Giveaway: Marmalade Meadows Floss Collection + Bleecker Street FQ Bundle!!!!

Aurifil’s blog ( interviewed me about my newly released collection today.  Click HERE to read the interview, and be sure to enter the giveaway of a Marmalade Meadows thread box and Quilting Treasures’ Bleecker Street FQ bundle!!!


A few weeks ago, I shared with you the exciting news of curating a new collection for Aurifil — except this time it’s for embroidery floss.  Many quilting friends associate me with quilting, but I also am passionate about handwork.  So, curating Marmalade Meadows is my way to sharing my love of all things handwork!


The colors in Marmalade Meadows are selected to complement Quilting Treasures’ newly released Bleecker Street fabrics.


I designed a pieced, applique and embroidery collage quilt to support both the fabrics and the floss.  Spring on Bleeker Street received warm response at Fall Market this past October.  The fabrics are shipping now to local quilt shops.  Some shops are kitting the project.  The pattern instructions are available for download here.  I will also be hosting a Sew-Along party on my blog starting in February 2017.  So I hope you will get your supplies ready between now and then, and be my sewing buddy for this project.  I designed the quilt, but don’t have the actual quilt.  So, I need to make one for myself to go into Miss Baby’s room!




I also designed Marmalade’s Merriment a separate project focusing on hand embroidery.  That’s the project you see on the floss box!  The pattern is a free pattern available through Aurifil, link provided in the interview.



I am turning off comments on my blog post today.  Do head on over to Auribuzz and comment there, especially if I have turned you into an Aurifil fan. :-) Meanwhile, please share with your friends about the giveaway. :)

Blessings to all!  I need to get back to more sewing.

Color & Count Fabric Giveaway Winners & More…

Hello Friends, this was meant to be yesterday’s post!  But I was frantically trying to finish up a quilt top and totally ran out time.  About 1100 fabric patches and 8 hours of quilting later, this quilt is on schedule to be shipped.  I just have one more quilt to complete from start to finish before Monday, and I will be able to breathe a little better… but enough about my trials and tribulations!

I am happy to announce the winners of Windham’s Color & Count fabric giveaway (hosted a couple of weeks ago here).



The winners are #30 (Dorothy) and #60 (VickiT) – Congrats, Ladies!  I have sent an email to you asking for your mailing address.  If you haven’t received the email, would you please email me directly with your mailing address?

Thanks EVERYONE, for entering the giveaway!  I will have more coming — I just need to get my act together.  And a big THANK YOU to Windham for providing the fabrics.  I do hope you will check out other Windham fabrics your local quilt shops might carry in your next shopping trip!

Meanwhile…. click here and check out my current/upcoming designs I have done for Windham. Bookmark the page if you would like because there will be more forthcoming designs, and I think some of these patterns are going to be kitted as well.  Keep your eyes peeled at your quilt shops!

windham project

That’s all for now, Dear Friends!  I hope you have a lovely rest of your weekend.  Now, I must look at what I am supposed to do for my next quilt… and figure out a way to get it done by Monday!  Now you see my life as a quilt designer is so totally un-glamorous, ha! I shall catch up with you later.

Can’t beat that with a stick!

I received a notice from Heirlooms Forever advertising a 60% off their back issues for The Quilter magazines. They are normally $6.99, and now you can get them for $2.80 each!! Three of the issues offered for 60% off happen to feature my quilt(s). There are other very lovely projects in the magazines as well. Now, you are getting 10 or more quilt patterns for a mere $2.80 — how can anyone beat that with a stick!? Here are my quilts in the respective back issues…

Roslynn in March 2009:

Cozy Patch, Bluebird Ballad, and Simple Pleasures in May 2009:

Bloom Wherever Your Are in January 2010:

Thank you for stopping by today. I hope your day goes well for you!  I have been sewing at my sewing machine feverishly since Monday — I should have some pictures to show you soon.