreat in Brookings, OR, as well as a one-day class (class still has openings in both events) …. Home enough to do laundry and then more classes
  • August – Shady Cove, OR. (ladies this is a big year for all of us!), they are such a great bunch, we’re going to have soooooo much fun! …. Then off to Fresno, CA for another one of the Fresno Retreats (what great group of people) …. Home only to change gears and off to Harmony Ridge Lodge for a private retreat …. Some classes in and around then my Let’s Quilt Retreat in Grass Valley, CA a private retreat with a super bunch of ladies …. Next a few days with the VQG in Yuba City, CA (my secondary guild) …. More classes in and around the north state and then the CRUISE!
  • September – I have my 25th annual retreat in Mammoth Lakes, CA (always a fun time) …. Let’s Quilt Retreat at Harmony Ridge Lodge (hope you can come, you’ll love it) and Colusa. …. Quilt shops in and around the north state
  • October - Weaverville retreat for Let’s Quilt …. Classes galore everywhere …. Off to Santa Rosa quilt guild (so looking forward to coming) …. Private retreat … off to Houston Quilt Festival to teach (look for me on Friday thru Sunday), I have some great classes you’re going to love to take!
  • November- after teaching in Houston, possibly I’ll squeeze in one more retreat but watch the calendar for information. Classes and keeping busy finishing up the year of teaching

December – of course that’s my time for family and friends. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  • Looking into 2021 ….. big things happening I’m sure …. Watch your emails and my calendar for more information

Family, you always want to know what’s happening …. here is the latest:

Dave – he’s such a good guy to me, he’s always there to help me with my workbooks (even if he doesn’t want to), listen to me explain why this or that needs to be changed and does it in the long run. He’s beginning to slow down, so I encourage him to stay somewhat busy. Yes, I try not to push too much!

Jim and family – the big news with him and his family is they’ll be moving to Bend, OR this coming June! You could have blown me over with a feather when we got the news. This is so great for us CA family members, it’s only 5-6 hours away verses 12 hours away. I can see more trips to see the grandkids (Blake is 13 and Elle is 8) ….. we have missed out on a few things only seeing them once a year. Jim will be with a medical group still specializing in his field …. Courtney will be setting up the home and being the ‘go too’ person. They are excited, we wish them all the luck in the world. Hey, anyone want to buy a custom home in Draper, Utah? It’s maybe 4 years old ….. beautiful and very spacious.

Cheri – well she’s just over the moon knowing the family is coming to Bend…. Plotting trips for sure! She’s still at the hotel, not to long ago she celebrated her 20th year there (where did that time go). Her 4-legged family members are always keeping her busy and she LOVES them to pieces.

For myself, it’s all about the quilting whether I’m designing or sewing or buying fabric. I can’t seem to get enough of it! I only hope I can keep coming up with new ideas. I love the traveling still, not unhappy at all about flying …. I know you have to just roll with what the airlines/time schedules/delays. I’ve held steady with the eyes and that’s a good report. After all the annuals for the various parts to my body, I’m actually in very good health …. Oh yea for me!!!

I want to address the Corona virus situation and my cruise this coming August. Many of us heard through the news media we should not be involved in crowds, airlines or on cruise ships. This has made many people readjust their plans for travel. For my cruise as of this writing, we are going forward as there’s 5 months before we embark. I have complete faith in my travel agent, she will guide us to do the right thing for our cruise. Please feel free to contact Avanti Travel with your questions or concerns. Now, looking to the future ….. I’m planning another cruise for 2022 ….. right now, it’s up in the air exactly where, but barring all health issues in the world, I’m looking at Europe. That’s all I can say as the ships have not posted any cruises that far into the future. I’m excited and will let you know ASAP so you can start arranging your calendar and finances.

I still have lots of products to sell to you ….new rulers to make sewing on a line easier (that’s for me), glue and an applicator for liquid to flatten your seam (very cool items). My ‘wares’ are plentiful so all you have to do is ask what’s in my bags! If you need anything, you just call or email me and I’ll be happy to take care of you …. ok, so will Dave …. he’s the one who’s home more than me and he LOVES quilters!

Finally, before I close, you know I have to say Thank You for all your support both at classes and my retreats. Many have started with me as retreaters and then proceeded to start their own retreats, but know I’m not going anywhere ... I love that you support me and I hope to see you in the future.