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Life

Final Sale Announcement: Handmade with Love Super Bundle

Last November, I was honored to contribute to the Handmade with Love Super Bundle through Ultimate Bundles. With contributors like Alison Glass, it was really awesome to be included in the grouping. The bundle is on it's final sale days before it goes away forever. Handmade with Love Super Bundle Quick Facts: Final Sale Dates: Tuesday, November 13th at 12am ET to...

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Tips and Tutorials Festival

Fall 2018 Tips and Tutorials Festival {Linkup!}

Welcome to the Fall 2018 Tips and Tutorials Festival! The Festival runs bi-annually and I am lucky to co-host the event with Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs. I hope that you have fun learning some great new tips and tutorials! Fall 2018 Tips and Tutorials Festival Details Submissions close at 11:59 PM Eastern on Friday, November 16th. There will be 2 categories...

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Block Tutorials

Combinatorics {Introductory Tutorial}

Last July (2017), I shared the Combinatorics Mini Quilt. Then, at the end of September, I shared the Combinatorics: Paper Airplanes and Stars baby quilt. I have finally had a bit of time to pull some of my testing together and today I am looking forward to explaining more about what I mean by Combinatorics and share a fun block...

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Vintage Quilt – Finished Quilting / Quilting Details
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Quilts

Vintage Quilt {Client Quilting Complete}

As always, after sharing about Working with a Vintage Quilt Top last week, there are many great suggestions in the comments of the post, so be sure to go back and check them out or bookmark that post in case you find yourself in a similar situation in the future! My client was able to get all the tucks...

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Curves Forever - Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II – Curves Forever

Welcome to the first week of sewing from the Splendid Sampler 2 book! The free sew along is over, where 20 of the blocks from the Splendid Sampler 2 were shared for free. Beginning today, the pace is really going to increase. Each week from The Splendid Sampler blog you will be able to: Tour the four design team websites...

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Combinatorics Baby Quilt - In Use
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Life

Combinatorics Baby Quilt Snuggles

I am glad that we held the baby shower where I gifted the Combinatorics: Paper Airplanes and Stars baby quilt for my friends in late September; baby boy arrived just over a week after the shower and a little over three weeks early. Baby socks and shoes are some of my favorite items: they are so cute when they are...

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Quilts for Mercy Hospital
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Life

Quilts for Mercy Hospital

This post serves a dual purpose: the most important being to let you know that Bernie from Needle and Foot is collecting lap size quilts to give to her local hospital, Mercy Hospital, to comfort dying patients. If you are inclined to donate quilts, as I was moved to do, please visit Bernie to have her explain all about...

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Life

Pattern Drop {Flash Sale}

I have a quick note today to let you know that the Pattern Drop once a year sale is happening today! If you have hesitated on purchasing anything from Pattern Drop (like my October pattern, Flight Path), use the code NOVEMBER at checkout for 25% off anything in the Pattern Drop shop--patterns, batting, curved piecing templates, a bit of fabric, copies...

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Tips and Tutorials Festival

Fall 2018 Tips and Tutorials Festival {Rules and Prizes}

I hope that you are getting as excited as Cheryl (Meadow Mist Designs) and I am about the upcoming Tips and Tutorials Festival! The festival will open for links to tutorials on Monday, November 12th. Festival Rules Submissions open at Midnight Eastern on Monday, November 12th, and close at 11:59 PM Eastern on Friday, November 16th. There will be 2...

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People Like Us Do Things Like This
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Discussion

Book Review {This is Marketing by Seth Godin}

If you've been following me for a while, you have heard me mention Seth Godin before. However, if this is your first introduction to Seth, I am excited to be the one to introduce you. He publishes a blog post every day. Every day. I'll pause and let that sink in for a moment. Seth is eloquent, kind, and deeply invested...

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Vintage Quilt - Potential Solution
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Quilts

Working with a Vintage Quilt Top

Sometimes, the right person steps into your life at the right time. Serendipity in moments like those has been something I have been savoring over the past few weeks. A local woman, a friend of a friend, approached me about quilting a vintage quilt for her. We bartered for payment, and in return I am getting a meditation session...

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Central Park Block
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2018 Aurifil BOM

2018 Aurifil BOM – October

Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill (Whole Circle Studio) is the designer of the October Aurifil block, Central Park, and I spent quite a bit of time debating if I could add another green block to my collection. Since the block is inspired by Central Park in New York City, I decided it clearly had to be green. I took the block out to the park...

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Radio Waves - Splendid Sampler II Block
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Splendid Sampler II

Splendid Sampler II – Radio Waves

Today the Splendid Sampler II sew-along block is designed by none other than Pat Sloan. (Pat Sloan and Jane Davidson are the co-authors of Splendid Sampler and Splendid Sampler 2.) Radio Waves comes together quickly and I used the larger pieces within the block as places to feature more of the fun prints I selected. I am very happy with how...

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Greenville Center for Creative Arts
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Life

Textiles Exhibit {Greenville Center for Creative Arts}

Today I am wrapping up my recap of my time in Greenville, South Carolina. Cheryl (Meadow Mist Designs), Cindy (Hyacinth Quilt Designs), and I met for lunch at Handi Indian Restaurant in downtown Greenville on Monday. I am spoiled to have an amazing Japanese, Thai, Mediterranean, and local German bakery in my home town, so the chance to have...

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Life

Interview for Pattern Drop

I'm just popping in with a quick note today to encourage you to visit the Pattern Drop blog. Katie (Pattern Drop) had a lovely mix of interview questions for me and I think there are likely some new nuggets of information there for those of you who know me well. Since I shared my answer in the interview, I'd love to know your...

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Stash Acquisitions - Solids
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Fabric

Stash Acquisitions

Continuing the recap from my time in Greenville, South Carolina... To unwind together on Saturday evening after a full day of teaching (me) and sewing (Cheryl), we watched Christopher (The Tattooed Quilter)'s recent webinar for the MQG: Perfecting the Perfect Flat Lay (note that the webinar link only works if you are an MQG member and logged into the MQG website)....

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Greenville MQG Group Photo
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Teaching

Triangle Transparency Workshop with Greenville MQG

It's hard to believe that one week ago I was teaching my Triangle Transparency Workshop to the Greenville MQG. I shared tips, and tricks for creating transparency in quilts, how I think through quilting decisions, and the difference between a transparency quilt versus a monochromatic quilt in my lecture on Friday night. Because the Greenville MQG meets in a local...

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Pansy Challenge Mini Quilt
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2018 Finished Quilts

Pansy Challenge {Mini Quilt}

I just returned home from Greenville, South Carolina, where I had the pleasure of spending time with the Greenville Modern Quilt Guild for a lecture and workshop. My good friend, Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs, is part of the guild and I had the pleasure of staying with her while I was there. Because I was flying coast to...

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Giveaway

Curated Quilts 2019 Calendar {Giveaway}

I am honored to have my quilt, Sunburst, featured in the 2019 Curated Quilts Wall Calendar. I think it looks beautiful as the December quilt! To celebrate the fact that the 8" x 14" 2019 Curated Quilts Wall Calendar is now shipping, I have 2 of the calendars to giveaway that I can ship anywhere in the US. You know I...

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Tips and Tutorials Festival

Announcing the Fall 2018 Tips and Tutorials Festival

Mark your calendars! Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs and I are excited to announce that we are co-hosing the Fall 2018 Tips and Tutorials Festival in November. The goal of the Tips and Tutorials Festival is to share and celebrate all the wonderful online tutorials that the quilting community has created recently. You can submit up to 4 tutorials during the Fall...

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