Monthly Archives: February 2017

Free Pattern – Lighthouse Wonders

This week’s Free Quilt Pattern is actually 2 versions of a scenic Lighthouse view: ‘Sunshine’ is a walk along a rocky coastline at Sunrise (or Sunset!) with brilliant colors shining in the sky, and reflected in the waters. ‘Stormy’ is … Continue reading

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Quilt Con in Savannah

This weekend I am writing to you from QuiltCon in Savannah Georgia…the quilt conference for the Modern Quilt Guild. You may recall that last year this conference was in Pasadena. Last night we hosted a cocktail party as the show … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Magic of Harry Potter

Harry Potter fans – The Sorcerer’s Stone Quilt is here in magical DIGITAL detail! Go on a wizarding adventure with Harry, Ron & Hermione as you stitch up this fabulous fantasy project. Your favorite Hogwarts fans of every age will … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Carnivale and Mardi Gras

This weekend I was able to check off a big one on the Bucket List – I was in Venice for Carnivale to photograph the costumes! I have been fascinated with the masks and historic ensembles that are worn by … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Wildflower Trails

Were you one of those kids who read every single horse book you could get your hands on? This week’s eQuilter Free Pattern will put a big smile on your face, with herds of wild horses grazing in a high … Continue reading

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Bella Venezia

This weekend I am writing to you from Venezia. I am on a working vacation, doing textile research, and taking photos of Carnivale. There are many beautiful cities in Europe where the history of their wealth and culture is intimately … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Winter Retreat

This week’s exclusive eQuilter Free Pattern celebrates the snowy season, with a peaceful view of a sparkling winter landscape. The unique quilt design combines a stained glass technique with a large scale scenic panel, creating a delightful winter vista. A … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Japanese Mola Master

We had SO much fun this weekend at our Bernina Sewapalooza. We had 51 people (50 ladies and one husband) and 34 machines packed into our new classroom. It was Awesome! Stay tuned for future workshops and creative retreats….to be … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Ticket to Ride

All Aboard!….for this week’s Free Quilt Pattern! Train Buffs and Steam Engine Aficionados will appreciate this Railroad-themed quilt design, inspired by a detailed panel featuring locomotive vignettes. The train illustrations are set against a landscape backdrop, with a large scale … Continue reading

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A Good Time Was Had By All

As this newsletter goes out, we are just concluding our first BERNINA workshop – a 3-Day “Sewapalooza” with 51 participants – in our new Classroom/Event space. What a blast! Based on the enthusiastic response, there is no doubt that we … Continue reading

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