December                                                2019


On the Road . . .


Look what I found when I returned to my office after Thanksgiving. Shannon Fabrics!!! You know I'm a super fan of ever so soft Shannon Fabrics, and these three beauties do not disappoint. I can hardly wait to stitch these up. Yes, I do have a pattern in mind, but will wait to reveal the specific pattern until the project is complete. January is traditionally my cold weather sewing month.

If you follow my sewing and work travels on my personal blog, you know my life changed. My husband died two weeks ago. ( A big thanks to each of you for your love and warm embrace. I expect to resume my blog in January on a mostly daily basis.

Best wishes as we move into the Christmas and joyous holiday season. With your family and friends, near and far, share the joy of sewing.

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Eleanor Burns


Eleanor Burns is, arguably, the most famous quilter of our time. Eleanor has taught thousands of students, written over 100 books and her unique quilting methods revolutionized the quilting industry. She has received every accolade or honor any professional quilter could hope for, including being inducted in the Quilter's Hall of Fame. Her business, Quilt In a Day, is an American success story . . . but it didn't just happen.


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