- Watch Santa Smile as He Dances Round the Christmas Tree! A New Holiday Pattern + A Special Opportunity
- Diana McClun: Her First Quilts and Her Latest Quilts
- Diana McClun: The Other Half of the “Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!!” Partnership + EXCITING Giveaway!
- Quilts & Cookies in the Garden: Join Laura Nownes and Diana McClun for a Quilts!Quilts!!Quilts!!! Book Signing!
- A Bit of Inspiration from an “Errant” Quilter
Category Archives: Books & Products
As mentioned in my website bio, I never imagined I’d be hanging out with the co-authors of my early favorite quilting book, Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!! And what’s more, that I’d count the co-author, Diana McClun, as a friend, mentor, and … Continue reading
“Ah, it’s like an old friend with new clothes.” That was the comment from a friend who recently took a peek at my new book. Yes, thanks to our wonderful publisher, Anne Knudsen of Breckling Press, Diana (McClun) and I have maintained a … Continue reading
This post is for all of you Craftsy students who have been waiting patiently for a final post on the 2013 BOM class. For those of you not participating in the class, I hope you will bear with us and perhaps … Continue reading
The jet lag may be history, but I’m still bubbling with inspiration from my recent ”holiday” in the UK. In addition to the Autumn Quilt Festival Malvern, which I shared in my Tuesday post, the trip provided a feast of ideas for future stitching projects. Sunday saw us … Continue reading
This infatuation started when my morning email included an Interweave/F+W Media e-flyer promoting a new Yoko Saito title called Housewarming Patchwork: 78 Original Motifs and 10 Projects. Ooh–how fabulous! Delicious neutral prints deployed whimsically ala style Japonaise! Hmm, I thought … Continue reading
I have always loved scrap quilts . . . so much so that “back in the day” I wrote a book about them. Published in 1992 by the American Quilter’s Society, Sensational Scrap Quilts enjoyed multiple re-printings, and was the basis for … Continue reading
Occasionally, I am asked for advice on becoming a quilting teacher. Teaching can be such a rewarding means of sharing your passion with a group of eager students. Let’s be honest: I think we all enjoy spending time working on … Continue reading
I’ve had my share of inventive moments while designing quilts, but those instances are not commonplace and so I envy those quilters who pour out smart ideas and clever twists like slot machines. I’d include Anita Grossman Solomon, a popular … Continue reading
Something wonderful happened last weekend in my sewing room, and I’m so excited, I just had to share. I now have a real-live, large, and permanent design wall! For years, given the space constraints of my combined sewing room/office (and occasional … Continue reading