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Birthday Week Pattern Sale

Today is my paternal grandmother’s birthday, and my birthday is a bit later this week (on Thursday). Happy Birthday, Grandma! My grandmother offered to hand quilt a twin-size quilt for me to take to college. The only catch was that I had to make the quilt top. She’s the reason I started quilting, and the first quilt that I made means...

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Cozy Home, fish eye photograph of the interior of Wabi-Sabi Overland by Michael Fuchs
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Travel Update

We have officially been living in Wabi-Sabi Overland for over 3 months now, and it definitely feels like home. There are a few things I occasionally want that are impossible to have in our 75-square foot environment (like a place large enough to stretch out my lower back), but there have been solutions to all those desires so far...

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2020 Quilter's Planner Covers
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2020 Quilter’s Planner Pre-Sales Open Today!

There are a lot of exciting changes this year with the 2020 Quilter's Planner (affiliate link) . The featured designer is Karen Lewis and there are 4 covers based on her screen printing that you can choose from. New! Customizations for 2020! The Quilter's Planner will be customizable this year! You will be able to choose: one of 4 covers...

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Quilting in Wabi-Sabi Overland
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Quilting in Wabi-Sabi Overland

The Sparkler Mini Quilt was the first quilt that I needed to baste in order to quilt while traveling in Wabi-Sabi Overland. The entire habitat / living environment is 75 square feet and much of the floor space is taken up by the bed, kitchen, entry, bathroom space, and dinette. There really just isn't a very large flat surface...

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Upcoming Events

Cheryl Brickey of Meadow Mist Designs is back with her 5th annual mystery quilt, called the Mosaic Mystery, kicking off on Thursday, July 4th.  This confident beginner level quilt along is completely free to join and has a relaxed pace with monthly instructions posted on the first Thursday of each month.  All quilt instructions will be posted on the Meadow...

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Sewing on an early test trip in April
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Wabi-Sabi Overland Move In

My husband and I have been living full time in Wabi-Sabi Overland, our custom-built expedition vehicle, since May 11th. In the final week before setting out to travel for the summer, I fully moved my stash and sewing supplies into the habitat, and I have to admit that I was more than pleasantly surprised at the quantity I was...

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2019 Aurifil Artisans

Last week, Aurifil announced their 2019 Aurifil Artisans, and I am thrilled that they are welcoming me back for another (third!) year. With over 250 applications this year, I don't envy the hard work they had to do to select the Artisans this year. It’s an amazingly talented bunch, and it is an honor to be a part of...

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Re-Purposing Aurifil Thread Boxes
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Re-Purposing Aurifil Thread Boxes

As you know, my husband and I are planning to travel and be mobile living in Wabi-Sabi Overland this summer. One of the challenges of living in 75 square feet is storing all the things that we need and want in an organized and tidy manner. For us, being organized really helps us feel cozy, and I am very...

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Shop Update

Just a quick announcement today: due to upcoming travel meaning that I cannot fulfill shipping needs in a timely fashion, I have removed all physical quilts and printed pattern listings from my Quilting Jetgirl Shop and my Quilting Jetgirl Etsy Shop. Thank you for your understanding, and if you would really love a printed pattern, you can reach out to...

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2019: Planning to Stay Connected

Every year I like to set goals for myself and for my brand, Quilting Jetgirl. The challenge with big goals is that sometimes they require financing. This is where Patreon comes in. By signing up as a Quilting Jetgirl Patron, your support will help me stay connected to you! Stay Connected? Life is going to get interesting for me in 2019! At the...

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Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project

Today, I want to share about a huge effort that Carole from My Carolina Home has been organizing: the Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project. In Carole's own words: The Carolina Hurricane Quilt Project is well underway, collecting new and nearly new bed size quilts for the victims of Hurricane Florence and Michael on the North Carolina coast. Just to define the...

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Craftsy Patterns Update

As I am sure you are aware, last Friday, December 28th, Craftsy made some major changes to their online marketplace. The Quilting Jetgirl Craftsy store was one of thousands closed down entirely, and many of the stores that were kept had their selection of patterns reduced drastically. All the patterns you purchased, even if they are no longer available for...

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Craftsy Notice
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Quilting Jetgirl Craftsy Shop Closing

I, along with all designers who have a Craftsy pattern store, received email notification of a change in the Craftsy marketplace on Wednesday. I am one of the many designers whose Craftsy shop will be closed effective on December 28, 2018. Other designers were informed that their shop will remain open, but some of their listings will or may be...

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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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Combinatorics Baby Quilt - In Use
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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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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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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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Greenville Center for Creative Arts
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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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