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!
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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
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!
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!"
Will you be going to MQX in April this year? If you go, come and see the winners of the Sue Pelland Designs Appliqué 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.
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.
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.
I was at Genesee Valley Quilt Fest recently, and seeing many of my favorite customers who have all my tools. Everyone enjoys watching the demonstration and a good percentage of customers go home with at least one template, if not all seven. Yet at the shows I often hear "I have not yet removed the shrink wrap!" That makes me sad! I invented these tools to help you be more productive and creative. So how do I get my customers to use the tools they have purchased?
I am happy to announce my first ever Appliqué Design Challenge. You know how much I love Mistyfuse and FreeSpirit fabrics so I'm excited to have them as co-sponsors. Your challenge is to create an original quilt design using any appliqué elements that you can cut with my Leaves Galore and/or Hearts and More templates. All designers will start with one of four Cameo panels by Kaffe Fassett for FreeSpirit. Your final quilt will be 30" x 30" which gives you space to create your own design of applique elements around the Cameo panel.