This is what happens in my Independent Study class…

I spent 5 wonderful days with 23 wonderful women at Empty Spools. Some knew each other before they got to class, but everyone was a friend by the time the class was over. If you ever get a chance to come to an Empty Spools seminar, I’m pretty sure you’d love it!

We all headed home last Wednesday; I got home late Thursday. I meant to upload these photos then, but this was a very busy Easter weekend. (I hope your weekend was as nice as mine was.) Enjoy the slideshow!

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It’s time to celebrate!

This weekend, March 18-20, is International Quilting Weekend and The Quilt Show is hosting a party! You can win prizes and see all of their shows (over 200!)  for free at TheQuiltShow.com. Look for me in shows 611 and 1704. Remember that all the shows are free, all weekend long.

There are $11,000 worth of prizes at The Quilt Show party! Click the image below to enter the drawing.

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And don’t forget to spend time quilting this weekend too :-).

I do love a good review!

Quilter’s Newsletter has written a review of my book, The Quilter’s Practical Guide To Color. I am honored and grinning from ear to ear!

And Sue (who posts as the Crochet Addict in the UK) wrote a glowing review of our book, Piecing the Piece O’ Cake Way. Click here to read it. If you’ve been wondering whether you can the Piecing book or not, this review might help you decide.

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Wowie Zowie!

There’s a quilt in our new book, Piecing the Piece O’ Cake Way, that I called Wowie Zowie. I actually made it in 2 sizes: big bed-size and small baby-size. The bed quilt was designed to go on this bed, to replace that boring gray coverlet…

This is so much better. Wowie Zowie, right?!

This is a queen-size bed and the quilt covers the box spring and the bed rails, just as I intended it to. Angela Walters quilted this quilt for me and she did a terrific job, as always :-)!

Both this and smaller quilt are made solely from half-square triangles. Change the size of the half-square triangle and that changes the size of the finished quilt.

I’m in GenQ!

GenQ Magazine is one of my very favorite magazines. The attitude is fresh and friendly and thoroughly modern! I am honored to be included. The Spring issue will be on the newsstands and in the mail very soon and I am very excited to be in it! Look for my Rainbow Drops Pillow on page 82! Click here to read a teaser. FYI: that’s wool applique!

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Show and Tell…

Marcia Skaarup sent me this photo of the wallhanging she made for her daughter using our pattern, My Whimsical Quilt Garden. Isn’t it cute!

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Marcia says:

A wonderful feeling  of Spring in this (yucky) time of ‘not winter and not yet spring’ in Kamloops, BC. A fun, quick project using fusible appliqué. Now to make one for our home…..someday….
Thanks for your wonderful pattern!