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I am so very excited and proud to share with you, my latest "baby". Many a times I did indeed compare it to child birth so I guess the metaphor has stuck!

My new book....




It feels like it has been such a long time in the coming but I guess if I look at it all with better perspective, it hasn't been that long at all- at least not for a book process that is!

I will tell you much more in the upcoming weeks and share a lot of fun stuff about the process & the projects. For now I am just happy to show you this!




The book showcases projects that are both geared towards quilters as well as sewers and focuses on both of these wonderful worlds in separate sections of the book!


Leave a comment telling me what topic in the book-  QUILTING or SEWING- you are most excited about or interested in and I will enter you to win a mini bundle of our newest fabric collection, California Girl!

We will draw at the end of this week so be sure to check back.


Can't wait to hear which "side" you are coming from. Geesh, I can barely wait to show you more goodies!

For more information on the book, click here!


I'm most interested in sewing. Or at least that seems to be the part I do get to at this point. I do have classic quilts that I want to do in the future.

The quilting side...but maybe the sewing side! I need some smaller quicker finish type things. Looking forward to it!

I am pretty solidly in the quilting camp but am willing to venture out of the comfort zone a little bit :) !!! LOVE the cover, can't wait to see more !!!


Oh my, do I have to pick one? I started out sewing clothing, and have now gone to sewing other projects, mainly quilting projects. However I am scared of FMQ and haven't quite mastered it yet. So I guess I'll be excited about both! And I am really excited about California Girl!

That book looks so beautiful - congratulations!
Since I've never tried quilting, I'd say sewing :) but I always wanted to try!



I am excited about both quilting and sewing. If only we could sew in our sleep. Think of all we would get done!

Wow! It's soooo hard to decide. These days they both go hand in hand. Quilting! No! Sewing! No! Gosh darn...I guess it will have to be both. Judging from the front cover...we can't go wrong with either! Would love to win this!

I love Quilting - it will always be my first love. However, I am trying to branch out a bit, so I might peek at the Sewing section, too - LOL!! Thanks for the chance to win and congratulations on your latest "edition".

That's like asking which child you prefer! But, since you are twisting my arm....sewing, just because I've done more of it.

A HUGE congratulations on your new book, it looks delicious enough to eat! Can't wait to get one into my grubby little hands!

Quilting! But please know that I come from a sewing world and would be interested in that section, too. So two for one -- in the same book. Definitely a money saver, right?

quilting! although I am anxious to read the whole thing!

BOTH! I spend MOST of my time quilting, but am ready to find a few fun sewing projects for more instant gratification!

Well, I guess both. You have to SEW a quilt together before you can QUILT it. I learned to sew 50 years ago. I used my mother's sewing machine until I graduated from high school and received my own as a gift. I love your fabrics and patterns and can't wait to see your new book.

I'm looking forward to checking out the sewing section, if the cover flower is into this one, it's lovely!
Cannot wait,

Oh, I love both, but would have to pick quilting over sewing. I just know your book will offer much that I will enjoy in both realms. Thanks for the opportunity to win some California Girl...just love the spring-time colors and look of this line. Congrats on the book!

Pretty cover! More interested in quilting, however, if the sewing projects are small (i.e. not garments), then I do those too. Thanks for the chance for your lovely fabric.

awesome! I am a quilter! :)

I love both but quilting is my favorite. So excited to see your new book!

Oh I'm evenly divided...quilting or sewing...both make me happy!

Quilting (but I am sure the sewing part is great, too!) Congrats!

I love quilting but I have been getting back into sewing garments and gifts so I am looking forward to both. Congratulations on your book.

Quilting!!!!!! Beautiful book!!!!

I look forward to the book!

Congratulations on the new book! I have to tell you that I truly enjoy both quilting and sewing! I'm always working on quilts but during the summer I'm sewing holiday gifts!

Can't wait to see more of both quilting and sewing! I am an equal opportunity stitcher! I just made myself a purse using your scrap lab pattern in the latest issue of Quilts and More and I posted about it the other day on my blog, including the changes I made to it to make it work perfectly for me! I love it!

Thanks for a chance at some of your beautiful fabric!


I saw California Girl today for the first time in a quilt shop, it took my breath away it is so pretty. I was a sewer before a quilter but now I hardly sew anymore at all. I cut out a blouse (probably the use of the term blouse tells you how old I am) last summer and never sewed it, maybe this year! I am definitely a quilter rather than a sewer. Thank you so much for your beautiful fabrics and blog. I can't wait to see your new book.

Beth F.

right now it is quilting, but as my grandbabies grow (they aren't a year old yet) I will be doing lots of sewing for them (triplets)!

definitely the quilting. your fabrics always inspire me to do more quilting!

I like sewing and quilting but sewing is the my favorite.

Quilting projects but I also do lots of sewing. Anxious to see more of the book.

Oh, hands down - QUILTING! I'm obsessed (and I love, love, love California Girl - so wonderful!!)

Like both but I would say quilting is my thing at the moment. Looking forward to the book!

Love both but quilting is my thing at the moment. Looking forward to the book!

Quilting. I love your fabric lines!,,

I always look for the quilting projects first but I love to sew too! Can't wait to see this new book.

Quilting is my obsession but I also look forward to seeing the sewing projects.

Whee! So excited! I love both - been doing more quilting lately - but love non-flat projects as well:-)

Quilting out of the two options, but a third option should have been the project photography. You never disappoint with pictures.

I so appreciate your creative talent. And the colors, what can I say, they say peace, calm, warmth and security to me. I would love quits and them many petite projects. I think I have all of your patterns. I really should send you a picture of lateste that I finished. I have to admit I added a bit. My hubby requests that I do something different so he knows what part is goes to the head of the bed. So I had to add that. You Go Girl!!!

While I'm always keen to see quilting projects, I have to say I'd be quite excited to see your sewing section... I just read your "Designer Tidbits" interview on the Jolly Jabber and I'm in love with those little mice! They remind me of the felt mice my mom made when I was a kid - she did them as teacher gifts one year.. there was a set of Christmas mice (boy & girl) and Wedding mice (bride & groom).. I've been meaning to make her find the pattern so I could make some for my Christmas tree, but yours would be gorgeous to make too!

Congrats on your new "baby"! I look forward to seeing the quilting projects!

I'm on the quilting side. Congratulations on hatching your new baby!

Oh goodness--honestly, I'm interested in both! I'm new to both quilting and sewing and enjoy them both! Can't wait to hear more details about the book! :)

Quilting!!! Thanks for the chance to win!

I love to do both, but quilting is my first love. I can't wait to see this book!!

Well, you really got me here. I am a quilter and a sewer. I love them both!! You hit the jackpot in my opinion with this combination.

Looking forward to the quilting projects, but will check out the sewing stuff. Thanks for the giveaway,


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