DMAQG January 22-24, 2019

Forget about those mid-winter blues, the fun will be happening with the DMAQG in January in Des Moines, Iowa. I am so very excited to be the guest speaker January 22nd for the Des Moines Area Quilters Guild. I will be presenting my trunk show, Have Fun, Make Quilts, Share.  There will be two lectures, one at 1 p.m. and the other at 7 p.m.   I am so looking forward to sharing my quilting journey.  The location and additional information can be found by clicking on this link – Have Fun, Make Quilts, Share. Then on January 23rd and January…

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Update – 2018 Houston Market and Festival

What a wonderful week!!!!  I have returned home for a fabulous week at Houston Fall Market and Festival.  My creative spirit came alive spending time with wonderful friends, amazing special exhibits, and quilts on display. I was thrilled when I found out an owner of a creative arts retreat center purchased my little charity auction quilt “Come Alive” at the International Quilt Association’s Celebrity Mini Quilt Silent Auction.  Thank you so much for purchasing my little art quilt.  I am so happy that it will be going to a new home where it will hang on display for many to enjoy.…

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BOHO Happy May Day!!!

I am bringing in May with fleur-de-lis and beautiful paisley prints.  My studio is bursting with the lovely colors of turquoise, apple green, and orange as the flowers are starting to bloom outside.  Spring has finally arrived.  You can see, feel and smell the arrival of Spring.  It is a beautiful and welcome sight. Today is the day of the official launch of my newest pattern, BOHO Dreamcatcher using BOHO Happy fabrics by Patrick Lose Fabrics.             The collection is beautifully designed and I was so thrilled when Patrick Lose selected one of my designs…

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Poppies In Bloom FQ Bundle Winner

Drum Roll……………..     And the winner of the wonderful “Poppies in Bloom” FQ bundle by Patrick Lose is Linda Velliquette Rowberry. Congratulations Linda!!!!   Linda, private message me with your address and it will be in the mail and on the way to you .  Enjoy!!!! Thank you all for leaving all the wonderful comments. I will be having another drawing in March.  It is a new quilt I designed with a new line of flannels called “Welcome Home” by Maywood Studios.  The pattern will be coming out in the March/April issue of McCall’s Quilting.  My new pattern is…

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The Poppies are Blooming

The Poppies are Blooming

This is my newest pattern Meadow Blossoms.  A bright and cheery quilt to cuddle up under.  To celebrate,  leave a comment.  Your comment will enter you in the GIVEAWAY drawing for a chance to receive a wonderful fat quarter bundle of Patrick Lose Fabric.  See details below. The pattern can be found in the 2017 September/October issue of McCall’s Quilting. The pattern can also be downloaded in PDF format using this link to Meadow Blossoms It is made using the new Poppies in Bloom collection from Patrick Lose. I hope you enjoy the pattern and making this quilt. I am so…

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8-Day School at Sea November 6 – 13, 2016

Hello Quilters! Fun times coming up in November.  I hope you join me along with my quilting friends, Pam Holland and Mary Ellen Francis for this amazing 8-day School at Sea cruise to the Caribbean!. If you want to know how to create illusion and dimension in your art quilts this is the trip for you.  I will be teaching a class entitled “Shake, Rattle, and Sew”. Here is a little tease of what I will be teaching you.                   We look forward to you joining us.  We will be providing lots of hands on…

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Start off the summer with Takin A Spin

Are you looking for a fun summer wall hanging project?  If so, you may find what you are looking for in the July/August issue of Quiltmaker. 15 wonderful projects in this month’s issue and my pattern Takin’ A Spin can be found on page 28. Takin A Spin is an easy project. One block that can be arranged in multiple ways to create many interesting design options.   It is also fun to work with different colors too.  Try it with bright colors. The pattern is available for download online at the Quilt and Sew Shop. Enjoy a fun summer!!!! Carol…

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New Free Patterns: Holiday Homecoming – Merry and Bright Patterns

Hi Everyone, June 1st has finally arrived and you know what that means.  The All Iowa Shop Hop has officially begun.  Whoooo Hoooo!!!   Purchase your AISH Directories at your local quilt shops and start shop hopping.  The participating stores and all the AISH information can be located on the All Iowa Shop Hop web site. To start off the fun I have two patterns available for download.  The free patterns are located under the Free Pattern tab.  One of the projects is a 8-pointed star table topper.  A fun option is to make this into a tree skirt for the…

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WOW! I’m in the March/April issue of McCall’s Quilting Magazine

Hello Quilters! I am thrilled to be in the March/April issue of  McCall’s Quilting magazine.   The quilt I designed, Enchanted Evening Star is the featured Quilt Of Valor quilt in the issue. If you would like to see all the other wonderful quilts featured in this issue here is a link to a video showcasing the quilts and their designers. My quilt Enchanted Evening Star uses the patriot prints of red, white, and blue from RJR Fabric’s Bacically Patrick collection in a lap size quilt that is perfect for a deserving veteran. Being able to make this involved-looking quilt with only half-square triangles and simple…

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