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Fall has arrived at my balcony

Here in Stuttgart, we went from warm comfortable days with temperatures in the 70’s during the first two weeks of September, to a chilly spell which began suddenly around the 14th. It remained cool all last week — with highs in the 50’s during the days and dropping

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Calling all “green” enthusiasts!

Everyone is going “green” these days, and I’m stepping up to do my part. We recycle as much as we can here at home and try to choose products deemed “earth friendly” whenever possible. Did you ever stop to consider our quilting predecessors from pioneer and Great

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European Patchwork Expo 2008

The 2008 European Patchwork Expo held their annual event this past weekend in the Alsace region of France, in the little village of Ste. Marie Aux Mines. (The dates of the event were Sep 18 – 21.) I have been to this event on several occasions in

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Legs, Des Moines, and other tidbits…

Question: What should you do after sitting or standing all day in a quilting class?   Answer: STRETCH! This amusing photo was sent to me by my dear friend, Diane Herbort, of Alexandria, VA. Diane and I were judges for the 2008 Quilters’ Heritage Celebration Show in Lancaster,

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Top of the world

The Einmo family spent a wonderful Labor Day weekend in Garmisch, Bavaria, which is one of my most favorite places on earth. We were blessed with spectacular weather — it was sunny, warm, and simply gorgeous. We stayed at our favorite hotel, The Riesersee Hotel, which is nestled

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Interruption in service

I’d like to sincerely apologize for the interruption of service to my website and both of my blogs since Sunday afternoon. I just found out from my webmaster that most of Ohio has been without power due to the remnants of Hurricane Ike passing through. Wind gusts

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Interruption in service…

I’d like to sincerely apologize for the interruption of service to my website and both of my blogs since Sunday afternoon. I just found out from my webmaster that most of Ohio has been without power due to the remnants of Hurricane Ike passing through. Wind gusts

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Blog Award!

I’m thrilled! I received this nifty honor from my dear quilting-friend-extraordinaire, Mary Flynn! Not only this, but she honored me on my birthday this past week (yes, I celebrated this past Tuesday) with a special blog entry dedicated to me and my website! Be sure to check

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A lovely daytrip to France….well, almost

This past Wednesday, I enjoyed a lovely road trip to a French Kaserne (which is a military base) located about and hour and a half from Stuttgart. I had been invited by some new friends, Susan, Stacey, Mi Young, and Barbara. Susan and Stacey had heard about a wonderful

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A Quilting Treasure Remembered…

I just learned of Helen Kelley’s passing on September 1, 2008, and I feel a profound sense of loss and sadness, as I’m sure thousands of others feel as well. Helen was an amazing woman — a gifted storyteller and quilter — and the world will never

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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