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October 11, 2018
Listen to a Chapter from Mally the Maker from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello My Quilting Friends! This week I'm trying on a new hat - audiobook narration. I've read Chapter 1 from Mally the Maker and the Queen in the Quilt so you can begin the journey with Mally into the magical world of Quilst.


Click Here to preorder your copy of Mally the Maker.

I had SO much fun reading this! I've loved reading out loud since I was a kid so narrating this book felt natural and fun.

I've been planning to record the audiobook within the next few months, but sharing this first chapter has finally ...

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Listen to a Chapter from Mally the Maker from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello My Quilting Friends! This week I’m trying on a new hat – audiobook narration. I’ve read Chapter 1 from Mally the Maker and the Queen in the Quilt so you can begin the journey with Mally into the magical world of Quilst.

Click Here to preorder your copy of Mally the Maker.

I had SO much fun reading this! I’ve loved reading out loud since I was a kid so narrating this book felt natural and fun.

I’ve been planning to record the audiobook within the next few months, but sharing this first chapter has finally ...

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September 1, 2018
Draw, Stitch, Erase, Draw Again from The Free Motion Quilting Project

It's prototype time! Mally the Maker is nearly ready to preorder (crossing my fingers for September 12th) and I’ve I wanted to design dolls for book for months. But designing in 3D is really tough! I've put off working on this project because it seems like no matter how much time I throw at it, I never get anywhere.


But I think I will get somewhere with this if I just stick with it and keep playing with the design. 


When I put the doll pattern away, I lost all my progress because I couldn't remember ...

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August 25, 2018
Sketchy Saturday: Computer Drawing from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Hello my sketchy friends! Today I am drawing several designs, but not with pencil and paper. Instead I'm working on the computer with Adobe Illustrator to draw my sun quilt design.


I am so excited about this design and impatient to see it drawn out in a final form so I can begin planning the quilting design. I'll probably also use this computerized drawing to make a master pattern for this quilt so it's worth taking the time to draw it on the computer.

This took more time than I expected to get just right. Once I ...

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August 10, 2018
Very Big Book Day from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Thank you so much for all your kind comments and emails yesterday! I was worried about how quilters would react when I archived my quilting groups on Facebook.

But it turns out I shouldn't have been worried at all. It seems the majority of people agree with our decision and feel that this platform has gotten out of control with divisive, angry, hurtful people. I feel immensely relieved and so very thankful for your support.

Starting next week I'm going to share new design videos on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Today I'd set aside all week to finishing ...

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May 21, 2018
First Round of Editing DONE! from The Free Motion Quilting Project

I'm sorry I've been missing the last two days. I dove head first into Mally the Maker on Friday and decided it was time to finish the first round of editing and I'm so happy to say it's DONE!

Seriously I've been doing lots and lots of fist pumps since 3 pm today because that was a LONG process. I finished writing the first draft of the book back in March and Josh took a week to edit the text.

And then I've been stuck in it ever since. Yes, I do use the ...

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April 3, 2018
Whoa! I'm done??? from The Free Motion Quilting Project

Yes! I'm done with Mally the Maker: The Queen in the Quilt!

No, this isn't a stack of blank pages. I've just flipped the top page because it's still in need of a lot of editing.

This stack feels HUGE, but I know the finished book won't be this thick. This is formatted for a manuscript on 8.5 x 11 pages with double spacing between the lines so it's easy to edit.

I've been working on this novel since October. Every day I wake up an hour early and spend that time ...

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September 25, 2017
A little or a lot? Or how much quilting for this quilt? from Terificreations's Weblog

How much threadwork does this quilt need? A little? A medium amount? A lot? This question comes up frequently often saying something like, “I see all these quilts that are quilted to within an inch of life and I don’t ‘get it’, ‘like it’, ‘understand it’.” or “I like quilts that are quilted this way … Continue reading A little or a lot? Or how much quilting for this quilt?

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