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Creating a tessellating design from a traditional block.

April 18, 2018

We get questions periodically from our blog or from Facebook. One came in recently from Catherine S. who said she was looking for an old tessellating pattern of mine called Wind Chimes. I looked for it in my encyclopedia of more than 4,000 pieced patterns, The Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns. It wasn’t there so… More »

The Background Makes a Difference

March 14, 2018

With our new BOM, Kyoto Mystery, fresh in my mind and as I was working on a quilt design for a new fabric collection, I couldn’t help but think of the very first Block of the Month quilt that I created, Moon Glow, back in 2000. It has undoubtedly been the most popular quilt pattern… More »

Busy Month – At Least We Are Not Bored

March 7, 2018

  It has been a super busy month. We started selling kits for our new Block of the Month (BOM) mystery quilt, Kyoto Mystery, as soon as the March newsletter went out and have been busy getting the kits in the mail. Judging from the response, you are as excited about this as we are. Be… More »

Learn Without Leaving Your Sewing Room

February 14, 2018

Often I hear comments from some of you that you wish you lived closer and could take advantage of some the classes that I teach. Many of you watch our class calendar and plan your trips to the Washington, DC area so that you can attend my classes. One of the most popular ones I… More »

Looking Ahead to the New Year

January 24, 2018

The new year has started off with a flurry of activity. After a great week over the holidays with the grandkids out west (Polly loves her Ever Sewn Sparrow 20 sewing machine and has already put it to a lot of work and Emmett loves his drum set…given after I checked with the parents first)… More »

‘Tis the Season…For Quilting!

December 20, 2017

It is hard to believe that fall is past! Winter Solstice is upon us. This fall was such a whirlwind of activity beginning with visit to Oregon to see our grandchildren (and of course their parents), the Studio’s anniversary sale, then all of the preparations for our annual shop hop with Quilt Market sandwiched in…. More »

Happy Thanksgiving

November 22, 2017

I have been a bit lax in sending out blogs, but it has been an extremely busy time. We spent a lot of time getting ready for Quilters’ Quest, our annual shop hop. Over the summer and early fall, I designed, hand pieced and hand quilted our Third Rock quilt.     Next, I went… More »

Fall Frenzy

October 11, 2017

Fall is always busy for us at the shop. This is when we kick it into gear making kits, designing patterns and making all sorts of preparations for our annual shop hop, Quilters’ Quest. This is always a fun event. Our theme this year is “movies” and we selected “Around the World in Eighty Days”… More »

Join Us on the Quilters’ Quest Bus

September 30, 2017

Jinny has turned the blog over to me today so let me introduce myself. My name is Nancy Fallone and I’m half of the marketing team here at the Studio. That job keeps me behind the curtain at the Studio or at the keyboard at home working on newsletters, web specials, classes, Facebook and such… More »

Quilts for Comfort

September 25, 2017

The natural disasters which have occurred during the last month have been heart wrenching. Everyone wants to make some contribution to help and the funds pouring in to the relief organizations have been very generous. But somehow writing a check does not necessarily go to the heart of our soul. Physically doing something somehow makes… More »

Update on Quilts for Harvey Victims

September 7, 2017

We have had a lot of interest from people wanting to donate quilts or help make quilts for Hurricane Harvey victims. Our classroom space is fairly small, so if you are planning to come to help at our first Quilt-in on Tuesday, Sept. 12 from 10 to 4, we would like you to call the… More »

Quilts for Victims of Harvey

September 2, 2017

Last week we were all drawn together in unity as we stared in awe at the magic of the universe. The eclipse captured the heart and souls of our country.   Not even a week later our hearts are going out to those affected by the horrible destruction caused by Hurricane Harvey. This storm will… More »

Travel the World With Us!

August 17, 2017

This summer seems to have flown by and as usual I have been busy with garden, family and quilting. Sadness for all of the extended family was the passing of my sister, Linda. She had fought a long battle with cancer and finally lost. But her amazing spirit through it all was an inspiration to… More »

Escape to an Island with a Bundle of Fabric!?!

July 27, 2017

  In quilting today, we have thousands upon thousands of fabrics in an ever-changing palette available to us. When we enter a quilt shop, we find that beautiful array of color and fabric irresistible. As a result, it is rare that we meet a quilter who does not have a substantial stash. Have you noticed,… More »

Visiting Sacred Threads – A Unique and Inspirational Quilt Exhibit

July 7, 2017

  This morning I was given the wonderful opportunity to visit the Sacred Threads exhibit as finishing touches were added. If you are not familiar with Sacred Threads, I would guess that you’ve probably never seen anything quite like it.       Back in 1999, fellow quilter, Vikki Pignatelli, gathered a small group of… More »

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