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November 14, 2017
Another Block Almost Finished! from Simple Bird Applique

I have making very steady progress on my “Hugs and Kisses”, a quilt designed by Sue Garman.  I have chosen this quilt because it is a good example of a quilt made of very simple shapes, yet appears more difficult than it  really is.  Trust me!

All of the shapes are symmetrical, so that means I don’t have to trace a thing.  I am simply photocopying the pattern onto freezer paper to make my templates.  It is that easy.

Also, I am not tracing the pattern onto the background.  I am placing the background on top of the pattern ...

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October 31, 2017
Dates for Second Applique Retreat! from Simple Bird Applique

Thanks to everyone who signed up for my first Applique Retreat which will be held in March at Fireside Retreat in Orillia.  The response was so positive that I have booked a second Retreat!  The dates for the second Retreat are April 20-22 (Friday-Sunday).  All meals will be included, starting with dinner on Friday night.  This Retreat is a perfect opportunity to learn the method I use for all of my applique projects.  It is also a perfect time to catch up on your own applique projects and to be inspired by other students. Your fee of $400.00 includes ...

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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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