Sunday, May 25, 2008

Finally Home and Honoring My Dad

Wow! That was a LONG and EXPENSIVE trip! Glad we don't have to do that again anytime soon. Market is always fun and exciting, but it's good to be home. We actually ran into SNOW in Flagstaff! What was that all about on May 22nd???

Here's a pic of Barbara at Quilt Soup with her new quilt using Bee's Knees. It's called "We Be Jammin". I just love it! She has used my fabric in other quilts, too and always does a wonderful job with them. You can visit her at

I'm looking forward to getting back to work. Katie at Maywood told me my new fabric should be here in about a month. This will be the first time I will have had fabric this long before Market so I should be able to get lots done with it! Can't wait!

Hope everyone is having a wonderful long weekend. My Dad died over the Memorial Day weekend 11 years ago. It was very appropriate since he was a proud WWII vet who served in the Pacific Arena. In fact, he was at the bottom of the hill on Iwo Jima when they raised the flag. He had chosen to be buried at a cemetery where they display the flags of the veteran's buried there every Memorial Day weekend. It's a huge thing. Here's a picture of him in uniform to honor him on this holiday weekend.


Saturday, May 17, 2008

The Quilt Company

Just wanted you to see the DARLING quilt that Melissa and Arlene at The Quilt Company designed using the 'Bees Knees' fabrics. It's called "Mrs. Potter's Garden" and is a Block of the Month with six installments. I just love it! It's so much fun to see how other people use the fabric and I love that it's so different from what I do.

Visit them at to find out more.

Stay tuned for more fun stuff!


Greetings from Portland!!

Market started yesterday and all was buzzing. I haven't made it around to look much yet, but will keep you posted on what I see.

I had breakfast with my publisher and all the other authors. They seem very excited about the book and think it will be out this summer. I'll let you know when I have a date.

Tonight is an Open House at EE Schenck. For those of you who might not know, Schenck is a distributor for all things quilting and owns Maywood, which is the fabric company I design for.

Sunday is the last day of Market and the designers are treated to a fabulous evening of dinner and fun by Katie Frym who is the person behind Maywood. Then Monday will be an all day meeting with Maywood designers and the company folks who are involved. Anything anybody wants me to pass along?

The big news here is the HEAT! Oh my gosh! It was almost 100 degrees yesterday! Setting lots of records. I feel like I'm in Tulsa in August!

Portland is a gorgeous city. I'll show you a few pics later. Last night we ate at a wonderful seafood restaurant that's been in Portland since 1895! Fabulous food and a terrific atmosphere. The restaurant is located in a funky, hip part of Portland called the Pearl. Hope I don't gain back all the weight I've lost in the time I'll be gone!

Hope your weather is beautiful and have a wonderful weekend!


Monday, May 12, 2008

Problems with Square Dance Pattern

Hi All--

Just got a message from a customer having problems with the Square Dance arc fitting on a 6 1/2" square. I've had several questions about this and it just dawned on me to put the info here. Duh!!

It became apparent that the arc had become skewed in the printing process and anyone who needs a new pattern is welcome to email me at and request one. If you don't want to bother, you can place the arc on the square as shown in the diagram and trim the ends to meet the edges of the square.

There have also been questions about getting all the pieces from a Sweet 16 when you have to cut a circle. I have included more extensive directions and also have a picture I can email for the layout.

Needless to say, if I'd know how hard this was going to be, I'd have made the pattern a half inch smaller! So sorry to anyone who's had trouble with this. I feel terrible about it and hope it can be worked out for everyone.

Let me know if you need any additional information.

Otherwise, I'm on the road to Portland! I'll let you all know what goodies I see there.


Saturday, May 10, 2008

To Market To Market I Go!!

Just wanted you to know that I'm definitely planning on making it to Market! If nothing happens with my Mom, I'll see you there! Come by the Maywood booth and say hi. I look forward to seeing you---


Saturday, May 3, 2008

Check Out the New Book Cover!

I got the pic of the book cover yesterday from my publisher. Thought you might like to see it. Let me know what you think!

Have a great weekend---