Showing posts from May, 2014


The Utah Surface Design Group had a Thermofax workshop this past weekend.  These two lovelies were available so that we could make a few thermofaxes. . .   . . .and then take them to Timmy's studio to play!  A lot of fun things were created! Any excuse to play! This is the beginning of Lynn Dell's quilt. She used a thermofax to discharge the fishes. I can't wait to see the finished quilt!


Recently my husband and I went to Washington DC to see our oldest daughter graduate with her Master's degree.  Unfortunately, it was a quick trip, but well worth the time to congratulate our daughter on a job well done! I am actually amazed at what we were able to fit in while we were there.  One morning we hopped on the Metro red line out to Rockville, MD, to see the  SAQA  Regional Quilt Show called Tarnish .   I enjoyed seeing quilts made by my fellow SAQA members, many of whom I've come to know online. Shows like this are always so inspiring for me. Here are just a few of my favorite pieces: Echo's of the Past by Sandy Curran   Ten of Cups by Lesley Riley  Dominate by Kristin La Flamme Past is Present (left) and  Future is in the Water (right)  by  Linda Colsh   Winter's Tarnish by Diane Rusin Dorin Tarnish will continue until June 1st so if you are in the DC area, you should take a little trip out to visit.

Garland Galore Winner!

Thank you so much for all the great comments!  It was so much fun to read all about everyone's favorite flowers.  I even learned about some flowers I'd never heard of before! And now the randomly selected winner is Amy Forkner said... Wow! Thank you so much for the free pattern! You are so generous. My favorite flower would be tulips. Congratulations Amy!!!!  Please check your email box for further instructions!

Garland Galore Giveaway

It's time for Sew Mama Sew's big giveaway again! This year EVERYONE is a winner on my blog because I have two giveaways. The first giveaway is a pdf pattern for EVERYBODY, and the other is for ONE very lucky winner. The first giveaway is my Garland Galore pattern . Click on the link  to be taken to Craftsy where you will be able to download the pdf pattern for all three garland patterns for FREE .  (You will need to sign up for Craftsy, which is free, if you are not already a member)  The second half of the giveaway is a stack of 18 - 7" squares of beautiful fabrics and a package of binding so that you can create your own basic garland using my Garland Galore pattern . (Clarification:  Some of the fabrics are 7" x 14"  strips because I was too lazy to cut them) So EVERYONE is a winner today just by clicking the links to get your free pattern, and then leave a comment telling me what your favorite spring flower is below and you will be entered t

Success for Melly!

My friend Melanie Testa has been creating beautiful fabrics for years.  She has written several books  and magazine article, and was featured on Quilting Arts TV .  I have learned so much from Melly over the years and I am so happy for her!  Melly has designed a new line of fabric for Windham Fabrics called: "Meadowlark Market"!  Her fabric will debut at Spring Market and hopefully be in a store near you very soon!  I can't wait to see it all in person!  If you are going to Spring Market be sure to stop by Melly's booth at Windham and tell her I said "Hello!" Here are a few spots to hear more about Melly and her fabrics: Melly's video on youtube , Windham Fabric's blog Windham Fabric's website

40% Off

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