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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 and enjoy those wonderful quilts while sitting in a comfy chair enjoying a cup of tea in our own home.

Red and White Quilts Infinite Variety

I pre-ordered my copy of this book from Amazon yesterday.  The release date is September 22nd and if you have Amazon Prime you get free shipping!  650 red and white quilts, can you imagine?  I can hardly wait!


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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!!

Traveling with Applique

I was asked by Moda to share any tips I had on traveling with applique.  This really got me thinking, and I realized I hadn’t shared with you the applique travel case a friend made for me!  I use this case so much it’s become a part of me.  It goes to the Dr’s office, the dentist, car rides and quilt shops with me.  It’s well traveled and very familiar with airplanes.  The pattern was designed by Pearl at P3 Designs, and I love it so much I’ve added the pattern to my web site.  Now you can make one of these travel cases too!

Applique Case

You can’t imagine all the things this little case can hold!

Applique Case closed

And when it’s closed everything is held in place by a strip of Velcro.

You can buy the pattern, together with the Omnigrid Mini Mat right here!

Here’s a little tip for my blog readers….our July 25% off sale starts on July 5th and runs for 3 days.  You can buy anything on our website for 25% off, including all of our new patterns that are now in stock.  Take the time to look through our site now and then wait to shop until Sunday!

I’ll be back on Sunday with Snow Happy Hearts for July!  Have a wonderful 4th!

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July 3, 2015 - 11:01 am

Hildy - Read your tips on the Moda blog thanks for sharing! I have another one for you: instead of whole spools I’m using bobbins to take with me. These are smaller and if you need a few colors (and maybe be away on a vacation) it’s really practical. Have a great 4th:-)

July 3, 2015 - 12:15 pm

Mary T Salmon - Hi Anne!

I use a plastic zippered pouch! This would certainly advance my appliqué expertise to a new level. I love it! I will check it out on Sunday. Thanks for the sale.

Have a great 4th. I hope the fire works don’t scare your babies.


July 3, 2015 - 12:29 pm

DeAnna Dodson - Oh that’s too cute! Aqua is my new favorite color, and everything should have at least some polka dots in it. Precious! :)

July 3, 2015 - 12:42 pm

Carole Crane - This is to cute, love the mini mat! Thank you for sharing. Have a safe 4th!

July 3, 2015 - 2:08 pm

patricia G Hayes - Thanks for pattern for appliqués pouch. I plan to order on Sunday. What a delicious idea to keep everything all intact. Holiday time and do enjoy!!

`pgh “Piffle”

July 3, 2015 - 4:24 pm

sunny - How perfect! I think I need one of these. I try to have handwork with me wherever I go. You just never know when you might get a few minutes to do some stitching.

July 3, 2015 - 7:58 pm

Susan - That looks like the perfect little bag for handwork!

July 3, 2015 - 8:14 pm

Ruth - What a great and very cute idea. Thanks for letting us know about the sale, this pattern will be in my basket (along with one or two, ok who am I kidding, other items).

July 3, 2015 - 11:08 pm

Margaret M - What a clever traveling pouch! I love the color. It matches my new Ikea rolling cart that I purchased to give me more space while hand or machine sewing at home. Looking forward to Sun. sale and the next heart. Happy 4th!!!

July 4, 2015 - 5:40 am

Shelley Parham - I’m looking forward to the Snow Happy Hearts for June and July. Can’t wait to see them!

July 4, 2015 - 6:42 am

mimi'sdarlins - This is such a great case, looks like it holds everything you need for projects. I have something similar a friend made (but not as compact) which I use whenever I hand sew, and it’s so convenient. Ok, now I just have to remember to check out your sale before it ends! Happy 4th, Anne :)

July 4, 2015 - 8:26 am

Karen in Breezy Point - Oooh–hard to resist a sale! Happy Fourth!!

July 10, 2015 - 5:53 am

Barb - Oh drat! I missed the sale but I love this travel case! Very clever and I imagine so useful. Nice to have everything you need contained so well. Thanks for sharing this with us.

July 12, 2015 - 4:40 am

Kathy Marx - How fun to see this, as I have one just like it! I made mine at least 10 years ago and liked it so well I made another four for family member Christmas gifts. Everything you mentioned is right about this wonderful little carry along sewing kit!

Quilt Market Favorites

Mr. Clover and I are smiling because he’s just told me that Clover is going to make a new craft iron.  This was back in 2013.

Mr. Clover

Well, I’ve been waiting and waiting and it’s finally coming true!  Clover is bringing back their Craft Iron with a new and updated look.  This is my “find” from Quilt Market.  The Clover Wedge Iron doesn’t ship until October but when it does, I think you’re going to want one for applique.   We’ll be taking pre-orders in August, when it’s closer to the shipping date.  It’s just in time to put on your wish list for Christmas. The new iron will retail at $49.99.

Clover Wedge Iron

Visiting Weeks Dye Works booth at quilt market always inspires me.  I brought home some wonderful new colors and we’ll have a new bundle available very soon.  With names like Cantaloupe,  Artichoke, and Grapefruit who can resist?



If you were designing fabric would you still buy other designers fabrics?  My answer is a great big YES!  I can’t help falling in love with new fabrics and I’m always dreaming of the things I’m going to make with them ‘someday”.  So here you go…pictures of the designers and their fabrics that I purchased at Sample Spree.

Corey Yoder is a new Moda designer and I fell in love with her first fabric line called Prairie.  I’m not sure what I’m going to make with this yet, but I didn’t want to miss out.


If I were going to make something with a modern flair, I would choose fabric from Brigitte at Zen Chic.  She is my all time favorite modern designer!  I bought a bundle each of her blacks and neutrals knowing that someday I would make something with it for my family in Germany.  One of her fabrics even has a well known German poem so I know I can put it to good use.


And from my friend Brenda Riddle, comes her second line for Moda called Windermere.  This one definitively had to come home with me.   It’s sitting on the shelf right next to Ambleside, her first line for Moda.  These could easily cause a sewing frenzy one of these days.  (The photo is Brenda and her brother Scott, who we all got to finally meet at market.)

Brenda and her brother Scott

Don’t think I’d leave market without a bundle of my fabric, Kindred Spirits!  I’ll be telling you more about this line in a future post.  It’s already caused a sewing frenzy here in my studio.


And from Quilt Mania comes a new magazine called Simply Moderne!  It’s the sister magazine to Simply Vintage and it premiers in July.  This one is on my list because I can see some of these wonderful quilts done in shabby chic fabrics!

Quilt Mania

I hope you’ve enjoyed my quilt market favorite finds.
Have a happy week.  Hope you get lots of sewing done!


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June 1, 2015 - 4:47 pm

DeAnna Dodson - Oh, delicious! I especially love the wools. I just want to pet them and hug them and name them George!

Market must have been wonderful. :)

June 1, 2015 - 5:08 pm

Mary T Salmon - Anne! The Clover iron is pink!! How can I possibly resist?
I love the new designers’ fresh looks. Yummy, warm colors and bright spring colors.

June 1, 2015 - 5:39 pm

RuthB - Wow! Love seeing all the gorgeous bundles and new things from Market! Your new bundle is perfect Anne – can’t wait to see what you make with it. And that little iron…be still my heart.

June 1, 2015 - 5:40 pm

Yvonne - i absolutely LOVE the black and neutral bundles from Zen Chic. And with a baby granddaughter on the way those bundles in bright spring colors are calling to me as well. Thanks for sharing your finds from market!

June 1, 2015 - 6:53 pm

Beth - I love the Prairie fabric line – right between too pastel and too bright! And the Clover iron is a must have. Thanks for sharing your fun finds!

June 1, 2015 - 7:04 pm

Pauline - Sweet finds at market…love the clover iron and your fq bundles…I can vision lots of quilty fun at Bunny Hill!!

June 1, 2015 - 7:21 pm

Judi - I love your big buys at Quilt Market! I especially love your new line. The colors are scrumptious!

June 1, 2015 - 7:29 pm

Peggy M - Love all of your market treasures! My favorites are kindred spirits and the blacks and neutrals. Gorgeous!!!

June 1, 2015 - 7:34 pm

Pat Godkin - My head is spinning looking at the yummy fabrics
Love love love your fabric choices!
Yes to the new pink iron. Thank you Mr. C!

June 1, 2015 - 8:11 pm

Mary S - Oh so many lovely colors coming. Thanks for the update from Quilt Market. The new updated iron looks interesting.

June 1, 2015 - 8:30 pm

sunny - It’s all your fault! I NEED that iron, and I NEED Windermere, and I NEED Kindred Spirits!!!!! Thanks for all the pretty pictures.

June 1, 2015 - 9:35 pm

Susan - Love all your pics and the wonderful fabric finds especially Shabby Chic fabric…….I bet your fur babies were glad to see you when you got back!

June 1, 2015 - 9:55 pm

Colleen - Hi Anne
Your fabric picks are ever so lovely.
I can’t wait to hear from you as I was the #8 of 10 posters, it is so fun to be a winner!!

June 1, 2015 - 11:52 pm

Hildy - Thanks for sharing all the eyecandy with us! Didn’t know about the poem on the Zen Chic fabric I need to check it out. And I’ll keep my eyes open for this new magazine!

June 2, 2015 - 2:46 am

Christine B. - Hello Anne! Thank you for sharing all those mouthwatering fabrics…. delicious!! I love the look of the magazine too…. will have to investigate where I can get hold of a copy! :) x

June 2, 2015 - 3:55 am

Sandy M - Looking forward to the new iron. It went on my wish list immediately!

June 2, 2015 - 5:24 am

Carrie P. - OOO! I can see why theses are your favorites from market. Makes me want to go sew right now. Very inspirational.

June 2, 2015 - 5:51 am

Barb R. - Oh all of those fabrics are gorgeous! There is just “something” about fabric isn’t there? Besides being just so beautiful, it has the promise of so many possibilities, so much potential. I think it just fuels the imagination.

And that iron – immediately added to the wish list!

Quilt Market just has to be the most fun! Thanks so much for sharing with us.


June 2, 2015 - 6:17 am

mimi'sdarlins - Wow, you must have been drooling a lot at market :) I love all the fabrics you shared, and incidentally, your Kindred Spirits line takes me back to my childhood days…I had an outfit in precisely these colors! I really, REALLY need to make quilt in these fabrics (perfect for my new baby granddaughter on the way)!

June 2, 2015 - 8:05 am

Karen in Breezy Point - Oh my–you found some beautiful things at market! I can’t wait for you to share what you make with them!

June 2, 2015 - 1:09 pm

Gail - I’m not fond of the new colors…look like 1970s harvest gold, avocado green & russet

June 3, 2015 - 2:03 am

Marilyn - What beautiful fabrics!
Thanks for sharing.

June 3, 2015 - 10:55 am

Malinda - What yummy fabrics came to live at your house! Thanks for the market report.

June 4, 2015 - 9:53 am

in - love all the new fabrics but i can’t believe you have to buy your own line at sample spree??!! ;p

love the week’s wool!

June 4, 2015 - 9:42 pm

Lorraine Isaac - I am really loving the craft Iron and the new wool, lorraine

June 9, 2015 - 4:23 pm

Linda B. - I love your blog. I’m looking forward to hearing more about the Clover iron as I LOVE applique! And your patterns are great…keep it up!

Linda B.

June 10, 2015 - 6:22 pm

Jennifer Padden - Those grey fabrics are just what I need for some blenders on my current project and I can hardly wait for the new iron. Is it tiny?

June 20, 2015 - 2:53 pm

Lorraine Isaac - I love the wool and the valdani threads, are you going to kit, Lulu for us, thanks, Lorraine

Doxie Dog Fever

I’m back from Quilt Market and feel like I have a fever…Doxie Dog Fever!  These little dogs were a hit at market. Apparently a lot of you are Doxie lovers.  There’s something about those little long bodies and big droopy ears that we all seem to love.

LuluHere’s the real life Lulu sleeping on my sweater when I was dog sitting her…

The real LuluNow that she’s inspired a quilt I wonder if it will all go to her head?

Doxie Dog

The Doxie Dog Quilt is traveling back from Quilt Market and I’m working on the pattern now.  I’ll have it on the website soon.  We’re still taking pre-orders for kits if you’d like one.

Doxies are popping up all over.  I follow the Handmade Charlotte blog and she’s made a candy bar doxie that the cutest thing ever!  You can make one too, if you click on the link to her blog!  Her directions are great!

Remember in my last blog post I said I’d bring some treats back from Quilt Market?  If you are one of the first 10 comments on my last post, email me your address.  You’re in for a treat!

I’ll be back soon to tell you about my favorite “find” from Quilt Market.



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May 29, 2015 - 10:26 am

Hildy - Anne, thank you, thank you, you’re the best:-)
Love your Doxie dog it’s really cute especially in pink!
It says on Charlotte’s blog that the dogs will be good for 3-5 days … let’s face it they won’t survive this long with me.

May 29, 2015 - 11:15 am

DeAnna Dodson - Oh, the “Lulu” quilt is precious. When do we get to hear more about market?

Good to have you back. :)

May 29, 2015 - 11:19 am

Anita K - Your pups are adorable, and so are those cute buttons. Can’t wait to see your new pattern. Maybe making one of those quilts will cheer me up, my chihauhau, Boston Terrier mix “Scooter” went missing over a month ago and I miss him something terrible. Thanks So Much for Sharing your talent with us..

May 29, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Marj - LuLu is very cute and I love her quilt.

May 29, 2015 - 12:02 pm

Norma Wlos - Hope I’m one of the first. Love the Dixie quilt.

May 29, 2015 - 12:05 pm

Michele - Absolutely love all the little doxies! Can’t wait for the pattern for the quilt.

May 29, 2015 - 12:07 pm

Estelle - Your little doggies are so cute! The quilt too!

May 29, 2015 - 12:18 pm

Sue H - I don’t have a doxie but my girlfriend does. They are SO CUTE!!!

May 29, 2015 - 3:16 pm

Pam miller - Cute puppies

May 29, 2015 - 3:44 pm

Michelle B - Count me in as a Doxie lover! Daisy and I have been inseperable for almost 11 years now. I adore that little pink one!

May 29, 2015 - 4:11 pm

Kristie - I have a doxie…he is the best! The quilt is so cute…definitely going to buy the pattern.

May 29, 2015 - 5:05 pm

Barb R. - Well, I know I wasn’t in the first 10 Commenters in your last post (more like #22) but Congratulations to those very lucky ten!!

This Doxie Dog Quilt is just too, too, too adorable. Oh I can’t wait for that pattern.
Any change we could see a full-size picture of the real Lulu – she looks pretty cute. How did Chelsea & Milkshake like having her around?

May 29, 2015 - 7:20 pm

sunny - What adorable Doxies! I just love the quilt.

May 29, 2015 - 7:33 pm

Linda Butler - I’m a doxie mama to 4 as my email shows….please, please, please!

May 29, 2015 - 7:37 pm

Mary Jane - Love the quilt. We too have a long low dog, an Australian terrier (think Yorkiebon steroids). I might have to adapt the ears, but it would be so worth it.

May 29, 2015 - 7:49 pm

Carmen - Absolutely adorable!

May 29, 2015 - 8:08 pm

Beth - I saw the candy Doxie Dog on Pinterest! Almost as cute as your little stuffed Doxies! What an adorable pattern. Can’t wait to see the quilt!

May 29, 2015 - 8:20 pm

Pam - So cute and I don even like doxies that much!!!
Can’t wsit hear of your Quilt Market adventures!!!

XO p

May 29, 2015 - 8:37 pm

Denise Cabral - I love this pattern! I just finished making Pumpkinville and it is adorable!

May 29, 2015 - 8:51 pm

Bonnie Lopez - I’ve just caught Doxie fever! Can’t wait to make and take Doxie out of the pound. She/He’ll be so happy with a quilt we can share. I promise to be a good mommy… Thanks Anne for your adorable designs.

May 29, 2015 - 9:38 pm

Katherine Schaffer - As the grammie to a mini Daschie (Stanzi by name) I just love the new pattern. No surprise that folks love daschies- they are the cutest ever and they have feet that smell like popcorn!!

May 29, 2015 - 10:44 pm

Nancy B. - Finally, some competition for Scottie dogs! I love the doggie pillow in pink, my favorite color!, and a Dachshund too, yippee! The quilt looks precious, the fabrics are perfect, I can’t wait to see the whole thing! We had Dachshunds when I was little. They are wonderful dogs.

May 30, 2015 - 12:22 am

Noelene Winter - Hi Anne,

Dixie dog is adorable………so are your gorgeous dogs……..

Just love your snowmen too you are so generous with your free patterns….thank you.


May 30, 2015 - 3:04 am

Susan - Can’t wait to see your favorite find! I love reading eveyone’s quilt market posts! Love your little doggie!

May 30, 2015 - 7:46 am

Karen in Breezy Point - I think Lulu likes pink!

May 30, 2015 - 8:25 am

Linda - My grand puppy is a dapple doxie. I have to make one (or more) of those!!!

May 30, 2015 - 8:36 am

mimi'sdarlins - Congrats to the winners, I just missed being in the top ten commenters, but I’m happy for those who were more prompt :)

I love your doxie quilt as much as the petite pattern, so adorable! Who doesn’t love a flowered pup? Charlotte’s handmade candy bars are a hoot, they remind of The Simpson’s dog :) Looking fwd to hearing more about Market!

May 31, 2015 - 7:42 pm

SandyG - Your Doxies are cute. I’ll bet all your pets are glad market is over and you’re back home in charge of the blog! I know I’m not one of the first ten, but just had to comment anyway!

May 31, 2015 - 11:59 pm

تور هند - thanks a lot very good article

June 1, 2015 - 4:49 am

Leota Krantz - Simply love your little ones…four legged and two leg ones. Keep that creative juices coming as we all love your fabrics.

June 1, 2015 - 3:17 pm

Colleen Reilly - Hi thank you # 8

June 4, 2015 - 11:11 am

Eleanor Masters - Will be happy when I can order the dog pattern as my neighbor has a new puppy in the same color as yours. But I am counting the months until I can order the Clover iron and so excited that you are getting that.

June 4, 2015 - 9:44 pm

Lorraine Isaac - Are you going to kit the doggie, I want the pattern but I am waiting to see if you kit first, Lorraine

June 8, 2015 - 9:57 am

Malinda - I’m not one bit surprised your doxie was a hit! She’s adorable. thanks for the quilt market report!