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Today I had a very hectic and hurried, extra-busy day. I felt a bit frazzled and frustrated. After dinner, I suggested to my better half that we should take time to relax and enjoy the sunset. Deep breath in…..exhale……aaaaahhhhhh………much better. Be sure to stop back soon for a quilt retreat recap

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Fractured Light

If you are a subscriber to American Quilter Magazine then you probably saw my quilt, Fractured Light, featured in the May 2011 issue. But even if you don’t have the magazine or didn’t see the feature, you can click here to download the pattern. Don’t you just

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Chain Saw

One of my favorite quilts from my second book, Jelly Roll Quilts & More, is Chain Saw. Honestly, this pattern has it all! It flies together in super-speedy, record time; there are no points to match, and it is spectacular no matter what line of fabric (precuts)

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A quilt to share from down under

Susan Springett’s Star Bright quilt The back of Susan’s quilt is as stunning as the front! You all know how excited I get and how much I love hearing from quilters all around the world! Almost nothing tickles me more than receiving an email in my inbox

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Birgit and her family arrived from Germany last week. And while they’re here, we’re on hiatus doing some serious “summering” with them. (“Summer-ing” is the act of doing all those fun activities you do in the summer or while on vacation.) We went out on the boat

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A bit late, but still just as fun

I’ve been meaning to post about this ever since the latest issue (Spring 2011) of Quilt Sampler Magazine hit the newsstands. When I bought my copy, I was flipping through the pages when all of a sudden, I spotted my book – Jelly Roll Quilts & More

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How exciting is this?

Awhile back, I received a lovely email from Manuela Schlenker, who is the Product Manager for Rowan and Free Spirit Fabrics in Central Europe. She explained that one of their quiltmakers made a quilt using Free Spirit’s “Modern Meadow” collection. The quilt was inspired by a pattern

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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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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