Sunday, May 12, 2019

Happy Mother's Day!!!

I am so very blessed to have two wonderful Mother's!!!  My amazing Mom, Christine,  who started me on my quilting journey, and my wonderful Mother-In-Law, Barbara,  who shares my quilting journey with daily :)    And I am so very honored and blessed to be a Mother to these marvelous kiddo's!!!    I cherish my family and am so grateful for their support and constant love!!!    

And wow, they just keep growing and turning into amazing little people.  Remember when they were just tiny little bundles on my quilts??  I sure do ;) But this stage is proving to be pretty fun and I know that every stage after will be just as wonderful, because I have these people, and we are one Happy Family!!!  

I hope you get to be near the ones you love today and join me in celebrating the special women in your life!!!

Happy Mother's Day!!!!

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Wednesday, May 8, 2019

2 More Scraptastic Stars!!!

The week before leaving to teach at UQSM I got to do some secret Market Sewing :)  I made two quilt samples for my good friends at Moda, which of course I will share more of after Market.  And with those two samples, came a lot of Leader and Ender Sewing ;)   And I am super excited to have made 2 more Scraptastic Star Blocks!!!!

Scraptastic Stars is my new Leader and Ender project and I just love making these blocks!!!   They really are so much fun to play with all of those little 2 1/2" squares, and you all know how much I love making rainbow quilts ;) 

My plan is to make 16 blocks in all, and with 4 done, I am 1/4 of the way!!!  So fun ;)   And I just have to say, don't they look so awesome next to each other!!  I am really loving where this project is going :)

Next color block will be the Magenta-Purples and ya, I am super stocked to sew another shade of Purple!!!!   

How about you, have your tried a rainbow quilt before???
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Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!!

It's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day so let's have some fun :)

First, we need to announce the winner from last weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway :)

The winner of the Kim Diehl Prize Pack from Bear Creek Quilting Company is . . .  Number #35 . . .   Congrats Kathryn!!!   I have emailed you :)     


And on to today's

Today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway is being sponsored by Fat Quarter Shop.   Fat Quarter Shop is amazing and they never cease to amaze me with everything they have going on at their shop!!!     And did you know they have a 24 Hour Flash Sale every day with 2 Flash Sales on Tuesdays!!   And not only do they have a daily deal, they have a Fabric Basic, Pattern, Book, and Notion of the Month!!!!    And this month it is all about the incredible cuteness of Kimberbell!!!  All Kimberbell Pattern and Books, and Kimberbell Basics and Notions are marked down 20-30% off the whole month of May!!  Amazing deals all around!!!! 

24 Hour Flash Sales at the Fat Quarter Shop!

And for today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Fat Quarter Shop is giving away a Beautiful Adirondack Fat Quarter Bundle curated by Fat Quarter Shop from Free Spirit Fabric prints.  And I know this is just singing to the Tula Troops out there ;)   And you all know I am drooling over all that purple goodness in one awesome bundle!!!!  
You have two entry chances, the second being optional, and please leave a separate comment for each.  All Entries are welcome, including International Entries.  Please just be sure to leave an email address if you are a no-reply blogger ;)  

ENTRY 1 - Simply leave a comment that tells me what is your favorite color??  (We all know, mine is purple :)  

 ENTRY 2 - Show your Fat Quarter Shop love.   You can follow them on   FacebookTwitterInstagramPinterestYou Tube or at their Blog.  You can Sign up for their Newsletter which will ensure you catch all of their amazing sales, or you can visit The Shop and then share a favorite item ;)   Just be sure to leave a comment of how you showed your Fat Quarter Shop Love!!!

And that's it ;)  The giveaway will be open until next Tuesday, May 14th, when I will announce a winner at the beginning of next weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Post :)

Good Luck and Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!

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Monday, May 6, 2019


This last weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to teach at the Utah Quilting and Sewing Marketplace Show.  This was my first time teaching at this show, and wow, it was a whirlwind of quilting awesomeness!!!  And now I look back on the last few days and realized, it all went so fast!!!  Of course, I had plans to take lots of pictures and share what was going on each day, and ya, I didn't post a single thing and barely took any pictures outside of the classroom.  But it's all good, because the classroom part was where it was so much fun!!!! 
 I taught 4 classes and did a trunk show in two days and it was oh so much fun!!!   Especially because this UQSM Show had a lot of first's for me.   This was the first time I taught at a show where the machines were provided!!  It was so nice for students in classes not to have to lug around their machines, and while there was for sure a learning curve on sitting down to a new machine, they had reps there available in class to help us with any machine difficulties, which was oh so nice!!! 

And with 4 classes, and three of those four being pretty much full, it was some serious pedal to the medal kind of sewing for two days.   And oh we all had so much fun!!!  And even with that, Barbara still had time to squeeze in a first of getting to hold a "Brand New Someday Quilter" while her mom stitched away in class.   Isn't Shauna's wee one just the cutest!!!

And another first for me, I got to award a ribbon at the Quilt Show!!!   Every teacher was given a Teachers Choice Ribbon and you all know me, I was looking for the quilt that just made me Happy!!  And this C'est La Vie quilt was made by Charlene Russell and quilted by Cathie Zimmerman both from Utah.   It is part of the Moda Challenge Exhibit and was auctioned off on Saturday for the Sew Much Hope Charity Auction!!!

Which was another first for me at a quilt show as well!!!  I have made lots of quilts for Shows and Market and for Good Causes, but never have I gotten to have it auctioned off in a live auction, by an actual auctioneer.   I made this Back to Basics quilt for the auction, and I was sad that I wasn't able to be there in person for the live part, as I was headed back home to be with the family, but I heard that it went great, and that everyone had an amazing time, and a lot of funds were raised for the Sew Much Hope cause, which just makes me so happy!!!

And with all of the new stuff at this show, there was one thing that wasn't new . . . the aftermath ;)     Like I said, I got to teach 4 classes, and do a trunk show.  And the Trunk Show was totally awesome and I wish I would have taken a picture of it, but of course,  I was up front talking at 100 miles an hour about how much I love quilting!!  (please tell me you all talk way fast when get so excited to share)    But even after great classes, and a super fun trunk show,  which I took 50 quilts to share for, it all has to be put away :)  

So ya, I know I said at the beginning that the classroom was the most fun, and it totally was!!!!    But I will have to promise to share pictures in the next few days of how everyone's blocks came together in class, because right now, I have to go unpack so I can actually get to my sewing machine ;)

And hey, if you are in the Salt Lake area around May 2020, you are so going to want to put UQSM on your calendar!!!  It is a don't miss event and I can't wait for next year ;)  

I hope you all have a very Happy Quilting Day!!!

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Thursday, May 2, 2019

Sew Sampler Birthday Giveaway!!!!

Hi Friends!!!

You all know how much I love my Sew Sampler Box, and that it just turned 3 Years Old!!!  How fun is that ;)     And since I know some of you are on the waiting list to get your own Sew Sampler Box, I teamed up with my good friends at Fat Quarter Shop to bring you and a friend a some of the  Sprinkles and Confetti box goodness!!!

Photo Courtsey of Fat Quarter Shop

You and a friend can each win a Petite Pinkerville Design Roll by Tula Pink for Free Spirit Fabrics (pictured above)  as well as a pair of 4" Mini Duckbill Scissors by Tula Pink Hardware. (pictured below).

Photo Courtesy of Fat Quarter Shop

But here's the catch.  Since this is different than a TTGD post, It is being hosted over on Instagram only.     I know this means some of you might not be able to enter, and I am sorry, but were just trying something out here ;)   And no worries, we will still keep having TTGD every week where you don't have to be on social media to enter ;)     

So be sure to pop over to my Instagram Feed   and click on the giveaway pic to enter :)  

And Happy 3rd Birthday Sew Sampler!!!!!

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