Monthly Archives: July 2017

Hello from San Jose

Tonight I am writing to you from San Jose, California. I lived here when I was 4 years old! Tomorrow I will be giving my power point lecture on “International Quilt Trends” at the San Jose Museum of Quilts & … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Poppy Picnic

Does this remind you of Picnics with Grandma, or the Wizard of Oz? (Poppies and Plaid) Either way, this is such a fun combination of vintage sweetness and contemporary ZING! Our exclusive eQuilter FREE Quilt Pattern has oversized super-detailed Red … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Blue Horse Medicine

This week I want to feature another one of my favorite quilts from the quilt festival in Canada last month. In the center of this collage is a photo of “Blue Horse Medicine” by Vanecea Greene who is from Calgary. … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Hummingbirds in Style

This week’s Free Quilt Pattern celebrates the delicate beauty and brilliant plumage of the Hummingbird, set in Floral vignettes with the delicate style of Botanic Illustrations. Nineteenth Century Naturalists were fascinated with the beauty and the science of the Aviary … Continue reading

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Bark Cloth Makes a Comeback

This week we restocked our Bark Cloth department, which has been empty for many years, but now our suppliers are offering this vintage textured cloth again and I am thrilled! The origins of this type of fabric are actually from … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Animal Reign

This week’s exclusive eQuilter Free Quilt Pattern features this incredible digital panel with a peaceful gathering of endangered species. Wildlife lovers will appreciate this beautiful detailed artwork, which we’ve framed with animal vignettes set on point, and more animal portraits … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Sacred Threads – Sacred Big Cats

Tonight I am back home in Colorado, after a whirlwind trip to the Washington DC area for the Sacred Threads exhibit, and the Not Fade Away conference. Sacred Threads is a place for quilts about spirituality, peace, grief, joy, healing, … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Country Christmas

This week’s free Quilt Pattern features Elizabeth’s Studio’s Country Christmas Panel & allover coordinate, capturing the snowy magic of Christmas on a glowing countryside evening. Delightful Christmas scenes are fussy-cut to feature churches, cabins, bridges, snowmen and reindeer, and are … Continue reading

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Something Old, Something New, Something Sassy

This weekend I am writing to you from just outside Washington DC, where I am attending the Sacred Threads exhibit, and the Not Fade Away conference. Friday I went on the per-conference bus tour. We had a fabulous private white … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Rose Trellis

We know you just adore Roses. We’ve been saving this gorgeous 78″ x 78″ rose trellis quilt pattern just for you and your Summer rose garden. This exclusive eQuilter Free Pattern showcases our huge detailed 8″ Roses, set in a … Continue reading

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