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Welcome to my mountain studio

You might have read here on the blog or on my Facebook page that my husband and I bought a cabin in the mountains two years ago. It was a long-cherished dream of ours to own a mountain retreat and future retirement property and we searched for

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Quilt Camp 2017

Shortly after teaching quilt classes at the International Quilt Festival in November, 2016, I was contacted by the Education Office for Quilts, Inc. and was invited to teach at Quilt Camp, 2017. To say I was shocked and excited is an understatement; I honestly couldn’t believe out

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Come quilt-along with me!

This is your personal invitation to join me in making the 2017 American Quilter Magazine Series Quilt, GATHERINGS! The first installment of this row-by-row quilt is featured in the current (July 2017) issue of American Quilter Magazine. I had such fun designing and making this beautiful basket quilt

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A long holiday weekend……

A long holiday weekend calls for a bit of time away and my sweet husband and I ran away to our own paradise in the mountains. We love it here. The weather has been absolutely perfect and the pace has been slow and relaxing. There’s sewing on

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Gather your favorite fabrics…..

…..and join me to create your own version of Gatherings!  I’ve designed another series quilt for my favorite quilting magazine, American Quilter Magazine. Like last year’s series quilt, Pleasantville, this is a row-by-row-style quilt but the blocks in Gatherings are set on the diagonal. There are six

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Scissor love

As I’m sewing a new quilt top for a future class project today in my sunny studio, I’ve been thinking about how much I LOVE using my favorite scissors designed and distributed by my friend, Karen Kay Buckley. There are currently four sizes of scissors available and

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Do you know Stella?

If not, allow me to introduce you. Stella, is my wonderfully bright, illuminating new friend.  Isn’t she sleek and pretty? I don’t often promote sewing products by name, but when I come across a product that is really, truly awesome and makes my life better, I simply

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Magazines and more

It’s been exciting to open my mailbox the past few days because two awesome quilt magazines were just delivered. Now I can finally share some great news with you! American Quilter Magazine I’ve been posting hints online for months now (since January) about a new series quilt I was

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To the mountains I go…..

I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. – Psalm 121: 1-2. I’ve been asked the question, “mountains or beach?” For me, there’s only one answer. Mountains. Yes, I love

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Pleasantville Show and Tell UPDATED

Many of you know about (and hopefully follow) my regular column, Kimberly’s Korner, in American Quilter Magazine. In 2016, AQS featured my original series quilt, Pleasantville, which appeared in conjunction with my column. I was overwhelmed by the excitement of the readers to follow along and make their

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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