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"Text It" Blog Hop

Text It by Sherri Noel

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!

Pre-Order Batting for MQX or Home Delivery

Quilter's Dream Batting

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.

My Magical Garden Printed Pattern

My Magical Garden cover

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!

Special Order** Daylight Omega 7" Magnifying Lamp

Daylight Omega 7 lamp and magnifier

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

American Patchwork and Quilting Podcast hosted by Pat Sloan

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! 

Hopes and Dreams Quilt Challenge for ALS, Day 18

Come Together Raffle QUilt for ALS

One of our sponsors of the Applique Design Challenge 2018 also sponsors a challenge of their own.  The Quilter's Dream challenge is called Hopes and Dreams for ALS.  This quote is taken directly from the entry form: 

"Please donate a quilt to warm the lives and hearts of ALS patients while raising awareness and research money for ALS, Lou Gehrig's disease, plus have a chance to win fabulous prizes!"

31 Day Blog Post Writing Challenge

31 Day Blog Challenge

Today is the first day of the 31 day Blog Post Writing Challenge.  I have just signed up to be part of the challenge, at 11:23 EST on the first day of the challenge!  So my goal today is to get this first post up by midnight...and the clock is counting down.   

Hand Applique using the Leaves Galore Templates

Leaves prepared for hand applique

Last November, I was able to spend some time with Rosa Rojas at the Pinwheels Quilt Show in Sturbridge, MA.  Rosa is a native of Spain, but travels frequently to the US, Mexico and France to promote her Apliquick techniques and products. 

Name the Newsletter Contest

Prize for Newsletter contest

There is still time to enter the Newsletter Name contest and win this great prize!!  I plan to send out more frequent newsletters with more useful tips and techniques for applique.  The newsletter will be getting a new format, new features such as our Applique Tip of the Week, and a new name!  

You can help me come up with a creative new quilty name for my newsletter  If you play along, you will be entered into a drawing for a 10 yard pack of Mistyfuse® (7 yards white, 3 yards black) and this beautiful Jelly Roll from Benartex called Tie Dye Batiks.

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