My friend Sherri Noel has just published a new book, "Text It". Sherri and I have been in the same quilt guild for years and have so much in common as quilt designers. When she asked me to make a quilt from her new book and blog about it, I knew I was going to make the "1 Sheep" quilt! After reading all about "Counting Sheep", tell me the one thing that helps you relax before bed in a comment below to enter the give-away! Tag a friend in the comment for an extra chance to win!
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We are pleased to announce that we are taking special orders for Quilter's Dream Batting for Machine Quilter's Expo in Manchester, NH. You can order rolls or packaged battings by printing out the PDF order form on the SPD home page. Once you print out the form, please fill in the quantities and types of battings.
We have added many new products to the clearance section of our Website Shop! All of these items are first quality, still available products that we just have decided not to haul to shows any longer. Check out the new Mistyfuse Zips! You can use these thin strips of Mistyfuse to make your own fusible batting. Fuse your quilt tops instead of pin basting! You can really save some bucks if you shop not to take advantage of limited quantities of these great items!
Over the past nine months over 275 of our customers and students have been participating in a Block of the Month quilt program online to learn to use their Leaves Galore and Hearts and More templates. On Friday I posted the final installment of our Block of the Month pattern on my website. I can not wait to see the progress of my students and to start posting photos of the finished quilts!
Thanksgiving is tomorrow,a nd I can't believe it is here already! While I will spend my day preparing for my family Thanksgiving, I want to let you know that our once a year Black Friday Sale starts...you guessed it...On Black Friday! This year the 18% discount will be extended through Cyber Monday. If you are on my e-mail list you should have received an e-mail announcement about a special preorder of the Daylight Omega 7" magnifier and lamp that I use when I buttonhole stitch applique. I am working on my button hole stitch applique video,and hope to get it posted t
Welcome to summer in Massachusetts! The Fourth of July forecast is a week of 90 degree weather, and I am ready to break out the bathing suit and enjoy summer!
Today is the day! Our "My Magical Garden" Quilt-Along is now accepting registrations for our nine-month Block of the Month program. Starting in March, registered members will have a Quilt-Along with me so I can show you my methods for making this beautiful fusible appliqué quilt.
But I'm terrible at keeping secrets from you! The BOM quilt is finished! It is 11pm and I just stitched on the outer half square triangle border. But I couldn't show you a photo of the quilt, even if I wanted to!
I sew in my basement. The ceilings are very low and the sewing room is very small...and the quilt...well, it's a big one! It is pinned to my design wall, trailing on the floor and spilling over around the corner on a second wall.
I have just finished my Christmas shopping online and WHOO HOO! Everything will be delivered to my door. Here in New England it has been a cool 23 degrees, and I'm doing all my shopping in my jammies so I don't have to go out in the cold!
Have you been a good girl this year? Maybe Santa will fill your stocking with some great sewing gadgets.
Over the years I have been slowly learning how to use the Electric Quilt software This week we installed an upgrade to our EQ software, EQ8. Kari Schell is my EQ expert. I met Kari at CABS, the Creative Arts Business Summit that I went to last year. The best thing about CABS was meeting such wonderfully knowledgeable people. In the last year, my knowledge of drawing appliqué blocks has grown by leaps and bounds with Kari's guidance.