Category Archives: Food and Drink

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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Black Beans for Cuba

We hope that you have had a lovely Thanksgiving holiday with your loved ones. Did you notice we did not bombard you with Black Friday emails? *smile* You’re welcome! Having traveled to Cuba 3 times in the last year and … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Sewing Seeds

This week we continue our Spring theme, for those who are planning their vegetable gardens and planting seeds! We just adore Janet’s smiling veggie illustrations in this Red, Black and Cream color theme. You’ll zip through this 31″ x 48″ … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Loralie Sweetie

What is Sugary Sweet but has no calories? This Free Pattern featuring Loralie’s ‘Sweetie’ collection! Designer Loralie’s whimsical and slightly goofy ladies are dressed in their favorite candies, posing in strategically placed Jelly Beans, Peppermint Stripes, Candy Corn, Lemon Drops … Continue reading

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Every Day is a Gift

It is with great sadness that we say goodbye to one of our oldest friends in the industry. I learned Friday that Vic Dadika (Sales Manager for Northcott US) died last Wednesday. My very first fabric buying appointment at my … Continue reading

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Free Pattern – Fruits of the Vine

This week’s exclusive eQuilter Free Pattern takes you to a country landscape with a bottle or two of wine, crystal goblets, and a view of the distant vineyards…all in the cool shade of a grape arbor. This lovely vignette beckons … Continue reading

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Creative Nudge – Snowy Retreat

*** Meanwhile, at the snowbound Winter Quilting Retreat…. Oh the weather outside is frightful But the fire is so delightful And since we've no place to go Let Us Sew! Let Us Sew! Let Us Sew! The fabrics were piled … Continue reading

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Free Quilt Pattern – Farmer’s Summer Harvest

This week's eQuilter Free Quilt Pattern takes you to the Farmers Market at the height of the summer harvest. Fill your basket with rich juicy fruits, lovely vegetables, wrapped in sweet golden honeycombs. Use our fresh fruit and vegetable choices, … Continue reading

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eQuilter Exclusive Free Pattern – Postcards from Italy

Do you dream of traveling to Italy? Whether you hold sweet memories of Bella Italia, or you dream of a trip to Italy in the future, this Exclusive eQuilter Free Pattern is the stuff of Italian Dreams! Fabrics featured include … Continue reading

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eQuilter Exclusive Free Pattern – Lights Champagne Action!

If you've been to Las Vegas, you know that it is a crazy heart-pounding combination of Hollywood glitz, James Bond style, and champagne dreams. The flashy bright lights, the irresistible people-watching, & the Bigger-Than-Life interior & exterior decor, all add … Continue reading

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