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14 02, 2018

Heartland Heritage — February

By | 2018-02-13T16:17:51+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Inspiring Stitches, quilt-along|2 Comments

The Heartland Heritage block for February is called Barnyard. Barnyard is a simple and sweet little Log Cabin barn with a patch of grass to set the stage.  The Barnyard block is fun to sew together with just a few basic shapes. Let's look at the one piece you may need to stop and think [...]

7 02, 2018

I Sew for Fun :: Sewing with Kids

By | 2018-02-07T16:23:04+00:00 February 7th, 2018|Sewing with Kids|11 Comments

I Sew for Fun is a fantastic set of new tools and patterns by the brilliant, Nancy Zieman. While I miss Nancy, I'm excited that her legacy is strong and still encouraging us to keep sewing! And I'm glad to share more about her most personal project with you. I Sew for Fun was inspired [...]

1 02, 2018

5 Tips to Piecing More Accurate Quilts

By | 2018-02-01T07:04:28+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Sewing Tips!|2 Comments

Piecing more accurate quilts is always at the top of our lists, here I have a list of the five things that will make the biggest difference in your finished quilts. I use these myself day after day as I piece my own quilts, and love to help you find success at the sewing machine [...]

10 01, 2018

Heartland Heritage – January

By | 2018-01-10T08:53:39+00:00 January 10th, 2018|Inspiring Stitches, quilt-along|2 Comments

As promised, I'm back with a finished block! The Heartland Heritage January block is called Wildflower. Wildflower is one of my favorite blocks in the quilt too! It's worth repeating that the Heartland Heritage desk calendar has the pattern included. Each month you turn the calendar around to get busy at your sewing machine! I [...]

13 12, 2017

2018 Sew Along

By | 2017-12-12T15:07:06+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Block of the Month, Inspiring Stitches|5 Comments

Hi there! Are you finished with your holiday shopping? Me either, but I am making Sew Along plans for the new year! Heartland Heritage makes for the perfect Sew Along project, and each month I'm planning to share my sewn blocks with you in this space. I'd love to have you join me on this [...]

27 11, 2017

Cyber Monday Shop Specials

By | 2017-11-27T07:11:02+00:00 November 27th, 2017|Shop News|0 Comments

It's been a full weekend of family, food and fun here - I hope you've enjoyed the same! Over in the shop there's a number of new sale items for Cyber Monday. Stock is limited, and ready to ship today! I've slashed prices on fabric bundles, overstocked paper patterns, and paper pattern bundles, along with [...]

14 11, 2017

EQ8 is Coming Soon & Classes with me!

By | 2017-11-13T22:12:37+00:00 November 14th, 2017|Quiltcon, Sewing Tips!|1 Comment

Hi there! There are lots of ways to design quilts, in fact my entire first book was all designed on graph paper! After turning in Modern Basics I learned about EQ7.  At the time EQ7 had recently been released, and exactly what I needed. Since then, EQ7 and I have been through A LOT together! [...]

7 11, 2017

Inspiring Stitches at Quilt Market

By | 2017-11-07T12:10:41+00:00 November 7th, 2017|Inspiring Stitches, Market|1 Comment

As you know, I've been working with my friend Heather Valentine on a new business this year. We decided mid-year that we should take our Inspiring Stitches calendar to Quilt Market. Once decided, we worked really hard to make it happen! In the past when I've gone to Market, I arrive and there's a small [...]

19 10, 2017

Improv Patchwork –– Review & Giveaway

By | 2017-10-18T15:39:48+00:00 October 19th, 2017|books|81 Comments

I always love reviewing new books for you here, and after my 100 Days of Quilt Improv this new book seemed like the perfect resource!  Improv Patchwork by Maria Shell is a lot of fun, and there's a ton of good information throughout the book as well! Improv Patchwork is great  for those of you [...]

29 09, 2017

I Love Star Blocks – New Book & Giveaway!

By | 2017-09-29T08:00:28+00:00 September 29th, 2017|books, finished quilt|34 Comments

Happy Friday! I am one of many contributors to Martingale's new I Love Star Blocks book that released earlier this month. There's 16 beautiful quilts included in the book, and lots of eye candy!   The cover shows some of the variety of projects included in the book. Traditional to modern fabric selections give it [...]