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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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Happy Halloween!

Trick or Treat! is the chorus many people look forward to each Halloween. We shop for treats to avoid the tricks. We decorate our houses and shops, hoping that rowdy kids won’t redecorate for us. Some of us even still dress up for this spooky evening. In remembrance of my childhood Halloween, I designed “Trick […]

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Quilt Stories

Many early quilts told a story. Think about the Underground Railroad quilts, Baltimore quilts, and Family Tree quilts. They provide maps or stories about our journey, family or place. For example, the Underground Railroad quilts provided a map to freedom. Family quilts represent members of a family tree. That is one of the reasons the […]

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Celtic Medallion

Northcott was celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Stonehenge Fabrics with a Block Party and a design challenge for a Traveling Stonehenge Quilt Display. This quilt was designed specifically for that challenge. Although it wasn’t chosen as one of the finalists, I was excited to design a quilt for a specific challenge. I am in the […]

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Quick Pinwheel Strip Quilt

Quilting is 75% planning and 25% improvising for me. Given most of my quilts are of my own design, I have the fun of figuring out how to cut and assemble the pieces. Generally, I have a good idea on how this should go. But every so often, my plans go awry, so I improvise. […]

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