Saturday, May 25, 2013


And the winner of the Basix tool giveaway is.................................
Sally King! Congratulations, Sally! Your new toy will soon be on it's way.  I will be adding this great little tool and many other things to the website over the next few days. I will post and let you know when they are available.

And the next giveaway will start tomorrow, so stay tuned.

Happy Quilting,

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

New Quilt Kits and 30% off entire inventory sale ends tonight at midnight!

I am still getting caught up from being gone for Spring Market, so I am extending the site wide sale until midnight tonight. This is a tremendous savings on some gorgeous quilt kits. You must enter the coupon code MARKET at checkout to receive 30% off your entire order. 

Click here to view all of our kits and purchase your favorite!


I also wanted to share the two new quilt kits that were added to the website this morning. 


Shades of Black Quilt Kit:

Wintergreen Quilt Kit:

Have a great day and make time to quilt!


Monday, May 20, 2013

Spring Quilt Market 2013 Report

Well, I am finally on my way back from Spring Quilt Market. I learned a valuable lesson about time management while I was there : I never managed to be where there was internet service when I had time to post to the blog, facebook, etc. 

Behind this sign there are 30 very long aisles of all of the latest and greatest things in quilting. I tackled it from one end to the other with my shopping list that you helped me compile and it took me two and a half days to get through it all. I still feel like I missed some of it, but I sure did learn a lot!


There were new gadgets everywhere. Below is a tool from Basix that had its debut here at Spring Market. It can be used with blocks that are made from 2 1/2" strips and charm packs. 

You can see the tool itself in the foreground laying on a block put together with 2 1/2" strips. You then place the tool on the block as shown and cut around it. The resulting block is shown on the left. Below is a picture of the finished quilt. 

 Isn't that cool? It gives new life to all of those jelly rolls! I can't wait to use it. And since I know you can't wait either, this is going to be the first of what I am now calling the "After Market Giveaways".  There are two free patterns included with the tool. The one pictured is not one of them, but it will be available on the website if you would like to purchase it. 


So back to the giveaway! Leave a comment about the new tool and you will get an entry into the contest. If you would like additional entries, go and like us on Facebook or Twitter or get a friend to and leave a comment letting me know.  I will leave this contest open until Friday morning. The links for Facebook and Twitter can be found on our homepage at


There are many other things to show you from Market, but they will have to wait for another day and another giveaway.

Happy Quilting, 


Friday, May 17, 2013

Anybody up for a great deal ?

While I am away at Spring Market in Portland looking for great new things for the website, there is a huge sale going on. From now until Monday night at midnight, you can get 30% off your entire order when you enter the coupon code MARKET at checkout. I have to make room for all of the new stuff!

I will keep you posted on the happenings at Market. Oh, and did I mention that there are going to be some giveaways over the weekend ? Stay tuned to see what they are! Some of them may show up on facebook or twitter so make sure you are following us there too. You can find the links on our homepage.

 Have a great weekend and Happy Quilting, 


Monday, May 6, 2013

We have a winner!

The winner of the one year subscription to "The Quilt Show" is Ruth Burman! Congratulations, Ruth.
Thank you to everyone who entered.

I captured this picture of my cat Peanut yesterday during a break in the deluge of rain that we are still getting. He has been diligently laying in this flower pot trying to coax the plant to bloom. I haven't had the heart to tell him that it isn't going to work. LOL. Hopefully, the rain will stop soon and we can get started with Spring around here.

 I hope everyone has a great week. 

Happy Quilting, 


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Pieced or Applique ?

I am still working on a shopping list for market and was hoping you guys could help me by letting me know if you prefer pieced or applique patterns. I am told that 80% of quilters will not do applique because it is too much work. As for me, I don't want to do all of that cutting, but I love the look! So here is a picture of my newest project. It had laser cut pieces that already had fusible on the back! You can't beat that!

So please leave a comment and let me know which you prefer. Thanks so much for your help!

Happy Quilting,