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Happy Friday, y’all. What a long week this has been. A really L-O-N-G week. Anyone else out there feel this way? Well, I’ve got a couple of confessions to share. Nothing too serious, and one of them is even rather humorous. Read on, dear friends….. Confession #1 Let’s

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My heart skips a beat….

……at the sight of these! Perfectly trimmed blocks ready to be sewn into a beautiful new quilt! It is always worth it to take the time to square-up your blocks. In this case, all 42 of them. Do you true-up your blocks before sewing them into a

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My Judge’s Choice Award Winner

2013 AQS Judges for the AQS Quilt Contest, Paducah Kimberly Einmo, Libby Lehman, and Velda Newman I had the great privilege of judging the AQS Quilt Contest in Paducah this year. What an honor it was! I judged the show with Libby Lehman and Velda Newman.  It

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… be featured on the Bernina Blog! I L-O-V-E my new Bernina 820QE!  

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UPDATE! A random winner was chosen today and I’m happy to say that Sharon M. is the lucky winner!!! Thanks to everyone who registered to win the free class.  Guess what? I’m hosting a special Craftsy class giveaway! Who’d like to win a FREE class? All you need

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A most awesome, amazing, Jelly Roll Round Robin Challenge!

I’ve been wanting to share this very special story with you for quite some time. But it is so exciting that I’ve been waiting to make sure I had time to write it in such a way that would give these amazing gals the recognition they truly

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Quilting For The Rest Of Us — Podcast interview!

While I was at QuiltWeek in Paducah recently, I had the privilege of being interviewed by the wonderful, witty, Sandy Hasenauer, who writes a blog called Quilting For the Rest of Us, and she also produces some fabulous podcasts! She and I met early one morning in

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Its pouring rain today, which is actually soothing since it seems to fit my quiet and reflective mood. One week ago today, I lost my oldest and dearest friend, Beth Bowman Russell, after a long battle with cancer. This is the second dear friend I’ve lost in

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Lovely Chain Saw

Marcy Cady, one of my amazing students who took my Chain Saw class at the Road to California Show this past January, sent me this photo of her completed quilt. It is beautiful and I LOVE it! Marcy, I’m so proud of you — you did an outstanding job!!!

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Hello, Paducah!

What a travel ordeal I went through on Thursday traveling from Washington DC to Paducah, KY! Due to the severe storms in the Midwest, my flights were delayed, cancelled, and delayed some more. So my trip began at 8am and I finally landed in Paducah at almost 11pm

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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