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Fabric Destash on Instagram

I’m holding a fabric destash over on Instagram.  Fabric Destash starts Sunday, Aug 26 at 12 noon Eastern.  My destash account is @clsdestash where you can find all the details. I love my fabric stash–like all of us do. But, it’s time to be more realistic.  I’m not really a scrappy quilter and I usually [ …Continue Reading ]

Triangle Joy Pattern Now Available

Triangle Joy Pattern Launch Giveaway

I am thrilled to announce the launch of my  Triangle Joy Pattern, my latest modern quilt pattern. Dig into your scrap basket for a delightfully scrappy version  OR you can use some of those treasured prints that you may only have small remnants of. To celebrate, I’m holding a fun Giveaway of some modern prints [ …Continue Reading ]

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Island Batik Modern Pattern Play

This month, the Island Batik challenge was secondary pattern play.  So, of course, I made it Island Batik Modern Pattern Play! I returned to one of my favorite techniques–improvisational curved blocks that I call Parisian Curves. (Pattern and detailed tutorial is in my book, Madly Modern Quilts available online and at local quilt shops).  This [ …Continue Reading ]

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Submitting to Quilt Shows

Submitting to quilt shows–many of us love doing it and others hate the thought of competition.  Submitting to quilt shows can be fun or scary. In this post, I’ll share my thoughts on some of the factors to consider. I’ve been focused on designing and writing patterns and haven’t submitted to many shows for the [ …Continue Reading ]

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Island Batik Box 2 Arrived

Island Batik Box #2 has arrived! I love being an Island Batik Ambassador because we receive 2 boxes a year full of fun stuff. And, Island Batik also gives us challenges each month to stimulate our creative thinking. My 2nd Island Batik box was sent to me from the generous people at Island Batik with [ …Continue Reading ]

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The Artist Within–My Latest Podcast

I’m honored that Danielle Palli, host of Birdland Media Works, featured me on her podcast series,  The Artist Within. In this interview, I share tips for unlocking your own creativity as well as my lessons learned for getting a quilt pattern design business up and running. I had a lot of fun tlaking with Danielle [ …Continue Reading ]

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Island Batik Fabric Giveaway #1

Hello Dear Readers!  I am having an Island Batik fabric giveaway of some of the wonderful Island Batik fabrics that I don’t plan on using in my upcoming projects.  I’m staying true to my 2018 goal to either Sew My Stash or pass it along to loving homes. The stash photos are marked with an [ …Continue Reading ]

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Patriotic Modern Quilt Pattern Update 2

Here’s the second in this series of Patriotic Modern Quilt Pattern Update posts from my latest book.  You can use ANY fabrics to make these patterns–you are definitely not limited to red, white and blue.  Let’s explore two patterns in this post. This time, I’m showing alternatives for TWO of the patterns. Strips & Stars [ …Continue Reading ]