Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Let the frantic piecing begin!

Weekend in Dansville, NY

I just returned from a 3-day teaching event at Material Rewards Quilt Shop in Dansville, NY. I arrived Thursday late afternoon to gorgeous weather and owner, Marti Wilson's, smiling face. We lugged suitcases full of quilts back to the shop for a Pheasant Feathers workshop during the day and a trunk show/lecture with a fabulous dessert bar on Friday night. (I always eat salad for about a week before going to Material Rewards because of the dessert buffet. It's legendary!) Saturday was a full day of class piecing Icicle Stars and on Sunday, the ladies whipped up 3 small projects from my Loose Change book. I sampled fresh-out-of-the-garden fare from the Wilson garden including a delicious, savory kale pie - who knew? Thanks to Terri & Marti and their staff and all the quilters who attended the classes who made me feel so very welcome in NY. 

Market Madness

In less than 3 weeks, we need to piece a king & lap quilt, runner, 2 pillow toppers, wall quilt & charm quilt using the just received Tokens of Friendship fabric collection. Here's a sneak peek of my new favorite fabrics.
Token of Friendship - available in your local quilt shop March 2014
I'm so excited to play with some applique on some of these pieces. Watch over the next few weeks to see how it all comes out.

Blog Blowout

Robert says it's time to make room for all the new patterns coming out this fall so we're offering another huge discount on a KT pattern, Starry Moon. The runner is a spin-off of the Harvest Moon quilt project from last fall's fabric line of the same name. Simple construction with our layered patchwork technique means you can sew it up in an afternoon and decorate with it this fall.
The pattern is bargain priced at $1.85 + $3.15 standard postage for a total of $5.00! Order it before next Tuesday, October 15th before this deal blows away. 

See you next week!


  1. It sounds like you had a wonderful time with the class and the new runner is a beautiful new version.


  2. I want to try that legendary dessert bar! :) Sounds like a really nice time! And thank you for the sale on the pattern.