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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Interview for Pattern Drop

I'm just popping in with a quick note today to encourage you to visit the Pattern Drop blog. Katie (Pattern Drop) had a lovely mix of interview questions for me and I think there are likely some new nuggets of information there for those of you who know me well. Since I shared my answer in the interview, I'd love to know your...

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QuiltCon Charity Quilt Tiny Piecing 24 Inch Finished Star
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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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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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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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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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2018 Mid Year Review

It's time to take a look back at my 2018 Goal Setting post and see how things are tracking so far this year. 2018 Shorter Term / Actionable Goals Make 3-4 bed quilts for us!! My husband and I have already picked out the color palette to use: Kona Cotton Ocean, Astral, Lake, and Sky. Quilt 1: Kaleidoscope Plus DONE! Quilt 2:...

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Wayward Transparency Quilting for a Friend
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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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