QuiltCon Charity Quilt Tiny Piecing 24 Inch Finished Star
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Life

Sewing with Mom

My parents came out to visit at the end of September / beginning of October. For the first few days, my dad helped my husband with some wiring gremlins on our Wabi-Sabi Overland project while my mom and I got some sewing done together. Specifically, my mom signed up to be a part of an individual group as part of...

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Quilting Jetgirl Newsletter

While I am working hard behind the scenes to bring you even more exciting new content and news next week (the beginning of October is going to be busy!!), I just wanted to mention my Quilting Jetgirl Newsletter (<-- follow the link to see the past issues, if you would like to sample them before signing up!). I send out a...

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Life

Technical Editing

As many of you have been starting to notice, I have been doing more industry "behind the scenes" kind of work as a technical editor. It is a very natural combination of my technical / engineering background and love for quilting, and I am really loving the work. When I talk with my former engineering co-workers, instead of saying I...

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August Quilty Box
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Life, Review

August Quilty Box

I had the opportunity to receive the August Quilty Box for review, and I have to admit that I was excited to see how this subscription box works! Quilty Box is a monthly subscription box of fun quilting supplies. Each month, 4 or more products (fabric, patterns, thread, or notions) are included. The retail value of the products in the box is...

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Modern Quilting Decisions {Machine Quilting Unlimited}

In February, I was contacted by Kit Robinson, the Editor for Machine Quilting Unlimited about featuring my quilt Downstream in an upcoming issue of MQU. We worked out an agreement and Downstream was featured in the May/June 2018 issue of MQU. A few weeks after finalizing all the details for Downstream, Kit wrote again with a proposal to write...

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Flags for Sue
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Life, Quilts

Flags for Sue

On Wednesday, Alycia shared that her Quilts of Valor group is collecting flag blocks to honor Sue, a QOV member who recently passed away. The tribute that Alycia wrote about Sue is moving, and I wanted to get up and start sewing before I finished reading the post. While I had a few other things I needed to accomplish first,...

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Life

Quilting Community Update

Yesterday, I learned about the Instagram account @stitchersforunitedfamilies, which is hosting an Instagram based quilt auction July 9-13 to benefit RAICES and the immigrant and refugee families in crisis. This account is operated by @katebasti and @ohsewbrooke. I have posted the bidding rules below, and if you are interested, please visit @stitchersforunitedfamilies to place a bid. 1. Bidding begins on Monday, July 9 at 10am...

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Wayward Transparency Quilting for a Friend
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Life

A little of this and that…

When my oldest niece was about 3 years old, she and I were playing together and one of the phrases she used a lot at the time was, "This is this and that is that." As I was trying to come up with a name for this post, that memory popped to mind and I thought that a little...

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Color Responses, Part Two

Thanks to everyone who voted in the comments or purchased a copy of the Mod Star Tree quilt pattern and Transparent Ribbons quilt pattern. I wanted to share a quick tally of how the color choices were distributed in the comments, in the purchases, and combined overall. The differences in the Mod Star Tree pattern were very subtle. The cover...

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Life, Teaching

Teaching and Time Off Recap

I had a family trip to Tennessee planned for last week, and with the help of my mom and the support of Kathy, the owner of Spring Creek Quilts, I was also able to teach a morning and afternoon class of Wayward Transparency last Thursday. I really enjoyed getting to spend time teaching about transparency and the Wayward Transparency pattern, and...

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Review: Free-Motion Designs for Allover Patterns

Occasionally I am contacted by C&T Publishing with an opportunity to review a book, and in return I offer to write a blog post with my honest reactions and thoughts. Today, I am sharing about Free-Motion Designs for Allover Patterns (affiliate link). The book includes over 75 designs from Natalia Bonner, Christina Cameli, Jenny Carr Kinney, Laura Lee Fritz,...

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Life

Pattern Drop: 2018 Designers

Back in November I told you about Pattern Drop, a new digital pattern of the month club. Earlier in February, Pattern Drop announced their 2018 designer lineup: (The exclusive note = Patterns that are brand new and not available for sale elsewhere.) I am thrilled to have been asked to contribute with so many designers that I admire. In fact, many...

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Yvonne @Quilting Jetgirl February 2018
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Discussion, Life

Social Media Honesty

Last year I was thrilled to be asked to be a part of the QuiltCon crew. Most of the crew (like me) are volunteers, sort of like Super Volunteers (which are volunteers who take on 16 or more hours at any QuiltCon) but on steroids: the crew officially starts with a meeting the Monday before QuiltCon and typical hours...

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Paper Piecing Tip
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Life, QuiltCon 2018

Thursday Things

I have been paper piecing a lot recently. I designed a block that uses paper piecing (my first design using the technique) that you'll see in April, and the quilt I am working on this week uses paper piecing. I thought I'd share the paper piecing tip or strategy that I came up with this week that has made...

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