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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.

Red & White

Remember when the Red & White Quilt Exhibit was in New York?  If you were lucky enough to attend, I’m envious.  That was something I think all of us wanted to see.  The pictures, blog posts and stories from that event were wonderful. Finally, thanks to the American Folk Art Museum, we can all visit […]

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July 22, 2015 - 12:20 pm

DeAnna Dodson - Oh, that looks fabulous. I so wanted to see that exhibit. The quilt on the cover just fascinates me!

I’ll have to put that book on my wish list! :D

July 22, 2015 - 1:02 pm

Marcella - That was an exhibit I wish I could have seen too! I do have the app though – do you know about it? They made an app that shows all of the quilts from the exhibit and it’s free. Fun to look through!

July 22, 2015 - 4:05 pm

Gale - I was so inspired by the Red and White display that I only saw on the web, that I started one of my own. Hope to get it done for February 2016.

July 22, 2015 - 7:46 pm

Peggy M - Thank you for the info on the book and the app! I didn’t see the exhibit either. I’m looking forward to seeing the quilts in the book and I’ll try the app.

July 22, 2015 - 11:09 pm

Colleen - Thank you anne and thank to your blog reader for her free app information. I have yet to see a red and white quilt that I don’t like and hope I never do.
I want to make one I am thinking an Irish chain would meet my abilities

July 22, 2015 - 11:55 pm

Hildy - Now this book will right now come on my amazon wishlist and perhaps it’ll be a xmas gift from me to me (or my mum). Do you know if it’s just the photos or the instructions as well? that would be even better:-)

July 23, 2015 - 4:48 am

mimi'sdarlins - I do remember that exhibit, though I didn’t attend either, but I recall the wonderful photos. What a great book that will be, I’m adding to my wish list.

July 23, 2015 - 4:49 am

Barb - I wasn’t aware of the Red & White quilt exhibit but WOW! I wish I could have seen it. Thanks for the information about the book and thanks to Marcella for the information about the app that is available.

Red is my favorite color so I’m going to love looking all of these. The quilt on the book cover is amazing!!

July 23, 2015 - 6:56 am

Susan - I would have loved to have seen this exhibit! I have yet to make a red and white quilt but I really want to!

July 23, 2015 - 9:14 am

Karen in Breezy Point - I am so envious too! I’m sure it was a breath taking experience–thanks for the head’s up on the book!

July 23, 2015 - 9:48 am

Jan - Thanks for sharing! I preordered my copy of Red and White Quilts. I did not get to see the exhibit, but have admired the quilts many times. What’s to NOT like in a red and white quilt. Love your work. Thanks for inspiring me to make pink quilts. lol

July 23, 2015 - 1:04 pm

Pam Seaberg - Looks like a beautiful book, thank you for letting us know about it.


July 23, 2015 - 6:01 pm

sunny - Ooh, I just saw that on another blog, too! I’m off to place my preorder. What a beautiful book!!

Have you seen this book?

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.

July 12, 2014 - 4:09 pm

DeAnna Dodson - Wow, that’s amazing!

I love recreating old quilts!

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!

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?????

July 12, 2014 - 11:51 pm

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

July 13, 2014 - 1:04 am

rosa - Looks fabulous.How many blocks are there?

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:-(

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.

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.

Stitch Zakka

Sneaky thing I did yesterday,  having you leave comments telling me what books you’re reading.  It never fails, every time I ask you about books, I come up with new ones to read!  It’s so great how this thing called blogging works!   As promised, I picked two of you to win a copy of […]

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August 10, 2013 - 2:42 pm

Tammy - Oh Thank you…How exciteing. looking forward to reading and doing the projects.

August 10, 2013 - 3:24 pm

Anne Beier - It’s great to meet another quilt blogger who also loves books and cats.

August 15, 2013 - 6:29 pm

Deborah Hays - Oh Anne…. it’s scary how many books you own that are also found on my book shelve…I mean shelves! Don’t you just love Quilts, Quilts, Quilts! I remember the days when it was hard to find. And crazy quilting..oh my. I do adore my books. My last laugh came when I saw you giving away the book, Stitch Zakka, yup.. I’ve got it! Do we know each other?? ;-) Happy reading, Debbie