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If you’re lucky enough to be at the Paducah Quit Show this week, be sure and look for a kitty named Noel. She’s sweet and cute as can be. Don’t worry, she’s not lost, she has a wonderful home. She belongs to Pam Seaberg who has captured her in thread and stitched her on a quilt. You’ll […]

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  • April 19, 2016 - 7:33 am

    mimi'sdarlins - Oh my, these are beautiful artistic quilts, and probably spectacular in person! I love this photo too, I’m sure you started missing them the moment they got on the plane, it’s so hard to have loved ones far away :(
    Just saw your Spooky Delights block on IG….so darn cute! Been enjoying all the Splendid Sampler blocks too, wish I had time for that one but can’t do everything I want ;)ReplyCancel

  • April 19, 2016 - 7:35 am

    Mary salmon - Thanks and for posting Pam Seaberg’s work. Someday she will be recognized with a first place ribbon! She has been a good friend and has taught me so much that she has really raise the bar in my quilting adventure!

    Your babies are so sweet. What a lovely picture of your son holding Maya’s hand at the beach. I know you miss them terribly. I hope your animal babies are doing well.
    Love,
    MaryReplyCancel

  • April 19, 2016 - 8:53 am

    Hildy - Love the cat quilts but then I love cats and quilts and both in one is the best! Or combined in fabric like in your new collection … I know I need some of the cat fabrics:-)
    Too sad that your family went back to Germany but it makes the time you spend together even more precious and special.
    Love all your Splendid Sampler blocks I’m behind with mine again but hope to catch up soon.ReplyCancel

  • April 19, 2016 - 11:16 am

    Janet Melanson - I can’t wait to see Spooky Delights ..I hope my quilt shop has ordered it …perhaps I’ll pop in and mention it:)ReplyCancel

  • April 19, 2016 - 12:19 pm

    DeAnna Dodson - Oh, I love the cats! They look like my Eddie and my Petie.

    Love that photo of your son and granddaughter. Just lovely.

    Really love the bee fabric in your block, and I’m not usually an insect person. That’s just very pretty.

    Looking forward to seeing Spooky Delights. :DReplyCancel

  • April 19, 2016 - 7:20 pm

    Pam Seaberg - I am honored to know you Anne, and to be featured in your blog. We must meet in person soon.ReplyCancel

  • April 19, 2016 - 8:11 pm

    Colleen - So lucky you are to be able to visit with your precious grandchildren. And I love your friends cat quilts I have to say I first thought photos then paintings then I read your words quilts Pam is indeed a talented artistReplyCancel

  • April 20, 2016 - 4:21 am

    Susan Smith - Oh, I wish I was in Paducah this week! So glad you had an extended time to visit with your family! Love your Splendid Sampler blocks. I’m behind too but hope to catch up sometime in the next few weeks.ReplyCancel

  • April 20, 2016 - 5:17 am

    Mama Spark - Thanks for turning me on to Pam. Her work is stunning! I love cats and her work is just gorgeous. Unfortunately I will not be in Paducah either but hope someone gets some photos for you.ReplyCancel

  • April 20, 2016 - 5:47 am

    Barb R. - Pam’s quilts are spectacular! How I would love to see them in person! Honestly, I don’t even “get” how one does that – she is so talented and incredibly talented!! Thanks for showing us a bit of her art.

    I absolutely love the picture of your son and granddaughter – so beautiful!! I can only imagine how much you miss them and treasure the visit of your son and family. My wish for you is that you get to see them again very soon.

    Ooooo …. Spooky Delights is just wonderful! Can’t wait.

    xo – Barb R.ReplyCancel

  • April 20, 2016 - 7:10 am

    tonia conner - Hey, your in my neck of the woods. I didn’t get to go this year, thanks for sharing these beautifully quilted and stitched Quilts. I would have loved to seen these. I just can’t imagine the work.ReplyCancel

  • April 20, 2016 - 7:15 am

    Karen Martin - On my–those thread painted cats are beautiful and amazing! Love the photo of your son!ReplyCancel

  • April 20, 2016 - 7:35 am

    Pat Godkin - Anne: so good to read your blog this month.
    I have seen the stitched portraits of dogs too. Amazing!
    I know how much the family visit meant to you with your sweet grand daughters.
    My son named the ocean waves as we walked along the beach, “the water that chases me”. I tell that one to my grand children today when we visit the beach.
    Your Splendid is looking good!
    Thinking of you this week as I am sewing up Winter Postcards for Cuties! I will be at Verna Mosquera’s retreat! Hugs!ReplyCancel

  • April 30, 2016 - 8:09 pm

    Anita - Love all the pics especially your blocks and your son and grand baby :)ReplyCancel

What comes first, the fabric or the quilt?  Ever wondered about it? When I started designing, it was the fabric that inspired me.  I’d wait on pins and needles to see the newest lines from Moda.  I’d have several quits in my head and when I saw the right fabric I’d start designing. Oh joy […]

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  • July 27, 2014 - 11:44 am

    DeAnna Dodson - Oooh it’s always so intriguing to see a tantalizing little package like that. Love the colors. Can’t wait to see the final result! :DReplyCancel

  • July 27, 2014 - 12:55 pm

    Susan - Can’t wait to see your new line……I just love all your fabric……I will be watch for a peek of it!!ReplyCancel

  • July 27, 2014 - 1:28 pm

    Pam - Cheryl is amazing. I can’t wait!ReplyCancel

  • July 27, 2014 - 1:46 pm

    Hildy - Your new fabric line sounds great I love the name!ReplyCancel

  • July 27, 2014 - 2:01 pm

    liz - Oooh, pretty! I’m practically salivating over the colors!ReplyCancel

  • July 27, 2014 - 2:08 pm

    Judi - Please, please come out with a new baby line! Since most and I do mean most of the baby quilts I have made(and I have made 8) this year alone, the gender of the child is known. The one who didn’t actually know, took a sealed envelope with the gender info to her baby stuff store and they put away the blue ( in this case) choices she made.

    I desperately need pinks, blues, lavenders with greys and tsuoes. It seems every nursery was pink or blue with grey or taupe this past two years!

    Help! My children and their friends don’t want trucks, farm animals or robots!ReplyCancel

  • July 27, 2014 - 4:31 pm

    Karen Miller - Nice to see a post from you Anne and congratulations on another new line from Moda! I just love all of the beautiful new fabrics and peruse them often for inspiration for a new Moda Bake Shop recipe or pattern. I’m a new pattern designer and am always inspired when I see your fabric and sweet BOM. I would love to learn more about the process… Can’t wait to see the line. Hugs, Karen
    http://karensquiltscrowscardinals.blogspot.comReplyCancel

  • July 27, 2014 - 5:37 pm

    Barb - Oh I love the name “Mistletoe Lane” just conjures up all sorts of ideas, thoughts and memories. I just know this is going to be extra-special – fabric always inspires so many possibilities.

    I’m with Karen Miller (above commenter) I’d love to learn and understand the process of fabric from inspiration to manufacturer – I know we would all be in utter awe of what it must take !

    Thank you, Anne, for sharing your talent, creativity and generosity with us.ReplyCancel

  • July 27, 2014 - 8:13 pm

    Mary T Salmon - Anne:
    Sounds lovely. I love everything you design.
    Love,
    MaryReplyCancel

  • July 27, 2014 - 9:00 pm

    Anita - I’m loving the pink and mocha colors, can’t wait to see what you designed to go with it.ReplyCancel

  • July 28, 2014 - 1:02 am

    rosa - The new name sounds fun.Can’t wait to see the new fabric line.

    Don’t know what comes first because sometimes I see a fabric and know which pattern I ‘ m going to use .ReplyCancel

  • July 28, 2014 - 5:41 am

    mimi'sdarlins - Anne, I love the colors! Now I’ll be on pins and needles waiting to see the new line and pattern :)ReplyCancel

  • July 28, 2014 - 7:17 am

    Pauline - Anne…love the name, love the colors and I just know I will love your new ideas for your new line of fabric and your new patterns. Your creations always make me smile. Happy stitching, PaulineReplyCancel

  • July 28, 2014 - 7:50 am

    Jackie Roisler - Very interesting, thanks for sharing :) plus, anxiously awaiting your newbie items.ReplyCancel

  • July 28, 2014 - 8:51 pm

    Tina Mclellan - Oh my! I can’t wait. Miistletoe, Christmas and Bunny Hill! What a fabulous combination. It just has to be wonderful!ReplyCancel

  • July 30, 2014 - 4:22 am

    Shawna - I love the name of this fabric line! I can’t wait to see it and the patterns you design for it.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.
    Love,
    MaryReplyCancel

  • 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!
    Love,
    MaryReplyCancel

I’ve believed in Santa, Snowmen and fairy tales since my earliest memories.  Where would the world be without Frosty the Snowman or stories of Santa at the North Pole?  Children believe, and are more than willing to share that innocence with us.  It’s a wonderful, whimsical feeling that makes us smile and feel young again. […]

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  • May 1, 2014 - 8:33 am

    Barb - This quilt is just too wonderful! I think you outdo yourself every time!! Between your wonderful quilt design and Nubin Jensen’s quilting, I think you definitely have a Blue Ribbon winner here!!

    I think I may have to attempt this amazingly charming quilt.ReplyCancel

  • May 1, 2014 - 8:52 am

    Carole crane - Another job well done!ReplyCancel

  • May 1, 2014 - 10:21 am

    liz n. - Will the pattern be available by itself? Your design is (as usual) wonderful!! I’d love to make this one in blue and white for my daughter to add to her blue and white quilt collection!ReplyCancel

  • May 1, 2014 - 10:37 am

    Mary on Lake Pulaski - This is just an amazing and heartwarming quilt Anne! Will the people at market get to view it in person! I’ll be keeping an eye out for a kit! Winter Wonderland is the BEST Christmas fabric in a long time!ReplyCancel

  • May 1, 2014 - 12:54 pm

    DeAnna Dodson - Oh, that’s darling. And, yes, the quilting is just right. So cute!ReplyCancel

  • May 1, 2014 - 1:35 pm

    linda - This reminds me of Christmas when I was a toddler. I had a red and white printed stocking (it looked like a real sock) and so did my twin sister. And those red rubber boots! Oh to be little again and enjoy all the wonders of that age. :)ReplyCancel

  • May 1, 2014 - 5:19 pm

    Leeanne - Beautiful! I am always very careful when quilting stitchery quilts. I usually never quilt over the designs, unless of course my customer asks me to, but this quilt is lovely!ReplyCancel

  • May 2, 2014 - 12:06 am

    malen - ES PRECIOSA!ReplyCancel

  • May 4, 2014 - 1:38 pm

    rosa - This quilt is just fantastic and love your fabric comboReplyCancel

  • May 7, 2014 - 2:50 pm

    Vicky - I almost messed up because I forgot to order this one! I found the kit at FQS — whew! I’m totally in love with your applique and embroidery quilts. They just keep getting more cute!ReplyCancel