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

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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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Painter's Garden , Another Sneak Peak

So I think I mentioned that I cut out TWO Painter's Garden quilts.  Why two? Well, any of you who have sewn one of my block of the month quilts, know that for some programs I like to offer you options. Getting to Know Hue had three background options to choose from. Amish with a Twist: Series III had both pieced and applique options, as did Color Love . So, here's the deal--Painter's Garden will...Painters Garden Applique Image FINAL
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Painter's Garden BOM Sneak Peek

I realize you might think it's awfully early to be talking about a 2018 block of the month quilt. But believe it or not, this is how early I am working on it in order to have it ready to roll out next year. Painter's Garden is the name of my upcoming BOM. It features my Twilight Tones collection, which you can see on the Marcus Fabrics website here. or here   For Painter's Garden...Twilight Tones Swatch Chart
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Getting to Know Hue Inspiration

2017 rolls in and we roll out a new block-of-the-month quilt: Getting to Know Hue   The idea for this BOM started percolating as I was designing my new basics line--also named Getting to Know Hue -- for Marcus Fabrics' Studio 37 division.. My goal was to craft a collection that featured small motifs in a variety of blendable colors. In approaching the color palette, I pulled out my collection of Kaffe Fassett prints, because I...GTKH Pattern Front
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It's Pet Week for the Marcus Makers

This week the Marcus family of designers and sewistss will be sharing their pets.  So without further ado, meet our rescue dog Daisy. She is a fourteen year old Shepherd mix that we adopted when she was less than a year old. When she first arrived home with us, she was quite skittish and liked to curl up in little spaces under tables and behind chairs. We thought maybe she'd feel more secure if she had her own little...D1
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