Day #4 – Spring Blog Hop

Happy Blog Hopping everyone!  Now on to day #4!!



Today you will visit Jenny from Woolen Will Designs!  This is an awesome bunny design!  Click the link below! 

See you tomorrow as the “HOP” continues…
March 1 * Quilts By Cheri

March 2 * Plumcute Designs

March 3 * Gail Pan Designs

March 9 * Heartspun Quilts

March 10 * Notforgotten Farm

March 11 * Crabapple Hill

March 13 * Buttermilk Basin

March 14 * Calico Moon

Another Sneak Peak At The Upcoming Blog Hop!

What better thing to do on a cold snowy day but to create a new dessert recipe and finish hand quilting our surprise new free quilt pattern for the upcoming Blog Hop with Stacy Gross West of Buttermilk Basin! The Blog Hop starts March 1st and I’ll be sharing this pattern called “Mountain Two-Step” and our new recipe – Peach Crumble Cheesecake Bars with you on my day of the Blog Hop on March 7!! Stay tuned for our excellent line up of bloggers – you’re gonna love it! I’ll post the links to everyone’s blogs when the fun begins! on March 1, 2015!

Get ready ladies ( and gents) here is our outstanding line up of designers that are in the blog hop.  Thank You Stacy West of Buttermilk Basin for coordinating this fun event!  

March 1 * Quilts By Cheri

March 2 * Plumcute Designs

March 3 * Gail Pan Designs

March 4 * Woolen Willow Designs

March 5 * Ali Strebel Designs

March 6 * The Cottage at Cardiff Farms

March 7 * Sew Unique Creations

March 8 * Wooden Spool Designs

March 9 * Heartspun Quilts

March 10 * Notforgotten Farm

March 11 * Crabapple Hill

March 12 * Threadwork Primitives

March 13 * Buttermilk Basin

March 14 * Calico Moon

Day #5 of the Facebook Art Challenge – The final Day!

Day 5 of the Art Challenge. 
Today we have Land Of Lincoln ( the blue, brown and cream quilt ) – a quilt that I designed that first appeared in American Patchwork and Quilting magazine – the October 2010 issue!. 



Next up Shenandoah Valley – the red brown and cream quilt. 



And lastly is Rocky Mountains – the scrappy quilt. 



Today I would like to nominate Debbie Onaha Lofgren of Little Stitches!!! Debbie is a real sweetheart also and she is so creative. Her patterns are gorgeous and you just want to make each one she produces!

Enjoy your day!  I’ll be quilting up a storm today!!!

Day #4 – Facebook Art Challenge

Day 4 of the Art Challenge. 

Today we have Autumn Spice ( the red, black and cream quilt ) – a quilt that I designed that first appeared in American Patchwork and Quilting magazine – the August 2007 issue!. 




Next up “Harvest Medallion” a wall hanging size scrappy quilt and is a wool applique on cotton quilt. 



And last for today “Harvest Blooms Pennyrug” This is a wool pennyrug/mat pattern! 



Today I would like to nominate Carrie Nelson formerly of Miss Rosie’s Quilt Co. and now with the most awesome company – Moda Fabrics United Notions. I remember way back when we both were just beginning our quilting careers. I met this sweet, crazy talented lady in Houston, Texas at International Quilt Market. This gal has so much talent and creativity it’s just amazing!

Today I’m off to quilt with my Aunts and Cousin!  What are you up to?  Happy Quilting!

Day 3 of the Facebook 5 Day Artist Challenge!!

Day 3 of the Art Challenge. 

Today we have Cinnamon & Nutmeg ( the red, brown and tan quilt ) – a quilt that I designed that first appeared in American Patchwork and Quilting magazine – the October 2007 issue!. 



Next up “Seven Sisters” a small scrappy quilt that is in my book “Cozy Quilts” and is a wool applique on cotton quilt. 



And last for today “Bittersweet Blossums” This is a wool pennyrug/mat pattern! 



Today I would like to nominate Evonne Cook of Clothesline Quilts. I had the privilege of finally meeting this uber talented gal when we worked on a group project that debuted in Kansas City, Kansas for International Quilt Market a couple years back. She is one of the sweetest people and her talent and design eye is just amazing!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone!  Happy sewing!

Day #2 of The Art Challenge on Facebook

Day 2 of the Art Challenge. 

Today we have Blue Moon Of Kentucky ( the blue and tan quilt) – a quilt that I designed that first appeared in American Patchwork and Quilting magazine – the August 2007 issue – and my debut design into the wonderful world of quilt magazines!. 


Next up 

“Girls’ Retreat” a small scrappy quilt that is in my book “Small Treasures From Scraps” . 


And last for today “Primitive Stars” This is a wool applique on cotton wall size quilt!



 Today I would like to nominate Stacy Gross West of Buttermilk Basin. Stacy is such a sweetheart and so talented it’s unbelievable. She always has a smile on her face and I miss seeing her at all the quilt shows we used to do!!

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!

Simply Charming Monthly Blog Along

I was so surprised and excited a few weeks ago when I discovered there is a group of quilters in blogland that are using my quilt book, 
 and challenging each other to make a quilt a month from the book!  Now how cool is that!
Below is a list of the bloggers that I’m aware of that are involved in this and I invite you to visit each of their blogs and maybe even join in!  It’s not a “formal” group or anything – just plain old fun!
If you don’t own my book Simply Charming: Small Scrap Quilts of Yesteryear – Click on the book image above and it will lead you directly to my website where I have the books for sale!  You can also view each of the twenty quilts that are in the book!!!!
















If I missed anyone just leave me a comment and I’ll be sure to add you to this list as well as “follow” and read your blog!  I love quilting blogs!
Thank you to each of the above bloggers!  You make my day each time I see one of my designs from the book pop up in quilt blog land and I love seeing how some of you have really “made them your own” with your own unique touches!

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!

Just A Reminder!!

For those of you that do not receive our newsletter – we are having a sale right now through January 1, 2013! Everything is 50% off!
If you would like to sign up for our newsletter so you are always the first to be notified of sales and other information you can sign up easily and quickly!  Look over in the left hand column of this blog page and notice where it says “Newsletter”  – just fill in the information below that and click subscribe and you are already to go!
All our patterns, remaining notions and the one piece of fabric that I have left for sale are all 50% off right now.  Below are the links to be directed to our website or the corresponding page!




We hope you had a very Merry Christmas!  I’m looking forward to the New Year and designing more new patterns and our newest book coming out in July of 2013!!!