Monthly Archives: July 2012

Road Trip: Friends, a “Fenomenal” Food Find and Fabric!

You may recall my appreciation for (or obsession with) road trips. I’m referring to those specific “girlfriend” trips focused on exploring fabric shops and everything quilting. Recently, the girlfriends and I hit the road again, this time heading east to Lake Tahoe and Reno. … Continue reading

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What is “Why Quilts Matter”…and Why Should it Matter to You? Tell Us and Win!

Last fall, I received a request from Jan Magee, editor in chief of The Quilt Life magazine, to write a feature piece on a documentary series called Why Quilts Matter. Since I had only the vaguest awareness of the series, I decided a … Continue reading

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Start Today! Take an Online Contemporary Sampler Class with Laura Nownes on The Quilt Show

I have some exciting news today! This is the opening day of my new six-part Contemporary Sampler Quilt Class online at The Quilt Show.  I’ve been working hard and having lots of fun the past few months with Alex Anderson, … Continue reading

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You Should be Dancing (and Quilting)!

If our bi-weekly blog posts at See How We Sew are about sewn matters, you have every right to ask why Jennifer is squeezing in a dance-related topic. I know, I’m pushing the envelope here, but I’m pretty sure most … Continue reading

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Giving Back….with a Lot of Help from My Friends

Last December I wrote about the Stitchin’ for Kids project, established by my friend Caroline Archer; it’s a program that provides dolls for girls who are hospitalized with serious illnesses. I’m delighted to report that the program is going strong, with now more than 200 dolls donated to … Continue reading

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From Photo to Quilt: Inspiration in Your Pocket!

Today’s post will be short on words and long on photos  as I’m packing up to head off with good friends Alex Anderson and Joen Wolfrom for our annual quilting getaway. Without a doubt, my camera will be along for the ride. Aren’t these … Continue reading

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I Stand Corrected: Sue Uncovered

Hi everyone: I was planning to write about something different today but decided instead to share with you an interesting bit of information that recently came my way. Shortly before I posted about the “Holly Hobbie” quilt I put together … Continue reading

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Have a Summertime “Bling” Fling With a Fast-&-Easy Earring Project

Of course, I love the satisfaction of a completed quilt project (2 in June–yeah!), but chances are there’s no way to start and finish something “quilty” in 5 minutes for less than $15 dollars. Yes, I agree, Darra’s postcards and bookmarks … Continue reading

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July Block of the Month and Happy Birthday USA!

I thought it would be fitting to start with a special birthday block this month to celebrate the 4th of July holiday here in the United States. So here’s my tribute, all wrapped up in Block 7: In addition to our guest block, … Continue reading

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