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Sweet Retreat

We just got a few openings for the Sweet Retreat at Summer Lake in Moseley, Virginia! July 10-12, 2015 What’s it about? A fun weekend of crafting, quilting, sewing, knitting, whatever you want to work on! The retreat is in the beautiful clubhouse at Summer Lake with TONS of room to spread out and enjoy. We provide a table and chair for each participant, as well as ironing and cutting stations. We will also have drinks, snack and goodies. We are planning optional an optional field trip Continue Reading


Closet of Shame Makeover


Happy Monday! What did you do this weekend?  My weekend started off great with friends at the Foreigner concert on Friday night. I've been to a lot of concerts and this was one of the best! I taught my Club Cameo classes on Saturday at Kelly Ann's Quilting. It is so much fun to share projects every month. On Sunday, I cleaned... You might remember this from the Studio Spotlight Blog Hop: There were many problems with this: The file cabinet was too big and inaccessible and the Continue Reading

Quilters Newsletter Best Kids Quilts Blog Hop


Hello! Welcome to Day 3 of the Best Kids Quilts Blog Hop.  I designed Turtle Cove on page 12. When I first saw the adorable Sea Buddies line from Michael Miller Fabrics, I knew I had to make a fun, nap quilt and pillow. I was thrilled when the magazine came in the mail and Turtle Cove was on the cover! My Turtle Cove pillow has an envelope backing so it's easy to take the pillow cover off and wash it if necessary. Plus, Sea Buddies is printed on Cotton Couture so it's extra soft on Continue Reading

Smash Your Precut Stash Book Blog Tour

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Hello! Welcome to the Smash Your Precut Stash Book Blog Tour.  I have to admit that when Kate and Elizabeth from Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs first told me that their new book uses precuts I was in a little bit of shock. USE my precuts? I consider my fabric stash ART in my sewing room and though it pains me to use the last of a print, I always manage to replace it with something new! My most treasured precuts are from my fabric lines with Michael Miller Fabrics. Of course, Continue Reading