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GATHERINGS, Cherrywood Version

I’ve been waiting to share this new version of my GATHERINGS quilt design for a long time but there was a delay in the quilting process. Sometimes, life happens and it is completely out of our control and also totally understandable. The quilt arrived yesterday, beautifully quilted

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The Studio Part 3

Electrical updates You can find The Studio Part 1 HERE and The Studio Part 2 HERE. The next step in the process was to hire an electrician to add an extra circuit breaker, additional outlets and bright lighting on the ceiling of the studio. This is not an

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A unexpected kindness

I had a wonderful time at an event with the Washington State Quilters’ Guild last week. I presented two lectures and two full-day, sold-out workshops to guild members who simply couldn’t have been nicer or more fun to be around! It was a great time and I

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The Studio Part 2

First, a disclaimer. Thank you all for the comments you left here on my blog and on social media about my previous post. I appreciate your interest and support in my current studio saga. However, I want to be absolutely clear: In the last post I was

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The Studio Part 1

Many of you know of or have seen pictures of my previous studio in our Virginia home. It was a lovely, cheerful space with traditional-style, white cabinetry in the front room of our house. I enjoyed designing every inch of space in that light-filled room from top

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Run away

My husband came home from work and since it was a slow week at the office, his boss told him he could take a couple days off following the July 4th holiday. He whispered in my ear, “Run away with me.”  “Are you kidding me?” I gasped!

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Vermont Quilt Festival 2018: A photo recap

It’s been a wild and hectic summer with trips to visit many quilters across the country! I recently returned from another fabulous week at the 42nd Vermont Quilt Festival; my eighth opportunity to judge and teach at this amazing quilt show in an outstanding venue which is

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Onward to enter….

I simply love it when former students take the time to send me photos of their completed quilt class projects. I enjoy writing back to each and every person because I value the fact they took time from their busy day to show me what they created

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Featured on the CRAFTSY blog

I’m home from two amazing weeks of teaching and travel; first to Minnesota followed by Vermont. But I wanted to drop by to send you right over to CRAFTSY to check out my post today. I’m the guest blogger on CRAFTSY with tips to create your own

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Adventures in lemonade

Everyone knows the saying, “When life gives you lemons….” …make lemonade. Today, the little Meyer lemon tree in our front yard gave me a gift. Lemons. Eleven of them. And I shared some with our dear neighbors and new friends, CL and Judi. It was warm and

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About Birgit

Wherever I go, I am asked about the exquisite machine quilting on my quilts. I’m happy to share with you that most of my quilts have been expertly quilted by the internationally award winning quilt artist, Birgit Schüller! Read more