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Welcome to my mountain studio

You might have read here on the blog or on my Facebook page that my husband and I bought a cabin in the mountains two years ago. It was a long-cherished dream of ours to own a mountain retreat and future retirement property and we searched for

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A long holiday weekend……

A long holiday weekend calls for a bit of time away and my sweet husband and I ran away to our own paradise in the mountains. We love it here. The weather has been absolutely perfect and the pace has been slow and relaxing. There’s sewing on

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The Splendid Sampler….Welcome!

Hello! Welcome to my little corner of the quilting world! Whether you’re a return guest or a brand new friend, I’m so glad you’ve stopped by today! I’m very honored to be #99 of the 100 designers of the Splendid Sampler Quilt. I live not too far

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Because every sassy quilter needs one……

Would you like to know the story behind my pink velvet pincushion? Years ago during my travels overseas I bought a plump, pink velvet pincushion from a tiny shop in Heidelberg, Germany. When I filmed my very first CRAFTSY class in my home studio, the three young men

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A friendly challenge

More than 10 years ago I had the extreme good fortune to meet Susan Stewart at an industry event. To say in that moment I was star-struck is an understatement. I had been a huge fan of her column, “Sue Says” in Sew Beautiful Magazine for many years

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A few of my favorite things…..

It’s mid December and deadlines are looming. I have a million things I should do. But what I really want to do is stitch. Not because I have to, but because I want to. So I decided it was time to treat myself to a little quilt

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It’s freezing outside. What to do, what to do?

LEARN SOMETHING NEW! The extreme weather seems to be affecting much of the nation — and perhaps much of the world — right now and many folks, like myself are stuck indoors. Sure, there are plenty of quilting UFO’s (unfinished objects) piled up waiting for you to finish

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A Craftsy collaboration, a fun mini blog hop with Leah Day, and a giveaway!

ATTENTION: Long post ahead…… But it is totally worth it to read all the way to the end! One of the best things about Craftsy has been the opportunity for me to meet so many talented industry professionals. Not only have I had the chance to meet

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A chance to expand your horizons and a giveaway!

Quilting is my passion, as I’m sure it is for most of you. But sometimes, you just need to go “outside the box” and learn something new! Have you ever wanted to know more about digital photography? Have you ever wanted to learn how to make that

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The beverage that helped me conquer a 40+ year diet soda drinking habit

It’s a rather strange heading for a blog post, especially when this blog is supposed to be about quilting. But I thought I’d share the journey I’ve been on recently concerning my, dare I say “addiction” to Diet Coke?     It all began when I was around

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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