Friday, February 12, 2016


If you are looking for something to lift your spirits, something to inspire you to be more creative, I have the solution.  My Friend, Toby Lischko has published her new book.   The book contains new piecing techniques with accurate descriptions.  You will be excited when you see how she manipulates fabric  

 She has had the honor to be chosen as a finalist for the National Quilt Museum's New Quilts from Old Favorites contest in Paducah, Kentucky.  Her Quilt placed 5th.  

If you are attending this year's AQS show in Paducah she has several classes she will be teaching.    The following is the newsletter published by Toby to announce her new book.

Toby also has a blog site to visit:


I will be teaching 5 workshops this year at the AQS show in Paducah, KY. Two of them are already sold out. It's a great show and shouldn't be missed.
I still have openings in my
Mardi Gras class. Learn how to make a Lone Star, "y" seams without marking, and how to fussy-cut sections for a unique look.


Milan Ambrosia.Learn how to use border stripes to create interesting designs in your quilts.

Northern Lights.Make one of the quilts in my new book Kaleidostars. Learn how to use mirrors to find interesting designs in your fabrics and how to cut perfect repeats every time. This star has no "y" seams and is a breeze to piece.

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My book Kaleidostars is finally available! I will be having some special giveaways on my blog for anyone participating. (Click on the image to take you to the book.) Check out my blog on Valentines Day, February 14. I will also show off some of the quilts and the fabrics I used to create them.

The first 25 to purchase my book will receive a special gift.

Go to my gallery to see all of the wonderful quilts in the book.


New fabric collections

Paula Nadelstern's newest fabric collection ChromaZone is finally available! As usual she doesn't disappoint.

Isn't this just amazing! This one is called Magmatude. You can find the whole collection here:


eQuilter Collaboration

My free pattern this month is Bejeweled. It was created on Electric Quilt 7 with one of Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry collections called Waves for Benartex.

You can get the pattern here along with fabrics to make the quilt.

It is a great pattern that you can use my Cutting Corners templates to save from having to mark diagonal lines on the backs of squares. You can see it here:||||1&p=9

National Quilt Museum
New Quilts from Old Favorites contest

One of my quilts had the honor of being chosen as a finalist for the National Quilt Museum's New Quilts from Old Favorites contest in Paducah, Kentucky. I had dreamed of having a quilt in the museum and it came true! My quilt came in fifth place and will be featured in the AQS book with the same title. You will be able to see it at the museum in a special display from March until June (I think) and then it will travel with the AQS shows. The theme block was New York Beauty which happens to be my favorite block. My husband called it Ocean Blue. You can see the top five winners here:

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