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Working in a Series

Hi friends! I had the best time last Thursday! First I spent part of the day with some ladies from the Material Girls quilt club teaching them to make Sgt. Stanley. Such a fun block and it has so many possibilities for the settings.   Sgt. Stanley was part of a series of quilt patterns… Continue reading Working in a Series

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Adventures in Quilting- to market, to market, to Quilt Market we go!

Hi friends! Tomorrow I get on a plane to go to Quilt Market Houston 2018! Woo hoo! I will have 3 very full suitcases of quilts, patterns and demos to bring and show off.   For our October Adventures in Quilting blog post, my good friend and designer extraordinaire Tammy Silvers and I decided to… Continue reading Adventures in Quilting- to market, to market, to Quilt Market we go!

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Bags & Small Quilts, Blog, Quilt Community

Retreat- renew, refresh

Hi friends! How are you? I just back on Sunday from a retreat up in the mountains here in CO. We were up in Black Hawk. The retreat is sponsored by a local quilt shop here called Fabric Expressions and is held at a home that functions as a retreat center.    Before I left… Continue reading Retreat- renew, refresh

Bags & Small Quilts, Blog, Quilt Patterns

New pattern – the process and a new pattern!

Hi friends! How are you this week? Working on any fun new projects? I have been working to get ready for my classes next week at the AQS show in Lancaster. I had samples to make, step outs of blocks... just a lot to do to be ready! I am so excited to go. In… Continue reading New pattern – the process and a new pattern!

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Elementz Blog Hop

Hi friends! Today is my day on the Elementz blog hop.    Elementz is a really fun, bright, bold batik line by my friend Tammy Silvers for Island Batik.    I decided to make a small project using the line- though I know the strip pack would look amazing in my pattern Jelly Roll Jumble.… Continue reading Elementz Blog Hop

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Blue Moon Blog Hop Day 2

Hi friends! Today is my day on the Blue Moon blog hop.   Hmmm... you may be wondering- what is Blue Moon?  Well, it is Jackie Kunkel's new Signature Batik Collection from Island Batik designed by Kathy Engle! And it is yummy. Lucky me, Jackie sent me some scraps leftover from her projects and I got… Continue reading Blue Moon Blog Hop Day 2

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Bags & Small Quilts, Blog, Holiday Quilts

A fun Valentine’s project

Hi friends! So.... I was going to have a new heart pattern for you using a log cabin design. Well, I hate to put anything out there that is not well done and to be honest, with this little new puppy, I just ran out of time to create a quality pattern.   So instead,… Continue reading A fun Valentine’s project

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My December Island Batik Ambassador project

Hi friends! This month the theme for the Island Batik ambassador project was called Table Scraps. Too funny.   Well, I guess it is only funny if you happen to know that I already have a table runner pattern called Table Scraps! I did not use that pattern for this challenge though. I knew I should… Continue reading My December Island Batik Ambassador project

Bags & Small Quilts, Blog, Holiday Quilts, Quilt Patterns

Tired of shopping? Me too. Except I am having a Quilting Sale!

Hi friends! Wow. Thanksgiving weekend suddenly seems to be so overwhelming! But not due to family, or cooking and cleaning (especially for me as I did not do any cooking or hosting this year) but due to shopping! Yikes. My email inbox was constantly full. Black Friday sale! Small Business Saturday sale! Cyber Monday sale!… Continue reading Tired of shopping? Me too. Except I am having a Quilting Sale!

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100 Blocks Magazine Winners

Hi friends! I hope you are having a great week! the weather here this week is lovely- we are supposed to get to the 70s on Thanksgiving. Weird but nice. I was going to skip the blog post this week as we are all so busy, but then realized that I needed to post the… Continue reading 100 Blocks Magazine Winners