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Free BOM projects for 2016

New Block of the Month projects will be starting soon! I have prepared a preliminary list of those announced so far, and will continue to add as others are made available. This year I decided to present my list in the form of thumbnails, to give you a preliminary idea of what the project looks […]

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2016 BOMs set to go!

Once again, we will be offering three BOM projects next year – one free, and two for registered members. Additionally, we will also offer our traditional Christmas BOM in July, although that one is not quite ready yet!

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‘PEHCHAAN’ – THE DISCERNING EYE

Mi niece, Ana Lía, sent me the link to this wonderful video. This form of quilting is different, and so, so beautiful, it needs to be shared. Enjoy! 🙂

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Happy New Year, and brand new BOMs!

Yep, it is indeed a new year. And with it… lots and LOTS of new quilty projects to enjoy. We have updated our Free BOM list for you – you will always find it at the right, on the menu bar above.

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Christmas in July

We’re kicking it off today! This might very well be my favorite time of year –other than the Christmas season itself– because I have so much fun designing holiday projects!

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On hurts and disappointment

Disappointment: the feeling of dissatisfaction that follows the failure of expectations or hopes to manifest. Similar to regret, it differs in that a person feeling regret focuses primarily on the personal choices that contributed to a poor outcome, while a person feeling disappointment focuses on the outcome itself.*

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Oh me, oh my!

Just when I thought I’d never want anything more than Craftsy and TQS (my favorites) with regards to online learning, I just stumbled on a new website with a ton of fun content to offer.

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A day in the life of a designer

One of the things my Jono often repeats to me is the need for me to take a vacation. And I smile and tell him my whole life is a constant vacation.

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Define Success

One of the things I’ve been mulling over as I look back at these last eleven years is whether or not I’ve been successful in what I set out to do. And I started to realize “success” is rather an abstract concept, and not easy to define.

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When life gives you scraps…

Whenever I see someone post a tip on “how to use your fabric scraps” I go running to see. Invariably I’m wrong. You see, it seems my concept of what scraps are is different from others’. Scraps for me are what other quilters –no matter how frugal– throw away.

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And from quilting teacher to quilt designer

You have probably heard many people’s stories about how they had to moonlight to start up their own small businesses, working regular jobs by day and developing their new business by night and on weekends. My experience was no different from theirs.

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Cold and wet

According to the weather forecasters, over two weeks ago the winter season was coming to a close and the rains were to begin to stop. Since then, it has rained every single day. All over the country. 🙂

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A quilt exhibition

Another walk down memory lane… May 2003. Yes… this is a month of reminiscing.

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    I am a self-learner. I taught myself to sew and to quilt. And I taught myself how to draw. I am learning how to dye my own fabrics and am dabbling with mixed media. I am a quilt designer and teacher, and design and publish my own line of quilt patterns. With this blog I would like to share the bits and pieces of my life.

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