I met Sheila Christensen when I participated in the Cotton Cuts mystery charity quilt in 2017. While Sheila, who lives in New Zealand and blogs at Mystery Quilter, loves creating Mystery Quilts, she also owns a quilt shop, teaches, and is also now an author. Today, I am looking forward to introducing you to her first book, Quilts with...
When I had the opportunity to film 2 segments of Fresh Quilting in June of 2017, I also had the good fortune to get to meet Sylvia Schaefer from Flying Parrot Quilts in person. Sylvia was flying in and setting up to film the day after I filmed and we had a bit of time to chat before I...
Kelly from My Quilt Infatuation is celebrating the publication of her book, Stash Statement, today! (Psst, I hear she has a giveaway or two on her blog, so you probably don't want to miss it.) Also, be sure to visit Stash Statement publisher Martingale as well. Stash Statement (Amazon, Etsy) (non-affiliate links) contains instructions for an easy introduction into improvisation and it is...
When my friend Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs told me that she was working on a book proposal with Paige from Quilted Blooms, I started looking forward to this blog post. Today it is my extreme pleasure, honor, and privilege to tell you about Modern Plus Sign Quilts, the book written by Cheryl Brickey and Paige Alexander as part...
Registration for the 2018 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop officially opens today! If you have been blogging less than 3 years and are interested, visit any of the 2018 co-hosts listed below for all the details you need to sign up: Beth from Cooking Up Quilts
Jen from Dizzy Quilter
Tish from Tish n’ Wonderland
Sandra from mmm! Quilts I look forward to following...
It has been such an honor to co-host the New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop for 3 years (2015, 2016, and 2017). I am so grateful to Beth from Cooking up Quilts, Jen from Dizzy Quilter, Tish from Tish n' Wonderland, and Sandra from mmm! Quilts for co-hosting the event in 2018. If you have been blogging less than 3 years,...
I am really excited to share more about Christa Watson's (Christa Quilts) debut fabric line, Modern Marks, for Benartex with you today. I had a pleasure of getting to work with a selection of Christa's Modern Marks a few months ago. Before I talk about my experience using Modern Marks, I want to share what the full fabric line...
I was asked to participate in a little tour of makers to showcase some of the quilt blocks featured in Art Gallery Fabrics tutorial series by Sharon from Color Girl Quilts. AGF has a YouTube channel where you will find video playlists that showcase their different fabric collections, industry show recaps, quilting and sewing tutorials, and the focus of this particular blog tour,...
Welcome and thanks for stopping by to visit during this road rally through the latest issue of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks. You have wound your way over to me in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains in Central California, where I live with my husband and cat named Puppy. Have you had an opportunity to drive Highway 1 along...
Every release day for a quilt that has been crafted, refined, and created in secret is exciting, but there is something extra special about the Quilt Theory Collection 3 release for Fall 2017. Let me introduce you to my quilt design for Collection 3: Pulsing Plus. First, let's talk some details. Pulsing Plus is charm pack (5-inch square) friendly. It...
Today, I am really excited to share about a new book by Maria Shell: Improv Patchwork. When getting to know more about Maria and her goals for writing Improv Patchwork, I was especially struck by her statement:
The techniques in this book are designed to empower you to stitch without knowing where it may lead.
The book itself is broken into...
Have you ever wanted to quilt an orange peel motif but wondered how you would do it without starting, stopping, and needing to bury lots of threads? That is just one of connections that Making Connections, a new free motion quilting book by Dorie Hruska, makes! I was immediately drawn into Dorie's writing style and teaching method because she encourages...
I am so excited to be wrapping up the Quilt Theory Collection 2 blog hop today! Our goal at Quilt Theory is to create simple and modern quilt patterns, and we design collections of patterns printed on small cards and one-page PDFs. As a group, we have become a strong team as we worked through writing, testing, editing, and...
I am popping in with just a few quick notes today. Congratulations to Becky (@beclee101), the winner of the Needle and Foot Giveaway! I hope you will think of Bernie's Needle and Foot Etsy shop the next time you are looking for fabric online.
Welcome to the last stop on the Springtime Blog Hop Celebration of Bernie from Needle and Foot's new venture into selling fabric in her Etsy shop! In December, my online friend and fellow Californian, Bernie reached out to me to let me know she was expanding her Etsy shop to carry fabric. I was excited to hear of her growth and...
Occasionally, the Fat Quarter Shop puts out free exclusive quilt patterns. To celebrate the release of their newest pattern and video for Layer Cake Pop, I agreed to make a quilt using the quilt pattern. This is my first time participating in a Fat Quarter Shop blog hop, and I have to admit that my curiosity on participation won out over...
Welcome to the third and final day of the Cloud9 New Block Blog Hop! Today’s group is being hosted by Stephanie @Late Night Quilter.
Wednesday, September 14th
Host: Stephanie @Late Night Quilter
Kathy @Kathys Kwilts and More
Paige @Quilted Blooms
Mary @Strip Quilts Pass it On
Allison @Woodberry Way
Seven @The Concerned Craft
Olusola @Alice Samuel’s Quilt Co.
Ann @Brown Paws Quilting
Jodie @Persimmon + Pear
Vicki @Orchid Owl Quilts
Kitty @Night Quilter
Francine @Mocha Wild...
Welcome to the second day of the Cloud9 New Block Blog Hop! Today’s group is being hosted by Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs.
Tuesday, September 13th
Host: Cheryl @Meadow Mist Designs
Miranda @I Have Purple Hair
Jennifer @The Inquiring Quilter
Sarah @123 Quilt
Leanne @Devoted Quilter
Jen @Patterns By Jen
Jennifer @RV Quilting
Sharon @Yellow Cat Quilt Designs
Jen @A Dream and A Stitch
Jen @Faith and Fabric
Carole @Carole Lyles Shaw
Two weeks from today (Monday, September 12th) the Cloud9 sponsored New Block Hop will be kicking off! This fun hop is an extension to our 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop that wrapped up in July. We have almost 70 participants in this hop and they will each be presenting a tutorial for a new 12" (finished) block using 5...
I am having such a hard time believing that this is the final week of the 2016 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop! I hope you are as excited as I am to get to meet the next 4 members of my hive, The Sewcial Network, today:
Jennifer @Dizzy Quilter
Seven @The Concerned Craft
Mary @Made By Marney
Amanda @Quiltologie If you have time, please also visit...