Month: November 2019

Modern Irish Chain

Do you like the Irish Chain Quilt pattern? This is a new twist on an old favorite that I just completed for client. The large blocks are set similar to a Triple Irish Chain pattern. Rather than using small blocks, this quilt uses charm squares to make 8 1/2-inch blocks for a quilt that is […]

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Give Thanks

I am thankful for so many things in my life: my family, my friends, my health, my quilting, my freedom…. Toward the end of each year, in November, we reflect on all of the good things in our lives. It is a wonderful way to move from gathering our bounty of this year into planning […]

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Wish Upon a Shining Star for Christmas

When the kids were younger, I shopped all year long so that I was done by Halloween. Now, I barely start my shopping before Halloween. So, I look for quick projects that I can complete as gifts in between my quilt commissions. I suspect that I am not alone in my desire to give something […]

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Piecing Preference

As a quilt designer, one of the most common questions I get about the patterns is – “is it foundation (paper) pieced or traditional piecing?” Why does this matter? Some people are not comfortable in their traditional piecing skills. They don’t think that they can get the seams straight or the blocks the right size. […]

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Thank You for Your Service

Thanks to the selfless service of our men and women we have the freedom to express ourselves and make our voices heard, to pursue the careers of our choice, to practice our religions or not, to get the medical care and education we choose, and to spend time with our families. Many made the ultimate […]

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Movember – Where is Your Mustache?

Just as pink ribbons and women’s health are associated with October, November (Movember) is recognizing men’s unique health needs. Did you know that men die and average of 6 years younger than women? The Movember Foundation is one of the leading non-profit organizations for men’s health issues, which includes prostate cancer, testicular cancer, mental health, […]

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Quilting Gone to the Dogs

Meet Fergus our 12 week old Newfoundland puppy (Newfie). At 12 weeks he is 38 lbs, so it is easy to understand why he is considered a giant breed. To keep both Fergus and the rest of the household calm, he needs a large crate for sleeping. You may be itching to ask a few […]

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Project Linus

I was very quiet on my blog during the past couple of months because I have been taking an intensive longarm quilting class (APQS longarm certification course). As part of the class, we had to create four lap-sized quilts (36-inches square) for evaluation by the instructor. These quilts would be donated to Project Linus, which […]

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Etsy Store is OPEN for Business

I am so excited and pleased to announce that my Etsy store is now OPEN for business! This was a HUGE step for me. I am selling my patterns online now, which was my goal for 2019.The patterns are available digitally, so there is no waiting time – other than your internet connection and printer […]

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Alzheimer’s Awareness Month

So many of us have been touched by people suffering with Alzheimer’s. My hushand’s father died from complications associated with the disease. My father’s mother died of the same fate. Since November is Alzheimer’s Awareness, my first quilt of the month is Forget-Me-Not. The five blocks the comprise the center of the quilt are all […]

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