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Civilized Eatin’

I have just released my latest pattern, Civilized Eatin’. You can create a custom travel kit (mess kit if you’re a former scout) for all the fisherman, boaters, hunters or anyone who travels. It truly is the eco-friendly eat-on-the-go solution. The best part? You can whip these up in no time! So, how did this …

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Winter Wonderland Mystery Sew-A-Long – Block 1

Have you been waiting to start the Winter Wonderland Mystery Sew-A-Long? Well, wait no more! I’m happy to say that I am the designer for block #1, Winter Selfie, and here it is: Meet Snowball Adams, second cousin twice removed on his father’s side to the well known photographer, Ansel Adams. Unlike his famous cousin, …

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Are you a Halloween fanatic?

I’m very excited to have been chosen as one of twelve designers for the upcoming Spellbound Mystery Sew-A-Long. Each designer will create a 9″ (finished) block with a Halloween theme and there will also be finishing instructions to put them all together. The block patterns will be FREE until 11-25-20. Each designer will also have …

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Fabric Give Away – Day 5

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Up for grabs today we have a batch of batiks. Leave a comment below for your chance to win FREE FABRIC. Winner will be chosen on March 1, 2013 at noon (EST). Be sure to comment on the previous entry and come back for the upcoming entries too. There will be six in total. Good luck!

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Fabric Give Away – Day 4

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Up for grabs today we have a batch that is minty green, blue and a geometric print. Leave a comment below for your chance to win FREE FABRIC. Winner will be chosen on March 1, 2013 at noon (EST). Be sure to comment on the previous entry and come back for the upcoming entries too. There will be six in total. Good luck!

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Fabric Give Away – Day 3

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Up for grabs today we have a batch of beige, maroon, light blue, and a floral print. Leave a comment below for your chance to win FREE FABRIC. Winner will be chosen on March 1, 2013 at noon (EST). Be sure to comment on the previous entries and come back for the upcoming entries too. There will be six in total. Good luck!

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Fabric Give Away – Day 2

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Up for grabs today we have a batch that is really bright. Leave a comment below for your chance to win FREE FABRIC. Winner will be chosen on March 1, 2013 at noon (EST). Be sure to comment on the previous entry and come back for the upcoming entries too. There will be six in total. Good luck!

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Fabric Give Aways!

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At times we sell kits. Whenever I make up a batch of kits I save all the extra fabric until several months after the last kit is sold – just in case someone has a terrible rotary cutting accident and needs just a smidge more. Well, all the kits are gone and it’s time to move the extra fabric along to a new home. That home could be yours! Each day for the next six days I will list a batch of fabric. Simply leave a comment on this blog and you will be earn a chance to win that days batch of fabric. You are free to comment on each day but you can only win one batch of fabric. Gotta spread the wealth around! All the batches vary as to how much fabric is there and the pieces are of various sizes. Some are small and some are large...

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Mayan Doomsday – A Quilters Perspective

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Friday December 21, 2012 is the end of the Mayan calendar. According to some experts this is supposed to mean the end of the world. As a quilter I have a different opinion. The Mayan people were very industrious and clever. They managed to achieve great things considering they didn’t have the modern advances that we all know and love (ok, sometimes not so much love for technology…) They were a brilliant people. I like to think that I have moments of brilliance as well which should give me some insight about how they may have operated. Much like the Mayans I have many things going on at any given time.  Granted I don’t have to forage for food as they did, carry water from the local watering hole or carve my way through the jungle to get to the temple but I still have to feed my family, water...

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Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie

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Several years ago when it was discovered that Moosette was lactose intolerant we started learning what she could and could not eat. When she found pumpkin pie on the absolute no-no list, she was heartbroken. We tried several different dairy free recipes and, quite frankly, they were disgusting. It was getting to the point that she was willing to endure painful stomach cramps a couple times a year just to have a slice of her favorite pie. Then we found the perfect recipe. I have served this pie to guests without telling them it was any different than regular pumpkin pie and they didn’t notice a thing. The texture is velvet creaminess and the taste is just like regular pie. It does dirty a few more dishes than making traditional pie but it’s not at all hard. If you or anyone on your guest list has dairy issues please give...

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Hurricane Sandy Stinks!

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We had a little snow last week which was a wake-up call that the yard needed to be readied for winter. Since it was a lovely day today in the mid 60’s I decided to knock that off the to-do list. While pulling spent flowers in the front bed I was rudely reminded of my Hurricane Sandy story. I’m sure you’ve heard all manner of stories about how long the electricity was out and how much damage was done. I’m also sure you haven’t heard a story quite like mine… We were all ready for the storm and it was fast approaching. The governor had issued a “no driving after 3pm unless you’re a first responder” edict. Hubby (a firefighter) was at the station waiting for the onslaught of calls. Moosette, the dog and I were at home and ready. About 2:30 it started getting very blustery outside so I decided...

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I need needle help!

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I am updating my handout on sewing machine needles and need your help. What information about needles have you always wanted to know but were afraid to ask? Burning questions keeping you awake at night? Nagging rumors you want to know if they’re true or not? Now is your chance to find the answers! If you’re too shy to respond here, feel free to email me directly. I won’t tell…

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Bennington Quiltfest

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I’m so excited. I (along with my New England Quilt Designers compatriats) will be vending at the Bennington Quiltfest in Bennington VT this weekend. I was lucky to spend a little time in Bennington while on vacation this summer and, I must say, Ben Grape Moose They even have moose prints on the sidewalk! Moose Prints The Quiltfest will be held at the Mt. Anthony Union Middle School, 747 East Road and will run 9-5 on Saturday and 9-4 on Sunday. I will be manning the booth along with Beth Helfter of EvaPaige Quilt Designs, the original Quilting Hottie. We have the extra special treat of having her hubby, Mr. Hottie, joining us. Beth says he’s there for added eye candy. If you’re in the area be sure and stop in to say Howdy!

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