SplendidSamplerHey there! I’d like to meet YOU in Syracuse, New York! Join us for Meet Up In The Middle! A Party to Share Your Splendid Sampler Blocks and Meet Quilters and Block Designers

When: July 28, 2016
Time: 5:30-7 pm
Where: Calico Gals, 3906 New Court Avenue, Syracuse, NY
Cost: FREE!
This is going to be an outrageously fun get-together of Splendid Sampler designers and ‘Splenderettes’ in Syracuse on July 28. Mark your calendar, put the finishing touches on your Splendid blocks – doesn’t matter if you’ve completed 2 or 20 – and get yourself to Calico Gals on July 28 at 5:30. Many thanks to Calico Gals and Joan Ford (Splendid Sampler block #84 designer, Hummingbird Highway owner, and Syracuse resident) for organizing this event for us! This fun party will coincide with the Syracuse Quiltweek AQS show.

(My Splendid Sampler block won’t be revealed until November… so you’ll just have to be a little patient, lol….)

There will be refreshments and goodies given away! Don’t miss it! I hope to meet you there! More information here.

….Here are a couple of Splendid Sampler Blocks that I’ve made:




Butterfly Border- Jacquelynne Steves

In other news:

I’ve been working on a couple of projects which you will see in 2017… Here is a little sneak peek of the first in the series…


I’m also working on some wool and embroidery patterns… but to be honest, it’s been very slow going! I started these almost a year ago, but I just can’t seem to make much headway. I start to work on them, and then something more pressing always seems to come up. It’s my hope to have a bunch of patterns ready to go in January…. we’ll see what happens! Does anyone have some spare elves around that they’d like to send my way? (There’s that little pom pom fringe again!!)


It’s been HOT here this week- but Alfie still enjoys playing outside. His favorite past time is fetching and cuddling with his tennis ball:



Get ALL of my mini quilt patterns in the Small & Sweet Mini Quilt Club, PLUS my machine applique tutorial (retail value $10) on sale NOW through JULY 15- get $5 off when you use coupon code small. For US residents, this comes out to about $19 for 6 patterns plus the tutorial!!! You won’t find a better deal anywhere. Click here.



The patterns have instructions for applique and piecing only. Just for fun, I traced the applique pattern for the June pattern onto my fabric and did embroidery! You could do this with any of the patterns- isn’t it cute?


Hope your week is going well!