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I have a date…

…with my manuscript. I’m in the middle of collaborating with my fantastic editor, Linda, editing my third book (pinch me!) Jelly Roll Quilt Magic! At least I can sit at my desk and smell the heavenly fragrance of freshly picked plumeria blossoms from my own back yard. What

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Full Circle

Earlier this year I created a fun little quilt from some gorgeous Danish fabrics I bought at a charming quilt shop in Germany last year. My personal challenge was to effectively use the chartreuse fabric I bought by incorporating it with the sweet pink and lovely blue

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Simply done is better than half begun

It was Friday night “Sit and Sew” night at Scrap and Sew. I had signed up to attend weeks before but now, on Friday afternoon, I couldn’t decide what to take with me to stitch. The two major projects with pending deadlines I am currently facing require too

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A special quilt for a special little lady

Remember the Precut Pizzazz quilt project I taught at the Scrap and Sew Retreat a couple of weeks ago? One of the sweet and very talented ladies who attended the retreat, Stephanie Parades, finished her quilt project and surprised her young neighbor, Sophia, by giving it to her

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Enjoying simple things

It’s been a good week. The retreat at Scrap and Sew last week was energizing and my creativity mojo has been in high gear since then. Our visit here at home with Sue and Herb Hausmann this past week was wonderful, too. They are such terrific folks, and

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What an A-W-E-S-O-M-E retreat!

If you weren’t at the first annual Scrap and Sew Retreat in Tampa, FL this past Thursday – Saturday, you missed it. I mean, you really missed out. It was so much fun. And informative. Educational. Creative. Inspirational. Exciting. Oh, and did I mention, FUN? I think

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Today is the day

Everything is ready. Sue and Herb have arrived. Machines are set up and ready to roll. It’s time for a RETREAT! Drop by on Friday for a retreat recap. See you then!

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Spreading the word

For me, one of the best perks in this business has to be all the wonderfully talented and special people I’ve met and become friends with through the years. I just love receiving emails from these folks from across the country and around the globe. Recently, my friend

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The Studio Tour: Before and After.

My dear friend Hanne, from Norway, emailed me several days ago to ask if I was planning to post photos of my sewing studio since we moved to our new home. I think that’s a terrific idea! Thanks for asking, Hanne. I’ll post photos of how the

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Blooming

Ever since we bought this house in March, I have been anxiously anticipating the Frangipani bushes to bloom in our backyard. I was told they would bloom in May, and sure enough — right on schedule — I found the first blooms yesterday. Let me just say,

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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