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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Life

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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Discussion, Life

Celebrating… 1,000 Blog Posts!

Early in December, I could see that my 1,000th blog post was on the horizon. Having my 1,000th blog post happen on Christmas Day feels rather fitting. This blog has connected me to a wonderful, caring, generous, thoughtful, and active community of amazing people and has been a huge gift to me! Thank YOU so much for being a...

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Community Roundup

The Ventura MQG is requesting charity blocks to be made to help the victims of the Thomas Fire in Ventura County. The block design is the Perkiomen Valley Block, designed by Scott Griffin, the guild's vice president. Members of the Ventura MQG are assembling and finishing quilts for fire victims as they receive blocks, and they would like to...

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2018 Goal Setting

I can't really sugar coat it: 2017 was a very tough year for me personally. I know that social media can make things appear wonderful, and it is my goal to live life honestly, openly, and authentically. Some topics are not really able to be shared publicly, though, and I am definitely hopeful for a more peaceful 2018. That being...

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Quliting Jetgirl Dutch Label Shop Woven Labels
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Dutch Label Shop Review

I was contacted by the Dutch Label Shop and asked if I would be interested in trying their product. I received a discount coupon and am sharing about my experience in creating and receiving these woven labels. As an extra bonus, you can use the code quiltingjetgirl15 (all lower case) for the next 30 days at checkout to receive...

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Fresh Quilting Episode 203
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Giveaway, Life

Fresh Quilting / MQG Membership Giveaway

I wanted to drop in to mention that the first episode of Fresh Quilting that I filmed back in June is set to air on the Fresh Quilting website starting at noon tomorrow - Friday, December 8, 2017 - and it will run for 7 days! Fresh Quilting Episode 203 – Mix It Up Modern quilter Riane Menardi modifies traditional blocks by...

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Life, Linky Party

2018 Planning Party

I will be hosting a 2018 Planning Linky Party, much like my 2016 Planning Linky Party and 2017 Planning Linky Party. The link up will open on December 15th and run through December 31st. Start thinking about your plans and goals for next year… pssst... linking up will enter you for a chance to win some fantastic prizes! Sponsors I'm thrilled to say that...

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Life

2018 Aurifil Design Team

I am pinching myself today because I can hardly believe that what I have to share is reality: I am a part of the 2018 Aurifil Design Team! I am thrilled to be working with such a creative and wonderful group next year. 2018 Aurifil Design Team Jan - Katja Marek from Katja's Quilt Shoppe Feb - Scott Hansen from Blue Nickel Studios Mar...

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Quilting Community

I have a handful of quilting community updates I'd like to share today. Thanks for your big, generous, caring hearts. I'm proud to be part of such a wonderful community of people. Clementine Quilt Along - Fat Quarter Shop Every year Fat Quarter Shop hosts a charity quilt along. Monthly patterns are posted in exchange for a donation each time the...

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Life

#helpingPRandUSVIauction

As my friends Stephanie from Late Night Quilter / The Quilters Planner and Kitty from Night Quilter point out, quilters have the biggest hearts. They are spearheading a quilt auction event on Instagram to raise funds for Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. https://www.instagram.com/p/BZg1JOLAxt9/?taken-by=thequiltersplanner The post above has all the details you need to learn about becoming a donor, a...

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Giveaway, Life

Birthday Giveaway Winners

Whew! It's been a busy week, so I finally had a chance to pop by and share the (4) winners from my Birthday Giveaway. Congratulations to Anne, Laura, Bernie, and Kath. a Rafflecopter giveaway https://widget-prime.rafflecopter.com/launch.js I asked all of you to share your most memorable birthday gift as part of the giveaway, and I thought it would be only fair if I...

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Giveaway, Life

Happy Birthday Giveaway

Happy birthday to me! The best thing I could think to do to celebrate my birthday was to offer up a giveaway. I am giving away (4) items, so there will be (4) winners. The items are: 1. $50 gift certificate to Hawthorne Threads. This entry is open to all. 2. Shooting Star Mini Quilt. This entry is open for US...

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