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UQSM Show Review Part 2

The UQSM Show was amazing, to say the least. The exhibit hall was bright, modern, clean and perfect in every way. Classrooms were spacious and well lit and the vendor hall held terrific booths filled with quilting materials and supplies plus some very eclectic vendors, too. I stayed

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It’s a wrap! UQSM Show Review Part 1

The first UQSM (formerly the HQMS Show) Show has come and gone and after 8 days spent in Salt Lake City, Utah, I’m back home once again. It was a wonderful week but of course I’m always happy when I return home to family and our furry

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A review of the Janome Memory Craft 9400

Last autumn, the Janome of American company offered to send me a Memory Craft 9400 sewing machine and asked me to use it and provide honest feedback in a review. Let me begin by saying I’ve sewn on previous Janome machines including the 11000, the 6600, 8900

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Preparing for rain

2017 has been a good year.  I’ve spent time soul searching, made many positive and healthy changes, set my priorities, learned to set limits, and say “no” when necessary. And I’ve been preparing for rain.  Click here. There are some big changes on the horizon for our

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Who’s going to be in Utah in May?

I am! I’m absolutely honored and thrilled that I’ll be the featured quilter at the (formerly known as HMQS) UQSM Show! I hope you’ll make plans to come be part of this exciting new show. For more information, CLICK HERE. And HERE.  There are still a few seats

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A really good read

I’ve discovered an awesome new quilting book by a talented friend of mine and I just have to share. This book is definitely one you’ll want to have in your library. Introducing Free Motion Quilting 1-2-3 by Lori Kennedy.  Although I machine quilt about 20 – 25% of

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The Splendid Sampler….Welcome!

Hello! Welcome to my little corner of the quilting world! Whether you’re a return guest or a brand new friend, I’m so glad you’ve stopped by today! I’m very honored to be #99 of the 100 designers of the Splendid Sampler Quilt. I live not too far

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A most meaningful gift.

Recently, I was teaching a class and the general chatter in the room turned to the subject of “the best Christmas present you ever received.” Even though I have received some wonderful, special, amazing gifts through the years, I didn’t have to think very long for the answer.

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BIG news to share!!!

They’re here!!! I’m absolutely thrilled to share some really BIG news with you, times three! First, my newest book, CLEVER COMBO QUILTS, has arrived! That’s right…..after months of working on my 6th book, I’m thrilled to finally hold a copy in my hands. I’m so incredibly proud of

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Quilt Class Etiquette

I consider myself very blessed to write a bi-monthly column in American Quilter Magazine. I’ve covered such topics as, Are You a Thread Snob?, They Put Those Lines on the Mat for a Reason, What Not to Do if You Plan to Enter a Quilt Contest, and How

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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