2 11, 2015

Stitches to Savor

By |November 2nd, 2015|books, review|2 Comments

While at Quilt Market last week, there was lots that I didn’t see, but of course I made my way over to my publisher’s booth! Martingale has been like a family to me, and I was so excited to see this lovely hardcover book on display in their booth – Stitches to Savor.

My initial reaction […]

21 10, 2015

Quilt Local :: Review & Giveaway!

By |October 21st, 2015|books, give away, review|61 Comments

Quilt Local: Finding Inspiration in the Everyday  by Heather Jones, is a great addition to your quilting library!

I really like to collect quilting books. I’m drawn to the beautiful images, the texture of the quilts, and love supporting friends as they publish. I also love seeing how others create, where they draw inspiration, and the […]

29 09, 2015

Splash of Color — Review & Giveaway!

By |September 29th, 2015|books, give away, review|120 Comments

Winner is:


Today I get to tell you about a fantastic new book! Splash of Color: A Rainbow of Brilliant Black and White Quilts by Jackie Kunkel is a beautiful collection of quilts sure to inspire you!

Jackie has been a friend for a number of years, and I’m so excited to see her add author to her long […]

26 09, 2015

Machine Quilting with Style :: Review & Giveaway

By |September 26th, 2015|books, give away, review|134 Comments

Winner is :


Hi friends! I’m sharing a new book today – Machine Quilting with Style by Christa Watson, and have a fun giveaway too. Read on!

When Christa was working on Machine Quilting with Style, my first fabric line, Modern Neutrals was in sample yardage, and included in her quilt Focal :

Isn’t it great! I love […]

4 09, 2015

Precut Primer: Review & Giveaway!

By |September 4th, 2015|books, finished quilt, My Fabric|189 Comments

It seems like most everyone is back to school, and my friends Barb and Mary of Me & My Sister Designs, have a great new book, Precut Primer, full of lessons for quilters! I love how the book is laid out with grades 1-12, each project slightly more challenging, but I have to say, working […]

11 06, 2015

Irish Chain Quilts :: Review & Giveaway!

By |June 11th, 2015|books, give away, review|181 Comments

ETA: Our winner is Lynda! Thanks to everyone that stopped on the tour!

Hi there! I’m excited to share a new book with all of you today (and give an ebook away too!) My friend Melissa Corry from Happy Quilting Melissa authored Irish Chain Quilts: Contemporary Twists on a Classic Design – and it’s fantastic! 15 […]

18 11, 2014

Scraps, Inc.

By |November 18th, 2014|books, finished quilt|10 Comments

I’ve mentioned this new book a few times, but today I have pictures to accompany all that talk! Scraps, Inc. is full of amazing scrap quilts, that you want to make! There’s also tons of inspiring photography, and great diagrams to make sure you know exactly what to do next.

For me making a scrap quilt […]

22 10, 2014

This Week :: International Quilt Market

By |October 22nd, 2014|books, Market|2 Comments

If you happen to be on your way to Quilt Market, here’s what I have planned :

My posts for Blogger’s Quilt Festival are set and ready to go, look for those early Friday morning! Up next, I’ve got some quilts to get ready, and pack up from Think Big. I can’t wait to share more about […]

22 09, 2014

Imagine Quilts :: Review & Giveaway!

By |September 22nd, 2014|books, give away, Inspiration|111 Comments

ETA : Winner is ::

There seems to be NO shortage of amazing new books to add to our quilting libraries! Today’s review is for Imagine Quilts by my friend Dana Bolyard of Old Red Barn Co., she’s taking everyday inspiration (including your fabric!), and showing you how her brain works, to make those ideas into […]

17 09, 2014

Quick Column Quilts :: Review, Project & Giveaway!

By |September 17th, 2014|books, review, work in progress|119 Comments


I have a quick finish to share with you today!

Nancy Zieman’s new book – Quick Column Quilts is full of beautiful and useful patterns for any quilter!

This table runner is based off of the Quilt to Give pattern in chapter 13 – I’ve admired this quilt, for a while now, and knew it was […]

9 07, 2014

Celebrate Christmas with That Patchwork Place :: Giveaway & Review!

By |July 9th, 2014|books, give away|82 Comments

I can hardly believe that it’s July, and not nearly ready to start thinking about sewing for Christmas. But if you are – I have the perfect book for you! Celebrate Christmas with That Patchwork Place is packed with fun and festive projects for your home, and great gifts too!

I’m loving a number of these […]

29 04, 2014

Fabulously Fast Quilts and Bulk Pressing (my secret, to getting things done!)

By |April 29th, 2014|books, Tutorial|16 Comments

Hi there! I have been MIA lately getting things together for Market, and Blogger’s Quilt Festival, but I am excited to be here to celebrate a new book! Amy Smart just released a great new book, Fabulously Fast Quilts, and I am pleased to say that I learned a couple new tips while exploring the […]