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Patchwork transcends any language barrier

I woke up quite excited this morning as today was the day I was to attend Frau Edelhoff’s Christmas breakfast for the ladies in the neighborhood. Since I have only met two other neighbors since moving here last June, I was eager to meet the other woman who call

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Would you like to tour my studio? Welcome! (Revised….)

I’d like to invite you to take a tour of my sewing studio! I’ve been meaning to publish this virtual armchair tour for quite some time, but it took awhile to get all the pictures just right. Just to give you a little background information, we live in a beautiful

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An invitation prompts me to practice what I preach!

The invitation came at 10 o’clock this morning when the doorbell rang. It was our neighbor from behind our house, Frau Adelhoff, whom I have only met on one other occasion, inviting me to her annual Christmas breakfast for all the ladies in the neighborhood on December

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When bad things happen to good quilters….

Being an international teacher in the quilting industry has provided me the unique and exciting opportunity to meet some of the most gifted, creative, and down-right wonderful people from all walks of life, all over the world. You’ve heard me say it before, but it is one

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A stunning version of Trail to Paducah

  You know I love to see quilts made by readers or students and then share them with you! Chris Brown, Executive Editor for American Quilter Magazine, recently forwarded me the following photos and letter from a reader, and I thought it would be fun to pass them along.

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Thank you, mystery quilt bloggers!

Wow! I am overwhelmed by the positive response from all you quilt surfers and bloggers to the FREE MYSTERY QUILT I have posted on my website! To date, I think there are more than a hundred of you who have downloaded the supply list and first installment. I hope you are having fun and

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Are you making the FREE mystery quilt?

Hopefully, you’ve seen the notice on my website Home Page (about half-way down the page) announcing the FREE Mystery Quilt pattern. If you haven’t, it’s not too late to join in the fun! Simply register your name and e-mail address (I promise not to share it with

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A lovely walk in Sindelfingen with Andrew

  There was no school for elementary and middle school students today because of parent/teacher conferences, so Andrew and I got to spend some quality time together — just the two of us, because big brother, Joshua, still had to go to school. After much debating about how

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It’s Official!

I can now share the exciting news I promised a few weeks ago. The American Quilter’s Society will be publishing my second book! Yes, it’s official, and I am absolutely thrilled Meredith Schroeder, the publisher, has chosen to publish my newest manuscript! I began working on the

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A few more fun things to share from Quilt Market…

I promised you in a previous post I would share some more things from Quilt Market, and I apologize for the delay. Life has been really busy around here lately, and I’ve been trying to work my way through an absolute mountain of paperwork piled high on my desk

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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