Author, Designer, Instructor


Let’s have lunch in France!

It has certainly been awhile since I last updated this travel blog. I’ve been so busy these past four weeks with traveling to Des Moines, Iowa, for the 2008 AQS Quilt Show, and because my Mom has been visiting since the first of October. I have been blogging quite

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Something fun to share…

At the AQS Quilt Show I met the most interesting and FUN people! One of the students in my class, Mary Bellwood, of Des Moines, had the funniest pin on her tote bag, and it is just too good not to share it with you all!  Take

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A gallery of photos from the 2008 AQS Quilt Show in Des Moines

There is still so much I want to share with you about the AQS Quilt Show! I’ve added a gallery of candid photos from my classes. Click the page above entitled “Quilt Show Photos” and enjoy the armchair tour! I want to tell you a little bit about

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2008 AQS Quilt Show Recap and other fun topics….

The 2008 AQS Quilt Show is history, but the impact is long-lasting. I hardly know where to begin — there is so much to share with you all! The quilt show was incredible, with over 900 quilts hung on display in the downtown Des Moines HyVee Convention Center.

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A TV spot and the 2008 AQS Quilt Show in Des Moines!

Check out what was featured on the local CBS news here in Des Moines!

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The Great Feathered Friend Rescue

I’ve been busy these past few days. Actually, these past few weeks! Okay, I’m always busy. It just isn’t in my nature to be bored or to even sit still. I thrive on activity! But for the past five or six weeks, I’ve been working extra long,

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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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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