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Welcome 2018

Happy New Year!  I love and enjoy every moment of the holidays but I’m always ready to greet each new year with enthusiasm and expectation. 2018 is full of promise. I gave up making new year’s resolutions years ago and instead adopted the “One Word” concept. Each

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A nod to Helen

When I became a quilter in 1991, one of the first things I did in my enthusiasm to embrace the craft was to subscribe to Quilter’s Newsletter Magazine. When each issue arrived, I would pour through every page with my eyes wide with wonder and excitement. In

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GATHERINGS, Part 3

It’s time for all you GATHERINGS stitchers to work on Row 3 by making your Posey Basket Blocks! I wish I had some “real time” in-progress photos of my Gatherings quilt to share, but as we are in the middle of a big move to the west

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More Pleasantville beauties

I absolutely love receiving emails from you with photos of your Pleasantville Quilts! You can see some of the other quilts by CLICKING HERE. I received the following email yesterday: “I had written you that twelve gals in my guild (Thimble Pleasures Q. G. in Mendon, MA)

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Meanderings, Gatherings, and more

I can feel the seasons about to change. There isn’t a chill in the air quite yet, but I’ve seen twinges of yellow in the treetops and the abundant fresh vegetables we’ve enjoyed from the farmer’s markets lately remind me autumn is just around the corner. We’ve

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Come quilt-along with me!

This is your personal invitation to join me in making the 2017 American Quilter Magazine Series Quilt, GATHERINGS! The first installment of this row-by-row quilt is featured in the current (July 2017) issue of American Quilter Magazine. I had such fun designing and making this beautiful basket quilt

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Gather your favorite fabrics…..

…..and join me to create your own version of Gatherings!  I’ve designed another series quilt for my favorite quilting magazine, American Quilter Magazine. Like last year’s series quilt, Pleasantville, this is a row-by-row-style quilt but the blocks in Gatherings are set on the diagonal. There are six

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Magazines and more

It’s been exciting to open my mailbox the past few days because two awesome quilt magazines were just delivered. Now I can finally share some great news with you! American Quilter Magazine I’ve been posting hints online for months now (since January) about a new series quilt I was

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Pleasantville Show and Tell UPDATED

Many of you know about (and hopefully follow) my regular column, Kimberly’s Korner, in American Quilter Magazine. In 2016, AQS featured my original series quilt, Pleasantville, which appeared in conjunction with my column. I was overwhelmed by the excitement of the readers to follow along and make their

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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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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