Category Archives: About

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

Posted in About, Giveaways, Patterns | Tagged , , | 56 Comments

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

Posted in About, Books & Products, Giveaways, Guests, Quilts | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

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

Posted in About, Dates & Places, Inspiration | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

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

Posted in About, Patterns, Projects, Quilts | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Tara Faughnan – Embrace Your Creative Mess!

Several years ago, Diana McClun introduced me to a darling young woman she met in a fabric design course. I remember being immediately drawn to her contagious enthusiasm for quiltmaking. She was young, spunky, and oh-so-cute. She was also the … Continue reading

Posted in About, Guests | Tagged | 13 Comments

Big Announcement! Join us for a Quilt-Along!

Right after I came on board See How We Sew last summer, conversations began to stir about designing a blog Quilt-Along. Darra, Laura, Jennifer, and I were excited to create something together to share with our readers. In reality, though, … Continue reading

Posted in About, Fabric, Patterns, Projects, Quilts | Tagged , , , , | 7 Comments

Another Wedding Update and a Giveaway too!

There is so much to share with you today, but I promised myself I would limit it to just two items. I’m sure I’ll have many more updates next month. First, I want you to see the lovely robes I … Continue reading

Posted in About, Giveaways, Patterns, Projects | Tagged | 78 Comments

Kim Andersson – Part 1: A Journey to Quilts

I would like to introduce you to Kim Andersson of  I. ADORE. PATTERN! Kim and I belong to the East Bay Modern Quilt Guild. She is talented, fun, and she bubbles over with creativity. We have asked Kim to be … Continue reading

Posted in About, Fabric, Guests, Inspiration | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Latest from that Amazing Quilter, Gwen Marston (+ a Giveaway!)

At one time or another, I suspect we’ve all had the experience of meeting someone new and feeling that immediate “click” of connection–the perfect description of my first encounter (in 1989!) with legendary and beloved Michigan quilter, Gwen Marston. I wrote about … Continue reading

Posted in About, Books & Products, Dates & Places, Giveaways, Quilts | Tagged , , , , | 49 Comments

Hari-Kuyo – The Ceremony of Broken Needles

In Japan, the Hari-Kuyo ceremony is held throughout Japan annually on the 8th of February. This 400-year-old tradition is held at Shinto Shrines and Buddhist temples as a celebration of the small tools used by seamstresses, embroiderers, and housewives over … Continue reading

Posted in About, Dates & Places, Inspiration, Tools | Tagged , , | 11 Comments