14 03, 2018

Heartland Heritage — March

By | 2018-09-16T21:58:34+00:00 March 14th, 2018|Inspiring Stitches, quilt-along|3 Comments

The Heartland Heritage block for March is Star Bright. Star Bright is a cheery block with a few special units to make it a show stopper in any quilt. Those special units are the hourglass sections, and I thought I would share with you my process for accuracy in your quilt. As included in the [...]

8 03, 2018

Quilt Inspiration — #IGQuiltFest

By | 2018-03-08T10:17:58+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Bloggers Quilt Festival|2 Comments

Each day I share a prompt, or, an idea that you can interpret as you like then post a photo with. It's always fun to see who gets the most creative with their interpretation. Many quilters have enjoyed making connections with other quilters, there's a broad range of quilters in style and accomplishment. [...]

1 03, 2018

IGQuiltFest – Spring 2018

By | 2018-03-01T09:06:31+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Bloggers Quilt Festival|0 Comments

Getting everyone together on Instagram - for IGQuiltFest is so fun! If you aren't on Instagram you can still view images and SHOP with our great sponsors. Check back each day for more inspiration and connect with fellow quilters. To participate: Add a photo to your feed based on the daily prompt. Use [...]

14 02, 2018

Heartland Heritage — February

By | 2018-09-16T21:58:35+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Inspiring Stitches, quilt-along|3 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 | 2018-09-04T11:18:41+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 | 2018-04-13T06:52:33+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 | 2018-09-16T21:58:34+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 | 2018-09-16T21:58:32+00:00 December 13th, 2017|Block of the Month, Inspiring Stitches|6 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 [...]