Last week I was at the Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival. This was my first time at this regional guild show and it was a blast! Also vending at this show was Iris Karp, the owner of Attached, Inc, the home of Mistyfuse. I was able to get a way on Saturday afternoon to interview Iris about Mistyfuse, and two new products that I will be offering in my Website Store. Iris has invented Bunny Paper and is now packaging MistyQs, fat quarter size precut Mistyfuse sheets to fuse your fat quarters of fabric!
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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!
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!
Today is the day. Today I get to speak to one of my idols in Quilting, Pat Sloan!
Do you get nervous when you meet someone you admire? Well, I can tell you, I am a little nervous about doing a live podcast this afternoon!
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.
After a wonderful day with family and friends for en early New Year's Eve celebration, I am just relaxing and watching Dick Clark's Rocking New Year's Eve Party. I miss that guy, but Ryan is doing a great job.
Check in with my blog tomorrow to see the finished quilt top for My Magical Garden. I'm exited to share it with you, and I'll do that....as soon as I wake up after a very late night watching the ball drop in NYC (from the comfort of my own warm bed!)
Wishing my friends, family and followers a very safe and happy New Year's Eve!
Hi Quilters! This is Penny Bentley, I work with Sue as her Event Coordinator. I would like to share that I have been blessed and fortunate to share in Sue's successes with her expanding quilting business. Sue is an extremely creative and professional businesswoman who has Donna, Joanne, and I to assist her along the way, but, of course, it is her business sense and practices that has brought her to this time and place.
I spent today working on a handy color chart that you can use to coordinate your fabrics for the upcoming Quilt-Along. We know you have all have our Rotary Cut Applique tools sitting in your workroom. So let's get them out and start using them! The new Magical Garden Facebook Page is up and running, and that is where Joanne posted her Color Chart that she has just finished for her version of the "My Magical Garden" quilt. Whether or not you are participating in the BOM this year, sign up to be part of our Facebook Group so you can see the progress of
So, now that the BOM quilt is finished (and don't forget the big reveal day and sign up for the Quilt-Along is January 1!) what will I work on next? I have so many ideas, but nothing is fully formed and ready to jump right in. No fabric is calling to me, and no fresh idea is nagging at me, waiting to get done. I guess I am in a Quilting Slump!
Once you know what our Leaves Galore tools can do, there is inspiration everywhere! Whether you are looking at wallpaper, carpets or stained glass windows, you can find these beautiful curved shapes that come together into gorgeous patterns. Each time I spot a shape that I could rotary cut with my tools, there is a quilt waiting to happen!There are never enough hours in the day.