Monday, October 9, 2023

Last week of Teaching for the Year!!!

 Oh my goodness, the last month has been filled with so much quilting goodness for me and Barbara!!!  We went from teaching Stacked Squares on the Alaska Quilting Cruise, to teaching 7 classes from my newly released and re-released patterns at Garden of Quilts, and then came home to teach at the 9 Patch Quilt Retreat locally ;)   We then  had a week to get caught up.  And then last weekend we were in Richfield for Quilter's Heritage Festival and taught 3 more classes!!!

Now this week is the last week of teaching for 2023 but it is full to the brim!!!   And yes , , , there is still a little room in these classes if you want to come quilt with me!!!  First up is
Date - Oct 10-14, 2022
Place - Layton, Utah 

 I have taught at this retreat many times, and it is always super fun!!!   Quilt Fest held by the Utah Quilt Guild, is such a wonderful time with so many people coming together ;)     I will be teaching 4 classes at this retreat . . .  my soon to be released How They Shine pattern on Wednesday morning, followed by  Jacks from Fast & Fun Lap Quilts on Wednesday Afternoon.  Then on Thursday, it is more Fast & Fun Lap Quilts fun with my Aurora class taught in the morning and my Puzzle Box class taught in the afternoon.   It's going to be so much fun!!!        
How They Shine - Oct 11 - 8:30am                            Jacks - Oct 11 - 2:30pm
Aurora - Oct 12 - 8:30am                             Puzzle Box - Oct 12 - 2:30 pm

And then, before I even go home, I am stopping on my way down the I-15 to . . . 

Date - Oct 13 - 14 , 2022
Place - Springville, UT

Cornwagon Quilts Co. is such a wonderful quilt store.  And super fun for me, they have a retreat center, so I get to come and share a trunk show and classes!!!  I am so very excited ;)  I will be teaching 3 classes and I will also be sharing a Trunk Show on the evening of Oct 13th!!!   Before the trunk show, I will be teaching my Nordic Night class on Friday Morning.  Then on Saturday, I am teaching my Summer Breeze class in the morning, and my Moroccan Lullaby 2 class in the afternoon.     I am so super excited!!!!  
Nordic Nights - Oct 13 - 12pm                                   Trunk Shown - Oct 13 - 6pm

Summer Breeze - Oct 14 - 10am                             Moroccan Lullaby 2 - Oct 14 - 2pm

And then . . . I am taking November and December off from traveling.  Wow, this 2023 year of teaching has been just incredible.   We are having such a great time, and yes, our feet are a little sore, but it is totally worth it!!!  
And if you didn't get a chance to quilt with me in 2023 . . . 2024 is going to be just as fun as 2023.  I am already booked for Moab, UTGrand Junction CONew Braunfles, TXTucson, AZ, and of course, all over Utah all year.  It's going to be a year of so much fun!!!

Oh, and one other booking for 2024 . . . Just in case you are wishing you were on the Alaska Cruise with me . . . You can still come cruise with me in May 2024!!!  It's going to be so much fun ;)  


I hope I get to see some of you in class this week or in 2024!!!!   Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!!
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Friday, October 6, 2023

Simply Jelly Roll Quilt Along - Week 4

 It's Week 4 of the  Simply Jelly Rolls Quilt Along hosted by Fat Quarter Shop.   This week we are making 2 Brioche Blocks and 1 Pumpernickel Block!!  I don't know about you, but all of the names of these blocks are making me want some yummy breads!!   You can download the Week 3 - Brioche and Pumpernickel Blocks Cutting Guide Here

 I am having so much fun making blocks from the Simply Jelly Rolls book !! I am using an Evermore Jelly Roll by Sweetfire Road .  Aren't those pinks, golds, and greens just so lovely!!   I can't wait to get this all put together ;)  

So are you joining in the quilt along star fun as well??  Be sure to share all of your Simply Jelly Rolls Quilt Along on social media with #SimplyJellyRollsQAL and check out Fat Quarter Shops post for Week 4  for lots more Inspiration!!!   

And that's it for Week 4 - The Brioche and Pumpernickel Blocks in the Simply Jelly Rolls Quilt Along!!!!   Can't wait to see what next week will be ;)  

Thanks for popping in today ;)  Have a Happy Quilting Day!! 

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Thursday, October 5, 2023

September Sew Sampler Box!!

 September was crazy busy but oh so much fun sewing fun!!  I got to teach at 3 different quilting venues and had so much fun meeting so many quilting friends.  But it also meant, the month whizzed by and my September Sew Sampler Box was on my doorstep in no time!!     The theme for this month is Rustic Autumn and I am so loving all of it's quilty goodness!!! 

I was so excited to find this gorgeous Dawn on the Prairie JR Jelly Roll!! I have sewn with everyone one of Fancy That Design House lines except this one, and now I can keep my streak going ;)   An d wouldn't that Grove pattern just look so cute for another cabin quilt!!   So perfect :)  

And the notions for this month are great!!!! The Bits and Bobs sewing tray is so perfect for traveling.  I am always telling students when I am teaching that the hard part about sewing at retreats is you don't have your designated spot for seam ripper and thread clippers.  Well now, I have a travel spot!!  So perfect ;)    And I am excited to try out the Easy Press Pen, who doesn't love crisp, flat seams :)   And of course, you know I am so excited about the Olfa Endurance Blade.   It actually reminded me to change the blade in my rotary cutter and oh, I just love a new blade!!   Practical is always perfect for me :) So much quilty goodness!!

And speaking of my favorite Sampler box . . . I also had a second box waiting on my doorstep!!!   The Spooky Box for 2023 is now available :)   I can't share what is inside yet, but it is so great ;)  I have already cut out the project and can't wait to start sewing it up!!   Be sure to get your Spooky Box before they Disappear for the season ;)  

And there are currently some openings for  Sew Sampler boxes so you can jump right in.  Just sayin :)  

And that is September Sew Sampler Box and a sneak peek of the Spooky Box.  I am so looking forward to October's Box and getting to share my Spooky Box at the end of the month ;)  

Happy Quilting!!! 
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Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!!

  It's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Day!! Let's have some fun :)

First we need to pick a winner from last week ;)  

The winner of the Garden Party Fat Quarter Bundle from  Poppie Cotton is . . . .#387 . . .Congrats mermaid19754klh!!  I have messaged 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  and Precuts of the Week!!   You can also save big on the Basics of the Month!!!!     This month, all of the Thatched Basics Fabrics on sale.   Also, Gutermann Threads are on sale for Notions of the month and all  V and Co. Patterns  are on sale as well.   Save 20% off of all of them for the whole month of October!!  

And for today's Terrific Tuesday Giveaway  Fat Quarter Shop is giving away a super adorable Lighthearted Layer Cake by Camille Roskelly!!!     Someone is going to be super lucky this week!!   Good Luck to you all!!!  

You have two entry chances here on the blog, 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 day of the week??  

 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, October 10th when I will announce a winner at the beginning of next weeks Terrific Tuesday Giveaway Post :)

You can also pop over to my Instagram and/or Facebook to enter there as well :)  

Good Luck and Have a Happy Quilting Day!!!
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Sunday, October 1, 2023

Road Home Snuggler and Free PDF Pattern!!

Quick Note - Tomorrow is the last day to get my 7 new Patterns on Sale!!  Details Here and Happy Quilting!!

Hello Quilting Friends! Today, I am thrilled to be sharing this brand new Road Home Snuggler quilt as well as a Free PDF Pattern for it!!! This quilt features  New Designer Flannel by some of our favorite Riley Blake designers!! I absolutely love making flannel quilts, they are so soft to snuggle up in!!! So when I saw the fun "adventure" flannels, I knew they would be perfect for a Road Home Snuggler quilt for the cabin!!

The Road Home Snuggler quilt is made with one Flannel Layer Cake/10" stacker.  You need all 42 squares that are 10" to get going on this quilt.  And of course, you can always cut your squares from yardage :)  I cut up (12) 1/3 yard cuts of this beautiful designer flannel to get the 42 squares needed to make this quilt.  And once you have your 10" squares, you can go straight to sewing!!!  

The Road Home Snuggler quilt is just simply large Half Square Triangles that are then put together in a random layout.  Your HST's are made with two prints, so it makes the random layout work great, just giving it a fun cheater print look.  And again, because it is made from flannel, it is so super soft and snuggly!!!  

The Road Home Snuggler quilt is lap Size and finishes at 54" x 63" so it is the prefect size to curl up in.  And as I mentioned, there is a free PDF Download of this pattern, so you can make your own!!! just click here and download it :)   And if you are a beginner and want some extra tips on making this quilt . . .  visit this free Step by Step tutorial at my blog :)   Yup, I have made this quilt lots and it is always a perfect one to whip up and snuggle in, I am glad that I can now share it as a free PDF Download pattern as well :)

When it came time to quilt mine I wanted to keep this super soft, so I opted for a rather large scale simply meandering design that I just did all over. When making flannel quilts, I like to keep the quilting super light so it doesn't take away from the flannel. And it also has the bonus of being quilted super fast!! It took me more time to load the quilt on the longarm then it did to quilt it ;)

 So that is my Road Home Snuggler quilt, and now, you can make your own!!! When you are finished you can share your quilt with me on social media using hashtags #happyquiltingwithmc and tagging @happyquiltingmc or email me a picture at I can't wait to see your Road Home Snuggler quilts!! 

Thank you so much for popping in today.

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

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