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Life

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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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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Modern Plus Sign Quilts
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Life

Modern Plus Sign Quilts

I am so thrilled for my good friends Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs and Paige from Quilted Blooms: their book, Modern Plus Sign Quilts, is published! Cheryl shared a flip through the book on her Instagram account a few days ago. Click on the image below to watch and listen to her video! Every time I look through the book...

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The Creativity Project {Week #5}

Have you noticed a theme in my blog posts recently? Connection. Well, here's another connection to add to the list. I met Kim Soper who blogs at Leland Ave Studios through the 2015 New Quilt Bloggers Blog Hop (the link takes you to Kim's introduction post for the blog hop). Kim created the stunning Lincoln quilt, which won first place...

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Half-Square Headlines
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Half-Square Headlines

In 2014, I joined the New Quilt Bloggers blog hop hosted by Beth from plum and june. During the hop, I met Michelle Bartholomew. I was drawn to her style and aesthetic, and I was fascinated by her beautiful photography. It has been my pleasure to work with and get to know Michelle better when she asked me to participate...

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Life, Linky Party

2018 Goal Setting & Linkup Reminder!

Just a quick reminder that the #2018PlanningParty linkup closes tonight at midnight Eastern. There are a lot of really great sponsored prizes available to win if you link up, so if you want to participate, you still have time! Also, I wrote a blog post about using the 2018 Quilter's Planner to do my 2018 Yearly Goal planning that you might...

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Fresh Quilting
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Life, MQG Event (Modern Quilt Guild)

Fresh Quilting Episode 206

This is just a quick note to say that the second segment I filmed for Fresh Quilting begins airing later today! Learn how to create special effects through design or using big stitches on Fresh Quilting episode 206. It airs on the Fresh Quilting website starting at noon on Friday, December 29, 2017, and runs for 7 days. 206 – Transparency and Big Stitch Aviator and quiltmaker Yvonne...

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Life

Elm Street Quilts: One Monthly Goal 2018

Patty from Elm Street Quilts is going to continue to host her very popular One Monthly Goal linkup in 2018. I have seen many people talk about accountability and a desire to finish projects in the #2018PlanningParty, and One Monthly Goal might be just the linkup to help you! The basics for One Monthly Goal remain the same - pick...

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