Monthly Archives: July 2011

Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative: Own a Quilt, Help a Cause

How would you like to own this lovely quilt, made by award-winning quiltmaker, author, and teacher, Sue Nickels? You can, if yours is the winning bid during the upcoming Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative’s online quilt auction! The Alzheimer’s Art Quilt Initiative (AAQI) … Continue reading

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We Have a “Notion” (or Two): Our First Group Post

Recently we reached an important milestone at See How We Sew, and—as you can see—we treated ourselves to a little celebration. It was a big moment for us, and since you are the reason for our success, we wanted to … Continue reading

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SEW on Trend with Mellow Yellow!

What’s the origin of today’s sunny theme? Well, I’m channeling those arbiters of fashion on the TLC channel, Stacy and Clinton from What Not To Wear. Did you know that just a few seasons ago they crowned marigold yellow as … Continue reading

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Fantastic Fabric Find and Fabulous Food

Last Friday my friend Allison and I took a “mini road trip.” Living in Northern California gives us access to more than our share of wonderful places, one of which is the picturesque Napa Valley, less than an hour away. … Continue reading

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Those Fantastic Fat Quarters: Temptation, Inspiration, and Tips!

We all know the drill. We walk innocently into a quilt shop or vendors’ mart, or visit our favorite online fabric site–“just to look”–and there they are, calling our name. How can we resist them? Whether attractively bundled in yummy coordinated packets, stacks, or towers, … Continue reading

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Add “Spice” to Your Quilts with Color and Curves

As you may know by now, I am often drawn to Asian-inspired designs and fabrics. I am currently teaching a Block of the Month class using Susan Briscoe’s book, Japanese Taupe Quilts. It features 125 beautiful blocks (pieced, appliquéd, and … Continue reading

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Quilter Profile: The Quintessential Kim Butterworth!

Ever meet a quilter and think she’s got it all? Mad skills. Incredible taste. Drool-worthy quilts. I’m sure we all know at least one—here’s my candidate (and friend): Kim Butterworth, formerly a Michigander and now a Californian. We met purely … Continue reading

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Applique with a Frosted Donut – Delicious!

I thought the donut photo might get your attention. Actually, my topic has nothing to do with the delectable edibles in the picture. It’s another of my favorite things – a frosted donut of a totally different kind – thread!! Superior Threads … Continue reading

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Declare Your Quilting Independence…with Free-form Flowers!

  Happy July 4th weekend to all our American friends! As you can see, that all-American girl, Sunbonnet Sue, has caught the spirit. She’s the July entry in my book,  A Year in the Life of Sunbonnet Sue, co-authored with Christine Porter, … Continue reading

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