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American Patchwork and Quilting Podcast hosted by Pat Sloan

Today is the day.  Today I get to speak to one of my idols in Quilting, Pat Sloan!

Do you get nervous when you meet someone you admire?  Well, I can tell you, I am a little nervous about doing a live podcast this afternoon! 

Happy New Year! The "My Magical Garden Quilt-Along" page is live!

My Magical Garden Dates

Today is the day!  Our "My Magical Garden" Quilt-Along is now accepting registrations for our nine-month Block of the Month program.  Starting in March, registered members will have a Quilt-Along with me so I can show you my methods for making this beautiful fusible appliqué quilt. 

I See our Rotary Cut Shapes Everywhere! Day 26


Once you know what our Leaves Galore tools can do, there is inspiration everywhere!  Whether you are looking at wallpaper, carpets or stained glass windows, you can find these beautiful curved shapes that come together into gorgeous patterns.  Each time I spot a shape that I could rotary cut with my tools, there is a quilt waiting to happen!There are never enough hours in the day.


I have a secret....Blog post 17 of the December challenge

But I'm terrible at keeping secrets from you!  The BOM quilt is finished!  It is 11pm and I just stitched on the outer half square triangle border.  But I couldn't show you a photo of the quilt, even if I wanted to!  

I sew in my basement.  The ceilings are very low and the sewing room is very small...and the quilt...well, it's a big one! It is pinned to my design wall, trailing on the floor and spilling over around the corner on a second wall.  

Christmas Gift Boxes to Wrap up your Christmas Wrapping! Day 12 of the Blog Post Challenge

Gift Boxes made with Leaves Glaore

One of the things I love to do around the holidays is to make gifts for people in my life who would not normally expect a gift.  Last year I made Bowl Cozies for the 26 employees at my local coffee shop!  Why, you ask?  There are five or six women who work there that make my coffee for me and my husband every morning.  They don't even ask, they just make my coffee when they see me waiting in line.  Some days we are chatty, some days I am not so friendly.  Remember, it is morning and I haven't yet had my coffee! 

Block of the Month, A Quilt Along with Sue,,,Day 11 - Blog Post Challenge

Do you get bored with your projects midstream?  Do you have more UFOs than finished projects this year?  I have the worst case of bright, shiny object syndrome of any quilter I know!  But you would be so proud of me! 

Biking and Quilting on this beautiful Fall New England Day!

Bike quilt from Houston

It is a bright, clear, beautiful morning here in New England.  I am waiting for the temp to warm up so I can go for a bike ride with my hubby Jeffrey today.   This is something we try to do once a week, granted I am not traveling, there is no snow on the ground and the temperature is above 40 degrees.  If you are not from around here, you may think that 40 degrees is a little cold to get out on your bike!  But in New England if it is sunny and bearable, it is best to get outside and enjoy the beautiful state we live in!  If I don't get a little outdoor tim

Hand Applique using the Leaves Galore Templates

Leaves prepared for hand applique

Last November, I was able to spend some time with Rosa Rojas at the Pinwheels Quilt Show in Sturbridge, MA.  Rosa is a native of Spain, but travels frequently to the US, Mexico and France to promote her Apliquick techniques and products.