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My Quest Quilt: The Voyage Continues

August 8, 2018

Last month, I shared with you the beginning design process for our Quilters’ Quest Shop Hop quilt for this year. I designed the quilt in black and white and decided upon two different shaded units made from 60° diamonds.     The next step in the design process was to sort through the 2 ½’… More »

Watch and Learn Online

July 29, 2018

We often receive questions and comments from quilters about a wide range of topics and often those questions will pertain to a wider audience and seem a good topic for a blog. We received the following comment from Rosemary: “Please consider creating online hand quilting classes or DVD-based classes for those of us who live… More »

Color Inspiration for Irish Heather

July 23, 2018

How many times have you seen a beautiful sunset or image in nature and wondered if you could capture those colors to use in a quilt? Staffer Nancy Fallone took this photo on the final miles of a hiking trip in Ireland. We loved the colors so we decided to use it as inspiration for… More »

Not Too Soon to Plan Our Shop Hop Quilt Design

July 11, 2018

This is the time of year that I am working diligently on our quilt and pattern for our annual shop hop, Quilters’ Quest. The event is earlier this year (October 19-28), so I have to work even faster. As was the case last year, I want to share with you the planning and designing of… More »

Quilting is Music to Our Ears

June 14, 2018

  Row by Row starts next week on the 21st of June! It is always a great event at our shop. We see so many new faces of people coming into the shop to pick up our row pattern. If you are not familiar with Row by Row, it is a worldwide event of which… More »

Jinny Beyer June 2018 Newsletter Update

June 2, 2018

As most of you know, we have been experiencing problems with our website causing frustration for you and for us here at the Studio. Because of these problems, we have decided to delay the newsletter one week. You may find interruptions during the week while we take steps to solve these issues. If you have… More »

Garden Club of Virginia

April 23, 2018

It has been a year since the Garden Club of Virginia asked if we would be willing to have our house and gardens on the annual Historic Garden Week tour which takes place each year at this time. I have been working ever since getting the house and gardens in tip top shape.    … More »

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 »