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School of Sewing: Book Trailer & Class Outlines

I want to share a little today about the School of Sewing landing page! You can find it at It has been up and running and the feedback we’re getting on it is so very wonderful to hear. Among the features: Watch the book trailer (I dare you to NOT get the itch to {…Continue Reading}

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The Little Spark by Carrie Bloomston

The Little Spark

My children are constantly seeking out opportunities and craving more and more time to simply create and draw and imagine. I love watching them reach for supplies in their beloved “art spinner” when they are armed with the potential of a giant piece of blank white paper. And yet, I don’t carve out enough time {…Continue Reading}

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Bartow Quilt by Carolyn Friendlander

30 Quilts for 30 Years: The Parallels Quilt

It’s no secret that I love (LOVE!) sewing with Kona solids from Robert Kaufman Fabrics. There’s a Kona sample in nearly all of my sewing patterns and Konas are featured in overĀ half of the cover samples. The colors and selection and sheer number of options keep me coming back time after time! My Kona color {…Continue Reading}

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Optical Illusions Book- Quilt Patterns

Optical Illusions: a book, a quilt and a giveaway

Welcome to my stop on the Optical Illusions book blog tour! Today I’m sharing a little about the work of a guild friend, Jessica Toye. Jessica is a pretty clever quilt designer (check out this one and you’ll see what I mean!) and also a long arm quilter. She recently quilted two quilts for me {…Continue Reading}

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