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Designer Duo QAL--Get all the details here

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What is the Designer Duo?

My friend and fellow Studio 37 designer, Sarah J Maxwell and I have teamed up to create versions of the same quilt in our BRAND NEW fabric collections, Seaglass and Bring on the Bubbly. The official name of the quilt is Kaleidoscope (shown below).  

Seaglass - Nancy Rink

Bring on the Bubby - Sarah Maxwell

What is a Quilt Along?
Starting April 6th - and continuing every Friday for 8 weeks - you can sew along with Sarah and I as we create two different versions of the Kaleidoscope quilt. We will have blog posts with tutorials and demos of various techniques and the rulers that will be used in making these quilts! 
 Tiffanys QAL
Who is Joining Us?
Tiffany Hayes, of Needle in a Hayes Stack and the creator of The Goddess Ruler and many fantastic BOMs,  is one of our guest designers for the Designer Duo Quilt Along. Tiffany created a version using A Splash of Color Edyta Sitar's Batik collection.
Also joining us is Karen O'Connor of Lady K Quilts. Her version--well, for right now I am keeping it a secret, but I know you will all LOVE it and be inspired by it.
But most of all, we hope YOU will be joining us in making one of our versions or a version all your own--or, better yet, multiple versions!
How can You Get a Pattern and/or Kit?
Visit one of our sponsor shops listed below:
What Else Do You Need?
Join the DESIGNER DUO FACEBOOK GROUP so you can meet fellow quilters from all across the globe who are also making the quilt. We will also be doing some giveaways and sharing our progress.
Instagram #designerduoQAL
2. You will need either of these rulers 
 The Goddess Ruler   Tri-Recs Ruler
Questions?               661-487-2344
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Join Me in the Designer Duo Quilt Along

    Designer Duo Flyer Front Final
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Come see us at QUILT CON

were exhibitors 2018Join us along with our very special guest, Sarah J Maxwell of Designs by Sarah J, and learn about our upcoming Designer Duo Quilt Along that starts in April!
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Love These

I just LOVE to see what quilters and other designers create with my fabric collections. Yesterday, my friend and SUPER talented designer Tiffany Hayes of Needle in a Hayes Stack debuted two patterns that knocked me out of my slippers. They both feature my Getting to Know Hue fabric collection. Jump on over to Tiffany's site for a downloadable version of the patterns--or ask you local quilt shop to order them.   stars over hue pattern front cover
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Amish with a Twist--gets a new twist

So I don't know what's going on, but I have had several inquiries lately about the very first Amish with a Twist block of the month quilt I designed for Marcus Fabrics. It featured their Centennial Solids, and, if I do say so myself, is a striking quilt. One of the features of the program is that it was designed for beginning quilters. Each set of blocks focuses on a particular quilting skill/technique and get...AWAT QUILT PHOTO
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