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February 15, 2019
Banner Over Me is LoveOver the years, I have watched my sister’s... from Living Water Quilter

Banner Over Me is Love

Over the years, I have watched my sister’s love for her children in action. She, like many mothers, offer their lives in time, energy, devotion and many untold sacrifices because of love.

For the February Island Batik Ambassador challenge, I designed a banner. Have your heard or read the words, “His banner over me was love”?  A love banner is a public declaration of love.


A heritage of love flows and continues with my sister’s first granddaughter, Ariah and her parents, Amanda and Darnell. Ariah, 7 months-old, had her first Christmas in 2018 ...

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December 24, 2018
Whimsical Winter Table Runner The theme for the Island Batik... from Living Water Quilter

Whimsical Winter Table Runner 

The theme for the Island Batik Ambassador December challenge is Whimsical and Wonky.  The  Island Batik supplied Alpine Ice 10-inch stack of pre-cuts is perfect for my Whimsical Winter table runner.


Two traditional quilt blocks, the Churn Dash and Snowball, are constructed with wonky and random patches. The Churn Dash has Alpine Ice trees. The Snowball blocks feature Island Batik Blender, Ravine.


Stars fill the center of the Churn Dash and  wonky snowflakes fill the Snowball blocks. The Westalee Design mini Crosshair Square, top left image, helps mark evenly spaced reference lines quickly and accurately.


The ...

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November 22, 2018
My Favorite Things of 2018 from Butterfly Threads

As we begin thinking about our holiday shopping, let's not forget to do a little something special for ourselves (or forward this list to your Santa!) I am so happy to announce that my new book will be here in time for the holidays! If you purchase both books from my shop, I will include a free pattern called "Lucky Stars". I am also offering a special price of $40 for BOTH. Grab a set for yourself and for a friend!

If you already have my first book (thank ...

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July 17, 2018
It’s HERE!! It’s Finally HERE!! from Lisa H Calle's Blog

“Ain’t No Junk:  Trunk Tell All (TTA)” is LIVE!! Can you feel my happy dance?

Here are some Q&A:

When is the Facebook LIVE event?

The Facebook LIVE event will be held on July 26th at 1pm EST. 



What exactly is a Trunk Tell All (TTA)?? 

Initially, the concept behind placing my trunkshow “No Junk In the Trunk” on my website was to allow those individuals who were unable to attend this event an alternative to simply missing out all together. However, I soon came to the realization that when I host a trunk show the duration is ...

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July 9, 2018
Something Exciting is coming….. from Lisa H Calle's Blog


I can barely contain my excitement… you’ve asked and I’ve listened… Yeah…..

Make sure you are signed up to receive my newsletter, or follow my blog, instagram or Facebook… one of them or all of them… you don’t want to miss out…. I am hoping to be spilling the beans next week…. so stay tuned.

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Reckless and Unsupervised, Quilter Goes Rogue! Strippy Thousand Pyramids, Anyone? from Cheeky Cognoscenti

I Made Cute Little Triangles Out of Scraps!
The past few days have been more chaotic than anticipated, and we have company coming in from out of town on Friday so there's lots to get done in preparation for houseguests.  Those are my excuses.  Anyway, I found that I wanted to do a little "decompression sewing" just to hear the rhythmic stitching of my sewing room and touch all the pretty fabrics while my mind was wandering off in multiple directions.  That is not a good mindset for figuring out how to adjust the bottom pieced border for my ...

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Quilt Tips: Easy Folded Corners from A Quilting Life

Be My Neighbor Mini Quilt

Happy Monday!  Today I’m sharing a technique tip with the extra bonus of video material.   Easy Folded Corners are sometimes called “simple folded corners” or “sew and flip corners.”  (There might even be a few more names out there for this method of block construction).  I’ve actually referred to this technique before in a few posts.  But the video should make it more clear.

A lot of my quilt patterns use this method of construction for some of the block units.  In the past, quilters had to draw lines on the wrong side of the fabric to use ...

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June 16, 2018
You Rule! from Terificreations's Weblog

When the door bell rings, and the guy in brown leaves a box, quickly turning, dashing down the sidewalk before reaching the door, let alone getting it open. Boxes bring stuff, often quilterly stuff. Unless of course, you are my Sweetie then those boxes bring other stuff, not quilt related stuff. While the excitement builds… Continue reading You Rule!

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June 15, 2018
My Dearest Cherrywood, from Lisa H Calle's Blog

My life would simply feel incomplete without special moments found in the presence of my quilting crush, Cherrywood Fabric.  Over the past couple of days not only was I fulfilling my passion of “quilting” but I also laid hands on the love of my life – CHERRYWOOD! Yes, Cherrywood Fabric ranks up there as my first love, but I also have a second love.  I mean, god forbid there’s no Cherrywood in my life I need to have options! So next in line would undoubtedly have to be feathers.  Oh, how I gush when I am quilting feathers into a ...

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June 6, 2018
My Jingle Applique BOM is Back On the Design Wall from Cheeky Cognoscenti

I'm going to be BRIEF today, I promise.  I've got a lot on my agenda for this week, but managed to sneak in an hour in the studio yesterday to cut some new setting triangles for my Jingle BOM (Block of the Month) from 2013.  Jingle is my oldest work in progress and it bothers my son Anders that I started it five years ago and haven't finished it yet, but now that I've resolved the bleeding red dye dilemma I'm looking forward to finishing this quilt this year.  That's right, you heard it ...

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June 1, 2018
Ta-DONE: Tabby Mountain Disco Kitties Wrapped Up & Relinquished. Hallelujah! from Cheeky Cognoscenti

HEY, YOU GUYS!!  My Tabby Mountain quilt is officially Quilted, Bound, Laundered, and finally, FINALLY finished:

Highlights from the Tabby Mountain Photo Shoot
Having been inspired by the mad photography skills exhibited by other quilters on social media, I dragged my husband around against his will took advantage of an overcast Saturday afternoon to drive around in search of the perfect location for a photo shoot.  My favorites are the ones where I wrapped the quilts around the bronze bull statues in the Ballantyne Corporate park.  

2000 lb. Bull Sculpted by Peter Woytuk, Quilt Made By Me
But you can ...

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April 26, 2018
Book Reviews from Butterfly Threads

I always love to share a good thing when I find it and these two books arrived at the quilt shop this week. I can't wait to really put them to use in my quilting room. Both books are published by C&T.

The ALL OVER PATTERNS book is just that. It's a collection of designs from some amazing quilters that will inspire you to try these fun ideas. I like to practice on paper with pencil to get the 'muscle memory' before trying them on the machine. Each double page will give you the up close detail ...

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April 17, 2018
En Provence and other UFOs from Grandma's Red Needle

JEEZ! Where did the last 3 weeks go?! I must have been busy! 

First of all, THANK YOU EVERYONE who left a comment on 'which color on border' to choose on my scrappy UFO! You can see the UFO here. All good choices! I have yet to decide, but I'm leaning towards black or the dark blue.... 

Yes, I have been busy and I have worked on some of my UFO's.
I have a flimsy and that is Bonnie Hunter's 'En Provence'!

This is the very first time I do a Bonnie Hunter mystery quilt. My goodness ...

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April 10, 2018
Do I Need a Bloc Loc HST Ruler? And Which One(s) Should I Get? ENABLE ME!! from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Attention, Fellow Quilters!  I made it all the way through Lent without buying any new fabric, thread, notions, or quilting gadgets.  I am just itching to try something new.  Please help me shop for Nifty New Gadget Goodies!

Bloc Loc Half Square Triangles Set 1, Six Sizes, photo from Nancy's Notions
Apparently I am the last quilter on the planet to try the Bloc Loc Half Square Triangle rulers that Arna recommended in response to yesterday's post.  Is it too good to be true?  Do these magical rulers with a diagonal groove that "locks" into the seamline of ...

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February 11, 2018
Progress on a Custom Order and more from Grandma's Red Needle

It's Sunday again, a hot and humid afternoon here in Mauritius. 
The rainy- and cyclone season. We had some nice, cool rainy days, but now the heat is here again. I hate this time of the year! Can't wait for April when it starts to cool down a bit! 

I have accomplished quite a lot this week and I'm happy with the progress on a custom order that actually is a UFO. 
Last year, I made several items to a customer in Canada. She loves red and white and this time the order was several items made ...

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January 2, 2018
Nothing Is Finished! Let's Start Something New!!! Tula Pink's Tabby Mountain Quilt is Happening TODAY! from Cheeky Cognoscenti

Greetings from the oddly frigid winter wasteland of Charlotte, North Carolina!  I hope your new year is off to a better start than mine is.  I frittered away my New Year's Day baking cranberry orange scones for my family, shopping for fabric online, and falling down a flight of stairs because my socks slipped on the carpet when I was carrying down a laundry basket.  I caught myself with the railing and didn't hurt anything more than my pride, but this was NOT an auspicious beginning to 2018!  My biggest accomplishment for Day One of 2018 is that ...

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November 26, 2017
A Quilter's Christmas Shopping List Guide from Sister Of The Divide

It's that time of year and often times, if someone is not a quilter, they can be in a quandary trying to figure out something their quilty friend or loved one might like. This guide will give you a list of some of the items we have featured on our Facebook page over the past year or so. The price ranges vary, there is something for every budget here!  We have made it especially easy

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November 13, 2017
Celebrate Catastrophe! Turn UFO's into FrankenQuilts! from Gefilte Quilt

Presenting my new FrankenQuilt! 
Yes, sort of like that, except in fabric!
It's stitched together from old body parts stashed in my UFO* cupboard, a freakin' scary place. Said cupboard contains 25 years worth of aesthetic outrages, piling up since I started quilting.

I normally avoid this cupboard, to preserve my sanity and self-esteem. Occasionally I squint my eyes and shove things in, slamming the door shut quickly so nothing escapes.

But the demise of my computer forced a confrontation. The computer was behaving so badly that my DH had to send it to a computer meditation retreat, where ...

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November 1, 2017
Quilt Guild Programs and Workshops Update from Butterfly Threads


Please note that I have limited teaching dates available for 2018 and would love to fill them! Have your guild program chair or quilt shop owner contact me for more information. View my calendar here.


I am booking programs and workshops for 2019 that will feature my NEW BOOK coming out next year! It will be a technique book focusing on using strips! In other words, sewing with fabric you already have!! Or digging into all of those pre-cuts you've been hoarding  collecting. LOL


I will announcing all of the details soon about ...

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September 15, 2017
Now I'm a Westalee Accredited Teacher! from Paula Reid - Machine Quilter

I've got some great pictures to share with you later, after I plug everybody into their chargers and my iPhone gets down to sharing pics with the iPad, but couldn't wait to share this particular tidbit: Along with four other Westalee instructors, I flew to Sew Steady headquarters in Eugene OR and attended a two day seminar with Leonie and Bill West, designers of the Westalee foot and ruler system.

Geraldine Wilkins (Living Water Quilter), Donna McCauley, Pam Varner and Donelle McAdams were the other four teachers who received our new bling:

Leonie assured us that the ruler ...

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