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A link to valuable Janome machine information

Wherever I go, I’m frequently asked by quilters where they could find important information about using their machines. So today, I’m sharing a link from the Janome Life blog about where to find this goldmine of useful information and helpful tips!  My friend, Liz, who writes under

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Drop-in Janome Shop Stop #2

Welcome! I hope you had a chance to join me as an armchair traveler as I visited my first-ever, surprise Janome Shop Stop, Sew Special, in Maui! (If not, simply CLICK HERE.) From Hawaii we traveled to Virginia to visit our sons, who are attending Liberty University,

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A golden weekend

“It’s another golden Tamakwa day.” Does anyone recognize that line from a popular 1993 movie? Can you guess the movie? (Looking forward to seeing your answers in the comments.) That line has been going through my head as we’re at the cabin in Lake Arrowhead for a quick

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Surprise Janome Shop Stop! #1

As the National Spokesperson for Janome, I decided it would be fun to start a new trend of visiting as many Janome dealerships as possible whenever I’m traveling for business or pleasure. I’m going to call these surprise, drop-in visits “Janome Shop Stops.” And during our recent

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A special anniversary

This past week, my sweet husband and I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary. This is pretty amazing considering I’m only 39…… (insert giggle here.) We had planned to take a driving trip to the Grand Canyon and Sedona, AZ for a long weekend to celebrate. But a

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A good idea

I’ve got a great idea to share with you. As you may know we’ve recently completed a move from the east coast to the west coast. However, we’re actually veterans of many military moves so I’ve had lots of experience dealing with packing and shipping of household

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California living

Before we moved to California, my husband used to tell me, “you can swim at the beach in the morning and ski in the mountains in the evening.” Of course I couldn’t quite wrap my mind around this concept. Until now. And now that we’ve completed our

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A special weekend, travel, and more

The birthday  Wow! The past couple of weeks have flown by! I can’t believe we’re already in mid-September with the fall season fast approaching. Since I blogged last time, I celebrated a quiet but lovely birthday with my sweetheart who treated me to a fabulous dinner out

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The Studio; the reveal

With a happy and contented sigh of relief, I am happy to announce my new sewing studio is finished. It has been a journey of stretching my vision, practicing patience, and overcoming obstacles. I’m thrilled with the results! In many ways my new studio is similar to

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GATHERINGS, Cherrywood Version

I’ve been waiting to share this new version of my GATHERINGS quilt design for a long time but there was a delay in the quilting process. Sometimes, life happens and it is completely out of our control and also totally understandable. The quilt arrived yesterday, beautifully quilted

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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