Day #1 of the 5 Day Facebook Art Challenge

Long time no chat!  I decided the perfect thing to “ease” my way back into blogging after my longggggg vacation from blogging would be to include you all in the excitement and fun we are having over on Facebook!
Thank you to Sharon Keightley​ for nominating me for this 5 day challenge where I will post 3 of my quilt designs for the next 5 days!! Today we have  Two Piece Puzzle (the red, cream and black quilt) – a quilt that I designed that first appeared in American Patchwork and Quilting magazine – the April 2010 issue. 
Next up 
“Full Bloom” a wool applique on cotton quilt that is in my book “Cozy Quilts” . 
And last for today “Faded Stars”  This was the beginning of my craze with small quilts years ago – I was and still am proud of this little quilt with all its seams and fabrics – what a treasure to look back on it and remember memories that link to a lot of those fabrics! 
Today I would like to nominate Kathy Brown​ of The Teacher’s Pet​. Kathy is my long time friend and I love her dearly, she’s one of those treasured people that is always there to lend an ear for frustration, complaining and whining or a giggle or two in the comical things we sometimes approach in life. Looking forward to seeing Kathy’s beautiful Creations.
Stay warm everyone!  Enjoy your day and quilt up a storm!

New Book Cozy Quilts is finally here!

I was so excited to see UPS pull up yesterday!  My new book Cozy Quilts: A Charming Blend of Wool Applique and Cotton Patchwork has arrived!
This is the cover of the book.
A picture of all the quilt projects
And the back cover!
You can read a little bit more about my new book and see some of the inside pages here:
If you have not ordered your copy yet, you can order it on our website here:
The Valdani Thread sets are shipping from Canada to us – so they are not quite here yet, but you are welcome to pre-order your set of threads also!  The threads will still ship free within the USA during the pre-order period.  After they arrive, new orders will be charged shipping – so save a few dollars and order now!

My New Book, Coming Soon!!!

After a lot of hard work, and a lot of quiet time here on my blog and in my general life while working on this book, here are some sneak peeks at my upcoming book with Kansas City Star.  The “yet to be named” book will be out in June of this year.
I almost have the name picked out, but I’ve asked my editor who is so creative with words to help me out a bit.  Kimber Mitchell is my editor on this book, as she was with my first book with Kansas City Star.  You can find her wonderful blog here:

So, here are a few sneak peeks at the projects included in my next book!  Enjoy!