Change from 2011 into 2021

Posted by on 26 January 2021 | 0 Comments

As I mentioned earlier, it's been 20 years since I started online teaching so today I decided to take a look at what I was doing 10 years ago and a leap forward into what's happening this year.

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Advanced Layered Applique

Posted by on 19 January 2021 | 0 Comments

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There are many applique techniques around and in a sense, they can all be considered "layered" as small pieces are piled on top of each other, but there are very few that include full layers of fabric such as in the technique I have developed and taught over the years.

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Stained Glass Applique

Posted by on 12 January 2021 | 0 Comments

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Stained Glass applique is a really fun way to applique and can be really fast using store-bought bias. I've made a number of quilts using this method - one of my favorite being Scarlet Rose.

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A New Year - 2021

Posted by on 5 January 2021 | 0 Comments

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I realized a couple of weeks ago that 2021 means I have been teaching online for 20 years. Over this time I have written numerous lessons and tutorials plus 26 workshops for all sorts of techniques. Over the next few weeks, my plan is to review some of these workshops. Today I'm going to start with the very first one I wrote and the very last one. This will give you an idea of how the workshops have transformed over the years.

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Wishing You....

Posted by on 21 December 2020 | 2 Comments

Today, I'm simply going to wish you all a happy festive time - well as happy as it can be in this pandemic we are going through. Many of us cannot be with family and friends during this time which is really sad, but let's all hope that changes for next year. I'm personally looking forward to some new quilty adventures so I hope you will join me.

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A Wintry Sight Earning Its Place on the Wall

Posted by on 14 December 2020 | 0 Comments

Wow how did Christmas get to be just a week away? This year has sped by quickly, yet seems so long... if that is possible! But being so close to Christmas, I decided it was way past time to get out my Christmas quilts so went digging in my quilt chest. While looking through them, I found my Fractured Winter quilt - one I don't often display yet it is so crisp with its blues and whites - definitely a wintry sight and one that should be out on display around this time of year.

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Light Upon the Earth Renewed

Posted by on 7 December 2020 | 0 Comments

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This morning while I began updating my website and seeing all my color wash patterns displayed, it finally came to me why Light Upon the Earth quilt was never as popular online as my other color wash patterns, yet in person, I always received many compliments about it.

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Homecrafted Giftbags and Cards are the Perfect Finishing Touch

Posted by on 1 December 2020 | 0 Comments

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To round up our Christmas series of blog posts, I wanted to include reusable bags and cards... and this is a fun activity if you want to get children or grandchildren involved - especially the cards. 

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Secret Gifts or Ornaments and Tags

Posted by Anita on 23 November 2020 | 0 Comments

gift tag secret giftTo round out our series of easy Christmas gift ideas we wanted to share some additional ideas. I love Anita's secret gift idea she includes in her tutorials for gift tags and ornaments.

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#7 Christmas Gift Ideas - hoops and things

Posted by on 17 November 2020 | 0 Comments

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Small wall hangings, banners, and table runners all make wonderful gifts. We have many patterns for these over on Arbee Designs, but today I wanted to share with you some quick easy ideas that you can make literally in minutes if you have spare blocks you already have on hand. Practice pieces also work well. In particular, I like using frames or embroidery hoops to finish them off and give that perfect picture look.

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