Monthly Archives: October 2012

See How We Sew Takes on Quilting in the Garden 2012

With temperatures typically bouncing past the 90 degree mark in September and October here in Northern California, it’s truly difficult to pinpoint that moment when summer gives way to autumn. Here it’s often easier to count on marquee events to … Continue reading

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Last Call for SHWS Exhibit of African Quilts: Get Your Views in Now!

Paula Benjaminson and I want to extend our thanks to the wonderful quilt artists who contributed to our online exhibition of African-themed quilts. While I’m so sad the exhibition is closing, the good news is that the Gallery space will … Continue reading

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Back Porch Fabric: A Fabric Mecca for Quilting Enthusiasts in Pacific Grove, California

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I’m sure the latest tour guides don’t include this tidbit about a particular stretch of coastal California, but did you know that the Monterey Peninsula is a quilter’s mecca? Five times a year the region hosts the incomparable Empty Spools … Continue reading

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Friday Photo(s): A Fresh, Award-winning Take on Free-Form Flowers

Recently I had the opportunity to visit my old stomping grounds–the mountains of Western North Carolina–and lo and behold, my stay coincided with the Asheville Quilt Guild’s annual show! How lucky was that? This year’s theme was Color Your Life…With Quilts, and true to … Continue reading

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Two-for-One Basket Blocks…Easy, Easy, Easy (+ a Book Giveaway)

Last time I posted, I previewed one of the quilts in Cuddle Me Quick: 11 Baby Quilt Designs, my brand-new book, co-authored once again with my friend, Christine Porter. Chris and I are very excited about our “new baby” and look forward … Continue reading

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Photo Friday: Lovely Lavender

It’s Friday, so take a minute to enjoy just a few of Mother Nature’s spectacular lavender creations: Happy Friday!

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Final Block of the Month Instructions and a Pumpkin or Two

I can’t believe it’s October already! When we started our little block of the month project back in January, it seemed like a long way off! But here we are, our blocks are finished and the pumpkins are in abundance. … Continue reading

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My Favorite Fall Colors

Friday Photo Hope you are all doing the same! Happy Fall everyone.

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Voila! Two easy to make voile scarves.

I love wearing scarves and am so happy that they are in vogue. I have knitted several beautiful ones from baby alpaca and I always seem to find a new one while shopping at some of my favorite stores. Someday … Continue reading

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