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Have you seen the book called “The 1718 Coverlet” by Susan Briscoe?  It’s not published yet, but you can pre-order one from Amazon.  They start shipping on August 19th and this is one of those books I think you’ll want! I fell in love with this quilt the minute I saw it.   The original […]

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  • July 12, 2014 - 3:40 pm

    liz - I’ve been thinking about ordering this book and making the quilt in red and white…I have a thing for two-color quilts, ya’ know.ReplyCancel

  • July 12, 2014 - 4:09 pm

    DeAnna Dodson - Wow, that’s amazing!

    I love recreating old quilts!ReplyCancel

  • July 12, 2014 - 5:18 pm

    mimi'sdarlins - Hi Anne,
    Wow, this quilt looks like it would be such fun to do! The blocks are unlike any I’ve seen. I do hope you find someone to host a group, I would definitely be on board. I’ll be watching!ReplyCancel

  • July 12, 2014 - 6:58 pm

    Patricia G Hayes - Anne, thanks for sharing. Will be on the list to watch for and hope someone will start us off. Maybe Jo Morton?????ReplyCancel

  • July 12, 2014 - 11:51 pm

    Anita - Love the book! It’s on my wish list :)ReplyCancel

  • July 13, 2014 - 1:04 am

    rosa - Looks fabulous.How many blocks are there?ReplyCancel

  • July 13, 2014 - 12:35 pm

    Barb - WOW! This is beautiful. I’m going to have to investigate the book.

    This would take me a lifetime to re-create but it is stunning. I’d like to go to Britain too just to see this.

    How was your visit with your family? Are they still with you or did they have to go home:-(ReplyCancel

  • July 15, 2014 - 8:46 am

    Barbara Moore - The one thing I’ve found in my research on historical American quilts is that the patchwork quilt came from necessity. Well worn, usually whole cloth quilts, repaired with patches over and again gradually progressed into more ordered patchwork tops. And, because of the scarcity of materials in the new world, patchwork came as a result.
    Here we find that the American patchwork quilt may not be uniquely our own doing after all. It should not be surprising that in the constant trade between the colonies and the mother country, patchwork supplies and ideas were abundantly traded.
    This 1718 quilt is a national treasure and this book gives invaluable historical information that is well worth the read.ReplyCancel

  • August 4, 2014 - 9:33 am

    Pat Godkin - This is a beautiful quilt, the colors and those whimsical swans. Notice the heart wreath block on the right? I would definitely purchase the book to read about the history of making it. I would like to lend my quilters hand to a group effort so please contact me.ReplyCancel

Sometimes I’m inspired by unexpected things.  I’ve been watching house renovation shows like “Love It Or List It” and “The Property Brothers” on HGTV.  They got me thinking about what makes a house a home, nesting, and how much love we all put into our homes. Soon I was sketching out a quilt and “The […]

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  • May 25, 2014 - 12:14 pm

    DeAnna Dodson - Awww, isn’t that sweet? :)ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2014 - 12:48 pm

    PAtricia G Hayes - HI Anne, Good for you, oh to be so talented as you. However I will enjoy the fruits of your labors.

    I, too, sit and do handwork while watching the very same shows as you. In fact grandson just called and told me how he wants to learn to do what those people do and I suggested to him that he watch those shows also. haha apropos

    Do you get kumquats out there also. We had a kumquat festival here in FL a few months ago, and I now have several peat pots growing with the seeds. Hopeful I will have some someday. I also love calamondins, neither of which I can get locally only the kums once a year.

    How wonderful that you have the other farms so close by.

    Happy Memorial Day PGHReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2014 - 2:14 pm

    Carole Crane - Thank you for sharing your weekend with us! I can remember as a child slipping into our neighbors yard and picking cherries from their trees. Nothing better!ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2014 - 6:31 pm

    sunny - I love your little quilt! Enjoy your cherries. We’re having a perfect weekend in Maryland, with perfect weather.ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2014 - 9:24 pm

    Mary Ann - Such a lovely quilt. I will be looking forward to the kits.ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2014 - 10:38 pm

    Denise - Omg! We live I. Antioch! We are neighbors!ReplyCancel

  • May 26, 2014 - 11:42 am

    Mary T Salmon - Wow…sea bass…what a treat. I would love some fresh! Have a wonderful day.
    I love your new pattern.

  • May 28, 2014 - 9:59 am

    mimi'sdarlins - What a darling quilt! Love the colors (you can’t lose with French General), and your design is so sweet, as always.ReplyCancel

  • May 30, 2014 - 9:42 pm

    Lorraine Isaac - Love the house quilt, I will be doing it for sure, thanks, LorraineReplyCancel

  • June 3, 2014 - 12:25 am

    Martha Cook - Your supper sounds yummy. In the state of Maine we have lobster and strawberry rhubarb pies. Wow, traffic there looks crazy! Love your talent.ReplyCancel

  • June 5, 2014 - 6:52 pm

    Bev Hernandez - The punchneedle critters are so cute!
    And, I’m drooling over the leftovers and scraps from your previous projects.
    Bev H.ReplyCancel

  • June 6, 2014 - 10:35 am

    Mary T Salmon - Anne:
    I am floating on air. Thank you SO MUCH for the wonderful bag of scraps and FQs. I will use them in my House/Home quilt when I get the pattern. It will be a gift for my daughter and husband when they buy their first home.
    Thanks again!

When life gets crazy I turn to applique.   Give me fabric, thread, and a needle and I can relax.   My newest block of the month, “Simple Pleasures” is 12 months of handwork that’s portable and easy to stitch.  Once you’ve prepared a block, it’s perfect to take to along to stitch anywhere you […]

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  • May 23, 2014 - 5:34 pm

    DeAnna Dodson - Awww, isn’t that sweet? I love it.

    And, yes, the lamb is just darling. I wish you’d design a whole lamb quilt! :D

    Of course, I’m still plugging away on Baltimore Bunnies, but I’ve finished all the blocks and one border, so I’m getting there. Whew!ReplyCancel

  • May 23, 2014 - 9:29 pm

    RuthB - Love it Anne! The fabrics are awesome and its great that money is going to Libby Lehman.ReplyCancel

  • May 24, 2014 - 7:40 am

    mimi'sdarlins - I love this new pattern, Anne! All of the Moda ‘Cause’ collections are so beautiful, too. Your applique patterns have a quietness about them that I find appealing. I have several applique quilts in progress, many of them yours…it’s so nice to pick up a block and stitch as you mentioned.ReplyCancel

  • May 24, 2014 - 4:10 pm

    Jean - I just love the new pattern!!!! The Community fabric is gorgeous and I so appreciate Moda doing that for LIbbby!ReplyCancel

  • May 25, 2014 - 6:49 am

    Mary T Salmon - Anne!
    How could you post this now?? I have to wait until September for the pattern and October for the fabrics? How could you be so cruel! :)
    Can’t I be a tester or something? I love lambs (my nick name) and the entire pattern is very, very cool. I will do anything for Libby. I am so glad this is taking place.

  • May 26, 2014 - 7:10 am

    Vicky - It’s beautiful, Anne! I adore your BOMs. Some day soon I hope to jump in and finish up all the ones I’ve started. But this one is definitely on my to-do list!ReplyCancel

  • May 30, 2014 - 9:45 pm

    Lorraine Isaac - A beautiful quilt, we are so lucky to have such talented designers to design quilts for our pleasure, thank you, LorraineReplyCancel

  • June 5, 2014 - 6:43 am

    tammy spencer - Love this new pattern and the fabrics are wonderful. Another great pattern to add to my future quilts.ReplyCancel

  • June 20, 2014 - 4:29 pm

    Patricia G Hayes
    2 hrs · Jacquie Lawson e-cards ·
    Difficult to send this to you, surely do hope it reaches you. Could not locate an address.

    I posted a Jacquie Lawson e-card for you
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I stopped by to let them pick a winner for the lovely “S is for Stitch” book.  They do things in such “randomness”,  they make it easy to pick someone. I just put in the numbers, hit enter, and ta da a winner is declared! Ellen M #194 who happened to comment: “Such charming […]

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  • April 5, 2013 - 4:44 am

    mimi'sdarlins - Love the new jelly roll bag, Anne… a girl can never have too many bags! Your fabrics always stand out on the shelves at my local shop :)ReplyCancel

  • April 5, 2013 - 5:02 am

    Barb - Congratulations to Ellen M! Happy embroidery!

    Anne, how do I sign up to be on the Newsletter list? I used to get it, but it doesn’t look like I received it today, and I don’t see where to subscribe on your site. Thanks.

    BTW, that tote is too, too cute! (like everything you do!)ReplyCancel