Saturday, January 26, 2013

Happy Australia Day

Hope you are all celebrating 
all things Australian!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Mug Rug Swap

Michelle from the Quilting Gallery is hosting this fabulous mug rug swap.
If you are interested, click here for details.

I decided to join in as I think these mug rugs are super-cute
and a small project is super-achievable and enjoyable.
I look forward to meeting new bloggers too!

The patterns for these mug rugs are being supplied by 
Amanda from The Patchsmith.
She has a lot of cute mug rug patterns for sale.

Hope you are all getting time to sew and stitch!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day - Jan 24

Short on stitching supplies? Rotary blade got an annoying nick? Just emptied a spool? Need a fabric fix? Plan to right all your quilting wrongs one week from today—Thursday, January 24, 2013. It’s the first annual Visit Your Local Quilt Shop Day!

 Visit Your Local Quilt Shop (LQS) Day is a worldwide celebration of independent quilt shops. Created by the Fabric Shop Network, this inaugural day is the perfect time to plan a fun shop adventure with your best quilting buds and spread the word about your favourite LQS.
You are vital to the life of your local quilt shop. You’re the reason they exist. And you’re the reason they stay in business. We all help keep our LQS’s alive! Round up your quilting BFF’s for a day of shopping fun. If your friends need a reason to commit, try one of these:

·         “Your UFO pile is as tall as you are. How about we go shopping with the goal of finishing one?”
·         “I heard that somewhere, somehow, some place… there’s a baby without a quilt.”
·         “It’s decided. We’ll go to lunch and a movie. Except instead of the movie and the lunch, we’ll go fabric shopping.”
·         “I read that quilting-health day is the new mental-health day.”
·         “We’re going to the quilt shop together on Thursday, okay? Let’s try not to get in trouble this time.”
·         “Let’s get inspired!”

Thursday’s the day to show your support—mark January 24 on your calendar! Let your local quilt shop know how much you love them, and that you appreciate what they bring to your neck of the woods. Pay a visit and tell them you’re glad they’re around!

(text borrowed from Martingale.)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

And That was Christmas...

We survived the heat and a wonderful time was had by all.
May we all remember Jesus and the great love he has for us all year round.
This is the quilt I sent to Michelle in the SSCS.

Here are the yellow/orange/brown HST's I've made for the swap.
May the stars shine bright for you in 2013.
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