What happens when you combine a very cold and snowy winter with a longing for warm spring breezes and leaves on the trees with some great black and white prints and a beautiful blue solid?  Add a little imagination and some stitching and Zephyr is...

I am thrilled today to be part of the blog tour for Casey York's new book, Modern Appliqué Illusions!  I've been watching Casey's creations ever since her quilt Onwards won the Modern Quilt Guild Madrona Road fabric challenge.  I loved the modern, minimal design and the perspective...

Cooler Weather Welcome back to Sew Solid Sunday! If you are new here, every month I share a project I've made using solid fabrics.  Sometimes there are tutorials and sometimes just some sharing, but I hope you'll make your own solid projects too and share them...

Welcome to my stop on the RJR What Shade Are You? blog hop!  My answer is ALL the shades!  Not in one project of course, but there really isn't a color I don't like.  Follow along on the What Shade Are You Facebook page! I hadn't...

Hotel lobby/atrium I had so much fun teaching in Atlanta this past weekend!  I taught at the Georgia Quilt Show, which is put on by the Original Sewing and Quilt Expo group.  They have lots of shows all over the eastern half of the country, so...

Last Friday, along with Brenda, Dorie and Ginia, I attended the American Quilter's Society show in Grand Rapids.  I hadn't realized that one of the special exhibits featured the quilts of Pat Campbell, who died earlier this year. The first appliqué class I ever took was from...

For the nearby folks:  a reminder that I'll be teaching Hand Appliqué this Saturday, July 27 from 10-2 at Pink Castle Fabrics and next Friday, August 2 I'll be teaching Bias Appliqué as part of the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild's Quilting Unlimited.  There is still space...

Comma Link The first of the two new patterns I have to show you is Chain Link.  I've been in such an appliqué mood lately, and I wanted to design a quilt with a simple appliqué shape.  I think the positioning and repetition of this shape gives such...