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There’s no such thing as a free lunch…

But you can enjoy free education during lunch! Did you know Craftsy has FREE quilting classes available?  All of their classes are online, enjoyed anytime and at your pace. Plus, once you're registered, you have access forever!  Choose from Block of the Months, Creative Quilt Backs, Basic Quiltmaking Skills and more. They also have the lecture series from QuiltCon available - don't miss David Butler's photography lecture, it is wonderful.  Click the link ^^ above to get started! Make today Continue Reading

Blog Hop Winners


Congratulations to Trudy Keller for winning the Meadowlark Layer Cake from Quilters Newsletter. They will be contacting you regarding shipment. And congrats also to Janine Marie for winning a six-pack of my best-selling patterns. I have sent an email to you with details. Thanks to everyone who is participating in the Best Fat Quarter Quilts Blog Hop. Don't miss more chances to win today at: www.jendalydesign.com www.4and6designs.com www.quiltersnewsletter.com   Continue Reading

Shining Star Runner

Shining Star

Today is Day 3 of the Quilters Newsletter Best Fat Quarter Quilts Blog Hop!  I'm thrilled that it is my turn to feature the table runner that I designed, Shining Star Runner. The pattern can be found on page 18.     This table runner makes a quick gift: Just choose some fat quarters, piece half-square triangles and quilt with free motion quilting.  I enjoyed it so much that I just made a second version featuring Fairy Frost from Michael Miller Fabrics. Pick up the new Quilters Continue Reading

Quilters Newsletter Best Fat Quarter Quilts Blog Tour starts today!


Hello and welcome to my new website and the Quilters Newsletter Best Fat Quarter Quilts Blog Tour! My table runner, Shining Star, is on page 18 and I will be posting about it here on Wednesday, November 12th. Be sure and click over to the other designers on the tour all week for a chance to win some great prizes! Here is the schedule: Monday, Nov. 10th - Amanda Murphy Monday, Nov. 10th - Marcia Harmening Tuesday, Nov. 11th - Christina Cameli Tuesday, Nov. 11th - Gigi Continue Reading