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Quilt maker, pattern designer, fabric dyer, and lover of all things quilting.

M.I.A.

  Okay, it's been QUITE a while since I have blogged.  Finishing up the Mill Girls' first draft, editing it, cutting shop kits for Amish With A Twist, my first BOM with Marcus Fabrics,  finishing The Mill Girls BOM (again with Marcus), and now trying to complete the Mill Girls BOM patterns has kept me busy, busy, busy.  Oh, and in there was a trip to Ontario, Ca to vend at Road to California, and a...
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Road to CA 2012

 Here is our booth at Road to CA.  I think I took this photo on Sunday.  We were pretty cleaned out by then!  Thank you shoppers.  I love that they carpet the entire show floor.  Thank you Carolyn!And here I am with my dear husband and partner in crime . . Oliver.  He wrote all the historical narrative for Away From Home.  Teaching Early American History at California State University Bakersfield for the past 30+ years...
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Road to California Quilt Show

It is almost time for the fantastically fabulous Road To California Quilt Show!; Please stop by and visit us in booth 313/315 to see our new projects, kits, and fabric! To learn more about Road to CA, click here: http://www.youtube.com/embed/W1-PRsFAiZE
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A Straggler

A big cheer went up here on the day I shipped off the quilts for Away From Home: Quilts Inspired by the Story of the Lowell Factory Girls.  I worked doggedly to get nine quilts/projects done for the deadline.  But I only finished eight.  The ninth was not done.  My sense of triumph was tinged with a bit of disappointment.  But Donna, my editor assured me that eight was quite enough for a book.  But you...
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Mill Girls Update

It's been quite a while since I blogged about the quilt I'm making for my upcoming book, Away From Home: Quilts Inspired by Lowell Mill Girls, (Kansas City Star Books pub).  Getting ready for my first Quilt Market put things on hold for a while, but I am back at work, trying to make my November 17 deadline. Here is the center panel all appliqued.  The spool blocks are being arranged and a row of them...
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