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Coming Up Roses Blog Hop Stop

Today, I’m part of the Blog Hop for my dear friend, Jill Finley’s gorgeous new fabric line for Riley Blake Fabrics, Coming Up Roses. When Jill invited me to be part of this fun, new Blog Tour to launch her newest line of fabrics, I was thrilled

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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 quick diamond demo

One of my favorite quilts from Jelly Roll Quilt Magic has to be the Rainbow Checkerboard Star. I love, love, LOVE that quilt! And it was almost an afterthought — it was the last quilt I designed for the book — so it almost didn’t come to

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Reflections and Predictions. Here’s what I think:

On Sew Mama Sew’s blog, she posted a list of questions about the sewing industry in 2011 and 2012. Reading through them sure gave me some “food for thought,” so I thought it might be fun to answer the questions and post them here. Mind you, I’m

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The BIG day has arrived!

They’re here — at last! Welcome to the release of my third book, Jelly Roll Quilt Magic, and the launch of my all-new website:! I can hardly believe it. This has been in the works for months! I hope you like them — my new book

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Chain Saw

One of my favorite quilts from my second book, Jelly Roll Quilts & More, is Chain Saw. Honestly, this pattern has it all! It flies together in super-speedy, record time; there are no points to match, and it is spectacular no matter what line of fabric (precuts)

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A quilt to share from down under

Susan Springett’s Star Bright quilt The back of Susan’s quilt is as stunning as the front! You all know how excited I get and how much I love hearing from quilters all around the world! Almost nothing tickles me more than receiving an email in my inbox

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How exciting is this?

Awhile back, I received a lovely email from Manuela Schlenker, who is the Product Manager for Rowan and Free Spirit Fabrics in Central Europe. She explained that one of their quiltmakers made a quilt using Free Spirit’s “Modern Meadow” collection. The quilt was inspired by a pattern

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I have a date…

…with my manuscript. I’m in the middle of collaborating with my fantastic editor, Linda, editing my third book (pinch me!) Jelly Roll Quilt Magic! At least I can sit at my desk and smell the heavenly fragrance of freshly picked plumeria blossoms from my own back yard. What

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Sew…..what have I been up to?

Plenty. I’ve been working and having fun at the same time recently. Since we returnd home from the Southern Caribbean Cruise, I’ve been busy getting caught up; actually finishing some UFO’s (a major accomplishment for me) and quilting. Oh, what pure bliss! Of course, any time I’m able

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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