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New Patterns 2009

This quilt was especially designed with boys in mind because there just isn't much of anything fun for them. It's simple, classy, and masculine using the Riley Blake Designs fabric line All Star.

This has been my top selling skirt pattern. Who would have ever guessed that this Christmas fabric "Be Merry" would sell so much fabric. It's such an adorable skirt and easy to make.

This is the snowflake skirt made out of the fabric line "Sublime" made by Riley Blake Designs and designed by Doohikey designs, a local artist I work with,who's incredibly talented and has so many great ideas.
Another skirt. I've made so many to go to different stores for trunk shows. It really is a great pattern and looks fabulous in any fabric. The cute rose is also in the instructions with the pattern.

This quilt was inspired by the "Be Merry" fabric line from Riley Blake Designs. It is a simple block put together with borders to showcase the fun snowmen and…

Ya Ya Sisterhood

Ya Ya Sisterhood at Thanksgiving point is a really fun girls night out. If you haven't been you need to go next year around the 3rd week in October. There's great food, gifts, and lots of fun women dressed in great hats and dresses. My friend Suzanne Lawrence does a quilt show during this event. It helps to warm the night. I gather from my friends a few quilts to add to the ambiance of the evening.
Look at these great costumes! Aren't they just darling?

On the left is Paula McKinnley's Noah's Ark quilt and on the right is a quilt by Annette Flygare.

Don't you just love her hat? She won the best hat award of the night.
On the left is a quilt by Moana Burgess and on the right is Jodi Jorgensen's Star Quilt.
Both quilts are from the Riley Blake Collection All Star and pieced by Moana Burgess. I machine quilted them for her.




The picture is a little dark but on the left you can see part of my #2 Polka dot Quilt and on the right is Sherry Boren's Home Sweet …

Houston Quilt Market 2009

I'm back! Houston was exhausting, exciting, exhilarating, and extremely fun! The Riley Blake Designs booth was over the top in pink and brown with projects coming out of every corner. We had lines of people waiting to try and see someone to place an order. I hardly stepped out of the booth to enjoy and meet the many people I met for the first time at the last quilt market. We launched 8 new fabric lines and a book called "Eye Candy" because we believe that all the fabric we manufacture is eye candy to everyone who sees it. The book showcases 6 lines of fabric with 2 quilts, a project, and candy recipes for each fabric line. We're hoping it will be a great marketing tool for the stores to sell Riley Blake Designs fabric because you can cut kits by looking at the fabric requirements that have the pictures of the fabric and you already have the project patterns. You could purchase more books to put in the kits. There's also a 2 page layout of the fabrics wit…

Mark Lapinski

I could hardly wait to get my hands on "Home Quilter", Mark Lapinski's magazine. Right there in the table of contents is my name. He published a quilt that I designed with Just Dreamy from Riley Blake Designs. I met Mark at Quilt Market in Pittsburgh Spring 2009. He asked me to design a quilt. As soon as I got home I went to work designing something really unusual. You can see the quilt and pattern in the HQ Oct/Nov issue. This is really exciting! I had no idea I would feel this way about being published. It's one of those 100 things I wanted to do before I die. I can just check that off my list.



These are some photos of the quilt taken in my yard before I sent the quilt to Mark.
I had so much fun designing this quilt. The idea same to me as I was flying home from market in Pittsburgh.




These are a few more close up shots. The line is very spring and fresh. I love the colors. I highlighted orange the most because I think it looks so great in this line of fab…

Trunk Show

20 years ago I started quilting with my friends in Alpine. I was homemaking leader and Paula McKinley had just moved from Loa, Utah and just started quilting. I asked her if she would teach a class. There were 8 of us and we met once a month. Our first project was a block of the month. Each month we brought our sewing machines and we actually taught each other how to quilt. 20 years later we are still going strong. I have no idea how many people come to "that alpine group" but there are usually more than 50 attending each week. Anyone is welcome to come. We meet the last Tuesday of the month in the little red chapel in Alpine.
This is my 2nd polka dot quilt I designed for my girls. I've made a different one and need to make one more. I have 3 girls and they love the polka dot quilts.
I designed this quilt for my son after he received his Eagle Award.

This is my Home Sweet Home Quilt by Black Bird Designs. I love their designs.


I was able to share my quilting jour…