#2022KonaFoodQuilt
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#2022KonaFoodQuilt {Raffle Open!!!}

Do you remember my Tangerine Peels block that I shared at the end of August? Well, that block and 35 others have been combined together into the #2022KonaFoodQuilt, and the raffle to win the quilt is open through December 4th! Our quilt is a large throw size, 72” square. Each block was created with high quality quilter’s cotton. It’s lined with...

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Night Garden Throw Bonus - 2 Color & Multi
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Night Garden Bonus Quilts & Cyber Monday Deals

I had a lot of fun coming up with bonus quilt design ideas for Night Garden over the weekend, and I'd love to know what you think about what I've decided. I started out with the Night Garden throw size quilts (shown above as a reference). The Night Garden throw size quilt finishes at 66" square. I really love how the...

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Night Garden Throw Multi Fabric Version
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Night Garden & Black Friday Deals

About a year ago, I sat down for a few days and doodled up a bunch of different quilt ideas. Meringue was the first quilt that I made based on those sketches, and I'm about to start working on the next quilt from that design session. I call this design Night Garden, and I think when you see my...

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Gratitude Sale {Now through 11/30/2022}

We all need a LOT less pressure on us at this time of year, so I've decided that I will offer a Gratitude Sale on all of my patterns (I now have 60 in my pattern shop) starting now through the end of November. All of my patterns are marked down 25%. All prices have been adjusted and there...

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2023 Quilter's Planner - Rainbow Radiant Cover
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2023 Quilter’s Planner

It might seem crazy, but I'm already well into planning dates and business goals for 2023. Thankfully, one of my favorite tools to help me stay organized and on track publishes and ships in plenty of time: the Quilter's Planner. For my 2023 Quilter's Planner, I chose the Rainbow Radiant Cover, and I love how bold and bright it is....

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Celebrate My Quilt Submission {QuiltCon 2023 Entries}

Monday was the deadline for entering quilts for consideration to QuiltCon 2023. QuiltCon will be held next year in Atlanta, GA, on February 23-26, 2023. Looking back at the quilts that I have made in the past year, I came up with 4 quilts that I considered for submission. upper row (L-R): Sesen, Sequenced lower row (L-R): Meringue, Garden Peony To be honest, while...

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Flight Path & Friends
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Friend Appreciation Day

My husband and I were part of the small team that designed, built, and flight tested the SpaceShipTwo prototype. Eight years ago today, there was an accident during the fourth rocket powered flight test, and SpaceShipTwo crashed, killing the co-pilot, Mike Alsbury. Even though I had left my job 6 months earlier, I still made sure I was there...

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Curated Quilts - Negative Space
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Curated Quilts: Negative Space

Some stories are linear and easy to follow. And for the most part, this post is about the easy process of submitting an article idea to Curated Quilts for consideration in their upcoming (now published) Negative Space issue. In addition, I also submitted a few quilts for consideration in the Gallery section of the issue, one of which was...

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The Quilt Keeper
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The Quilt Keeper

Just after we had arrived in California, but before our household items had arrived to start unpacking, I was contacted by Azera from The Quilt Keeper. Azera is the communications, advertising, and shipping coordinator for The Quilt Keeper and her mother, Ellen Taurins, is the inventor and patent owner of The Quilt Keeper. Azera was hoping I would be...

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2022 Mid Year Review

Let’s just jump right in and take a look at the goals I set for 2022 and how things are progressing. Host the Planview Quilt Along. - Complete! Teach at QuiltCon 2022. - Due to the Omicron surge, I made the very tough decision to cancel. It was the right choice for me and my family, but it was an excruciating and difficult...

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Coming Soon: #2022MidYearCheckIn

As crazy as it may seem, 2022 is almost halfway over. On July 1st, I'll open the #2022MidYearCheckIn link up party that will run the month of July. I welcome you to take this opportunity to look back and reflect on your year as well, even if you did not join the original #2022PlanningParty link up. So, prepare to take...

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Auribuzz Guest Post

Today on Aurifil's Auribuzz blog, I’m excited to get to share some of my top tips for quilting with you so that you can confidently quilt your version of Meringue or tackle your next quilting project. I did all the quilting for Meringue on my domestic Juki TL-2200 QVP Mini with coordinating 50wt Aurifil thread. I hope there is a...

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2022 Summer Quilt Along

Have you taken part in the Summer Sampler quilt along in years past? This year Faith, Lee, and Katie are pausing and there is not Summer Sampler. However, one of the co-hosts, Katie @swimbikequilt, is offering her own 2022 Summer Quilt Along: a Choose Your Own Adventure Sampler Quilt! If you need a Summer Sampler fix, this quilt along...

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Standing by the Crew Hatch of Space Shuttle Discovery - April 6, 2005
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I’m Featured Today on A Quilter’s Life Podcast

Paula Chamberlain who hosts the A Quilter's Life podcast, reached out to me a few weeks ago, and we were able to schedule a time for an interview. We have all heard that every quilt tells a story, and Paula believes that every quilter has a story. Her goal is to capture details about what inspires and drives the...

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Quilt Pattern Mart 2nd Birthday Celebration

Today, March 17th, is Quilt Pattern Mart's 2nd birthday and to celebrate, QPM is hosting a Feed the People Birthday Party. By donating money to a non-profit food bank or charity with a focus on feeding people, you will get a discount on a bunch of great quilt patterns AND you can enter a giveaway for $50 to spend...

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