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European update

Hello everyone! It feels so great to be back home again. I apologize for not having posted in such a long time, but to be honest it has taken me several days to get settled and back into a routine again. Our trip to Europe was wonderful in so

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Something quick to share

I’m so excited! Shelli from Germany just wrote to give me a “heads up” about my book being featured as a “Staff Member’s Favorite Pick” in the latest edition of the Connecting Threads catalog. You can check it out online here. I’m smiling (and still unpacking, doing laundry, etc……) 🙂 Happy

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Back home again…

Just checking in to let you know I’m back home from Europe — safe and sound. Had a great trip — lots to share with lots of photos, so check back in a day or so. In the meantime, I’m off to bed. Will be spending the

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I can see clearly now!

This post has nothing to do with quilting. And everything to do with something that is nothing short of miraculous! I can see without my reading glasses! No surgery required. Yep, it’s true and it’s wonderful. I think I love my optometrist. He’s my new best friend.

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Had a wonderful time…..

… Illini Country! I just spent three fabulous, creativity-packed days with the ladies of the Illini Country Stitchers Guild! We had the best time; it was an amazing trip from beginning to end and the ladies treated me like royalty. I loved getting to know many of them on

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Is there anyone out there who doesn’t just love the new line of Blush by basicgrey/Moda? I can’t imagine. I think the entire line of prints is simply luscious. I’ve been working on a new quilt using these wonderful, yummy, scrumptious strips from a Jelly Roll plus

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This, that and then some

A little bit of this So, what’s new with you out there in quilting blogland? I’ll bet you’ve all been as busy as I have been lately. With Spring just around the corner, my guess is that you all have cabin fever and are ready for brighter, warmer days.

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Mistakes happen

Sigh. Oops Ok, really BIG sigh…….. Gosh, I hate to have to tell you this, but there’s an itty-bitty error on the Chain Saw pattern of Jelly Roll Quilts & More. A typo. An oversight. A blip. An errata minimus. I don’t know how many pairs of

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How nice!

My friend Pat, who writes a really fun and interesting blog herself (check it out here) wrote this morning to tell me she saw a lovely blog posting about my Easy Star and Geese Ruler featured on Red Pepper Quilts.  If you have a minute, scurry on over

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Our small contribution…..

……to the One Million Pillowcases Challenge! When I heard about an opportunity to donate 5 pillowcases to the One Million Pillowcase Challenge through the local quilt guild, something made me decide to enlist my family to help. Over dinner one night last week, I pitched the idea to Kent

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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