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February 11, 2019
golden galaxy quilt from easypatchwork

Hi All! Today, I am very thrilled to share one of my designs featured in the current issue of McCall's Quilting Jan/Feb 2019 named Golden Galaxy. If you haven't purchased this magazine, you will want to because there is all kinds of cool information about sewing with elegant fabrics such as silk dupioni and satin. It just makes you want to start searching for some glam fabrics! Do you have any in

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January 31, 2018
Easter Eggstravaganza in McCall’s Quilting March/April 2018 from IVORY SPRING

Fabric Box Giveaway Winners & More Here we go… Box #1: Ellen Callo; Box #2: Melody Lutz!  Congratulations, Ladies!!  You will be receiving an email on how to proceed! :) THANK YOU ALL – for being so willing to help me destash! I am in the process of cleaning out more things.  I just don’t know why, but my stash is ever growing, haha!  I will be posting more giveaways next week.  Stay tuned!! Editorial Feature You remember being introduced to Marmalade the pot belly bunny? marmalades-merriment1 img_5020 This little stitchery wallhanging project featuring Marmalade is a free project I developed to support the ...

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December 25, 2017
The Quilts of Christmas Past from Sew........This Is My Blog

I can't believe I haven't blogged in almost three weeks. Well, I guess I can, really.  This has been a crazy-busy December!  I have barely been in my sewing room at all. Since I don't have anything new to share I thought I'd show some of the Christmas quilts I made in the past.  

This one is probably my favorite.  I made it in 2007 from blocks I received in a quilt guild row-robin.  Each person in the group made a row using the Christmas fabric I had provided.  When I got it back I didn ...

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December 1, 2017
Primarily Geese pattern from Flying Parrot Quilts

I’m still swamped with deadlines, but I’m surfacing to let you know about my new pattern out in the January/February 2018 issue of McCall’s Quilting!

They’ve called it Primarily Geese, since it’s made with flying geese blocks—but when you put them together it makes these fun arrows!

Primarily Geese/Mod Arrows quilt detail by Sylvia Schaefer/Flying Parrot Quilts |

I used fabrics from Quilting Treasures, but you only need about a fat eighth of each fabric so this would be an awesome scrap-buster, too.

Primarily Geese/Mod Arrows quilt detail by Sylvia Schaefer/Flying Parrot Quilts |

It’s quilted with just straight lines, though if I’d had more time I might have done some ruler work ...

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September 13, 2017
Workshop Wednesday: Fantastic Fat Quarter Quilts from McCall's Quilting

When did you buy your first fat quarter? Do you still have it in your stash? And what is a fat quarter, anyway?

According to quilt historian Barbara Brackman, fat quarters—or one-fourth of a yard of fabric that’s been cut into quadrants roughly 20” x 18” rather than four pieces 9” x width of fabric—started appearing on quilt shop shelves sometime in the mid-1980s. She notes that they may have been referred to by names such as quilter’s samples before that time, which tells us a little about how they came into being in the first ...

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November 4, 2016
My quilt, SWEET APRIL in McCall's Quilting - sooo excited!!! from Fabric of My Life

Hello friends,


I am so over-the-moon excited and incredibly honored to have my first quilt pattern, Sweet April, published in McCall's Quilting magazine !!! It truly is a dream come true when it comes to my quilting, doodling, teaching and pattern designing! I am just so, so excited and happy!!! 

that is shipping now to subscribers and will be on the stands November 22nd and even better - digital issues are available now HERE and even a pattern or a kit too!! 

Can you tell ...

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