Monthly Archives: August 2016

Creative Nudge- International Trend: Kantha Stitching

What I am going to write about today will probably surprise you. It is about a trend that I see bubbling up, which sprang forth fully-formed at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham UK. It is Kantha Stitching! (Originated as … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Singer Sewing Party

Many of us learned to sew from our grandmothers, and this week’s Free Quilt Pattern is a tribute to those Matriarch Makers and their precious sewing machines. This 64″ x 88″ quilt design starts with 2 panel designs, one with … Continue reading

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New Video – Chinese Quilts

You may recall that the weekend before I went to Europe for the quilt festival in Birmingham UK, Sophie and had a crazy road trip to the International Quilt Study Center & Museum in Lincoln Nebraska, so I could speak … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Sunflower Fields

This week’s exclusive eQuilter Free Pattern invites you to wade into a gorgeous Sunflower garden! Large golden flowers are set in a green Hoffman hand-dye trellis, with fields of big golden flowers in the background. This 51″ x 51″ square … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Global Red and White

A week ago I returned from my trip to the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham England. There are many trends to talk about, so I will continue to post photos and trend comments for a few weeks. The 2011 Red … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Mosaic Plume

There are so many things to love about this week’s gorgeous Free Quilt Pattern….where do we start?!? The central Peacock Panel looks like an intricate tile mosaic, with stylized feathers, flowers and delicate foliage. The glowing effect of the inner … Continue reading

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European Trends

Our youngest child Sophie started high school (9th grade) on Thursday, and Sam starts his sophomore year in college on Monday. Those of you who have followed our family’s story over the years, will feel the same sense of shock … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Leopard Life

Your Free eQuilter Pattern this week celebrates Leopards and their cubs in a graceful and dynamic quilt layout. These beloved wild cats are illustrated with life-like realism and are surrounded by blocks of flora and greenery, bordered by their extraordinary … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Africa Rising

Last night I arrived home, after spending the weekend at the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham UK. This is the biggest quilt festival in Europe and it is great to see all the European and UK flavors of creativity as … Continue reading

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Mesmerized by the Maestro

I am writing to you this weekend as I am in transit to the Festival of Quilts in Birmingham UK. I spent a few days in Lucca Italy while attending the Puccini Opera Festival (checking out the costumes for Turandot … Continue reading

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