Category Archives: Inspiration

More Photos from International Quilt Festival

International Quilt Festival 2015 is over and the winning quilts have all been announced. I attended International Quilt Market, which is for industry professionals only, and came home Monday last week, so when the winners were announced on Tuesday, hubby … Continue reading

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Images from Houston

Fall Quilt Market is one of the high spots of the year for me. I love to go to Houston for Quilt Market. I’ve been here nearly every year since 2003 when I started working in the sewing industry. Quilt … Continue reading

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The Churn Dash Quilt Top

A month ago, I started blogging about doing a churn dash quilt. At that point, I had 20 blocks done, 10 with light background and 10 with a dark background. By the following week, I had 36 blocks done and … Continue reading

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We’re Tickled Pink!

We are very excited to finally introduce a few projects that we’ve had in the works for a while now. You may have heard that our parent company, F+W, a content and ecommerce company, has partnered with famed pattern designer … Continue reading

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The Churn Dash Project

I had a great week last week, visiting with my friend Sara Gallegos. She was at our offices filming her new show My First Quilt Show: Beginning Quiltmaking which will begin airing in January. Watch for it and check her … Continue reading

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FOCUS (Is that even possible?)

I have a several projects going at any one time and I know myself well. They are in my sewing room in plain sight. If I put them away, I will soon forget about them until I go through the … Continue reading

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Mom’s Show and Tell

I went to see my mom and stepdad this weekend. Mom is a wonderful quilter and part of every visit is sharing what we are working on. I took my most recent quilt for show and tell. Then Mom took … Continue reading

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A Quilter’s Version of Fort Knox

A friend and I were recently talking about how many quilts we have personally –  actually in our possession. She asked, “Do you ever feel like you live in the quilter’s version of Fort Knox?” She had recently given away … Continue reading

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Naming the “Baby”

I finished a quilt this weekend and I have to tell you the toughest part of the finishing process was coming up with a name. But before I tell you about finding the right name, let me tell you a … Continue reading

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Maple Leaf Mulch

I want to show you one of my older quilts. I made it in 2002 for Bake (my husband) and it is still one of our favorite quilts. As is so often the case, the story of this quilt is … Continue reading

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