Jacquelynne Steves

Category Archives: Inspiration & Encouragement

Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Today I’m joining the It’s All About the Kids blog hop and giveaway! Before we get started, I wanted to thank you for your tremendous response to the free Block of the Month. We’ve had more sign-ups than I ever imagined! It’s so much fun to see you all so excited about one of my projects!… Keep reading…

Quilt Market Fall 2014

I made a really quick stop in at Quilt Market this weekend in Houston- arrived 9 pm Friday, left at 3 pm on Sunday! That was my shortest Market ever! But I didn’t have a booth to man, and I wanted to get home to my puppy… I love this guy so much! He’s been… Keep reading…

New Quilt Book from Martingale- A Flair For Fabric

I am really pleased to be able to finally announce the release of a wonderful project I am involved in, it’s a new quilt book from Martingale called A Flair for Fabric. It was over a year and a half ago that I was contacted by Linda Lum DeBono from Henry Glass Fabrics to ask… Keep reading…

Slowing Down- Just a Bit…

How are things going in your little corner of the world? Thanks so much for your submissions for the blog hop! I got more than I expected- One day next week I am going to sit down with a rather large mug of tea and look at all of them- I can’t wait! (If you… Keep reading…

Creative Journey

It’s Quilt Market time! This weekend, from Thursday to Sunday, many will be gathering in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for International Quilt Market. Your Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter feeds will be veritably overloaded with photos of booths, fabrics, quilts, designers…. It’s a fun time, networking with others in the industry, but it’s also exhausting. It’s a whirlwind,… Keep reading…

Thinking about what it means to “be yourself”

Be yourself; everyone else is already taken. Oscar Wilde  I find myself so often thinking about what it means to “be yourself.” It seems that there are lots of quotes about being yourself, that we give lots and lots of lip service to the notion, but when it comes down to it, “different” is still… Keep reading…

What Brings You Joy?

joy [joi]  noun the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or  satisfying; keen pleasure; elation. (from Dictionary.com) As a business person, I need to constantly re-evaluate what I’m doing and what I offer to my customer. And in fact, I am always asking myself WHO is my customer? What does she need? What does she want? I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how what… Keep reading…

Thinking warm thoughts… Spring Fever is here!

I don’t know about where you live, but here on the east coast of the U.S. where I live, this has been a crazy winter! The snow started well before Christmas, and now even into March, it hasn’t stopped! I don’t recall ever having a winter like it in my whole entire life…. Soooo….. since… Keep reading…

Something’s Gotta Give… Part III

This is the third and final post for this topic. Click here to read Part I Click here to read Part II Last time I wrote about letting some stuff go in order to make room for some new things that I want to do. I talked about delegating some tasks to others, and questioning… Keep reading…

Something’s Gotta Give… Part I

This post has been a bit (well, actually, a lot) like therapy for me. I have written and re-written it about 5 or 6 times- it has become something of a journaling exercise. That’s not what I intended- I just sat down to write a blog post almost a week ago. But as I wrote,… Keep reading…