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QuiltCon here I come!

I apologize that I’ve been such a slacker about blogging but it’s 100% because I’m just so busy with all of the work of getting ready for QuiltCon! We leave today on our road trip to get there and then it all starts one week from today!

I will be signing books in the Quilt Haus booth (booth 314) on Saturday the 23rd at 1:00 pm if anyone wants to stop by and otherwise, you’ll see me because I’ll be around. I’ll be workin’, workin’, workin’ and enjoying myself too. I hope that I get to meet you there!

Oh and yes, I do actually have some finished quilts that I’ll finally find the time to post about now!

QuiltCon linky party!

The MQG has a post up about people going to QuiltCon so that we can all have a face with the blog when we are there.

To start, they ask for a photo… So here’s me:

Me in my sewing space!

And then they want five things about you… maybe a lot of you have seen how this is going on over on Instagram?

1) My sewing space is NEVER as clean as it is in that photo. I knew a photographer was coming. It’s usually a complete and utter disaster.
2) I’m an identical twin and live next door to my twin sister. It’s really great.
3) I’m left-handed and love that I am for no good reason other than that it’s just awesome to be a lefty.
4) I met my husband through an online dating site. It works!
5) I grew up in rural New Hampshire but have lived in LA for almost 20 years now.

How about you? ┬áIf you’re headed to QuiltCon at the end of the month (it’s so soooooooon!!) add your link and I can’t wait to meet you there!

This weekend is the blog tour for Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day! I decided to take part because I LOVE my local quilt shop, Sew Modern.

I’m not the usual quilting story in that I came to quilting through the internet. Flickr and blogs brought on my love affair – not taking a class or a shop I visited. I didn’t have a local quilt shop until I was an avid quilter.

Sew Modern was opened up by a friend and fellow LAMQG member.

Sew Modern

Next thing you know, the LAMQG is meeting there…

LAMQG Nov. meeting

…and quilting there!

LAMQG Denyse Schmidt advanced workshop

It’s pretty much the clubhouse! Aren’t we lucky here in LA to have such a wonderful shop to spend time in?

Sew Modern BP Quilt

Nothing can replace the sense of community that seeing people in person provides. When I am at Sew Modern I always run into my quilting friends. Everyone loves catching up over some sewing machines and rotary cutters!

Elizabeth's visit to the LAMQG

And I haven’t even mentioned the FABRIC! Being able to see it, touch it and mix & match with the bolts is a sort of fun that you can’t have when you’re shopping online.

So don’t forget that January 24th is Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day. I hope that you’ll hit up yours!

Happy New Year!

Happy 2013 everyone!

As we round the corner into the next year, I find myself a bit dismayed to discover that I have very little sewing to show for the year. Basically just these three quilts…

Pink Greater ThanIntersectionsBroken Plaid

I’m proud of all three but I sure do wish I’d had more hours at the sewing machine… But that’s ok! There are other quilts that are almost finished!

In a Sea of Blue

And I certainly did a lot with my year. QuiltCon, and working for the MQG, has been a huge and on going project. And there’s so much excitement with QuiltCon being less than two months away! Last year I also cast two seasons of Project Runway and together we raised over $17,000 for Action Kivu. But the biggest deal in my life is of course that this lil’ guy came along:


Hands down my best project of 2012. Happy, happy new year to all of you and here’s to many more successful projects in the coming year!

Today is my stop on the blog tour for Victora Findlay Wolfe‘s book, 15 Minutes of Play.


I’ve known Victoria for a while now and her unique voice with her quilts has always impressed me. Her book reflects that voice so clearly and well! I’m a really lover of improv. piecing, but I’ve moved away from it in my design and this book reminds me to keep it in my repertoire! For just 15 minutes a day…


Victoria’s idea of just playing with fabric for 15 minutes a day is a great one. It keeps those creative juices flowing, even when you’re very busy or feeling a lack of inspiration. I should take her advice more to heart! I work with fabric all the time, but sometimes I need to think of it in a more playful way. Victoria’s book focuses on that process and the inspiration it can lead to. Such a great approach!


In world full of pattern books, this one helps you find your way and voice with play and who wouldn’t want that?? BTW – my favorite color to “play” with is blue. I’m always turning to my blue stash!

Now who wants to win a copy? If it’s a US winner they will receive a hard copy of the book, and an international winner will receive an electronic copy of the book, direct from C&T. Just leave a comment here on this post and I’ll pick a random winner on Dec. 12th.

Be sure to check out the rest of the tour!

Nov 29: Pat Sloan
Nov 30: Fat Quarter Shop
Dec 1st: Karen Griska
Dec 2nd: Angela Walters
Dec 3rd: Generation Q
Dec 4th: Tonya Ricucci
Dec 5th: Michele Foster
Dec 6th: Scott Hansen
Dec 7th: Amy Ellis
Dec 8th: Rachael daisy
Dec 9th: Jackie Kunkel
Dec. 10th: C & T Publishing