Yes, you heard correctly. We are having a challenge. Together with C&T Publishing we will be choosing 14 quilts that will go to the International Quilt Festival in Chicago. These quilts will be made by you using block patterns from one or both of my books “Quilts for Scrap Lovers” and “Rainbow Quilts for Scrap Lovers”. Here’s a photo of a quilt that I made as an example. You can follow
When I decided to do a pajama clinic, I really thought that I would have adults signing up. Well, I did. But I also had the grandmother of a 12 year old call me. Emma wasn’t new to me. Last summer I taught her how to do a skirt and a couple other small projects for 4-H. So, when Pat called me, I thought “sure, why not.” The thing about
Well with patterns as easy as this, there’s no reason for not sewing them up. I love to sew garments. I hear so many people say that they don’t bother because it’s cheaper to buy the clothing. Is it really? And is that the point? It’s cheaper to buy canned foods and pre-prepared foods but do you eat that way for that reason or do you buy fresh wonderful ingredients
Here’s an idea for your next breakfast party. What, you don’t have breakfast parties? Well, time to start! Have a brunch sometime and invite friends over. Cook an egg dish. This will be tons of fun! I got the idea for these placemats from a book my Granddaughter has. I was reading it to her and it was all about colors and shapes. What a great idea for modern placemats.
My husband and I recently went to a book signing. There is this tiny little bookstore in Neenah Wisconsin. When we arrived, there were chairs set up. There were crackers and cheese in the corner with some wine. I of course, refrained from the wine. (I would wait until later and have a beer). There were two chairs at the front of the room. A table was set up
This past week I had the distinct pleasure of working with Nancy Zieman. While I have always been a fan of Nancy’s I never realized the extent to which her grace and knowledge have influenced the sewing world. In case you’re reading this and you don’t know who she is, Nancy has been appearing on PBS for many decades. She has a show about sewing and all things sewing related.
So what’s really in the spirit of scrap quilting? It comes from so many things. It comes from wanting to use things up. It is the original version of being “green”. It’s all about memories, and it’s all about walking through each piece of fabric and remembering where you bought it, what it’s original intent was and what you loved about it. This quilt captures so much of that. Here
It’s a lot of work to write a book. The sense of accomplishment is great when it’s done. It’s fun to see it on the bookshelf, and it’s even more fun when someone buys it from you. But you never really know just how amazing it is going to feel until you actually experience this–when someone makes a quilt from your book and you see it finished. That’s how excited
We have just returned from the International Quilt Festival in Chicago. We sold a ton of fabric, but that wasn’t the best part. Even the quilting exhibits weren’t the best part. The best part was getting to see so many people that are customers. I even met one of my contest winners from Instagram! There is one thing that I love to see more than anything at quilting shows such
Today we had our Soup Starter Event. Have you ever purchased a soup starter at the grocery store? It just provides the herbs and seasonings and the ingredients that get you started. Well, that was the meaning behind our Soup Starter Day. And, oh, did we have fun. Everyone had a bowl of delicious baked potato soup with a warm bisquit and a glass of wine. Then, we had fun