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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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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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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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Life, Teaching

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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Life, Quilts

Local Fair Wrapup

I had the opportunity to go to my local fair on Friday night. My husband and I braved the long ticket counter lines to get in, and the first place we went was straight to look for my quilts on display. I knew that I would have quilts hanging from the ceiling (more details on that in a minute), but...

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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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#BusyBagSewAlong

The goal for this week in the #BusyBagSewAlong with The Quilter's Planner to benefit Sadie's Dream For a Cure is to cut and fuse. Busy Bag Sew Along Schedule May 1st – Busy Bag Sew Along Kick-off! May 1-7 – Order your labels, download the pattern, and gather your materials May 8-14 – Cut and fuse <– This Week May 15-21 – Sew the bag...

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Life, quilt along

Rin Along and Other News

Cindy of Hyacinth Quilt Designs and my good friend Cheryl of Meadow Mist Designs announced yesterday that they are going to host a Rin Quilt Along. Rin is a quilt pattern by Carolyn Friedlander and the instructions are for needle turn applique. Since I jumped at the chance to learn something new once this month (bag making!), it was...

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Love for Linette

Sarah from Berry Barn Designs put out a call for quilt blocks to be made into a quilt for Linette from the #honestcraftroomies Periscope hops (remember those??) and our amazing quilting community. The goal is to create a big quilt "hug" for her, and we'd love your help! For more information about the project, please read here. Note: I made blocks...

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Back Page Blogger – Modern Quilts Unlimited Issue #19

In the middle of February, I was contacted by Modern Quilts Unlimited and interviewed for their "Back Page Blogger" feature. I was excited for the opportunity, and after completing the requisite information, I kind of forgot about it with the onslaught of QuiltCon and general life happenings. I was really excited to open my mail on Friday and find...

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8 Blocks for Block Drive
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Life, Quilts

Block Drive

Leanne @Devoted Quilter posted a week ago on Instagram about a fire at a senior's home across the street from where she lives. Thankfully the residents all were quickly evacuated and unharmed, but unfortunately, the fire completely destroyed the home. There were 21 residents, and Leanne is organizing a block drive to make a quilt for each of the...

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