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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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Honored Guests

A few weeks ago, we welcomed our first overnight visitors to the Einmo Inn here in Sindelfingen, Germany. Our dear friends, Sue and Herb Hausmann were traveling through Germany and Austria with their lovely granddaughter, Lyndi, and they made time in their hectic schedule to spend an evening

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Glorious UFO’s

We quilters know the term U F O’s means unfinished objects. Some people cringe at the word. UFO’s can be pesky little reminders that we didn’t complete a task we originally set out to finish, and this makes us feel guilty. I have many UFO’s in my

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What an amazing word.  And it expresses everything going on in my life these days! First, I officially “launched” the boys this morning for their first full day of school. Josh is in the 9thgrade (is it possible for him to be in high school already?) and

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Bon Voyage, Gute Reise!

Welcome to my new travel log! This is a big step for me. But then again, my whole life has been about taking big steps. Yes, I’m starting the new, fall season with two new blogs: one about quilts and quilt-related things, and this one — which

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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