Monthly Archives: January 2016

Free Pattern – Goldfinch Garden

Spring is just around the corner…really! This week’s exclusive eQuilter Free Pattern is a delightful celebration of Springtime blossoms and twittering Goldfinches, in fresh pastels and mid-tones. The soft Pink and Blue palette (echoing the Pantone Colors of the Year … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Leaves of Morris

I’ve got a thing for William Morris. He was considered a radical Victorian designer, which is why his work still inspires us today. This gorgeous quilt “Acanthus” by Yoko Ueda, was a star attraction in the special William Morris exhibit … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Route 66

Itching to Hit the Road? Can’t wait for the Spring Riding Season? Anticipation is half the fun, and this Free Quilt Pattern will get you through the last few weeks of Winter, as you dream about the freedom of a … Continue reading

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Konnichiwa!

I am back tonight from my whirlwind visit to the Tokyo Quilt Festival!….just arrived home from the airport a few hours ago. Watch for my Creative Nudge newsletter on Weds morning. I have photos of some absolutely breathtaking quilts, plus … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Butterfly Garden

This week’s Exclusive Free Pattern features breathtaking butterfly and floral pairings, framed by an exquisite, white tonal butterfly print and set against delicate amethyst hand dyes. The sunny, sun-drenched colors of spring come to life in this 52″ square pattern, … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Bunny Smiles

Tonight I am writing to you from Tokyo, as I prepare to attend the Quilt Festival here. Today I went to a Kabuki performance, then wandered around the Ginza shopping area, looking for trends and design inspiration. One thing that … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Akahana Cranes

This Bonus Free Pattern features a panel with a pair of elegant Tsuru cranes flying over luscious peonies and mums, in sophisticated shades of coral and lacquer red, willow green and ivory, against a tonal graphite black background. Swirling ribbons … Continue reading

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Wanderlust

I have been saving up my United miles all year so I could get a free ticket to Tokyo, and I am so tickled that I got a seat on a direct Dreamliner flight from Denver to Narita. I am … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Magic Carpet

This week’s exclusive eQuilter Free Pattern takes you on an opulent journey full of richly detailed Paisleys and Bohemian Florals. Luxurious gold metallics highlight the Teal, Blue and Purple color story, with shimmering pearlescent accents. Built around a panel and … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Modern Gestures

As I am preparing to leave for Tokyo this coming weekend, I am thinking about how Japanese quilts have changed since I started going to the Tokyo Quilt Festival. I see the influence of Modern Quilting and Modern Design in … Continue reading

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