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November 23, 2020
Island Batik Inspired by Nature Blog Hop - Week 3 from The Inquiring Quilter

The Island Batik Inspired by Nature Blog Hop concludes this week. Don’t miss your last chance to see these beautiful quilts made with the latest batiks and to enter the fabric giveaways!

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First, catch up!

This is Week 3 of the month-long hop. If you missed Week 1 or Week 2 you can still visit the participating Island Batik Ambassadors and catch up!

Next, enter the Island Batik giveaway for this week!

This week, Island Batik is giving away a fat quarter pack from the Venetian Marble and Tiki Punch collections to two lucky winners ...

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November 21, 2020
Win a Moxie from Essie's Quilts

Yes, you read that right. You can get a chance to win a Moxie longarm quilting machine of your very own! Just by attending a quilt show. It’s a win-win!

Houston International Quilt Festival is going virtual this year (thanks 2020). The biggest, and one of the best quilt shows of the year will host a virtual on-line show, so that we can get our fix of quilt viewing and vendor shopping and learning in classes. You can get the details here.

Win a Moxie™ Longarm Quilting Machine

Every person who purchases a ticket to Virtual Quilt Festival will ...

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Win a Moxie from Gwen's Quilts

Yes, you read that right. You can get a chance to win a Moxie longarm quilting machine of your very own! Just by attending a quilt show. It’s a win-win!

Houston International Quilt Festival is going virtual this year (thanks 2020). The biggest, and one of the best quilt shows of the year will host a virtual on-line show, so that we can get our fix of quilt viewing and vendor shopping and learning in classes. You can get the details here.

Win a Moxie™ Longarm Quilting Machine

Every person who purchases a ticket to Virtual Quilt Festival will ...

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November 16, 2020
Island Batik Inspired by Nature Blog Hop - Week 2 from The Inquiring Quilter

The Island Batik Inspired by Nature Blog Hop continues this week. Don’t miss the wonderful quilts made with the latest batiks and of course the fabric giveaways!

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First, catch up!

This is Week 2 of the month-long hop. If you missed Week 1 you can still visit the participating Island Batik Ambassadors and catch up!

Next, enter the Island Batik giveaway for this week!

This week, Island Batik is giving away a fat quarter pack from the Sweet Hearts or Love & Kisses collections to two lucky winners! Use the Rafflecopter below to enter. The giveaway ...

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November 9, 2020
My Day on the Island Batik Inspired by Nature Blog Hop from The Inquiring Quilter

Welcome to my day on the Island Batik Inspired by Nature Blog Hop!

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This month long celebration of Island Batiks features lots of giveaways, luscious batiks, and gorgeous quilts. This time the quilts are inspired by nature!

Be sure to read all the way to the end of this post to enter my giveaway, the Island Batik giveaway, and to find links to the other Ambassadors who are participating!

This hop features the Summer 2020 batik collections that are arriving in stores now. Click here to use the Store Locator to find a store near you ...

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Inspired by Nature Island Batik Blog Hop - A Cloudy Rainbow from Creatin' in the Sticks

 Today is the 1st day of the
Island Batik Ambassador
Inspired by Nature Blog Hop
where all the new fabric collections are being showcased.

What better way to show the gorgeous new Island Batik fabric collections
than with a fun blog hop?

I'm thrilled to share my quilt today,
"A Cloudy Rainbow"


featuring the new summer 2020 Island Batik collection, Bliss by Barbara Persing.


During the next three weeks of the Inspired by Nature Blog Hop,
 the team of twenty-five Ambassadors will be sharing projects made with new Island Batik collections we received in our second Island Batik Ambassador ...

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November 4, 2020
From the Heart Blog Hop - A Gift from My Heart from Creatin' in the Sticks

 Welcome to the first day of the
From the Heart Blog Hop.

I'm happy to kick things off with
my
Pink Remember Bear.


Carol of Just Let Me Quilt invited bloggers to make a small gift that you would give to someone and share a pattern, tutorial, or link if you have one for the gift idea.

Thank you, Carol, for inviting me to join this super fun blog hop!


This has been a very tough year for all of us.
When the pandemic shut down happened, I was scheduled for my annual
mammogram and had to ...

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October 9, 2020
EQ Design Challenge Call for Entry: You Could Win Good Vibes Fabric from Christa Quilts

Design challenge alert!! I’ve partnered with Electric Quilt and Benartex, LLC. to bring you a fun design contest. Download swatches of my Good Vibes fabric, design an original quilt using EQ, and enter to win a bundle of my fabric. This is a great way to stretch your creativity and you don’t even have to make the quilt.GoodVibes-Challenge

You DO have to use Electric Quilt to enter this contest, but you DO NOT have to make the quilt! 2 lucky winners will each win a Bundle of my Good Vibes fabric.

The exciting part about this design challenge ...

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October 6, 2020
It’s A Garden Party Row Along… My Row… from Seams To Be Sew

I am so excited to share my row pattern with you this year. I feel like I’ve been waiting months and months to release it…...

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September 28, 2020
Final Week for Island Batik It's in the Bag Blog Hop! from The Inquiring Quilter

The Island Batik It’s a Bag Blog Hop concludes this week! Don’t miss the fabulous ByAnnie bags and additional giveaways!

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The outside of the bag back has a zippered pocket, adjustable backpack straps, and a carry handle.

During the hop, I hosted a three part series on bag making. If you are at all interested in making a zippered bag someday, don’t miss this!

Enter My Giveaway

Click here to see my ByAnnie bag and to ...

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September 24, 2020
Hello Fall - Halloween Friends from Creatin' in the Sticks

 Welcome to Creatin' in the Sticks 
and
my day - the final day for the
Hello Fall Blog Hop.

To all that participated or commented -
Thank you so much!
I enjoy hosting blog hop events so much.

My head is swimming with all kinds of ideas
and I can't wait to get to stitching.

But first, it's my day to show my
"Halloween Friends".


The story is that I have one granddaughter, Lizzy, and when Thermoweb asked me to design a doll earlier this year, I created one with her in mind.

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September 23, 2020
Day 3 of the Hello Fall Blog Hop and Giveaway from Creatin' in the Sticks

 Wow, the ideas and inspiration just keep coming from the great line up of bloggers participating in

The Hello Fall Blog Hop

It's day 3 and I'm anxious to see what today's bloggers have in store for us.


We are celebrating the fall season with a blog hop!
I've invited my blogging friends to
stitch something up with fall in mind. 

I'm excited to introduce today's line-up of bloggers.

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September 22, 2020
My Day on the Island Batik It's in the Bag Blog Hop from The Inquiring Quilter

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Welcome to my day on the Island Batik It’s in the Bag Blog Hop!

This month long celebration of Island Batiks features bag patterns ByAnnie, giveaways, and of course, luscious batiks!

The batiks being featured this time comprise the Spring 2020 collections which are just arriving in stores now. Click here to use the Store Locator to find a store near you that carries Island Batik.

For the blog hop, each Ambassador selected a ByAnnie bag pattern. I chose Back at Ya 2.1, a cross between a purse and a small backpack. Click here ...

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Hello Fall Continues with Day 2 and a Giveaway from Creatin' in the Sticks

 Wow, what a great day we had yesterday hopping 
and
enjoying all the fall inspiration.


Today is the first day of fall in the northern hemisphere
so I invited friends to stitch up something to do with the fall season
and
show it in the Hello Fall Blog Hop.

I'm excited to introduce today's line-up of bloggers:

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September 21, 2020
Making a ByAnnie Bag Part Three from The Inquiring Quilter

The Island Batik It’s a Bag Blog Hop is continuing this week with more ByAnnie bags and additional giveaways!

I’ll debut my bag tomorrow but today I thought I’d share my final bag making tips and techniques.

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If you missed Part One of my bag making series, click here to catch up. Part Two is here if you missed it.

As a reminder, I’m making the Back At Ya 2.1 bag from ByAnnie. It’s a purse-backpack and I can’t wait to use it!

At this point in my bag ...

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It's Day 1 of the Hello Fall Blog Hop from Creatin' in the Sticks

 Today we begin the

Hello Fall Blog Hop!


We are celebrating the fall season!

 The first day of fall in the Northern Hemisphere is September 22nd.

That seems like the perfect reason to celebrate autumn with a blog hop.

So, I invited my blogging friends to
stitch something up with fall in mind. 

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September 14, 2020
Making a ByAnnie Bag Part Two from The Inquiring Quilter

The Island Batik It’s a Bag Blog Hop continues this week with more giveaways and fabulous bags!

Meanwhile, I’m sharing bag making tips and techniques as I make my bag for the hop—the Back at Ya 2.1 bag.

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If you missed Part One of my bag making series, click here to catch up.

Let’s see…the next thing I worked on was the bag straps. Here you have to make a fabric tube and turn it right side out, then stuff strapping through it. If you’ve ever made a casing ...

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September 10, 2020
It’s A Garden Party Row Along Day 2…. from Seams To Be Sew

It’s always great to hear your feedback on the first day of the row along. Everything went so smoothly on Tuesday and everyone had such...

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September 8, 2020
It’s A Garden Party Row Along Starts Today…. from Seams To Be Sew

It’s finally that day each year that I look so forward to. Six years now, we’ve held this row along starting on the 2nd Tuesday...

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September 7, 2020
Making a ByAnnie Bag Part One from The Inquiring Quilter

The Island Batik It’s a Bag Blog Hop starts tomorrow!

While you wait, I’m glad you stopped by. I’m making the Back at Ya 2.1 bag and as I go along I’m sharing bag-making tips and techniques.

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I’ve made ByAnnie bags before but nothing quite as complex as the Back at Ya 2.1. I have to say, when I opened the pattern and saw it had 12 pages I just about fainted! Then I thought, “You can do this.” I took a deep breath and plunged in.

To my ...

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