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Rotary Cutter Clean Up

Well, both of my rotary cutters were starting to skip and drag.  I assumed it was dull blades.  Welll….not just that!! Do you ever do a rotary cutter clean up? We all clean out our sewing machines to get rid of lint, but what about our rotary cutters? When I went to replace the blades, [ …Continue Reading ]

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African American History in Quilts

African American history has been documented in story quilts for many years.  I recommend a wonderful new book on story quilts that documents a powerful exhibit touring many museums.  Dr. Carolyn Mazloomi’s latest book is now available for sale on Amazon and in some bookstores. If you have a chance to see the exhibit, I [ …Continue Reading ]

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#thisweekiam Post No.1

Jules at Procrasticraft has been posting weekly about the events in her quilty/home/travel life.  It’s a lovely practice so I’m jumping in! This week I am… Honoring.. the service of U.S. women service members by making a quilt.         My Sarasota Modern Quilt Guild was introduced to a wonderful initiative by Linda [ …Continue Reading ]

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Alison Glass Mini Quilt Swap part 2

My mini quilt is now with my secret partner.  [click here to see it in progress] That’s the cool thing about these swaps.  Usually, you don’t know who is making one for you.  So when the swappers are sharing in progress and completed photos, the excitement just builds. And, here’s the wonderful miniquilt and lovely [ …Continue Reading ]

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Alison Glass Mini Quilt Swap Part 1

Instagram is a wonderful social media site that I love exploring on my phone.  Mini Quilt Swaps are very big on Instagram and after admiring several of them, I took a deep breath and plunged in earlier this year. It’s been a lot of fun already.  My first swap this year was the Alison Glass [ …Continue Reading ]


Rail Fence Improv Quilt Pattern Tutorial

Hello Everyone! I’ve just published my first quilt pattern for digital download!!  Click HERE to buy the pattern. It’s a great pattern for both beginners and experienced quilters.  Here’s the quilt I created for this pattern.  I used some of my favorite fabrics from my stash.  The dark sashing fabric is at least 10 years [ …Continue Reading ]

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Quilting and Podcast Listening

Hey Quilt Peeps! I promised a list of what I have playing in the background–quilting and podcast listening.  Well, here they are and I’m adding more all the time so periodically I’ll update this list.  These are not quilt/craft podcasts for the most part.  Most are oriented to some area of arts and culture.  I’m [ …Continue Reading ]