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APR

14

2014

Pillowcase Raffle!

Mary and I received an email and letter recently from a shop collecting pillowcases for a local program called “Adopt-A Pillowcase for a Soldier”.

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Each month they offer a free class on how to make a pillowcase and then donate the pillowcases to a national organization called “Heads at Ease”.

They have asked for a pillowcase to raffle off at the shop to help offset the costs of shipping. Sounds like a wonderful idea so Mary and I got to work and made a set of pillowcases from our new LOL fabrics!

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Tickets will sell for $1 each and at the end of May they will select a winner for each pillowcase.

If you would like to make a pillowcase to raffle or donate please contact the shop. They would like your pillowcases mailed by April 28th. So take a few minutes out of your busy week and make a pillowcase for a soldier!

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If you need a pillowcase pattern there is a free one on our website. Just click on the “free pattern” button upper left on this screen and find the “Dilly Dally Pillowcase”. Their goal is to make 300 pillowcases! We’re shipping ours out this week!

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Thanks for this wonderful way to help honor our soldiers!

Sweet Dreams!

Barb

 

APR

11

2014

Diamonds Down Under!

There’s a new pattern on the website available for download!

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This pattern first appeared in a recent Australian magazine called Quilters Companion …

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The quilts made using our “Giggles” fabric collection and our quilter Sharon once again did a fabulous job quilting the perfect design onto the quilt.

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There were also a few mentions of us elsewhere in the magazine!

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“Giggles” fabrics featured!

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An advertisement on the back cover with our “Spring Fever” fabrics.

And if that wasn’t enough … a book showing “Ticklish”!

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Thanks for all the LOVE Quilters Companion! We truly appreciate all you do for us!!

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Have a great quilting day!!

Barb

 

APR

07

2014

Apron-palooza!

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Welcome to Apron-palooza!!

I love these special events with the Fat Quarter Shop!

Today they have an free apron pattern for you! It’s really easy to make. In fact I started taking pictures during construction and decided that the video was so much better and easier to follow that I stopped.

Just watch the video!

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For my apron I used one of the prints from our new LOL fabric collection for Moda. This collection is being shown to the shop owners now. So be sure to tell your favorite local quilt shop to buy some! We’ll also be showing it at Quilt Market in Pittsburgh this May.

If you would like a printed version of the pattern go here.

I just couldn’t resist putting my apron on Si in honor of Kimberly’s Duck Dynasty apron!

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I also made a smaller version of the apron for my dog Bella!

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Just in case you want to do the same for your fur baby … I cut a rectangle from a second towel and finished both side edges so that it measured 5 1/2 X 9 inches. I cut the print 4 X 11 inches and placed it 3 inches from the bottom of the towel. Otherwise I pretty much followed the basic apron instructions.

She’s ready to spend a day in the kitchen with her big brother!

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Yes, they both had to be bribed for this picture! Bella got to eat a cookie from her apron pocket and I made the big brother a sandwich.

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Bone-a-petit!

Barb

 

APR

06

2014

Aurifil Thead Boxes Are Here!

Our Aurifil thread boxes are here and in our shop for purchase!!

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Choose from the large spool thread box …

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My personal favorite.

Or the small spool thread box …

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Mary’s personal favorite.

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Both are wonderful and have lots of quality Aurifil thread.

To order simply click on the “shop our store” button, upper left on this screen.

I love these thread colors!

Barb

 

APR

03

2014

We’re Going To Vegas!

Join Mary and I for a fun filled weekend starting April 18th!
We’ll be teaching at a fabulous shop called Quiltique.

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It’s their anniversary!
So join us for a class or two and a fun trunk show.

We’ll be teaching our popular “Pin Curls” quilt on Friday April 18th from 10am-4:30pm.

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There will also be a special trunk show that evening starting at 6pm. Mary and I will be showing quilts from two of our newest books. We will be giving away some prizes and one lucky attendee will win a quilt! The folks at the shop will also be raffling off some signed copies of our books. Refreshments will be served too!

On Saturday the 19th we’ll be teaching our Twinkle Twinkle quilt from 10am-4:30pm.

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We can show you how to make this fun quilt with no paper piecing or Y seams! Kits are available for this class.

So if you are planning to be in the Las Vegas/Henderson area sign up today and join in on the FUN!

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Help us celebrate!!
Lots of fun and prizes!!

Hope we get to see Elvis!
Barb

 

APR

01

2014

Free Weeds Pattern!

The new “Weeds” free pattern is now on the website!
To get your copy go to the “free patterns” button, upper left corner of this screen and click.

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This newest pattern is called “Ground Cover”.
There are a few other patterns lurking on this page that you may also want to print.

Have fun and remember the new “Weeds” fabric collection will be shipping to your local quilt store this May!

Enjoy!
Barb

 

MAR

28

2014

Simple Book Review!

We got an email the other day from our friends at Martingale telling us about this book review!

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It’s in the new issue of Quilt- it today magazine …

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And says lots of nice things about our simple little book!

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Thanks for all the book love Quilt- it today!
Email hugs coming your way!

Barb

 

MAR

25

2014

More Crochet!

It’s amazing what you can get finished when you don’t want to get the tax stuff together!

I started this shawl in Savannah …

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This yarn is sooo yummy! So many shades of turquoise and the colors change in different lighting too!

Adding a cute edging …

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Finished!

It’s bigger that I originally thought it was going to be BUT I think it’s going to look great with a crisp white shirt.

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How many more things can I finish before I get the taxes done?

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I guess tax season is good for something!

Barb

 

MAR

21

2014

Designer Mystery Blog Tour ~ 2014!

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Welcome to the blog hop!

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Mary and I are so proud to be a part of this wonderful Fat Quarter Shop celebration!

The theme of the 2014 Designer Mystery quilt is stars and the quilting stars in our lives. I know this sounds totally sappy BUT the star in my quilting life is my Sister Mary!

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Sister Mary is the person responsible for my quilting life!

She is the person who made me quit my real job and open a quilt shop. I remember her calling me just about everyday asking if I’d put in my notice yet so we could start opening the store. I am so glad that she was a pest and kept at it, otherwise I would still be taking x rays of people in their pajamas rather than working in MY pajamas, at least the pants part most days!

I wish I could show you my sister inspired block, but alas that would spoil the mystery!

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You’llĀ  just have to settle for this teaser photo everyone else has also been using.

The beautiful fabrics in this star inspired quilt are designed by one of our Moda quilting pals, Edyta from Laundry Basket Quilts. If you have ever had the chance to meet Edyta or take one of her classes you know she is a quilting super star.

These fabrics are so beautiful!

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I hope that you decide to join in on the fun and be a part of this awesome quilt! Just think how much fun it will be waiting for the “Sister Mary” block to arrive from the Fat Quarter Shop!

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Please visit the other designers on the hop today to find out about their quilting stars!

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Happy Quilting!

Barb

 

MAR

19

2014

Spring Issue Stitch Magazine!

I was going thru a stack of magazines that have been piling up on my sewing table the other night and I found this new issue of “Stitch” magazine …

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And when I opened to page 23 I found this …

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Thanks Linda for the great article and for featuring our “Twirl” fabrics!

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What a nice surprise!

Barb

 

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