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Calling all quilters!

Who wants to go on a retreat? Is there anyone out there in need of having their emotional batteries recharged? Would you like to have a ton of fun while finding some serious creativity mojo? Well, I’ve got just the thing! Check this out: Scrap and Sew Presents

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A fabulous opportunity!

If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you’ve no doubt been “introduced” to my talented and very dear friend, Birgit Schuller, from Germany. She is such a treasure — and such a gifted quilter! Her quilts have won more major awards worldwide than

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Thoughts for a Thursday…

Things that make me smile today: I hung this cute little bird house in a tree in our back yard. I found the perfect place to display these treasures from our European travels in a little nook in my kitchen. The pretzel is from a charming village

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Norwegian quilters

One of my most favorite things about having a “career” in quilting is the opportunity to meet international quilters. I have been so blessed to travel and teach in many different countries! (One of these days, I really must tally the number of foreign countries I’ve visited.).

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After six very intense weeks of packing, cleaning, moving, remodeling, and unpacking, I feel as though I’m finally coming to the surface for some air. I have been so single-minded about getting our family moved to our new home that I’ve let many things slide for the

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Lucky Me

Don’t you just love surprises — especially when they are good surprises? Even better still….when they are totally awesome, out-of-the-blue-and-completely-unexpected surprises? I do! And I received one such surprise just the other day. I came home and found a little brown box at my front door. I

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Welcome home

We did it. We signed the papers and closed on the sale of our new home yesterday! The first thing I did was put a new mat at the front door. This morning, the real work began in earnest. We’re making some minor (and some not-so-minor) changes

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Ultimate spring cleaning

Have you ever stood in the middle of a messy room and thought to yourself, “It might be easier to just move?” Yeah, me too. So guess what? That’s what we’re doing. Okay, okay….this has been in the works for months now. Quite literally, months. I began researching

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At last. The BIG Announcement!

I’ve been dropping hints for awhile and promising to share my big news in various blogs for the past several months. Finally, I can share my BIG news with you all now! My third book, Jelly Roll Quilt Magic, will be released in late summer of this

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Girls’ Weekend (Updated….)

Last Friday morning, I hopped on a plane bound for Atlanta for a girls’ weekend. Turned out to be 600+ girls, but we all had a great time. An amazing time! Well actually, I went to spend the weekend at a Christian Womens’ Retreat with my friend

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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