Category Archives: Quilting Inspiration

Simply Wonderful Spring Market!

Wow! Sherri and I just got back from Spring International Quilt Market in Salt Lake City. It was fabulous! Here’s a photo of our new book, Red, White, and Sometimes Blue from Martingale. Wasn’t it displayed beautifully? It’s full of … Continue reading

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Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks, volume 3

Sherri and I just love Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks magazines and we’re delighted that we’ve each gotten to design a block for each one. Here’s my design for volume 3 and I’m so pleased with how it came out. I love … Continue reading

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We’ll All Miss Judy Hopkins

I just found out today that Judy Hopkins passed away on March 9th. Judy Hopkins wrote many of the books that I’ve loved in my journey as a quilter… Rotary Riot, Around the Block, 101 Fabulous Rotary-Cut Quilts… they’ve all … Continue reading

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Proud to be a Quilter!

Most days, I don’t think about my part in the quilting community. I quilt because it makes me happy. However, there are points in time when I’m struck by what an amazing community it is and humbled to be a … Continue reading

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Stash-Busting with Enthusiasm… Really!

Spring is just two days away, thank goodness, and the spring-cleaning bug has hit! As you may have read, I have a pretty large stash that I’ve been sorting through as I move. (Photos and blogs about my stash)  I’ve … Continue reading

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Quilty Pleasures: a Simple Valentine

I made this valentine for my sweet guy. Remember when we were kids and used to make our own valentines? How many hearts I have cut out over the years? Not likely to stop anytime soon… He said he’s taking … Continue reading

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Playing with Fabric for Art Quilt Ideas

I was playing around with an idea for small cityscape picture last weekend that could be the start of an art quilt. This one’s 8 x 10″, and I’m experimenting with mixed media. I think I’ll try another as a … Continue reading

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Spring Quilt Color Ideas from the Fashion World

I love to see what the designers are showing in their new collections. Here’s a palette I gathered while scouting some of the Spring collections. Since color trends span the entire design world, we will likely continue to see different … Continue reading

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Amish Tree Skirt

While looking for a tree skirt this year I came across this crib size quilt I made with Kim Judson a few years back. It’s inspired by an old Amish design, one of many I so admire. The colors go … Continue reading

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Start our new series quilt.

See the first part in our 6-part series to make this patriotic charmer, America the Beautiful. In addition, you’ll find lots more patterns, an adopt an orphan block article and ideas for planning a block exchange!

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