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Leaving town again

I keep thinking I’ll fit in a blog post any day now, but here I am getting ready to get on a plane for Portland this morning with not much done.  I’m flying to Holly Hill Quilt Shoppe along with 4 other designers to show 150 ladies how to make our little Christmas projects! I’ll just […]

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November 12, 2015 - 7:19 am

DeAnna Dodson - Oh, how cool would that be? A Christmas workshop with FIVE designers? I’d love to hear all about it!

Glad you’re feeling better! Take care of yourself, and bring us back lots of pictures. :D

November 12, 2015 - 7:19 am

Tammy spencer - You are a busy lady…but of course, the talented ones always are. Sorry to hear you were sick but happy you are feeling better now. Did you get to get some reading done while laying in bed? Can’t wait to see the new projects from market and the christmas crafting event. Take care.

November 12, 2015 - 8:15 am

mimi'sdarlins - So sorry you came home from market sick, but glad you’re back on your feet. I recall you saying your fabrics would be late in arriving, but two weeks…talk about stressful! Such a great photo of all of you! Have fun at Holly Hill and be sure to tell us all about it. Oh, and you can get a spray to waterproof your suede boots. I think most shoe stores have it.

November 12, 2015 - 8:35 am

Hildy - Sorry to hear that you were starnded at the airport because your hubby was sick and then got sick herself just not fair:-( Hope you and your hubby are well now and you have a great time at your workshop! Can’t wait to see all the eyecandy you have for us:-)

November 12, 2015 - 9:45 am

Mary salmon - Anne! I wish you had your own plane! I get sick every time I fly. Have a good time creating I hope Hubby is feeling better. Love, Mary

November 12, 2015 - 3:01 pm

Barb R. - Oh Anne, you are so worth waiting for – I always love your posts and love everything you design! I’m so sorry to read that both you and your hubby have been sick – hopefully, both of you have recovered.

Have a safe, fun trip to Holly Hill – that does sound like so much fun.- lucky attendees. Take lots of,photos,so you can share all the fun with us.

xo – Barb

November 12, 2015 - 4:45 pm

Gale - Glad you are feeling better. I am so looking forward to seeing what’s new with you!!! Especially Christmas ideas.

November 12, 2015 - 5:53 pm

RuthB - I got tired just reading about your busy-ness! Hope you enjoy your trip and that you get rest while you are there!

November 12, 2015 - 6:27 pm

sunny - Have fun in Portland! Maybe you’ll get a chance to get rested up when you get home. Oh wait. Then it will be time to get ready for Christmas!!!!

November 12, 2015 - 7:29 pm

Karen in Breezy Point - I can’t wait to see what you introduced at Market–I hope you will share when you return from your travels! Take care and have a fun trip–it looks like an awesome event!

November 12, 2015 - 7:43 pm

Susan - Mercy, that sounds like a whirlwind! So glad you and your husband are feeling better!

November 12, 2015 - 7:53 pm

Nita - Sounds like your world is not different from mine, sister. Like the teddybear Winnie-the-Pooh dragged down the stairs behind him, whose head went bump-bump-bump! I just showed my slowly developing Tiny-Town quilt squares to my quilt guild tonight. They loved it, and were full of helpful ideas. I know it’s a very old pattern, but I could finally afford it. And my son has adopted a baby girl. Thanks for a precious pattern for little Helen! You are a blessing.

November 12, 2015 - 9:16 pm

Colleen - Oh man I feel for your poor husband to be feeling that poorly…….glad you had a backup plan. Then you getting a bad cold ( the lady’s from quilters garden in Sacramento had flight problems so spent extra day? in the airport) I heard the rain well weather in Texas was terrible this year. Every one thinks designers live a glamorous life so it’s good that you let us know the real story.
It’s too bad you had to leave straight away your four footed family must be really missing you

November 13, 2015 - 2:10 am

Christine B. - Hope you have a lovely few days in Portland but don’t overdo things! Christine x

November 13, 2015 - 4:44 am

Mary on Lake Pulaski - Have a great time and stay healthy Anne.

November 13, 2015 - 5:49 am

Jackie - Have a blast in Portland!

November 15, 2015 - 2:26 pm

Ronda - I really miss your post but I know life happens lol. So glad quilt market was a success!!! cant wait to see your posts!!!

November 16, 2015 - 1:41 pm

Danicia - Hi, do you ever do workshops like that over here on the East coast. I would love to be able to attend one of these work shops. Have fun.

The Making of Merci La Vie for the American Cancer Society

If you haven’t heard If you haven’t heard, over the last 6 months we’ve been making a second Merci la Vie quilt at Bunny Hill. Yes, I said a second quilt!  It’s a very special version of Merci la Vie because it’s been hand appliqued by women who have either experienced breast cancer, or had a friend or […]

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October 4, 2015 - 1:06 pm

DeAnna Julie Dodson - What a beautiful quilt and even more beautiful story. I’m sure the quilt is even lovelier in person.

I hope your donation does a lot of good for this worthy cause.

October 4, 2015 - 1:20 pm

mimi'sdarlins - This is such an amazing collaborative effort, and kudos to you and all the ladies who joined forces to make this beautiful and very meaningful quilt. I wish good health and recovery to all these wonderful women.

October 4, 2015 - 2:56 pm

sunny - What a beautiful quilt! And sewn with so much love.

October 4, 2015 - 3:27 pm

Mary ann - So beautiful and full of the love and caring of strong women!

October 4, 2015 - 3:37 pm

pam - It see so many familiar faces there. What a wonderful quilt!

October 4, 2015 - 5:09 pm

Tammy - Thats a wonderful story with this quilt. I hope the quilt can be seen and story shared with many cancer patients during their treatment and recovery.

October 4, 2015 - 6:24 pm

Modalissa - what a wonderful project for a great cause. Thank you to everyone.

October 4, 2015 - 6:33 pm

Dani - What a beautiful quilt and story. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the women and their families too. I hope we can purchase the pattern soon. My beautiful Mom is battling Inflammatory Breast cancer too. God bless you all.

October 4, 2015 - 8:15 pm

Karen Shackleford - Thank you all, and especially you, Anne, for this fabulous quilt for the American Cancer Society, honoring all women who have been touched in one way or another by breast cancer. So fun to see photos of Chickie and Sandy Newman. Beautiful women doing beautiful work!

October 4, 2015 - 8:53 pm

Karen in Breezy Point - What a beautiful project–and so special to have had so many wonderful women work together to create it!

October 4, 2015 - 11:24 pm

Melody - Wonderful quilt and how fabulous to see darling Rosie Dekker’s beautiful face. A truly inspiring group of women, including you dear Anne

October 4, 2015 - 11:51 pm

Beth - A truly beautiful quilt. Love the fabric and colors. Very touching stories by some awesome women. I hope all of them and Diana are winning their fight against breast cancer. Prayers for all!

October 5, 2015 - 12:08 am

Hildy - Wow, what an amazing story behind this beautiful quilt! And quilted by so many wonderful women. My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer early this summer and went under surgery and then therapy through the summer time. Luckly she now finished with it and everything went well:-) Hope that everyone is that lucky!

October 5, 2015 - 3:10 am

Christine B. - What an incredibly special quilt made by some very talented and inspirational ladies! Just remarkable! Hugs Christine x

October 5, 2015 - 3:22 am

Susan - So beautiful, from the quilt to the ladies who made it. What a labor of love!

October 5, 2015 - 4:03 am

Susan - What a wonderful project and gorgeous quilt – a special meaning to many people!

October 5, 2015 - 11:56 am

Jackie - Incredible quilt! Incredible women!

October 5, 2015 - 9:40 pm

Jennifer down - Dear Anne, The quilt you and your group of extraordinary women have created for the Cancer Society is inspiring. Well done to all who participated. I am a palliative care nurse in a hospital in Brisbane Australia. Thanks to the generosity of many local quilters every patient in our unit has a quilt on their bed that suits their taste and they can even take them home if they wish. These quilts made with so much love and care are very much appreciated. At times when I am sitting by a bedside doing a procedure ,to take the patient’s mind off what is happening I talk to them about the quilter who made the quilt. Telling a little about them and their family,many have also been affected by cancer. May the day come that nurses like myself are no longer needed. Much love and best wishes Jennifer.

October 6, 2015 - 11:32 am

donna - This is the sweetest thing ever and really touches my heart. What a special quilt.

October 7, 2015 - 5:30 am

Barb R. - This quilt is just so special – what a precious gift all of you are doing and give to The American Cancer Society. Truly a gift of love, beauty, graciousness and generosity.

And, Anne, I think we all send our love to your precious daughter-in-law. I hope she is doing well – blessings to all of you.

October 16, 2015 - 3:11 pm

Lorraine Isaac - What a beautiful quilt and what beautiful memories

Waiting for fabric

It’s the first day of Autumn and normally I wouldn’t even notice its arrival.  I should be heavy into market sewing because Quilt Market starts on October 24th.  Yet, here I sit waiting for my sample yardage to arrive and enjoying a touch of Fall weather.  It should arrive around September 29th. and there will be a lot of stress […]

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September 23, 2015 - 3:19 pm

mimi'sdarlins - Oh, that book looks like a must have! You have me curious about your new fabric line, looking forward to seeing it. Too bad it’s so late in arriving, but I’m sure you and your staff will be ready in time for market, although a bit frazzled. Just try to relax and enjoy another book :)

September 23, 2015 - 3:35 pm

Cathy - I like the Kinsey Milhone series too. I hope that after “Z,” Sue Grafton starts over with A2 or A Squared or something.

September 23, 2015 - 5:20 pm

Gretchen - Is that a hint of a Bunny Hill Halloween fabric line?!?!?! Be still my heart and rev up that credit card LOL! I can’t wait to see it!

September 23, 2015 - 7:00 pm

sunny - No PINK?!?!? Well, I guess since it’s the first day of Fall, you’re entitled to something a little different. I’m putting that Red and White quilt book on my wish list.

September 23, 2015 - 7:09 pm

DeAnna Dodson - I can’t wait to see the new fabric! :)

September 23, 2015 - 7:18 pm

Sandy Bovee - A little bird told me that Sue Grafton will begin with numbers…

September 24, 2015 - 12:08 am

Hildy - The only Bunny Hill collection without pink is Winterwonderland. But since this was a great collection I’m sure your new one will be gorgous, too:-) Especially if it’s a Halloween/Autumn one!
Can’t wait to start Devoted in Death I love Nora Roberts. I’ve read some Sue Grafton books but not in order so perhaps I’ll need to start again.
I’ve just finished a great book it’s called ‘The Axeman’s Jazz’ by Ray Celestin it’s about New Orleans after the first World War and the Mafia and Lewis (Louis) Armstrong are thrown in, too. It’s really good and easy to read.

September 24, 2015 - 4:30 am

Susan - I can’t wait to see your new fabric line!! Pumpkin, ash, raven and apricot sound lovely!!!!

September 24, 2015 - 9:03 am

Barb R. - Oh Anne, that book of red & white quilts looks amazing – I love red! I think I’ll have to order that. One!!

I’m so looking forward to seeing your new fabric line – hard to imagine no pink in something from you, but everything you design is magical so I know this will be absolutely beautiful too!

Thanks, too for the book suggestions. I’ve read all of Louise Penny’s books except this one (it’s on my list) (don’t you just love Chief Inspector Gamache? )

Never read Sue Grafton so I’ll have to start with the letter “A” – I’ve always meant to read her but somehow other books get picked up first.

All the best to you, Anne, and thank you for all of your beautiful work!!

September 24, 2015 - 10:30 am

Karen in Breezy Point - I am amazed that there will be no pink in your next line of fabric, but then I think about some of your adorable Halloween designs and it makes sense (sort of)! I guess I am going to have to break down and buy the Red and White book–I’ve been trying to resist, but your review has won me over.

September 24, 2015 - 11:32 am

Sue H - Thanks for sharing the books! I also read J.D. Robb and Sue Grafton but haven’t been introduced to Louise Penny. I’ll have to check her out!

September 24, 2015 - 3:45 pm

Pat Godkin - I am always so excited when I receive a post from you in my email. I am a lover of red quilts too. When I began to quilt again a few years ago, I made Bunnies Love Embroidery.
The new fabric collection colors sound charming. Can’t wait until October 5!
I have not been disappointed with Blake Crouch author of Wayward Pines trilogy or Brad Meltzers series on a modern day Culpepper Spy Ring.
I am currently reading Crouch’s book “Abandon”. They are full of suspense and mystery.

September 24, 2015 - 5:13 pm

RuthB - I’m always anxious to see what you’ve been up to Anne! And the books you feature are fun because if you like it I would probably like it too!

October 4, 2015 - 9:01 pm

Pam - X is great! I’m almost done.

October 21, 2015 - 9:04 pm

Nita - Thanks for the lovey designs.

It’s the kitty block!

It’s time for the kitty block on the Fat Quarter Shop Snapshots quilt along!  “Here kitty kitty” will get you a surprising welcome at my house, so this block is the perfect one for me. Oh wait, that’s the wrong picture!  I was going to put this one in later when I told you what kitty […]

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September 15, 2015 - 7:23 am

mimi'sdarlins - What a darling block! It may be replacing the bicycle block as my new favorite :)

September 15, 2015 - 8:33 am

DeAnna Dodson - Awww! I knew this one would be my favorite!

Don’t you look pretty, Moochers! :D

September 15, 2015 - 9:05 am

Hildy - This is my favorite block in the whole quilt! And believe it or not I have a gray cat her name’s Lara (and a tiger cat named Merlin) and she’s beyond thrilled that she has her own block (but it’s not nice that she’s teasing poor Merlin because Kimberly missed to make a block for him, too;-) But I’ll change my cat a bit to make her more cat-like … let’s see how that works out.

September 15, 2015 - 10:35 am

Mama Spark - You know how much I love my kitties. I was super excited for this block!! Can’t wait to make 4 of them, one representing each of my 4 cats! Give moochers a BIG hug from me please!!!

September 15, 2015 - 12:21 pm

niki - “sew” cute! love cats

September 15, 2015 - 2:36 pm

Linda - Aww, Moochers looks just like my beloved CC (short for church cat) who I miss very much! She was a stray who stole our hearts. Thank you for making a gray kitty block.

September 15, 2015 - 5:47 pm

RuthB - Sooo cute. And the kitty with the pink heart is priceless.

September 16, 2015 - 3:18 am

Susan - I LOVE it! You have done a great job fabric choices to match your kitty!!!

September 16, 2015 - 5:52 am

Sigi G - Oh, love your cat – reminds me of our ‘Sebastian’ cat. Couldn’t say no to our daughter, when she brought him home with her from Vet school; but our dogs were fine with him – and ‘our’ cat ended up having a special place in my heart!!
Love your block and thank you for designing it!

September 16, 2015 - 6:13 am

Karen in Breezy Point - Moochers looks very regal perched on top of that quilt!

September 16, 2015 - 8:34 am

Betty G. - Moocher is very handsome. He looks sad in the last picture, is that because he knew the article was over and there were no more pictures? Love the block, but then there aren’t any blocks that I don’t love. Thanks for sharing.

September 16, 2015 - 11:43 am

Barb R - Oh, Moochers is just to adorable! She truly deserves her very own block. This could be my very most favorite block of all (although I love every one of them!!), but I am a little partial to the dog block and hope to make it look like my sweet little doggie. What we won’t do for our furry babies!

September 17, 2015 - 11:53 am

Juanita in OH - Moocher’s is ADORABLE! I LOVE the expression on her face, like when you see an add and we can hear what the cat is thinking, I imagine her thinking ” since you didn’t put a pink bow on it I will have nothing to do with it!”. Give her a smooch from me. I think this is such a creative block, purrfect. TFS.