A Note from Laura and Pati

Laura Nownes
Laura Nownes
Pati Fried
Pati Fried

As we move into 2015 we are reminded of how grateful we are to you, our readers, who take time out of your busy lives to check in with us each week. There have been many changes here at SHWS since our first post went live in January of 2011. With a bit of trepidation and a leap of faith we hit the Publish button, taking our first step into the world of social media. As Jennifer moves on to pursue her dreams of writing her own blog at Chasing Bright Shiny Objects, we wish her all the best and hope you will follow along with her, as we plan to do.

We continue our commitment to share Ideas, Inspiration and Information with you. With those goals in mind, we have many plans for SHWS. We are excited to share some of the upcoming topics we have planned for you.

Kim Andersson
Kim Andersson

New Video Tutorials and Live Interviews

Starting off in a few weeks will be a “how-to” video on curve piecing to partner with our newest pattern, Making Waves.

Also scheduled on the calendar is an interview with the talented designer, Kim Andersson from Windham Fabrics, as she stops by to chat with us at See How We Sew.


1st shipment of fat quarters


New Fabrics

We will continue to feature new fabrics throughout the year.  Our latest shipment from P & B Textiles and Andover Fabrics is already sliced and pieced and making it’s way into some truly innovative new quilt designs.

And of course, we won’t forget to offer plenty of giveaways along the way!

Bel Air by Lauren Marcella for Andover Fabrics
Bel Air by Lauren Marcella for Andover Fabrics











New Products

We can’t wait to play with these new wedge rulers by Quint Measuring Systems. The largest one is huge . . . oh, the possibilities!

New Wedge rulers from Quint offers sizes from 9-36 degrees and lengths up to 24".
New Wedge rulers from Quint offers sizes from 9-36 degrees & lengths up to 24″.










Here’s a sneak peek at one of our new designs.Ombre wedge


New Patterns and Projects

Our Pattern Page is getting some current TLC and will soon be filled with creative new projects for you to explore! Check out  our newest pattern, Making Waves. We still have lots of free downloads available so take time to explore the many patterns available to you.



Carol Van Zandt

New Photo Galleries

We are very pleased to have Carol Van Zandt of The Plaid Portico join us periodically to share her view from the camera lens as she visits upcoming quilt exhibits. Carol does a fantastic job of capturing the essence of quilt shows and we are thrilled she has agreed to share her work with us on our Gallery Page moving forward.


Please stay tuned for all of the excitement as we shift gears and move forward into 2015. And remember to stay in touch with us on your favorite social media venue.

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Until next time,

Laura & Pati




3 thoughts on “A Note from Laura and Pati

  1. I am excited to see what comes next. I really love wedge ruler designs and your preview looks great. Technical issues – welcome to my world, I teach online! No worries, I know they will be repaired quickly.

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