Monthly Archives: August 2015

Practice Makes Perfect

This week on Sept 2nd I will be giving a power point lecture at the Dairy Barn in Athens Ohio. If you haven’t seen the Quilt National exhibit yet, please join me and stay for the exhibit before it closes … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – A Horse Breed Apart

This week’s exclusive eQuilter Free Pattern is a very special theme – with gorgeous detailed Horses set in portrait vignettes – for the Horse Lover in your life! Equestrians of all levels will be delighted by this panel featuring eight … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Snowshill Collection

Quilters love to collect – not just fabric – but also threads, buttons, thimbles, scissors, cats, teacups, magazines, and… well, you know what I mean! Often a lifelong art collector will donate their collection to an art museum. Sometimes a … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Mandalay Elegance

What is it about Asian Florals that captures our imagination, and makes us reach out to touch the fabric? These Japanese designs, inspired by vintage kimonos, whisper from a fragrant garden of manicured elegance. In this free 44″ x 60″ … Continue reading

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Creative Genius

I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. My kids are back in school! Sam has an audition tomorrow, and Sophie has an audition in a week, but otherwise we are headed back to a … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Holiday Flourish

This week’s exclusive eQuilter Free Pattern features an opulent holiday wreath in shades of Cranberry Red, Snowy White, Pewter Gray and Silver Metallic. Poinsettias, Holly Berries and draped Strings of Pearls give the focus wreath an elegant look, surrounded by … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Turtle Bay

This week I am sharing with you the beautiful work of Claudia Pfeil, whose piece “Turtle Bay” won Best Pictorial Quilt at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham UK. If you went to the AQS show last week, you may … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Summer Beach Party

Summer may be coming to an end, but you can hang onto the beach memories forever with this free quilt pattern, featuring scenes from a coastal vacation. Bright beach umbrellas, old-fashioned changing huts, colorful kites, footprints in the sand, pebbles … Continue reading

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Quilts and Creative Kids

I arrived home from England a few days ago, and I am still working through my 2000+ photos from the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham. So far I’ve posted photos from Sacred Threads and my short visit to the village … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Wild Cat Sanctuary

Make it for a lap quilt when going out on photo safari, or as a wall hanging for the animal lover in your life. Celebrate the beauty of these majestic and graceful creatures, with this collectible art panel and coordinates. … Continue reading

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