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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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A good read to share!

Pat Sloan is an amazingly talented quilter, teacher and author. I’m so proud to call her my friend! I’m not sure she ever sleeps — she’s written 33 books and her newest, Teach Me to Machine Quilt, has just been released!  I had a chance to read

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Steady on……

I’ve been using some fantastic new products I simply must share with you. They’ve made my quilting life SO much better and easier!! I absolutely love the Steady Betty foam boards and their Steady Stillettos!  The foam board comes in two great sizes. I love them both! I can lay

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A lovely feature article

Ann Hammel wrote an absolutely wonderful feature article about me in the recent AQS QuiltWeek Show Program (Des Moines). Her words captured my goals, hopes, spirit and my faith — which is the cornerstone of my both my personal and professional life — so beautifully I got tears

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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