Archive for April, 2013

April 30, 2013

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What a pleasure to be participating again – this time in Volume 7 of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks.   See more about this magazine at:

You’ll find my Tulip Garden block on page 67.

And – I’d like to share the quilt the block was designed for — 72″ x 96″ Tulip Garden:

You’ll certainly want to follow Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks Blog Tour from April 29 to May 3. They have daily giveaways.

And please visit the Animas Quilts website, check out the new He Still Loves Me fabrics – then post your comment (including your favorite of my new fabrics or patterns) HERE to win a free copy of Quiltmaker’s 100 Blocks wrapped in a He Still Loves Me fat quarter. There will be two winners in the USA.

Winners will be posted here on Monday, May 6th

April 11, 2013

He STILL Loves Me! My new collection with Benartex will be introduced at Quilt Market in May. There are two color stories — blue/yellow and purple/green. Both gorgeous!

Other updates – and the reason (?) for the long silence. March became the month of Moms. After Mother had her heart issue in late Feb, my Mother in Law landed in the hospital with severe back pain. Turns out she has a compression fracture in her spine. At 90, it’s not operable, so loaded with pain pills, she’s trying to slowly recover at a care center here in Eureka. Then, my Mother landed back at the hospital with a severe UTI which sent her into la-la land. That was easily under control, BUT not walking for 4 days meant she lost her legs! So, she’s in a care center here in Eureka where she gets LOTS of PT and getting stronger. Then, MIL slipped and fell one night, breaking her wrist in two places. We’re sort of living a 3-ring circus of aging Moms. . . .