Monthly Archives: June 2015

Free Pattern – Emma’s Play Date

This free quilt pattern features adorable little girls and boys in their summer straw hats, splashing in puddles, playing with kittens, swinging and having tea parties. Sweet little Emma and her friends are perfect for the nursery, or a special … Continue reading

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The Rebirth of Remodeling

For the next few weeks my house is torn apart, with everything being moved out of the ground floor, and 20 years of artwork, furniture and “stuff” being piled up in other places. We’ve been in our house (the birthplace … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Enchanted Plumes

This stunning Peacock panel is framed by garlands of ripe blossoms, and an ombre feathered blender that gives the illusion of light and 3-dimensions. Rich gold metallic adds an opulent touch to this regal wallhanging. Featuring the ‘Enchanted Plume‘ collection … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – An Ornamental Age

Last week while I was in Vienna, I took a one day trip to Budapest because I just had to have another look at the amazing Matthias Church. The reason I am so madly in love with this church is … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Happy New Year

It’s not too early to plan for New Years Eve when you’re a quilter! Put on a little Cole Porter, pop the bubbly, and snap up this collectible panel to celebrate many New Years to come. Black White and Pewter … Continue reading

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Every Day is a Gift

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to one of our oldest friends in the industry. I learned Friday that Vic Dadika (Sales Manager for Northcott US) died last Wednesday. My very first fabric buying appointment at my … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Sunflower Flourish

The Summer Solstice is almost upon us, and the abundance of the season is unfolding in our gardens, but before you know it we’ll be celebrating the Harvest season at the end of summertime. This week’s exclusive eQuilter Free Pattern … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Pastel Confections

Travel can bring us some of the most exciting inspirations for our creative work, and museums are often the fountainhead for a whole series of works that are inspired by another era. Knowing how many of you love to work … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Greeting the Moon

This Bonus Free Pattern is a quiet scene with 2 cranes gazing at the rising moon, in sophisticated shades of Gray and Ivory, with accents of Lacquer Red. Swirling waves and misty fog add to the contemplative nature of this … Continue reading

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Danube Blues or Strauss March?

This week I am writing to you from the musical city of Vienna in Austria. After saving up United points and hotel points all year, (free tickets! Whoo-hoo!) we are on a musical tour to celebrate Sam’s scholarship to music … Continue reading

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