Monthly Archives: November 2012

He’s Here, He’s Here! The Santa Claus Block is Ready!

I’ve gotta admit it was a race to the finish, but my paper-pieced Santa Claus is ready for his premiere. He’s standing alone for now, with his unfinished clones stacked on my sewing table. I’m determined to sew something “quilty” … Continue reading

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Santa is Coming . . . as a Sweet Paper-Pieced Block on Friday (Giveaway Today!)

Considering how long I’ve been cooking this idea for a paper-pieced Santa block (i.e months not hours), you’d think I could’ve managed to make some headway by now. Alas, I seem to be all thumbs or the quilting goddess is … Continue reading

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Gotcha Covered! Stitch Up a Stylish (and Easy) iPad Case for Gifting (or Keeping)

I’ve been dragged kicking and screaming into the digital age; I’m much more comfortable in an analog world. I like to keep my technology at a minimum. A few years back, when the iPad made the scene, my reaction was typical: … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks for Quilts, Quilters, and So Much More (Hurry! Giveaway, too!)

Don’t you just LOVE this time of year? I know that this is a very busy week for our readers here in the States as we prepare for that quintessential American autumn holiday: Thanksgiving! With that in mind, I’ll simply tell you … Continue reading

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A Favorite Holiday Cookie Recipe – Date Torte

When I was growing up, there were certain foods that my mother made only around the holidays. One of my favorites was “date torte,” which is a delicious bar-type cookie. It’s an easy recipe that’s perfect for taking to a cookie … Continue reading

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A Little Holiday Inspiration and a Quick and Easy Project!

The holidays are fast approaching and it feels like the retailers have been decked out for weeks. Are you looking for a little inspiration? We’ve got something for everyone. For quilters, here’s a fun project that’s quick and easy to make for your “quilt … Continue reading

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All My Bags are Packed, I’m Ready to Go…

These lyrics feel appropriate today as I prepare to leave for Denver. I’ll have some exciting news to share with you when I return. Wish I could tell you now, but sometimes I’m superstitious about these things, so I guess you’ll just … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour

Hello Fellow Bloggers. We are happy to be participating in the Quiltmaker’s 100 Block’s Blog Tour. Several months ago I (Laura) was asked to submit a block for the most recent issue of this inspiring publication. The magazine is scheduled … Continue reading

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Bye-bye African Quilts, Hello Quilting in the Garden at Alden Lane: New Exhibit Debuts Today at SHWS!

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Hello All! We’ve got exciting doings today at SHWS–a photo tour of a fabulous al fresco quilting show in Livermore, California.  Join us for a stroll through the 2012 edition of Quilting in the Garden by clicking here or the Gallery … Continue reading

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