Through innovation and a passion for creation, Eleanor Burns revolutionized the process by which quilts are made. She cast off the shackles of scissors and templates for a more visceral approach that combines the ripping and stripping of fabric with an assembly-line approach to sewing. The new process brought an exciting speed to an activity once known for taking months and causing anyone who attempted it to grow a 4-foot beard. To spread the word and bolster the quilting community, she released her first book, Make a Quilt in a Day––Log Cabin Pattern.
Thirty years and 100 quilt books and patterns later, she continues to promote the art of the quilt and to improve the efficiencies of quilt construction. Along with a staff of fellow seamstresses, she began Quilt in a Day to further spread her message through simple and social classes filled with thorough and accurate instruction. Beginners can register for classes or attend a demo day, where refreshments fuel entertainment and scraps of fabric fly.
Every morning, the lotus flower surfaces from the murky water and unfurls its brilliant petals in the sun?s warmth. This image of a lotus flower blooming on the sign outside A Rich Experience Massage & Wellness Spa hints at this process of perpetual renewal. The spa's team attempts to help patrons blossom, drawing out inner beauty in minimalist rooms to help create a calm and peaceful atmosphere.
During skincare treatments, the staff's medical aesthetician analyzes facial features before refreshing them with products from Botanical Science. Muscles purr smoothly under the hands of a licensed massage therapist, who, unlike an Olympic gymnastics coach, uses pressure to relieve tension.
Chuao Chocolatier creates signature morsels from fresh, natural ingredients. Decadent chocolate concoctions form Chuao's adventurous ChocoPods with uncanny flavors like chipotle and salt-tinged Firecrackers that crack and explode with mouth-tingling popping candy ($12 for 12); Spicy Maya chocolates with dark chocolate, pasilla chilis, cayenne peppers, and cinnamon ($12 for 12); Modena Matchboxes filled with strawberry and balsamic caramel ($6 for 6); and Candela Matchboxes stuffed with spicy macadamia praline ($6 for 6). The chocolatier's chocolate tour also extends to the miniature affections of nine dark-chocolate bonbons and truffles packaged together in the Tease box ($18) and full-out chocolate bars like the Panko Chocolate Bar Set, a three-pack of dark-chocolate bars with toasted panko bread crumbs and sea salt ($18).
Founded in 1980, Music Mart has been serving San Diego's musical instrument needs for over 30 years. Now with Music Mart Online, our inventory of unique and boutique gear is available for viewing and purchasing worldwide. From sticks and strings to one-of-a-kind instruments, we have it all! Our collection of instruments and
Missus Potts specializes in funneling creativity through the fingertips. In an airy purple and turquoise room, families can gather their supplies and unleash their imaginations on a piece of pottery. Tall bookshelves support a selection of plates, mugs, flowerpots, and figurines. Artists grab their favorite piece, find a spot at a table, and let the 70 available paint colors flow, drawing everything from lost Picassos to storybook scenes onto their 3D canvases. When the artwork is complete, a studio worker will fire the clay piece, encasing it in a hardened glaze to ensure the paint lasts as long as it is cherished.
The Welburn Gourd Farm is the largest supplier of quality, organic hard-shell gourds in the USA, producing over 375,000 gourds each year.
We specialize in canteen and bottle (Hawaiian Ipu) varieties. Free Video Tutorials are offered in our newsletter, plus special offers and discounts!