Monthly Archives: October 2011

I Cheated on my UFO’s and I’m So HAPPY I’ll Share My Bliss With a Giveaway!

Now I don’t advocate this strategy as the ideal UFO-busting solution—it’s too expensive by a long shot. It’s just that sometimes paying a sewer to finish a quilt top is the most burden-relieving, freeing, liberating, fantastic, wonderful decision a time-crunched … Continue reading

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It’s Fall – Perfect Pumpkins, Glorious Gourds and a Bundle of Beautiful Batiks to Give Away!

Fall is my favorite time of the year. Mother Nature puts on a beautiful show, the air is crisp, and the holidays are just around the corner. Good grief – Halloween is next week!  Check out these great pumpkins. There’s no frost … Continue reading

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New Fabric Line Makes Quilt Market Debut: a stitch in color by Malka Dubrawsky

Don’t you love it when nice things happen to nice people? About four years ago, I had the pleasure of editing a book for Lark Crafts written by Malka Dubrawsky, an Austin, TX, fiber artist with a burgeoning following for her fantastic hand-dyed, hand-stamped … Continue reading

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The Party’s Over…but the Beat Goes On

And on the sixth day…… we crash! I’m staying home ALL day today. PIQF is always a wonderful experience but, as you may imagine, it can be completely exhausting. So many thanks to all of you who stopped by our … Continue reading

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Road Trip: Are You a MAINE-iac Quilter?

I am! I’ve just spent the better part of a week enjoying Maine’s beautiful Atlantic coastline. Even though my roots are in New England, I’d never visited moose country. Believe me, I’ll be baaaaaack! So, do you want the lowdown … Continue reading

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Cool Collections – Sherbet Pips and Little Apples

I’ve become totally enamored with Sherbet Pips and Little Apples, two recent fabric collections from Moda. Both lines by designer Aneela Hoey feature charming and whimsical little motifs that I find irresistible. She masterfully combines fresh, contemporary color palettes with … Continue reading

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The Ashe County Barn Quilt Project: Country Roads and Colorful “Quilts”

Please don’t misunderstand me! Since moving west in early 2002, I’ve absolutely fallen in love with the charming city of San Francisco, the rugged beauty of the Northern California coast, and the majesty of Yosemite. Even so, I’ve never quite overcome my homesickness … Continue reading

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Sneaking a Peek: Before the Big Show

Life is busy here, as it always is right before a big show (in this case, Pacific International Quilt Festival). Just want you to be the first to see the new patterns that I have been working on. It’s been … Continue reading

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