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Quilter’s Home winner

Amber!  Hurray! You won the magazine.

Thanks so much to the rest of you for your kind words about it.  You’re all so nice!

Guess what’s exciting?

This is!

Oh hey!

One of my quilts on the cover of a magazine! Eeek! Needless to say, I’m thrilled.

Quilters Home contacted Latifah and me a while ago about the MQG because they were writing an article on the modern quilting movement.

QH article

QH article

The article is great – you should grab an issue if you can… and meanwhile, I bought a umm… few copies. Who wants one? Drop me a comment and I’ll send one of you a copy! I’ll pick a winner on Monday.

It’s giveaway central over here on the ol’ blog ( in June I’ll be back to blogging about sewing!! My job will be over AND the book will be turned in) so check back here Tuesday as I’m part of the Handmade Beginnings – Anna Marie Horner’s new book – blog tour.

Giveaway winner!

Wow! 1077 comments for the fat quarter pack!! You are all some fabric crazed blog readers! Amazing.

Ok- too the Random number generator…!

The winner is Becky! Becky I’ve sent you an email so keep an eye out for it! Congrats!

It’s Sew, Mama, Sew’s Giveaway Day!

And of course I’m joining in!

Who wants a fun fat quarter pack??

Fat Quarter pack I'm giving away!

Just drop me a little comment and I’ll have the ol’ random number generator pick a winner on Thursday the 20th! I’m happy to ship internationally. Good luck!

Fat Quarter pack I'm giving away!

And be sure to check out all of the other giveaways here.  There are loads of chances to win great stuff!

Happy Monday!

African Fabrics

My older sister lives in Gabon with her husband and three kids.  They live a life in which every weekend they are here:

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Yeah, rough, right??  My twin sister, Cate, recently went for a three week visit. The country is amazingly beautiful. A good portion of it is a natural reserve and so she saw things like this:

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Not to mention the jungle goes right up to the ocean so you see animals enjoying the surf.

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But on to what we all really care about… fabric! My sisters were kind enough to gather a number of yards for their fabric addicted sister. It’s all so beautiful and inspirational!

Fabrics in Bag

Some that I think will have to be whole cloth quilts. I can’t cut into the amazing large scale designs.

Large Scale Pattens

Some home dec. weight:

Home Dec

Some great repeats:

Repeats

And check out the selvedges:

Selvedges

I have done a bit of reading on how to lock inks in fabric but if any of you have any tips I’m all ears! Definitely going to be going against my usual no prewashing laziness with these. I want them to last and the colors to hold so please do comment if you’ve got suggestions!

Travels…

Been out of town for my job. First to Seattle and then to New York City. I took advantage and met some bloggy friends! It’s so great to put a face and a person’s energy with the emails you’ve exchanged!

First, in Seattle I met Katie.  Along with her friend Noelle, we had a lovely dinner and drinks. Such a great time. Here we are at Pikes Place Market  late at night when no one was around.

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Then in NYC I met Amy and Victoria for some delicious Indian food and great conversation.

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And lastly, I finally met Kristen! You might think since we’re writing Block Party together we’d have met before, but nope! I attempted a couple of photos on my phone but discovered that the combination of nighttime light, wine and my camera phone were too much to overcome. The pictures are too lousy to post!

It was great fun all around. Everyone in this online quilting community is just so nice!

A Fat Quarterly Winner!

So sorry for the late Sunday post about who is the winner! My computer had a total melt down and I’ve had to bring the poor lil’ guy in for repairs. Let’s all cross our fingers he makes it back ok and data can be recovered.

Anyhow! The winner! The random number generator gave me lucky number….25!! Congrats to Julia! Hope you enjoy the first issue and the rest of you can buy it on Tuesday! Find all needed info over on the Fat Quarterly site.

Fat Quarterly

Oh hey! A give away!

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I’m sure that lots of you have been seeing mentions of Fat Quarterly around the internets. Pretty exciting stuff! A new e-magazine with lots of fun patterns and projects for the modern sewist? Yes please!

The first issue launches Tuesday, April 27th. Click on over for loads more info!

Meanwhile, wanna win the first issue?? Just comment on this post! I’ll close comments on Sunday and announce a winner the same day!

Yes – I am alive!

Just so busy that the poor blog is seriously suffering. Lots of sewing going on but I can’t show you here.

I have managed to squeeze in a block or two for bees and so on…

Got to work with some beautiful shot cottons for Sew Connected 2.

Sew Connected 2

And a couple of blocks for the raffle quilts we’re making for the L.A. Modern Quilt Guild. You’ll be hearing more about these quilts for sure!

Raffle blocks

Otherwise hope you all have a wonderful Monday!

Out around the blogosphere

This and that today.

Have you seen that we’re doing weekly posts on the Modern Quilt Guild blog about what different member guilds are up to around the country and world?? Well we are! And while you’re over there, if you haven’t joined yet, check that a member guild hasn’t popped up near you! We’re at an amazing 54 guilds strong… and still growing!

And did you see the amazing give away over at the Fresh Modern Quilts flickr pool?? It’s in celebration of growing to  2000 members and I put together a cute little fat quarter pack that’s included in the tons of amazing prizes.

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Otherwise I’m back to work again so I’ll be around here less. Not completely gone but quiet for sure. I promise I’ll be back with a vengeance in June!

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