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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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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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#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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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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Fair Wrapup: Item Scorecards

My husband picked up my quilts, ribbons, prize check, and items scorecards from the fair grounds for me after he finished working on Monday afternoon. As for the prize check, I received $30, and after subtracting out the $20 I paid to enter my quilts, I was pretty excited to actually win $10! I am sure that every fair is...

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Fresh Quilting – Season 2

As I mentioned in June, I took a huge leap out of my comfort zone earlier this summer and did something scary and cool: I filmed for Season 2 of Fresh Quilting! And just like I promised, I can now share details about those segments, which I am excited to do today. Fresh Quilting is a public television show co-produced by the Modern...

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Quilters Through The Generations Interview

I'm just dropping in with a quick note today. Melva from Melva Loves Scraps has started a really interesting series on her blog called Quilters Through The Generations, and she will be posting her interview with me today. I hope you hop over to check it and maybe even more of her series or blog out!

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Magnolia Mystery Quilt
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Fabric, Life

Sunday Stash {Magnolia Mystery QAL & Friends}

Last week my good friend Cheryl from Meadow Mist Designs kicked off her 4th annual Mystery Quilt Along. This year it is called the Magnolia Quilt Along, and there is still plenty of time for you to decide to join along and sew with us if you are interested. Cheryl releases instructions on the first Thursday of the month,...

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UpCraftClub: Meet the Designer

My PDF quilt patterns are carried by UpCraftClub, and today on their blog they are running a quick "Meet the Designer" feature about me. Also, for this week only, all my patterns are on sale through UpCraftClub for 20% off. This is a really rare opportunity. I hope you hop over to read my "Meet the Designer" Q&A and be...

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