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September 14, 2018
Clearing my Head from Terificreations's Weblog

My sewing room hasn’t been functioning well for a little while. A non-functioning sewing room isn’t a good place for any quilter. We want so much to be in a space that simply doesn’t work. While on a vid call a few weeks ago I showed part of it, stuff I’d been working on and… Continue reading Clearing my Head

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September 13, 2018
an embroidered sleeve for an artist book from Karen Ann Ruane

an embroidered sleeve for an artist book

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September 3, 2018
Book Review Day: Quirky Little Quilts from Terificreations's Weblog

Quirky Little Quilts Patchwork from the Past, Projects for the Present Sheryl Johnson Temecula Quilt Company $25.99; $17.99 e-book soft cover 80 pages When reviewing books I always look for that thing that speaks deeply to my quilters soul. With Quirky Little Quilts it’s right there on the cover, quirky! Any book that promotes quilters and… Continue reading Book Review Day: Quirky Little Quilts

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August 31, 2018
New Release!!! Crazy Quilt Inspiration Volume 2 by Pamela Kellogg from Kitty and Me Designs

It's here!!!  Crazy Quilt Inspiration Volume 2 is now available!

Crazy Quilt Inspiration Volume 2 by Pamela Kellogg
Crazy Quilt Inspiration Volume 2 features my own crazy quilt artwork. These are my Trinket Blocks. Created using little things that I've been collecting or saving since childhood. 37 6 - inch crazy quilt blocks are sure to inspire the beginner, the intermediate and the advanced crazy quilter! Large photos of each block with a brief description of the trinkets.

This is an ongoing project so more Inspiration books will follow!

40 pages.

Print and Digital available at Magcloud:  http://www ...

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August 24, 2018
The Quilter’s Negative Space Handbook from Flying Parrot Quilts

You guys.

I did a thing.

I wrote a book!

I have been keeping this secret for so long, and I’m so happy that I finally get to let the proverbial cat out of the bag. There will of course be lots more details in the months to come, but for now I want to tell you that this is a book to teach you how to design your own quilts using negative space. Negative space can be such an intimidating design element, so I walk you step-by-step through the design process for each patterned quilt, and for many ...

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August 22, 2018
An Interview with: Gailen Runge from Terificreations's Weblog

Interviewing quilters and authors is one of my favorite things. One of the best things I learned with Generation Q Magazine is to have fun as the person is more than the book they are publishing. The book, Sew Emoji, is due out in September and I’ll be getting two copies, one to keep and… Continue reading An Interview with: Gailen Runge

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August 21, 2018
mini coin pouch in 50 Little Gifts book from Sotak Handmade

Hello, hello everyone!

Have you seen Lucky Spool's newest book? It's called 50 Little Gifts and is a lovely collection of quick and easy patchwork projects perfect for swapping or gift giving. I'm a huge fan of Lucky Spool books so when I was asked if I'd like my Mini Coin Pouch to be included in 50 Little Gifts I was more than happy to say yes.

I reworked the pattern just a tiny bit and sewed up new samples for the book. Love how they turned out :). These little cuties really are super fun and ...

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August 19, 2018
Fruitful Abundance quilt, Crazy Book, and Zucchini Report from caledonia quilter

This is Fruitful Abundance, a class that was run at Quilt Junction.  The maker is a bit of an overachiever and completed hers waaay before the others in the class.

She had three requests with the quilting - one was to keep the 'folk art' feel and not overdo the quilting.

The second was to add a bird to the vases, and the third was to quilt a running leaf vine in the outer half-square border.  There is a TON of s.i.d. and outline quilting on this.

So, on to the Crazy Book story.
Y'all know, sort of ...

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August 7, 2018
On Second Chances from Terificreations's Weblog

A couple of weeks ago I posted this: Something of an unofficial hint. Last night I had phone call with one one of the folks with C&T, while there are a couple of details to work out (mostly timeline) I am writing a quilting book. Giving up writing my first accepted book was and still… Continue reading On Second Chances

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July 24, 2018
the next cloth book from Karen Ann Ruane

the next cloth book

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July 22, 2018
embroidered sample books from Karen Ann Ruane

embroidered cloth sample books

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embroidered swatches...a rolled book [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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embroidered swatches...a rolled book

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artist book...front cover [Flickr] from Karen Ann Ruane

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artist book...front cover

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July 11, 2018
Short, Sharp, and Snippy from Becca's Crazy Projects

Yesterday my two copies Short, Sharp, and Snippy, more cutting edge quilt humor by Megan Dougherty showed up on my doorstep. If you don't know what quilt humor is, I recommend you check out Megan's website The Bitchy Stitcher. Sometimes irreverent, sometimes saucy, always my favorite quilt humorist.

I haven't had a chance to read it yet, but it will be on my nightstand for bedtime reading. 
I love it when I get to add another signed book to my growing collection of quilt titles. This one will go well with Megan's first book Quilting Is ...

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June 20, 2018
quiltiness . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

So far it's been a quiet week quilt-wise ... still haven't gotten into the Nook to 'fix' my challenge piece.  Hopefully on Friday I will be able to get to that!  We have Meg Cox, quilt journalist and author of The Quilter's Catalog, coming to speak at our guild meeting on Thursday evening (I'm really excited ... I've blogged a bit about Meg here).  Her book was one of the first quilting books I purchased, and I read it cover to cover, it was SO good! If you haven't ever read it, it's definitely worth ...

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June 12, 2018
midweek mindset . . . from Count it *all* JOY!

I started this blog in September, 2003 . . . nearly FIFTEEN years ago!  I got to looking at the posts in that first year (late in the year), and realized there were only three; and two of those were in the same day.  LOL!  I was determined to do at least that many posts in 2018 (hence *this* post).  But I really do enjoy blogging.  I enjoy writing.  Early on my blog was a place to journal.  What I was studying for Sunday School or in my quiet time, what was going on in my life, and even diet and exercise.  One ...

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Fabric Scraps for Military Retirement Quilt from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

Adding Fabric Scraps to a Military Retirement Quilt Thankfully, we are celebrating a retirement here in the family! How does a quilter celebrate? With a quilt, of course! The quilt is a gift for...

See more sewing and quilting adventures from Jen Eskridge of ReannaLily Designs

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June 7, 2018
Cozy Nordic Feels from Art Gallery Fabrics-The Creative Blog

Hi Makers!

Happy Thursday! If you didn't know, we recently partnered up with "Debbie von Grabler-Crozier" for a lovely book collaboration called "Lagom-Style Accessories." Debbie who currently lives in Norfolk, UK has been involved in writing and the sewing world for most of her life and has contributed to newspapers and magazines across four continents! When she's not writing, you can find her designing quilt patterns, jewelry, mixed media projects and paper-crafts. 


If you're wondering was "Lagom" exactly means, it comes from Sweden and translates to basically "just enough" or "everything in moderation." Although a Swedish concept ...

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June 4, 2018
Free-Motion Framework Book Tour from One Designer Pursuing her Dreams

Join the Book Tour As you may know, my new book, Free-Motion Framework was made possible with the help of contributing quilters. A total of 17 quilters, including myself, stitched 41 quilts featured...

See more sewing and quilting adventures from Jen Eskridge of ReannaLily Designs

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April 17, 2018
Dresden Plate and Mother Nature and Books from caledonia quilter

Have you been around me long enough to know that I love Dresden Plate quilts?  If not, well, I do.  I also love wine and martinis, not necessarily in that order.

This is kind of a modern take on the Dresden Plate, because of the choice of modern fabrics.

The quilting shows better in pics from the back side.  The center of the plates all have a bird quilted in them, as requested by the maker.  Love.

Yes, now on to MOTHER NATURE.  I'm tempted to start referring to her as "she who must not be named".

I gave ...

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