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February 16, 2021 @ 2:48 PM

Two weeks down!  We had our obligatory St. Valentine's Day Storm--not as bad as some--like the one in the early 2000's that had the PA interstates closed for a week.  A great time to stay in and quilt.

Tomorrow is Ash Wednesday and we recently received a print of Leonardo Da Vinci's last supper.    A blue border to bring out the robe colors and three small crosses in the corner.  


Next week would have been the Mid-Atlantic Quilt Show in Hampton, Virginia.  Last year's show was the last show Mancuso Show Management did in person.   This is the fourth one they have done on line so they are becoming 'old pros' but I am sure they can not wait to get back to ............

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January 7, 2021 @ 10:49 PM

Just like that one week of 2021 gone!  Before we know it Christmas will be here again.  But before it is let's create something for Spring.

One of our new selections is a canvas tote panel from Northcott.   Orchids in Bloom, I quilted it for a little extra body but you can just make it up as is and it will take less than an hour to complete.  Everything you need is printed on the panel.  


There are two prints that coordinate with the tote panel.  Check them both out on our 'Flora' page on the Fabrics link.


Last fall we received 'Songbirds' from Quilting Treasures.  There is a panel with one large picture and three smaller ones on the side and a panel ...............

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December 24, 2020 @ 12:12 PM


Have a very Merry Christmas and a Super Happy New Year!

Thank you for all your support this past year.  And to thank you for putting up with all these emails this year  your present is 40% off any order until January 6.  Use the code 'MerryChristmas' to take advantage of this offer.  Again Thank you and have a Blessed New Year!

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December 10, 2020 @ 7:20 PM

A very Merry Christmas to all.   

Tuesday December 15 at Noon we will have a facebook live demo to make the ornament shown below.  Will give you just enough time to make a few to hang on the tree.  Hope to see you there.  I have no idea why this is sideways.   Some pictures just want to post that way.  


As promised the Library of Rarities Book Shelf fabric from Robert Kaufman has arrived.   Once again the bookshelves are emptying fast.


Just before we went to Lakeland last month we had a couple new prints from Northcott.   The first is from the Bee Kind line and is a canvas tote.   

It took me about an hour and a half from cutting it off the ............

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November 10, 2020 @ 12:52 PM

The week before Thanksgiving treat yourself to a trip to The Original Sewing and Quilt Expo in Lakeland, Florida.  Be sure to check out all our new fabrics so you can get a head start on the show.   If there is something you really really want, let me know so I can set it aside for you to pick up.  

All the fabrics you see here as well as whatever I can stuff into my pick up truck (Check out this video from my facebook page to see how much that is--a marvel of packing engineering.) will be available at the show.   Can't wait to see you.  



Our newest panel is 'Pups in the Garden' from Henry Glass.   There is also a panel of blocks and a pawprints and ...............

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October 22, 2020 @ 8:31 PM

I wanted to show you a picture of my rhododendron, certainly not in full bloom, but currently with two blossoms.   I am used to the forsythia and violets being confused but this is the first time for the rhododendron.  For some reason this program will only upload it sideways, if having rhododendron flowers in late October isn't strange enough, looking at them sideways is too strange.    I am never sure how this website is going to post pictures.  Makes life interesting.

So we will start with some great prints from Northcott.  This is 'The View from Here - Mountain Vista'.  

I used the same design as the fall forest panel we had last month.    I didn't list the ............

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October 9, 2020 @ 1:57 PM

The Junior partners will testify to my desire to have pictures of every cannon every produced--What they haven't figured out is, 'why?' and I can't tell them as I have no idea!  Knowing this it is only natural when passing Chancellorsville Battlefield on my drives to the Original Sewing Expo in Fredericksburg, VA, I had to stop!  I do hope that those of you that got to attend enjoyed your day.  Hopefully next year will be more normal with classes and the fashion shows.  I missed the Saturday Cosplay participants.

I haven't seen many prints with Cannons on them but then again maybe they wouldn't be a big seller.


Upon my arrival home, traveling at the breakneck speed of 0mph, there ............

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September 24, 2020 @ 3:31 PM

I am so excited!  A week from today we will be vending at our second show of the year.   It will be different with no classes and limited crowd but it will be so good to get back.     If you have a chance please stop by and see us in Fredericksburg, VA, October 1 through 3.  



October will bring us the third of the QuiltFest Online Quilt Shows.   If you participated in one of the first two you know how much fun it was, if you did not, be sure to check this one out.   I will try to remind you closer to the show date but check out the web site now to register for classes.   I know you have to register rather early if there is a kit required for your chosen ............

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September 12, 2020 @ 5:13 PM

Suddenly it is September and Pumpkin Spice is everywhere--now I am not out of sync as I drink pumpkin spice all year long.

We have updated the prices on our web page so they no longer include shipping.  The shipping included pricing made multiple items  way over-priced, which I could take care of in refunds and charges but I think this will work better.   I guess you could say it was a result of the pandemic as I actually had time to figure out a few things with the site.  Now when you check out you can add the shipping charges and orders over $75 will ship for free.  Patterns still include the shipping charges.   There is a button to check if you are ordering a pattern for zero shipping charges.

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August 28, 2020 @ 2:36 PM

Looks like we may make it through the summer and start to think about fall holidays and Christmas. 

Monday August 31 at Noon we will have a facebook live on how to make the braided border on this Christmas Wish quilt.  The pattern for the quilt is finished and is a downloadable pattern and the panel is on our Christmas/Winter page.  Stop by on Monday to make the border or view the video later on our facebook page.



Quilting Treasures has a couple new Nativity Panels this season:

Born is the King,


with a stained glass coordinate in two colorways.



Christ is Born.  Both have rich colors and are about a yard by wof.

Christ is Born Collection also has a set of four 16" by...............

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