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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 »

Fourth of July Holiday Hours

July 3, 2017

The Jinny Beyer Studio will be closed on Tuesday, July 4th, to celebrate Independence day. We will reopen at 10 a.m., Wednesday, the 5th.

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Never Too Old for a New Experience

June 8, 2017

I sat down this morning to write a blog about another of the projects I designed using my new mini-stripe fabric…the Route 7 Table Runner.  The pattern is a free download and features five different colorways. It is interesting to note that all the strips, including the ones with the mini-stripe are all exactly the… More »

Memorial Day Holiday

May 26, 2017

We will be closed on Monday, May 29th, in honor of Memorial Day to remember those who have served our country with pride. We will reopen at 10 a.m., Tuesday, the 30th.    

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Happy Summer

May 25, 2017

  It is always exciting to go to the spring and fall quilt markets. This year was no exception. There are always old friends to meet and I even ran into Maria, one of my Ukrainian friends, who promised to give my best to all my friends in Ukraine.     I held a schoolhouse… More »

A Story from the Staff: Our Mysterious Adventure

May 11, 2017

Some might say that just working for Jinny Beyer is an adventure in itself.  Yes, we love being a part of this behind-the-scenes glimpse of the quilting business watching fabrics and designs from conception to the finished product. We get to meet and speak with people from around the world every day. Jinny herself, though,… More »

The Birth of a Fabric

May 6, 2017

Usually a fabric is chosen to work with a specific pattern or design. In the case of this story, the reverse was true. As you all know, I love to work with border print fabrics and other prints with mirror imaged motifs. When we select a border print to go around the outside of a… More »

Having Some Fun This Spring!

April 27, 2017

We are starting to gear up for our Quilters’ Quest Shop Hop in November. All of the shops are taking sign-ups for their buses, so if you want to leave the driving to us, be sure to get your name on one of the lists. Check out the website at http://www.quiltersquest.org/ Do you want to… More »

Quilting Questions

April 19, 2017

I will be teaching hand quilting at the Studio this weekend. I love teaching this class because I only hand quilt my quilts and I love passing this skill along to others. In preparing for the class, I was reminded of the questions I am frequently asked about the topic. In an earlier blog, I… More »

Never a Dull Moment

April 13, 2017

This is one of my favorite times of the year. The Virginia bluebells are in full bloom along the Potomac River in Great Falls National Park. Our native redbuds are announcing spring with their brilliant violet flowers, the onions, potatoes and early vegetables are planted in my garden and we are already enjoying the early… More »

Half Square Triangles

April 5, 2017

The half square triangle is certainly one of the most used shapes in patchwork. Have you ever thought about how many different arrangements you can make by simply putting a light half square triangle next to a dark one and then arranging them in as many ways as possible?     Here are just a… More »

Studio Staff Projects, Part II

March 29, 2017

As we left you last week, we still had projects from about half the staff to share with you. One of our favorite things in the Studio is when customers stop in to share their work with us or send us photos through email and Facebook. Here then, with Jinny just back from Spain and… More »

Studio Staff Projects, Part I

March 22, 2017

While Jinny catches up after teaching in Spain, we, the staff, are taking over her blog. This past weekend, we celebrated National Quilting Day, a day to “appreciate and to recognize quilt makers, along with all of their long labor, love and skill that goes into the making of each quilt.” We also hope that… More »