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September 26, 2018
◊ Modern Scot Patchwork and diamond quilts ◊ from Charm About You

Modern Scot tartan patchwork quilt

Being married to a Scottish man I was happy to be given a project from the book 'Modern Scot Patchwork: Bold Quilts Inspired by Iconic Tartans' by Kathy Allen, to make for Sewing Quarter. The book features 8 different tartans and you can make various size quilt projects from each one. The colours chosen for this quilt work really nicely with the theme, as they remind me of thistles and that beautiful Highlands palette. The also make me think of Wimbledon and the Suffragettes.

Modern Scot tartan patchwork quilt, Charm About You

The pattern was very thorough and detailed. Written out almost like a science experiment with a ...

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November 16, 2017
Giggleswick Class With Di Ford from Loose Threads

I returned late Sunday afternoon from another wonderful retreat up in Shipshewana, Indiana.  I have been especially excited about this retreat, because I attended a dinner/lecture on Friday night with Di Ford and an all day workshop Saturday on her Giggleswick Mill Sampler.  I can't even begin to tell you how excited I was to be able to take her class.  She is just wonderful.  She signed all of our books and posed for photos.  She said she planned to come back.   I really hope she does.  

The photo below is my center block from class.  It was ...

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Giggleswick Class With Di Ford from Luann's Loose Threads

I returned late Sunday afternoon from another wonderful retreat up in Shipshewana, Indiana.  I have been especially excited about this retreat, because I attended a dinner/lecture on Friday night with Di Ford and an all day workshop Saturday on her Giggleswick Mill Sampler.  I can't even begin to tell you how excited I was to be able to take her class.  She is just wonderful.  She signed all of our books and posed for photos.  She said she planned to come back.   I really hope she does.  

The photo below is my center block from class.  It was ...

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October 31, 2017
Houston Quilt Market 2017 from Pieced Brain


It was so much fun to walk through the aisles at Quilt Market last weekend! I returned home last night exhausted but happy. I met colleagues I've been working with virtually for a long time, hugged quilters and designers I admire, and exercised amazing self-restraint as I purchased one fat quarter bundle and one layer cake. That's it!

My schedule was totally filled with meetings on Saturday, Sunday, and Monday until early afternoon. Then, I finally had a chance to walk through the quilt exhibit area. The exhibit which fascinated me was Remembering Sue Garman:








These designs are ...

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