If Quilt Market could have its own week, this is it!  When I think of quilters from all over the US and international countries, arriving in Portland this week, it’s mind-boggling.  Oh how I wish I could take each and every one of you to quilt market.  The excitement is building throughout the week with classes and sample spree.  Friday is opening day!

If you can’t come to market, follow along on Jolly Jabber ( the Fat quarter Shop blog)  or, on the Fat quarter Shop’s Facebook page.  You’ll get market updates throughout each day and get all the news as it happens.


“Molly” horse, my newest petite pattern, and some of her thoroughbred friends are coming along to market with me! Kim just finished stitching up a bunch of these little horses for me to take along.  See the one in the upper left corner?  She’s my favorite!  Her mane gives her that “wild girl” look!    I’m sharing space in the Moda booth this market with other designers, and these little horses will help decorate my “space”.

Molly is going to market

A Woodland Christmas

I’ve just put my newest block of the month, A Woodland Christmas, on our website!   As you probably know, I LOVE Christmas quilts and this one was really fun to design!  When the critters went up on the design wall, it was hard to pick a favorite.  Lynne, my wonderful quilter, worked her magic and brought the quilt to life.

We’ll have embellishment kits, floss kits, thread kits and…are you ready for this…pre-printed applique templates available for this quilt soon!  Yes, I’m having the drawings pre-printed on heavy-duty freezer paper so all you have to do is cut them out.  No tracing required!  The templates will be sold as a separate kit and I’ll let you know when they’re available.  A Woodland Christmas will be a fun quilt to make!

A Woodland Christmas

Picking out the tree


Have a great week everyone!  If you happen to be at Quilt Market be sure and come see me!  I’ll take lots of pictures at market so I can share when I get back.



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