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Thanksgiving 2021

This is a time for counting our blessings and letting people know how much we care. As a special thank you to our loyal customers, we are offering a holiday coupon for the next week. If you spend more than $20, you get 20% off your order. This promotion cannot be combined with other offers […]

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Protection from Scams During the Holidays

Tis the season to be jolly and wary. I was reminded of this in several ways this week. First, a group of quilt designers sent up a red flag to others about receiving emails about postage due on packages they have never sent…. Then, PayPal sent a wonderful guide on how to recognize and report […]

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Cabin in the Woods

This month, EQ8 has put the Spotlight on the Log Cabin 2 block. In my mind this leads me to a more traditional quilt, even though tiny houses are making a comeback. When I thought of Log Cabins, I thought of our camping adventures at Fair Haven Beach State Park, where we rented a cabin […]

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Simple Gatherings

Sometimes, the simplest things in life are best – a cup of tea on a blustery morning, a hike in the woods, or a simple meal with lively conversation amongst family and/or friends. These simple moments are often cherished more than hustle and bustle events because we have the time to savor them. Quilting can […]

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Cat-egorical

Sometimes, fabric really does speak to me.  Northcott’s “Cat Tales” Collection were some of these fabrics. The large repeating Library Cat Shelves fabric needed its own space to shine, like a cat sprawling on a sunlit patch of carpet. So large blocks were created for this fabric. The complimentary fabrics needed to have some fun. […]

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Flying High

Tomorrow, 11/11 is Veteran’s Day or Armistice Day. It commemorates the end of World War I – the Great War. In the US, tomorrow will also mark the 100th anniversary of the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington Cemetery. One hundred years ago, an unknown soldier was buried at the tomb. They remind us […]

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Forget Me Not

For the last few months, over one hundred quilters participated in a quilt along (QAL) to promote Alzheimer’s Awareness. We were fortunate to have Ashli Lerman Montgomery of Quilt 2 End ALZ  as a partner in this endeavor. Ashli provided information every other week about Alzheimer’ disease, how to recognize it, and how to cope […]

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Thank Your Quilt Designers

How often have you listened to the radio and thought about how much you liked a song by a certain performer? If you are like me, you listen to the radio (Spotify, iTunes, etc.) so often that thought pops into my head probably daily (on a really good day hourly). We associate the songs with […]

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Peppermint Parfait

The Christmas holiday has some familiar smell for me: gingerbread, almond, chocolate, and peppermint. Peppermint is probably one of the ones I most strongly relate to Christmas. They remind me of the peppermint candies my grandmother would set out. My mouth starts to water when I think of the candy canes hung on the tree, […]

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Femme Fatale

There are many femme fatale in history, like Mata Hari, Lucrezia Borgia, Salome, Delilah…. They all have these things in common – beauty and a seductive power that men can’t resist, which usually leads to their destruction. Mata Hari was a spy in World War I. Lucrezia Borgia helped her family gain power in Italy […]

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