Author Archives: Jennifer

He’s Here, He’s Here (Again): It’s Christmas in July at SHWS!

Seriously, Jennifer? Christmas in July?  It’s +90º outside! Yes! It’s time to get started. As I was super late delivering the Santa Smiles Tree Skirt pattern last year, I thought I’d throw this out to you well before the holidays. … Continue reading

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See How a Quilt Design Evolves–The Many Faces of “Heartstrings” + Giveaway

Not so long ago I spearheaded a group project for a member of my quilting/dining group–she’d lost her mother and we wanted to give her a quilted hug. It was such a beautiful shared experience that I wrote about it … Continue reading

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Quilt-Along Mini Project: Tiny Wreath + Birds = A Quilted Picture!

There’s nothing like a deadline to stimulate my brain cells. Last week I had to devise a birthday gift for a dear friend and, lucky for me, I had both time at my disposal (a couple hours for a few … Continue reading

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Yoko Saito Redux: English-Language Patterns Available Now + Giveaway!

Looks like I’m not the only Yoko Saito fan in search of English-language versions of her patterns. (BTW:  Here’s the link to my earlier Yoko Saito post.) World Book Media out of Salem, Massachusetts has entered the market with a … Continue reading

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Gwen Marston Retrospective at See How We Sew + Giveaway Winner

Hello dear readers! Gwen Marston is always a hit when we feature her at See How We Sew. Today we’ll take a look at more quilts from her latest AQS title, Minimal Quiltmaking, and revisit past posts about Gwen written … Continue reading

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Gwen Marston Drops By to Share Minimal Quiltmaking (+ a Giveaway!)

We’ve got a special treat today at SHWS:  Gwen Marston is in the house! Yup, she’s going to review her latest and greatest quilting title, Minimal Quiltmaking. Sure, it’s unorthodox having an author write her own book review, but why … Continue reading

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An Empty Spools Scrapbook in Words and Photos

I think the downside of keeping many balls aloft is trying to launch another one without creating mayhem. That’s probably why quilting classes and retreats are rare for me:  they are difficult to slide into my routine. Although when they … Continue reading

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Start the Quilt-Along Today! Blackbirds & Blossoms Oh-La-La!

Welcome to the Blackbirds & Blossoms Oh-La-La Quilt-Along! I’ve got pleasure of delivering the first step: the center block decorated with a flower wreath. In my crafty past, I’ve been known to weave a wreath or two or three. In … Continue reading

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Darra Sails Off and We Are Sad . . .

  . . . but she leaves us with two giveaway winners to announce from her Tuesday post. Congratulations to Candy and to Linda Fleming. Each will receive a copy of Fabric Blooms by Megan Hunt, courtesy of Lark Crafts.   Meantime, we’re … Continue reading

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Jennifer Sampou Debuts “Shimmer” Fabric Today at SHWS—Fabric Giveaway Too!

Hello readers! Today’s a shimmery day because we’ve got a peek for you into Jennifer Sampou’s latest line from Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Not only that, we’ve made a rather fabulous quilt with selected prints from Shimmer, and we are AGLOW … Continue reading

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