I’m headed there on Wednesday and I hope to see you there!

Please join us:

The Modern Quilt Guild Meet Up
Friday, May 13th at 8:00 PM
at the Marriott’s Destinations Lounge

Looking forward to meeting so many of my online friends in person!

A plea for your vote.

Quiet

Things certainly have been quiet over here on the ol’ blog, huh? Hope you all had great weekends.  I finished up a quilt that you’ll see more of down the line. Lots of behind the scenes sewing happening over here!

Finishing Up

Later this week I leave town for the first of three trips, all happening in May.  I’m so excited for Quilt Market!  Mellow blog means busy life, right??

Block Party…

For REAL!

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I got an advanced copy earlier this week and it’s so crazy to finally have it here in my hands!  Monday  is my birthday and I’d say that this is a pretty great present!

It’s been a long process getting to this point. In October of 2008 (!) Kristen emailed me to see if I might want to start a bee with her. It was just one month later that she mentioned the idea of a book and we were instantly off and running with the idea.

Block Party is about quilts and community. In finding quilting a few years ago, I also found community and I really think that the book captures the spirit of that. There have been great friendships made through the bee.

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And needless to say, it’s a huge thrill that Denyse Schmidt, whose book inspired me to start quilting in the first place, wrote an amazing foreward for us!

And here’s a just a couple of the 12 quilts in the book!

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BP3

I really couldn’t be happier with the amazing job that Stash Books did.  It comes out so soon and I hope that you all like it too!

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I wrote up a simple quilted pillow tutorial for Janome recently.

Janome Pillow
You can find it here!

Janome Pillow detail
Such pretty stitches.

And now – the winner of Modern Log Cabin Quilting! Random number generator gave me number 19 out of 223 comments! So that’s Alice R. who says: “I love the tweaking of the traditional log cabin. What a beautiful book – I have book lust big time!” Congrats Alice – keep any eye out for an email from me!

And one last thing, Cate, my twin sister has her house in Apartment Therapy’s Small Cool contest and it would be so great of you if you could click on over and “favorite” her place. You have to sign in or create an account but 1) I figure a lot of you already have an Apartment Therapy sign in name and 2) if you don’t it just takes a second to create one! Thank you!! I’m pulling for her and her place is seriously so cute.